Workplace

Planning needed for effective negotiating, and much of the hard thinking has to be done even before negotiations begin

The key to a successful negotiation? Start with planning and focus.


Perhaps this quote from Winston Churchill should be borne in mind. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal,” he said. “It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Learn from failure by looking for the seeds of success


Corporate travel: How Uber for Business is changing the game


Here are some of the common signs that you might need to quit your job.

Should I quit my job? 5 signs it’s time to go


95 per cent of employees dislike performance reviews and a near equal proportion think they give an inaccurate picture.

5 steps to a better performance review


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


Research has found that 71 per cent of the hiring managers would employ a job hopper.

Job hopping: from red flag to selling point


Facilitating meetings between remote workers can be testing, with communication and cultural differences – not to mention logistical complexities – to navigate.  Here are four strategies that can simplify the process.

4 ways to lead a successful global team meeting


Dismantling negative stereotypes is key to seeing people’s true worth, but let’s not fudge the facts in the process. What is really true about cognition changes with age in healthy adults?

9 ways to improve your brain fitness


New research from a trio of Australian academics shows that proactivity is not always beneficial to the organisation.

5 questions productive employees ask


Just as websites strive to hit the top of search engine rankings, CVs must also aim to reach and remain at the peak of the available talent pool.

5 easy CV tips to help you reach the shortlist


Red Bull's approach is based on making the existing teams across the organisation as effective, efficient and focused on achievement as possible.

Lessons from Red Bull: how to build a high-performing team


There are some surprisingly simple methods that managers can use to support innovation and agility in their teams.

Use distributed leadership to grow your business innovation


One of the biggest reasons to attend events is the connections you can make.

Attending events: good for professional development or no?


A key to remote-working security is to have a proactive and rigorous HR department that informs and educates all managers and employees about guidelines, policies and procedures.

4 ways to overcome remote working challenges


The shortest statements are the hardest to prepare, just one of the reasons why the elevator pitch cannot be “winged”.

The perfect elevator pitch: Could you sell your great idea in 60-90 seconds?


'About a third of employees are distracted by financial issues while at  work, with almost half spending three hours a week or more on handling personal financial issues while on the clock.

How financially fit are your firm's employees?


92 per cent of job recruiters interviewed agreed that soft skills matter "just as much or more" than hard skills.

Why creative thinking is the soft skill accountants need


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


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