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It’s still tough for women at the top: the boy’s club reigns

The number of women in executive roles has languished around the 10% mark for the last ten years or so.  A recent survey may hold a key to why this is so. The latest survey just released by Executive Women Australia (EWA) shows that many women believe male-dominated referral networks are so active and endemic … Read more

Get Ready for a New Year

Gosh, less than a week to Christmas and so much to do! Where do we get the time to recover from 2012 before we hit 2013 and start all over again?!?! That lull time in between Christmas and New Year is ideal. Here’s what to do…

Team Building Debunked!

Recently I had a request for a management team get together to motivate and inspire the team. When I met with the prospective client, it clearly turned out that there was absolutely no reason to run the training event other than as a reward. Now, that can be a valid reason for an event to … Read more

Web 3.0 Job Ads

As a recruiter in a former life, I bemoaned the standardisation of job ads and recruitment pages on web sites.  It was hard to stand out from the pack and attract great candidates when everyone advertised in much the same way. When I tried a different way od advertising jobs, I wasn’t able to convince … Read more

Impact on Learning

The storms of economic turmoil have not passed us by in Australia and the issues in Europe in particular continue to reverberate strongly. It is considered in certain quarters that Australia is in recession albeit a soft one although the balance is precarious. From an L&D perspective, the question remains – how can we continue to develop staff and leadership skills … Read more