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Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath writes about arts and entertainment, business and the workplace, health, parenting, and sustainability for a variety of titles including INTHEBLACK, SBS Life and Broadsheet Sydney. She was previously Lifestyle Producer at Yahoo7 and Digital Editor of Leadership Matters. She lives in Newcastle with her husband and their two children.

Jerome Tymms CPA and Shaun Steenkamp CPA from National Australia Bank (NAB). Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Open communication and adaptability: Two CPAs on success at NAB


If most of us agree that meetings make it harder for us to get work done, why do we have so many?

6 tips for effective meetings


In recruitment, the danger of basing hiring decisions on likability is the creation of homogenous teams that miss out on the benefits associated with diversity.

The benefits of working with people you don't like


Managers must tread a delicate balance between supervising an employee’s performance and giving them autonomy over their work.

Micromanagement: a bad habit you need to ditch now


A new model of learning, known as micro-credentialing, has emerged to fulfil the urgent need for upskilling and retraining in the digital economy.

It's a small world: skilling up with micro-credentials


It's sponsorship, not mentorship, that can have the most significant impact on your career.

How to find a career sponsor


Well-managed stress is healthy, motivating us and driving performance.  Stress becomes unhealthy when it is constant and beyond the control of individuals.

How to leave work-related stress at the office door


The spotlight on underpayment has prompted many organisations to perform audits, which often reveal payroll errors that can add up to a significant underpayment bill across a large workforce.

7 mistakes that lead to staff underpayments


It pays to ensure that the candidate feels valued and respected when conducting an interview, and indeed throughout the entire recruitment process. For many, this is an emotionally vulnerable time.

How to conduct an interview and get the best candidate for the job


While salary is always important, other strategies can be used to attract candidates.

How to make your firm more attractive to job seekers