Slade Group Blog

Three words that you might just want to hear: The power of positive language.

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Clare Kellett
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What three words best describe you?

Summing yourself up succinctly is no easy feat. Trying to identify yourself with your own words can be difficult at first, but being able to master this challenge can also be a really useful tool in life.

Our lives are never stagnant. Our taste … Read More

Perception versus reality

Posted on November 11, 2018 by Owen Weatherley
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Making the decision to change direction mid-career is not easy.

I spent over a decade in the construction industry, first as a draftsperson, later as a market analyst, working in both Australia and the UK. While for a time the data nerd/maths geek in me enjoyed analysing the dynamics of … Read More

Work ethic and the M word

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Kate Beaumont
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Over the years as an HR professional I have seen several generations at work. Putting people in boxes goes against the grain with me – most workers defy categorisation, let me tell you!

So when people start talking about Boomers and Xers, Ys and Zs (or broadly Millennials, if you’re … Read More

How everyone can develop resilience: 3 things you can do right now.

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Angela Yeoland
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Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Or in my words: “Being able to take a hit, and get back up and keep fighting.”


Recently relocating from Sydney to Melbourne, let’s just say I appreciate the differences between the two!  Coming from a retail background, not only … Read More

References – pathways to gold

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Kylie Rutherfoord
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What’s been debated, outsourced, digitalised and recorded… but in the end come full circle?

Yes, the answer is those essential in-depth candidate Reference Checks that have stood the test of time.

Talking with my colleagues and clients, we all agree they form part of the recruitment process that demands more … Read More

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