Slade Group Blog

Lessons from Mother Nature for human nature and Human Resources

Posted on March 6, 2019 by cdevrye

Most organisations today are aware of their environmental impact and responsibility. But beyond any legislative requirements, are there lessons from nature that may boost resilience among employees?

And before you cynically dismiss this thought as too ‘touchy-feely’, think of scientist Albert Einstein’s comment “Look deep into nature; then you will … Read More

Outdated office routines: How to manage the top 5 workplace traditions we love to hate!

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Chris Toussaint
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While the world @work has evolved significantly over the last 30 or so years, some of the quirks of the office remain pervasive. Here is my take on some of the Most Hated Office Traditions as surveyed by CV Library and reported by HRD Editor Australia. You can read the … Read More

6 savvy Employee Retention strategies

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Luke Clarke
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The world of construction and engineering in Melbourne is booming, which means skilled professionals are in high demand. And in turn, they’re always being tapped on the shoulder by people like me telling them there’s a better opportunity elsewhere. The truth is, there usually is. 

With companies desperate to employ … Read More

Don’t call me maybe, call me now!!!

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Nora Farhane
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It’s out there on social, online, for the whole world to see, but surprisingly only a handful of people call my direct phone number. If only they knew how much difference a phone call can make!

“Hey, I just met you…”

I recently placed a candidate in his first professional … Read More

Not In My Workplace!

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Anita Ziemer
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With responsibility for three major zoos, 5000 animals, 2.5 million visitors annually and 600 permanent and casual employees, you might think that Jenny Gray, the CEO of Zoos Victoria and the current President of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums), has enough on her plate.

Instead, as a leader … Read More