Discover the latest career advice, industry insights, program updates, and more. Click on one of the categories below to view our selection of posts.

Emotions in the Workplace: Competitive Advantage or Unnecessary Pain?

Why are emotions such a hot topic in the workplace right now? This question was the start of an enthralling conversation with Professor Peter Jordan from Griffith University and Sally Kirkright, CEO of Access EAP at our recent In Conversation series...
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Using neuroplasticity for leadership 

One of my strongest memories from high school is of the one and only time I was called to the Principal’s office. I had been called there because, unbeknownst to me, one of my ‘friends’ had been overheard threatening to ‘rough me up’. Also...
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10x your leaders’ and organisation’s performance & productivity with leadership coaching

Jill has been working in her role for a while now. She has progressed well and has had great success but she seems to have reached a plateau in her development. As Jill’s leader or HR Business Partner, you know it's time to take things to the next...
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Is a career development framework the missing link in your talent management strategy?

As most HR professionals and leaders are now aware, money is not the primary motivator when it comes to your employees wanting to stay in their role. Instead, it is intrinsic factors such as a sense of meaning and purpose, contribution,...
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Enhancing employee performance through growth mindset

The role of an individual's mindset in driving positive outcomes such as recovery from stress, persistence in tasks and goal achievement has long been established. What may be more surprising though is the role of a leader's mindset in influencing...
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A simple way to increase employee productivity & growth

Whilst the difference between transactional conversations and capability building conversations is subtle, we find that experimenting with capability building questions is much more likely to increase employee productivity and growth.
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5 tips on how to have a career conversation with your employees that is effective and meaningful

Whilst it is widely accepted that employees must take charge of their own careers, career conversations are a two way street and organisations must get on board. Understanding the importance of getting these conversations right is vital for both...
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What skills do your managers need to hold effective career conversations?

In all our time working in the careers space, what we have come to learn about career conversations in the workplace is this: they're not happening nearly as much as they should.
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What are career conversations and why should you be having them?

 With the changing nature of careers in today’s society, it is more important than ever for employees to manage their careers effectively.  As downsizing, right sizing and offshoring become the norm, employees are often concerned about what they...
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4 of our clients' most common questions about restructures & redundancies

Recently a large Human Services firm approached us to assist with a significant restructure and we were asked the following questions, which happen to be the most common questions about restructures & redundancies that we receive from clients: What...
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The power of a great employer brand starts from the top

‘The employer brand, the attractiveness of that organisation as a place to work, has become as important to retention as the product brand is to product sales’. Dr Shirley Jenner and Stephen Taylor, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School...
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8 tips on looking after yourself during a restructure

Transition periods can be particularly stressful for those ‘in the trenches’ -  the HR professionals and leaders who are preparing for and implementing organisational changes. Many will find themselves feeling stressed and overworked, with too much...
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Looking after your management team during a restructure

Looking after your management team during a restructure It is important to keep your management team motivated and resilient throughout the organisational change process, as they play a crucial role in the success of the change. The management team...
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Looking after your team during an organisational change

It goes without saying that organisational change is a stressful time for all levels of the business. As a leader or HR professional, you are in a position to manage some of the stress that those around you may be experiencing as a result of an...
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When can uncertainty be used positively whilst managing organisational change?

It has always struck me as peculiar how we comfortably live with uncertainty every day - will I make it to work on time; what shall I have for lunch; will my presentation go well - and yet during times of organisational change we want to know...
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Restructure Series: 5 tips on retrenching employees with dignity

Many managers and HR professional say that retrenching an employee is one of the most difficult tasks that they have faced. These same people have also experienced the wider consequences of individuals or organisations handling terminations poorly.
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Leading through a restructure: Why narratives are so important

One of the single most important tasks for executives leading through a restructure is the creation of a compelling narrative for the new future. This narrative is essential when it comes to guiding both the behaviours of an organisation’s...
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Restructure Series: 7 tips on communicating redundancies to employees

We live in an information age where restructures and redundancies become news headlines when handled incorrectly. We provide the following redundancy disaster stories and offer suggestions for alternative methods of communicating redundancies to...
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4 tips to ensure your Senior Leadership forum is a success

Great organisations create the opportunities for their senior leadership team to come together, build strong relationships and solve problems. Epiphanies often happen when everyone is in the room. There is something about the collective intelligence...
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