Interchange Bench Blog

A playlist just for us, right now!

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Candice Lewis
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It’s 11.30am and you’ve checked your news feed one too many times this morning already. We feel your pain, away from work, under financial duress, trying to work out HR and OHS logistics around #WFH (working from home), realising perhaps there is a limit to how much family time we … Read More

IWD 2020: Do we still really need workplace gender equality?

Posted on March 4, 2020 by Diversity Council Australia
Article image: Do we still need workplace gender equality

This International Women’s Day, Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is challenging the idea that workplaces no longer need to address gender equality.

Drawing from academic and industry research, DCA has released an infographic highlighting some examples of where gender inequalities limit men and women in the workforce.

“Over 100 years … Read More

Driving into the line of (ex) fires

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Debbie Patsiolis
Article image: Driving into the line of (ex) fires - My trip to the Grampians

We’re going direct! Inspired by initiatives such as Empty Esky and Beers for Bushfire Relief, Slade Group’s bushfire response is to help the businesses and people directly hit by the loss of property and commerce. We’ve made available our two company cars on the weekends so our people can Read More

What are the myths (and facts) on ageing and work?

Posted on November 8, 2019 by Diversity Council Australia
Article image: Debunking myths about ageing and work

The Australian population is ageing. This has led to a lot of public policy and debate around the need to reduce welfare costs and respond to projected shortfalls in labour as older workers retire in large numbers.

Prolonging the working life in an inclusive way, and promoting solidarity of different … Read More

How the wrong job can affect your mental health – 7 signs to look out for

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Jason Molyneux

As the tally of seemingly meaningless statistics scrolled above my head, the reason we were all there became less clear, yet somehow it all made sense to someone crunching the numbers for management.

If you’ve ever worked in a call centre, you’d understand that call times, uptimes, downtimes, pretty much … Read More

Young people entering the workforce

Posted on April 2, 2019 by Anita Ziemer

The Boardroom Podcast in conversation with Anita Ziemer, Managing Director of Slade Group, about young people entering the workforce and the future of industries with the presence of automation.

The Boardroom Podcast is a series of engaging podcasts discussing the journey of and lessons learnt from many insightful industry leaders … Read More

Welcome back to adult conversations

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Jennifer Schembri
Article image: Dolly Parton 9 to 5

I had a fabulous conversation with a client this week, she was so encouraging, reassuringly telling me that returning to work “is like riding a bike”. To switch your brain back on in a business environment, challenge yourself and test your capabilities is such a liberating and empowering feeling.

As … Read More