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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.

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


When we’re not getting enough sleep, it interferes with our memory and our ability to think and concentrate. This can contribute to burnout.

How to manage workplace burnout


A commitment to minimising environmental impact informs every aspect of the Dresden Optics custom eyewear business model.

Custom eyewear startup Dresden Optics sets its sights on sustainable expansion


A healthy relationship with your new boss is vital to boosting performance, increasing efficiency and reducing workplace stress.

How to onboard your new boss


A digital mindset is not just about adopting new technology, it’s about rethinking entire business and operating models.

Why finance leaders need a digital leadership mindset


Bringing in new talent on a contract basis also allows employers to better evaluate candidates without a permanent commitment.

Gig economy: stepping stone to a permanent job?


'It is reasonable for a candidate to push back in a polite and professional manner if the recruiter is asking for unreasonable amounts of time and input.

The bad job interview: do you push back or back out?


Teams cannot be inspired if they don’t know what they’re working toward.

Effective leadership: 6 tips to harness the intel and expertise of your team


For all its perceived economic benefits, a workforce made up of temporary workers can create problems around culture and engagement, which in turn can contribute to absenteeism and a high attrition rate.

How to manage temporary workers and short-term hires


尽管区块链通常被视为一种单一的技术,但其实它还可以细分为:公共区块链和私有区块链。

私有区块链和公共区块链有何区别?


What sets franchises apart from other SMEs is the legal relationship between franchisee and franchisor.

Servicing franchises is a savvy business opportunity for accountants


Accountant Brent Szalay FCPA uses the quiet January period to run planning sessions for the year ahead with Seiva’s management team.

Accountants share their 2019 business tips


10 per cent of employee turnover was due to bad hiring decisions. Don't fall into the same mistake.

What to do when you've made a bad hire