Slade Group Blog

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

How HR won in the West

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Ayesha Kajee
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Why head out west to talk about HR?

Slade Group recently facilitated our first Western Hub HR Discussion Group, hosted by Kubota at their Australian office in Truganina in Melbourne’s west. Presenting at the event were Christina Tsakiris, Senior Associate and Annabelle Uebergang, Employment Lawyer from Macpherson Kelley’s Employment, Safety … Read More

Our time in the sun: Dynamic infrastructure development

Posted on August 2, 2019 by Luke Clarke

Last week Slade Group hosted Mark Bartoli – Founding Director, ATEC Solutions along with other Civil Infrastructure Construction & Engineering Leaders for a boardroom lunch.  Up for discussion were the next wave of mega projects, renewables and energy security, skill shortages and innovation.  There was great conversation and perspectives around … Read More

7 steps to successfully implementing any new technology in the workplace

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Lauren Lot
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Implementing a new technology tool can be a huge challenge within an organisation. Slade Group recently upgraded all of our team from PCs to Surface Pros – a 2-in-1 detachable laptop/tablet, which truly allows us to work anywhere, from the desk to the sofa (we have several couches in breakout … Read More

Dipping my toes in the ocean: A celebration of my first 10 years in Australia

Posted on July 5, 2019 by Barry Hodson
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In November I celebrated my 10 year anniversary as a proud Melbourne resident. My arrival here from South Africa coincided with the GFC, which has given me pause for thought around the 10 year economic cycle, and what I’ve seen in the local recruitment market during this time.

In … Read More

Take a break… and focus on your own learning and future career

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Matthew Dodd
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…as the fourth revolution of work builds, teachers are well placed to lead learning.

All employers, by virtue of offering work opportunities and the potential to build careers, deal in the futures of their employees. For teachers and others working in the education sector, it takes great skill, time and … Read More

The rewards of a good hire are amplified for SMEs

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Bill Haggerty
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I have a hypothesis: mid-sized and smaller companies (remember, SMEs comprise the majority of Australian businesses) can benefit most from professional recruitment services. While smaller companies have less experience and fewer available internal resources to identify and attract top flight talent, a great senior level hire will generally have a Read More