Slade Group Blog

The U30s are different.

Posted on April 22, 2022 by Anita Ziemer
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Covid delayed a lot of Under 30s’ plans for the exhilarating two year stint living and working abroad, but with borders re-open, they’re busting out in big numbers again.

Before moving to London this month from Melbourne, 27 year old Kirsty had two very attractive offers from two UK consulting … Read More

Why candidates have become a rare commodity

Posted on April 14, 2022 by Jill Van Der Ross
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No doubt you’ve heard, Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen to 4% – the lowest since 2008 – and is predicted to fall even lower. SEEK recently confirmed that they are experiencing an all time high in available jobs, coupled with the lowest candidate availability since 2012. Furthermore, the recruitment website confirmed a … Read More

How Australia’s record-low jobless rate will impact cyber security hiring and retention

Posted on March 18, 2022 by Jim Morris
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Australia’s unemployment rate could sink below 4 per cent this year, and fall further to 3.75 per cent by the end of 2023, the nation’s Reserve Bank forecast in February. If reached, that would be the lowest jobless rate in Australia in nearly 50 years. AISA communications manager Nick Moore … Read More

Breaking the Bias: 5 things I’ve learned as a female leader

Posted on March 8, 2022 by Sammy Wright
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It’s rewarding to see other women succeed. I started my career in my mid 20s with a large multinational, led mainly by men who excelled in micro-management… they scrutinised all of our activities, imposed onerous activity reports and even questioned sick days. On results, my team were successful, but I … Read More

Impostor Syndrome and Fear of Success: Renata Bernarde in conversation with Michelle Redfern

Posted on February 28, 2022 by Renata Bernarde
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In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, Renata Bernarde is interviewed by Michelle Redfern, the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on workplace gender equality, inclusion, and diversity. Michelle is co-host of A Career That Soars – a platform for women to grow … Read More

What working on a super yacht taught me about navigating a new career

Posted on February 18, 2022 by Dee Sleeth
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In late 2009 my husband Brett and I made a big decision: we wanted a sea change. Literally, we were going to live and work on a yacht. I was a well-established Senior Consultant at Slade Group and Brett was running a successful commercial photography business. Back in those relatively … Read More

A checklist for successful onboarding, road-tested by our new GM

Posted on February 7, 2022 by Richard Dunlop
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Thinking about how best to make your new team member feel valued from the very beginning takes little time or effort, but the impact can certainly be lasting.

I was lucky enough to take six months off in 2021 (which unfortunately coincided with yet another lockdown in Melbourne) with a … Read More

Working towards broader cultural awareness and conscious Indigenous employment in 2022

Posted on January 27, 2022 by Diversity Council Australia
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As Australia considers a life with Covid-19 and the potential war on talent for staff, this year should mark the onset for a more aware and conscious Indigenous employment sector. This commitment means moving beyond written targets towards real action and pledges, far from entry-level roles and reporting to advancing … Read More