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Job search regrets and how to avoid them

By | 2019-05-20T16:02:44+09:30 May 20th, 2019|Career transition|

Have you made mistakes in your job search and wish you could have a do-over? Many people look back at their overall career and realise or wish they could have done things differently. You might be one of those people. While do-overs aren’t always possible, there are some things you can do to avoid job [...]

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How to land your dream job – start with a Professional Value Proposition

By | 2019-05-16T13:18:33+09:30 May 16th, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

What do you say when an interviewer asks you to “Tell me about yourself?” How you answer this question in interviews and how you communicate your unique abilities in your resume and digital profiles may be the most important factor contributing to your ability to land the job you really want. Too many job seekers [...]

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How your Social Profile Can Help Build Your Professional Brand

By | 2019-05-08T16:29:48+09:30 May 8th, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

When it comes to building a professional brand, individuals often overlook the many social media channels available to them. Instead of spending all your social media capital posting cute kitten videos and sharing personal opinions, consider tapping into the visibility and availability of social media to create a professional brand and optimise your personal image. If you [...]

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How to Make the Most of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Embrace it

By | 2019-04-30T10:51:52+09:30 April 30th, 2019|Commentary, Advice for HR|

The automation of white-collar jobs isn’t as far off as we think. If we consider the history of artificial intelligence and automation, it actually goes back decades. The ATM machine, for example, automated certain banking processes and reduced the number of bank tellers needed. Now, we’re in the thick of the acceleration of the application [...]

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Building an Employee-First Culture

By | 2019-04-29T11:48:28+09:30 April 29th, 2019|Advice for HR, Flexible Work|

The climate for employee engagement has changed little over the last few years. Unemployment remains low (4.9% in Australia | 4.3% in New Zealand) and job opportunities and openings remain high. This has created an environment where the needs of employees and their expectations drive workplace policies and practices. HR leaders and company executives are [...]

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From retire to rewire

By | 2019-04-26T16:45:22+09:30 April 26th, 2019|Ageing workforce planning, Knowledge transfer, Mature age transition, Advice for HR|

The traditional concept of retirement has changed drastically over the last decade as more of us are continuing to work either full-time or part-time, well after the age of 65. Seeking both financial stability and greater fulfillment, the majority of mature workers are no longer thinking about retirement at a defined age. Instead, they're largely thinking [...]

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How Internal Networking Helps Employees and Organisations

By | 2019-04-09T08:51:17+09:30 April 9th, 2019|Career transition, HR, Advice for HR, Career Development|

When people think of networking, the first thought is usually online or with people outside of the organisation. But what about internal networking? If you’ve never done it, you may be asking, “What is it?” and “How do I network internally?” Networking is what we do every day when we talk, text, email, and meet [...]

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How much does outplacement cost?

By | 2019-04-30T16:43:07+09:30 April 3rd, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

Outplacement is generally sold to companies as employee packages. The cost of outplacement varies depending on the specific needs of the company and the professional level of the impacted employees. Some variables that determine the cost of outplacement include: Number of impacted employeesLevels of services offered to employees – more or less coaching time, resume [...]

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What is outplacement?

By | 2019-03-29T14:15:02+09:30 March 29th, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

Outplacement is a service provided at no cost to employees by their employer through a third party supplier during times of workforce restructuring and layoffs. Contemporary outplacement is delivered by companies, such as RiseSmart, to organisations concerned with the long-term implications of workforce transformation on their employer brand, employee retention, and overall business success. While [...]

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Leverage Your Soft Skills to Meet the Global Workplace Transformation

By | 2019-03-29T12:49:14+09:30 March 29th, 2019|Career transition, Advice for HR, Career Development|

"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change"Charles Darwin Change is happening faster than ever in every sphere of our lives with the Fourth Industrial Revolution gaining momentum. Organisations are embracing technology. Technology is merging more and more with human lives. Keeping the pace, [...]

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