Slade Group Blog

Introversion v. Extroversion in leadership. Seems the jury’s still out.

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Anita Ziemer
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Is it a hidden advantage to be an introverted boss, or as an extrovert do you have additional horsepower in the table stakes of leadership? Prompted by The Hustle’s weekend newsletter, Why Introverts Make Great Leaders, it’s interesting to discover the parrying continues. I continue to be confused by … Read More

Unravelling the Spaghetti Matriciana (aka the crazy labour market)

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Anita Ziemer
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Three steps to hiring the best talent and at the right price.

Confused? It’s not just you. Right now the whole labour market is like a bowl of starchy spaghetti and you need to be super dextrous to unravel the threads to sate your appetite. You want the talent, but … Read More

How to start a successful role even before you get the job

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Renata Bernarde
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Here’s a fact you have probably already heard of: the first 90 days in a new job are crucial to your success in the role. And it’s not about passing your probation! It’s about building the credibility, reputation, and personal brand that will carry you over the next few years … Read More

Navigating disappointment during internal recruitment

Posted on April 7, 2021 by HR Advice Online
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Recruiting from within can be a strategic and often efficient process for any organisation. Not only are you able to engage a candidate with existing knowledge of your workplace, products and/or services, but they are also often a relatively known commodity. In addition, knowing that there are opportunities for internal … Read More

Tough. Love. Tough Love or Tough, Love.

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Bill Haggerty
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Why leading with empathy is so important.

In Slade Group’s Core Strength research about most sought-after employee attributes through COVID-19, empathy took a back seat to ‘here and now survival’ skills.

Make no mistake, empathy has jumped back into the driver’s seat in 2021.

Daniel Goleman in his recent articleRead More

The secret to a successful career transition: Five key strategies to guide you towards your new job.

Posted on March 25, 2021 by Renata Bernarde
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Whether you’ve been job searching for months or you have just started, I encourage you to press reset, sharpen your focus and go through the list of key success factors below. Make sure you are reviewing and addressing them every day during your transition. I hope that by being strategic … Read More

When things went viral: One year on from the 2020 Australian Grand Prix

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Barry Hodson
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Exactly one year ago to the day, Covid got real for me. I was attending a Formula 1 Grand Prix breakfast at Albert Park when the shock announcement was made: the race had been cancelled. We filed dumbstruck out of the function, directed into busses that were waiting to remove … Read More