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Embracing the Robot Revolution

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A minor avalanche of recent media reports has painted a bleak future for our employment landscape, casting robots and automation as villains destroying jobs by the million. A possible genesis was a September report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Australia’s Future Workforce. The report found “a high probability that 40% of Australia’s…

Lead Like Richie

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A topic that is often discussed is leadership. Loads of people claim that they have exceptional leadership qualities, yet when you talk to their peers or employees, this is not the case. If there is good leadership in the business, then the business will do well. And that is quite often correct. But how do…

Which Motivator is Most Important?

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Changing career paths, returning to the workforce, or staying in the same position but moving industries can be a nervous and exciting time. One of the most important questions I ask during an interview is ‘what motivates you in a role’? Candidates will either rattle off different points, or sit there with a blank expression…

Turning a Weakness into a Strength

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When I am interviewing candidates, I ask the question ‘What are your strengths?’. People often screw up their faces before they respond! I enjoy watching the reaction – it gives me an indication of the preparation they’ve done prior to the interview. However, this is a common question and candidates are more than happy to…

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