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Why Do People Leave Jobs?

A client asked me last week “Why do people leave their jobs?” My immediate reaction was that they are “unhappy in their current role”. Then there was the long list of “wanting a new challenge, looking to work closer to home, relocating interstate or overseas, personal issues relating to family or health, promotion and changing careers. These are just a few of many – Click to See a Few Others.

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The Work-Life See-Saw

  Where do you sit on this 21st Century debate of Work Life Balance? I spoke to a male friend of mine recently; For about 10 days he had been working ‘virtually’ (read – ‘from home’). This was because his wife had ducked off on a holiday to visit relatives overseas, leaving him with the unenviable task of juggling his executive level work with three young kids. The kids are

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Don’t Stall the Start-Up, or 4 Ways to Prevent a Crash n’ Burn

Remember this image? It’s Tyler Durden’s Project Mayhem In-Flight Emergency Card from the movie Fight Club. I saw a framed print of it in a shop-front just a few days ago, and it reminded me of a discussion I’d been having with a client very recently… The conversation centred around how you’d have to basically be mad to want to enter the dangerous world of the ‘Start-Up’. We’ve all heard

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Recruitment in the World of Atlassian

Started by two uni guys with a $10k credit card limit in 2002. With a dream to earn more than PwC could offer as a salary, Little bit of help along the way…and a lot of fun! Over 50,000 customers and counting, with many millions more users; A 2015 valuation into the Billions… …And rumours of a US listing – as the investment community falls over itself to have a

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Sticky Inspiration

Sticky Inspiration you say? “Our goal is to change the world with a Sharpie & Post-it Notes.” That’s the mission of this collaboration of artist Reggie Black and ex-Napster specialist Stephanie Norton. When I heard about them and their idea it got me thinking…. The humble Post-it Note was created in the mid 1970’s at 3M, although it’s origins lay in an obscure R&D program working on novel adhesives in

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Hands UP! Now, Step Away from the Keyboard…

This week I received an email from a disgruntled candidate. When I say disgruntled, I mean ANGRY! And when I say candidate, I mean someone else’s candidate – I’d never communicated in any way with this person. This person had decided to get in touch regarding a role we were working on – at the executive level – and they had obviously been through the wringer with some other agency,

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Age Before Beauty

There’s Bernie Ecclestone, on his RedBull-enhanced Zimmer frame. He’s 84 this year, and wilier than ever. Some say Formula 1 is a dinosaur, but not if you ask Bernie. (He’s worth quite a LOT, by the way). Then there’s Warren Buffett – the Sage of Omaha – and essentially a household name when it comes to all things investing. He’s 84 this year too, and although he’s working on the

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All Out For 60…!

Thanks, Sydney Morning Herald, for that photo! Did that just happen? Did the Australian Cricket Team just get all out for 60, and in only 111 deliveries…? They’d have stayed in longer if they just left the ball completely – only 8 of them were on wicket! @rameshsrivats captured the event quite brilliantly with the following Tweet: Where can they possibly go from here? Up is the answer. If you’ve

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