Interchange Bench Blog

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

6 quick facts to bring you up-to-date on the Australian labour market and contract talent

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Anita Ziemer
Article image: Update on the Australian labour market

For your interest, we’ve collated a snapshot of current headline employment data. It may help us to all make better sense of some unusual pressures you may be seeing regarding attraction and retention of high performers and why supplementary contract specialists are the new norm.

  1. Yes, high performing talent is
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Not In My Workplace!

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Anita Ziemer
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With responsibility for three major zoos, 5000 animals, 2.5 million visitors annually and 600 permanent and casual employees, you might think that Jenny Gray, the CEO of Zoos Victoria and the current President of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums), has enough on her plate.

Instead, as a leader … Read More

It’s on our lips and close to our hearts

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Candice Lewis
Article image: It’s on our lips and close to our hearts

This month the Interchange Bench is getting behind Liptember – an initiative that supports and raises awareness for women’s mental health – a cause very close to our team’s heart. While we can’t always kiss away the blues, educating the community on women’s mental health whilst raising funds to support … Read More