Interchange Bench Blog

Our push for better mental health. Are you up for the challenge?

Posted on June 1, 2021 by Candice Lewis
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Did you know that one in five Australians will experience mental ill health this year, yet only 46% of people seek help? It’s a complex challenge – for our loved ones and ourselves, but most of all, for the nine Australians who die by suicide every day.

That is why … Read More

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

This International Women’s Day, Australian businesses can lead on domestic violence crisis

Posted on March 4, 2021 by Diversity Council Australia
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Domestic violence is a critical issue for the workplace, especially as COVID-19 continues to blur the line between home and office, whilst also driving a documented spike in violence against women.

But what are workplaces doing to address the issue? And is it really an issue for workplaces at all?… Read More

Returning to the Workplace – Employee Reluctance

Posted on January 20, 2021 by HR Advice Online
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As COVID active cases appear more and more under control, many employers are looking to a return to the workplace. What happens when employees resist the return? Other than the legal and health issues required by an employer for a COVID Safe Workplace, how can you overcome resistance from your … Read More

Are your employees safe Working from Home?

Posted on December 9, 2020 by HR Advice Online
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Whilst it is generally accepted that many businesses made a rapid almost overnight transition to work from home at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, eight months on, are your employees safe?

With many employees moving to work from home arrangements initially working from makeshift work areas such as kitchen … Read More

Observing or marking. Rather than celebrating. NAIDOC week as a non-indigenous Australian.

Posted on November 12, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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The story goes that a couple of well-meaning inner urbanites had a front door plaque that read “We are proud to acknowledge Aboriginal people as traditional owners of these lands and waters”. And when a couple of said Aboriginal people came knocking on the door to be welcomed home, the … Read More

Project: Core Strength

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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It’s no longer candidates who are nervous at interview; it’s now hiring managers who are anxious about identifying the character traits they’ll need to survive and thrive beyond the impact of COVID-19. This is as true for Boards and CEOs as it is for recruiters and line managers.

In this … Read More

Has COVID-19 derailed your career?

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Geoff Slade

Renata Bernarde interviews Geoff Slade for The Job Hunting Podcast

Renata Bernarde, career planning expert and creator of the online coaching program, Job Hunting Made Simple, talks to Geoff Slade about how the global pandemic is affecting the careers of corporate professionals. Geoff shares what he has seen and … Read More

“Let me call you back” – Recruitment trends shaping the job market in 2020

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, host Renata Bernarde interviews Anita Ziemer. Anita talks about recruitment and selection trends in 2020, the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, the economic downturn and how it’s affecting the job market. She speaks candidly about her profession and how candidates can … Read More