Interchange Bench Blog

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

Why you should listen to podcasts and why we’re a sponsor.

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Anita Ziemer
Article image: Don't shoot the messenger podcast

What is it about podcasts that have captured our collective earbuds? Have you noticed how at some point the watercooler chat moved from TV’s Better Call Saul to the LA Times’ Dirty John podcast? Perhaps it’s because podcasts are the better versions of the internet, screen, radio and TV that … Read More