Interchange Bench Blog

A pocket coach for ‘people moments’.

Posted on June 7, 2022 by Anita Ziemer
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Who hasn’t ever struggled dealing with the real people stuff? The difficult conversations, the underperformance, anxiety, imposter syndrome, hybrid working, juggling family, team dynamics. All of it. How hard is it and how much mental anguish can it consume?

In response to this dilemma a bunch of very smart (Australian) … Read More

Definition of Success = The Human Factor

Posted on May 11, 2022 by Olivia Watson
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What defines a successful person? Embedded throughout my secondary education was that elusive end of year score, which for some reason was going to determine our success in life. However, success has many faces. Even those who reach great heights in academia need to have a balance of social awareness, … Read More

5 reasons why I stay, and enjoy recruitment.

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Tony Calderone
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Over my 22-year recruitment career, I’ve been asked time and time again by people in my networks – clients, candidates, work colleagues and friends – why the Recruitment industry, what is it that keeps you engaged?

At a time when candidates have become a rare commodity and The Great ResetRead More

The U30s are different.

Posted on April 22, 2022 by Anita Ziemer
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Covid delayed a lot of Under 30s’ plans for the exhilarating two year stint living and working abroad, but with borders re-open, they’re busting out in big numbers again.

Before moving to London this month from Melbourne, 27 year old Kirsty had two very attractive offers from two UK consulting … Read More

Breaking the Bias: 5 things I’ve learned as a female leader

Posted on March 8, 2022 by Sammy Wright
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It’s rewarding to see other women succeed. I started my career in my mid 20s with a large multinational, led mainly by men who excelled in micro-management… they scrutinised all of our activities, imposed onerous activity reports and even questioned sick days. On results, my team were successful, but I … Read More

Impostor Syndrome and Fear of Success: Renata Bernarde in conversation with Michelle Redfern

Posted on February 28, 2022 by Renata Bernarde
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In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, Renata Bernarde is interviewed by Michelle Redfern, the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on workplace gender equality, inclusion, and diversity. Michelle is co-host of A Career That Soars – a platform for women to grow … Read More

A checklist for successful onboarding, road-tested by our new GM

Posted on February 7, 2022 by Richard Dunlop
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Thinking about how best to make your new team member feel valued from the very beginning takes little time or effort, but the impact can certainly be lasting.

I was lucky enough to take six months off in 2021 (which unfortunately coincided with yet another lockdown in Melbourne) with a … Read More

Working towards broader cultural awareness and conscious Indigenous employment in 2022

Posted on January 27, 2022 by Diversity Council Australia
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As Australia considers a life with Covid-19 and the potential war on talent for staff, this year should mark the onset for a more aware and conscious Indigenous employment sector. This commitment means moving beyond written targets towards real action and pledges, far from entry-level roles and reporting to advancing … Read More

You haven’t failed to surprise me 2021!

Posted on December 15, 2021 by Anita Ziemer
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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