Slade Group Blog

You haven’t failed to surprise me 2021!

Posted on December 15, 2021 by Anita Ziemer

Twice this year, separately on Zoom and in face-to-face interview, two senior executives started speaking about their Super Powers; as in “my Super Power is problem solving” or “my Super Power is building consensus”. And as those words sprouted forth from their mouths, I held my poker face and … Read More

Tech professional? Cybersecurity specialist? Multiple offers? Our top tips to make the right career decision in a bullish market.

Posted on November 30, 2021 by Jim Morris
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With spend in Australian cybersecurity expected to surpass a whopping $5.1b in 2021, the natural flow-on effect from an increase in enterprise requirements in the sector is a need for more staff.

Since launching Synchro Partners earlier this year, there’s no doubt that it’s the most ‘job-heavy’ market we’ve seen … Read More

What’s next for the teachers who took the brunt of lockdowns?

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Andrew Barr

The Covid-19 years have focussed attention in schools on the value of teaching professionals working together collaboratively towards the best possible student learning outcomes. For school leaders, the attention has been on building the social capital needed in schools, beyond mere human capital.

Teachers have been isolated so much during … Read More

The Great Resignation is Coming (and an invitation to you)

Posted on October 11, 2021 by Geoff Slade
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Australian businesses, brace yourselves. According to all the data coming out of the USA (a trend very likely to be followed here in the first half of next year), almost half the workforce are gearing up for the sort of change we have never witnessed before… the ‘Great Resignation’ is … Read More

Fear of success: Why it happens and how to overcome it.

Posted on September 30, 2021 by Renata Bernarde
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In a recent episode of my podcast, The Job HuntingTM Podcast (ep.100), I discussed success, but with a twist. I see the following behaviour happening all the time with my clients: when job hunters go from getting zero responses to suddenly getting calls from recruiters and job … Read More

5 ways to navigate through the current Tech talent shortage

Posted on September 23, 2021 by Gerard Salvador
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‘Talent shortage’ and ‘skills gap’ are terms that have been thrown about – at times, in my opinion, haphazardly – in the Australian technology sector since I first started recruiting in the space over a decade ago. But never before have these terms rung so true as in the past … Read More

R U Really OK?

Posted on September 9, 2021 by Tony Calderone
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Imagine this: You witness one of your colleagues, a solid performer in their area of expertise, become so overwhelmed with their workload, that they break down during a team meeting (on camera, because we are meeting virtually), when asked, “How’s your week looking?”

What an eye opener. Yet, this is … Read More