To Attract Top Talent, Create a Shared Journey


When a small, New York City-based organisation advertised for a graphic designer to join its 70-person staff, over 500 people applied. When they later advertised for a receptionist, they had almost twice as many applications. This organisation wasn’t offering above-average salaries, lucrative sto...

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Top 10 Talent Trends for 2019


The War for Talent: Finding high-quality talent will be the top challenge for HR leaders in 2019 (XpertHR)Integrating AI: 67% of workers believe they must develop their skills to work with intelligent machines (Accenture)The Rise of Social Recruiting: 79% of job seekers use social media t...

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The Top 10 Skills for Australian Workplaces


In their report “The Future of Jobs 2018”, the World Economic Forum identified the top 10 skills we need for Australian workplaces to be fit for the future. How does YOUR workplace stack up? ...

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The Best Workplace on Earth



We all know the workplace of the future will be very different from the workplace of today. But what will the workplace of the future look like? It’s more than just technology and automation – it’s about the environment you create for attracting the smart, talented, savvy people w...

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Disrupt Less, Innovate More


I hear a lot of talk about leaders talking about their business or industry being disrupted, and they want to know how to deal with all this “disruption”. I think that’s the wrong way to look at it. Two decades ago, Harvard scholar Clayton (“Clay”) Christensen wrote the...

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Are You Building The Best Workplace on Earth?


There’s a war for talent, and the best people can choose where they work. Are you creating the sort of workplace that will attract and keep them? ...

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The Best Workplace on Earth


We all know the workplace of the future will be very different from the workplace of today. It’s more than just technology and automation – it’s about the environment you create for attracting the smart, talented, savvy people with the skills we need for future-proofing our organi...

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The Single Best Change Management Technique Most Leaders Skip


A few days ago, I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presenting to a group of leaders in an organisation that’s going through a lot of change. Together with Dr. Shaun Ridley (from the Australian Insitute of Management WA) and Dr. Jenny Brockis (an expert in brain fitness and future thinking), we...

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Are You Flexible Enough for Flexible Work?


 

The Fair Work Commission recently added a new rule about flexible work in Australia that tips the scales in favour of employees. In a nutshell, if an employee wants more flexible working hours, their boss can’t automatically refuse it.

Even if this ruling won’t apply to you, it sh...

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Find Talent Everywhere


Many leaders and business owners ignore one of the most powerful sources of ideas and insights that’s right in front of their eyes: the unique skills and talents of their most junior people. ...

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