Slade Group Blog

The agony and the ecstasy

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Laurie Serafini

It’s the last week in September – one of the most eagerly awaited weeks in the Australian sports calendar… AFL finals fever is palpable! Recently Slade Group and the Interchange Bench were fortunate enough to get our own Aussie Rules footy fix, hosting well-known football journalist Caroline Wilson, CEO of … Read More

There’s an Engineering skills shortage. Here’s one way to solve it.

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Richard Lewith

It might not be news to some, but the current shortage in engineering skills is widening. While there have been many reports on this topic, I haven’t seen one that provides an adequate solution to the ever growing problem.

So what’s the answer, introduce more science and mathematics learning at … Read More

Invitation to the Future: We’re ready.

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Geoff Slade

Last year enough was spoken about my 50 years in business to spur me on for another 50 years.  Thank you to longstanding colleagues, clients, candidates and industry stalwarts who were in touch and recalled our times together. (Eating carnations from the vases on the tables after a big boozy … Read More

Compare the pair indeed!

Posted on August 23, 2018 by Stephen Atherton
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Q. What’s in the news every day and the first topic of discussion whenever I sit down with clients or candidates?

A. The Hayne Royal Commission and, to a much lesser extent, the recent Productivity Commission report into Superannuation.


Where the draft Productivity Commission report identified areas for improvement … Read More

How 100 smart women discovered six unexpected benefits from an unlikely escape.

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Chris Toussaint
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Ella Stephenson grew up playing netball, but had always loved footy. So in 2016 when the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) announced they were launching a women’s competition, she was keen to get involved. “My older brothers had played footy with Monash Blues and I was studying at Monash University,” … Read More

Become a Dementia Friend like us and make a positive difference

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Geoff Slade
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We all want to make a positive difference at work, home and in the community.

Being part of a supportive and compassionate workplace can make a positive difference and can influence our society. One way is to increase our awareness of other people’s lives and their challenges.

An estimated 425,000 … Read More

Six ways to improve your workplace confidence

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Amanda Robar
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The word confidence has been on the forefront of my mind lately. Whether you are conscious of if it or not, confidence is an incredibly powerful feeling/belief that significantly impacts the way you carry yourself throughout life. Working in recruitment, confidence plays a vital role in how successful I am … Read More