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Articles about career transition.

5 Steps to Launching a Scalable Career Coaching Program

By | 2019-03-20T10:41:33+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Career transition, Advice for HR, Career Development|

Organisations of all sizes and stages are recognising the value of career coaching for developing their people. It often starts with one person experiencing a transformative coaching experience and passionately wanting to disseminate it across the entire organisation. However, many HR leaders soon discover that most career coaching programs are not designed to serve a [...]

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How to use SMART stories to ace interviews

By | 2019-03-14T06:35:05+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

How do I answer behavioural interview questions? This is one of the most popular questions we get asked at RiseSmart. The best questions are behavioural to help the interviewer get a clearer picture of why you are the best fit for the job and company culture. While answering critical thinking and behavioural based questions, it’s important [...]

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What do you mean by flexibility?

By | 2019-02-27T15:46:03+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Advice for HR, Career Development, Flexible Work|

In ten years of ageing workforce research, flexibility is a recurring theme. And from older workers, the resounding sentiment is, “I am happy to work longer, but not the way I’m working now.” In one sense, older workers have thrown down the gauntlet to employers; if you want workforce sustainability, then flexible work practices are [...]

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Finding the Human Factor in Change Management

By | 2019-02-14T09:46:11+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Career transition, Advice for HR|

There’s a lot of chatter among human resources professionals on topics that surround process management. You’ve probably attended a conference or session where speakers and presenters were throwing around words or phrases like change management, agile, scrum master, and design processes, (don’t get me wrong - I love buzzwords as much as the next person), [...]

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How to Get Good Professional References

By | 2019-02-12T15:03:23+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

Having respected and highly targeted professional references is key to proving your value to future and even current employers. When considering an employee for a new internal role, managers like to see agreement about that person’s strengths among team members and others inside the organisation. To minimise the risk of bringing an employee into a [...]

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Age Is Just A Number: Invictus Games And Self-Belief

By | 2018-11-07T08:14:00+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Career transition, Mature age transition, RiseSmart Story|

The 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney are over. I had the privilege to volunteer as a National Liaison Officer for Team Canada. Competitors, their family and friends, coaches, staff and volunteers – are all coming down from the highs of the Invictus buzz. Being surrounded by so many inspirational stories, where camaraderie replaced competitiveness [...]

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Winning ways to prepare for the new Employee Relationship Economy

By | 2018-08-28T17:47:24+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Career transition|

In the give and take of the employee relationship economy, what do we hold on to and what do we let go of? RiseSmart uses the term ‘Employee Relationship Economy’ in response to the evolving concepts of how work is done, by whom, for how long and who’s in charge. The employer – employee [...]

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Boomerang employees: reframing the employer – employee relationship

By | 2018-04-04T12:38:06+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Career transition|

What's a boomerang employee? Boomeranging. Frequent new beginnings. As an employee, the relationship with our employer is now very different. We don't necessarily expect a job for life. And when we leave a company, there's every chance we could return at some point. We may become a boomerang employee. Anecdotal evidence abounds. Personally, I have [...]

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What does #PressforProgress mean to RiseSmart Australia & New Zealand?

By | 2018-03-08T07:57:16+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Career transition, Gender pay equity|

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day - #PressforProgress is one that’s close to our hearts at RiseSmart Australia and New Zealand. Working in career transition (outplacement, redeployment, mature age and executive transition), we collectively have an everyday commitment to press forward and progress gender parity. We break stereotypes just by being an organisation [...]

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