These professions have the happiest employees

This article is originally published by the HRD. Only one in five Australian workers (19%) are happy with their career, according to a new study that looks into employee wellbeing. The Wellbeing Lab Workplace Survey examined 1,000 workers and how they are faring in their profession, and found happiness varied widely depending on people’s career … Continue reading These professions have the happiest employees

How can you uncover your best self? Start by judging other people — really

This article is authored by Todd Rose + Ogi Ogas and is published by Ted. A dark horse can be an opera singer or a dog trainer, a hairstylist or a diplomat … or a sommelier, carpenter, puppeteer, architect, embalmer, chess grandmaster, midwife, art conservator, astronomer, landscape architect. (These are just some of the people that … Continue reading How can you uncover your best self? Start by judging other people — really

When does a redundancy become an unfair dismissal?

This article is originally published by the HRM. Failure to understand “genuine redundancy” could see employers facing an unfair dismissal claim. It’s a common misconception that employees dismissed on redundancy grounds cannot claim unfair dismissal. While it’s not typical for these employees to do so, there are some cases that show employers may risk a … Continue reading When does a redundancy become an unfair dismissal?

Is the resume dead?

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 edition of HRM magazine. Is this recruitment staple past its prime? Skills-based assessments are a better indicator of a candidate’s suitability for a role. Paul D’Arcy, senior vice-president of Indeed, doesn’t mince words when it comes to the future of recruitment and job hunting. The resume should die, he says. The humble resume, … Continue reading Is the resume dead?

How to earn big without going to university

This article is authored by Linda Moon and is originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald. Growing up on a farm in Kingaroy, Queensland, Samantha Watt, now 31, wasn’t handed life on a silver platter. After school, she chose to go straight into the workforce. Gaining an entry-level admin role, Watt temped in those roles for … Continue reading How to earn big without going to university