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7 Ways to Approach Your Job Search Like a Salesperson and Win

By | 2019-08-01T10:28:11+09:30 August 1st, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

How do you approach your job search? Ever thought of thinking of your potential employer as you would a valued customer? The idea of providing the best customer experience is getting a lot of coverage in the media. We hear about customers wanting to be wowed and needing the vendors, restaurants, and service providers they [...]

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The Five Reasons Internal Mobility Initiatives Fail

By | 2019-08-01T10:30:28+09:30 July 25th, 2019|Advice for HR|

We are all familiar with the rising costs of recruitment, hiring, and onboarding. While Millennials have been attributed with starting a trend of shorter tenures with companies and the rising costs associated with turnover, the catalyst may actually be more complicated than that. While the current economic conditions have been a boom for employees and [...]

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How to Build Healthier Work Environments

By | 2019-08-01T10:32:28+09:30 July 25th, 2019|Advice for HR|

Traditionally, organisations have been focused on getting results from people, collecting on deliverables and measuring success by contributions to the bottom line. In these organisations, employee/employer relationships tend to be transactional as work is directed and controlled by management. In the new world of work, collaborative organisations foster more positive, productive relationships that empower individuals [...]

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Six Tips to Bounce Back from a Job Loss or Unsuccessful Interview

By | 2019-08-01T10:34:13+09:30 July 23rd, 2019|Career transition|

While looking for your next employment opportunity, rejection comes with the territory. From the termination (involuntary or otherwise) that landed you in your current position to interviews that lead nowhere, you will experience a lot of rebuffs. There’s no time like the present for prudent preparation. If you still have a job but staff cutbacks [...]

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5 Reasons Baby Boomers Strengthen your Team

By | 2019-08-01T10:36:29+09:30 July 15th, 2019|Knowledge transfer, Mature age transition, Advice for HR|

For the past number of years, discussions about the “millennial generation” have infiltrated mainstream media, and impacted decisions made by organisations of every shape and size. The millennial cohort, known for its increased familiarity with media and digital technologies, have surpassed the baby boomer group as the nations largest living generation, and by 2025 will account [...]

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Best Practices for Offboarding your Exiting Employees

By | 2019-07-10T08:38:18+09:30 July 10th, 2019|HR, Advice for HR|

According to a 2018 study by Mercer, one-third of all employees plan on quitting their job in the next 12 months. Employees leave organisations for many reasons. Some employees find better paying jobs while others return to education. Sometimes it’s their choice and other times they follow a spouse who's been transferred to another state. The scenarios [...]

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6 Key Questions to Ask During Salary Negotiations

By | 2019-08-01T10:39:38+09:30 July 3rd, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

It’s exciting to receive a job offer, especially after reworking your resume, perfecting your online profiles, and sending out countless applications. You’ve finally been offered a position, so now you’re ready to accept it, right? Hold on. Before accepting that job offer and jumping into the position, you need to take some time to evaluate [...]

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Why Follow-up is Critical to Job Search Success

By | 2019-07-02T09:42:49+09:30 July 2nd, 2019|Career transition, Career Development|

Looking for a new job? Thinking about starting a new career? The amount of time and effort required to move from one job to another cannot be underestimated. Applying online, networking and interviewing take time and energy, if you are doing them right. While each stage of the job search has its own unique challenges, [...]

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10 Phrases That Inspire Collaboration

By | 2019-06-28T10:24:46+09:30 June 28th, 2019|Knowledge transfer, Advice for HR|

Have you ever noticed how some people have a way of inspiring others and getting their help and buy-in for projects? There are always certain people in any organisation that just seem to engender loyalty and trust, while others are only given the minimum amount of respect and responsiveness. What’s the difference between these two [...]

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How HR Business Partners (HRBP) Can Create and Establish Value

By | 2019-06-26T09:22:52+09:30 June 26th, 2019|Advice for HR|

As HR grows in complexity it also becomes more involved in business forecasting, establishing business ROI and executing programs that are directly tied to future and current business success. The role of the HR professional has evolved into something more: HR business partners, or HRBPs. HRBPs are strategic business partners involved in the success of organisations, and [...]

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