Slade Group Blog

Why is it even a contest? Roads and Rail vs Tech and Digital.

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Anita Ziemer
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It makes us feel we’re a nation on the move seeing the worker bees in High Vis vests bringing impressive infrastructure spending to life. Cities and populations are growing and we need improved roads and rail services. Great. But what happens at the end of the line?

Building roads and … Read More

What are the myths (and facts) on ageing and work?

Posted on November 8, 2019 by Diversity Council Australia
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The Australian population is ageing. This has led to a lot of public policy and debate around the need to reduce welfare costs and respond to projected shortfalls in labour as older workers retire in large numbers.

Prolonging the working life in an inclusive way, and promoting solidarity of different … Read More

More than a lucky break: How Maitham and others have achieved a better life through the power of a professional career.

Posted on November 1, 2019 by Bill Haggerty

Over the past two years I have had the privilege of pairing with a number of participants in the CareerSeekers program. This is a non-profit organisation supporting Australia’s refugees and migrants fleeing war-torn countries, and support them with language, interview and CV skills to assist them to settle into Melbourne.… Read More

How to follow your passion and be successful: 7 wise words from a former Olympian

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Laurie Serafini
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It was sensational to have triple Olympic Gold and multiple world swimming champion, Australia’s own Grant Hackett, join us for a Slade breakfast recently. Grant shared some of his personal journey as an Olympian and his thoughts about what creates high performance behaviours.

Here are my seven takeaways from Grant’s … Read More

4 reasons to look beyond the obvious candidates

Posted on September 6, 2019 by Nadia Piscioneri
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Some clients still hold fast to working with candidates within their industry, while progressive organisations understand that fresh skills and thinking can deliver high performance.

Most candidates like to move from one industry to the next, to continue learning and broadening their skill sets. This naturally lends itself to an … Read More

Australian manufacturing – alive, and thriving!

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Bill Haggerty
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Last week on a beautiful sunny Melbourne winter morning our Technical & Operations team hosted the latest in our series of boardroom briefings. Over breakfast, David Chuter, CEO of Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), led the discussion around challenges for leaders in the sector, Industry 4.0 and its transformation imperative.

Attendees … Read More