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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.

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


The end of the year is a good time to take stock, and to take steps to improve your accounting firm's staff engagement.

Year end: a time for client and staff engagement


As children, we are creative without thinking, but this impulse becomes diminished in schools and learning institutions that prioritise conformity over creativity.

The human factor: harnessing creativity and innovation


Public practitioners should allow three to five years to “get their house in order” before selling a business.

Getting your public practice ready for succession or sale


A 25-minute meeting provides the ideal length of time to achieve results without impacting productivity.

6 tips to reduce the time you spend in meetings


Actively planning for retirement helps counter the loss of identity, income and status that can accompany the exit from the workforce.

Know when to change gear: judging the right time for retirement


Although it’s commonly regarded as a single technology, there are different types of blockchain: public and private.

What’s the difference between a private and public blockchain?


A good apology has the power to repair relationships and restore respect. Rather than being a sign of weakness, saying 'I'm sorry' shows strength of character.

Apologise like a leader: how to say 'I'm sorry'


Employers can minimise toxic complaining by making employees feel valued and heard.

Whinge away the day: why complaining at work can be good for you


Microlearning is not “slicing up” a large complex topic, it’s about identifying learning opportunities throughout the workday that will help an employee do their job better.

Microlearning: what it is and how to make it work for you