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Being a leader isn't that hard is it?

Being a leader isn’t that hard is it?

Looking at the number of books, videos, podcasts, articles, blogs, posts, tweets, tips and infographics on the topic of leadership it would be easy to surmise being a leader is one of the toughest things in the world to get right, but is it really? I loved Sallie Krawcheck’s latest post outlining her thoughts on...
It's 2014, so would you hire you?

It’s 2014, so would you hire you?

It’s only my second day of 2014 back at work and already I’ve had some really amazing conversations with people looking for jobs. Essentially they’ve been about people feeling really frustrated with the process of applying for jobs and dealing with recruiters or hiring managers. The issues seem to be largely about a lack of response...
Here's the point of social media... do you get it?

Here’s the point of social media… do you get it?

It’s quite funny how many times I’ve been asked “What’s the point of social media?” recently. So here are my thoughts which some of you may agree with; some may not; and others will never see this post to care one way or the other. To me, the whole point of social media is exactly what I’m doing now...
Are assessment centres just like 'The Hunger Games'?

Are assessment centres just like ‘The Hunger Games’?

I saw the latest instalment from ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise recently and I was struck with an amazing thought. I couldn’t believe how similar it was to the recruitment technique we call ‘assessment centres’. For those who haven’t seen the movies, in essence people get selected to ‘compete’ in a tournament to the death and the...
'People Skills' are the key to success as a financial planner

‘People Skills’ are the key to success as a financial planner

There’s definitely a common theme to the questions I get asked when I meet people thinking about becoming financial planners or advisers: How can I become a successful Planner? What studies should I do to be a successful Planner? I have the required Diploma of Financial Planning but why can’t I get a job in...
What drives employee retention?

What drives employee retention?

Here at AdviserHead I often get asked this question and even though we seem to understand it’s important, we struggle to understand how to fix it. Over the years I’ve come to believe the reason why I’m still being asked this question is because there really isn’t a simple answer. Let me explain further by posing another question....

Employing Staff Brings Responsibilities

In Australia we have the Fair Work Act 2009 and the supplementary Fair Work Regulations 2009. Together they effectively cover the vast majority of businesses in Australia. So if you’re an employer in Australia it’s a pretty important that you know what your obligations are to your staff. It’s also important you know what rights your employees have...
Things change and evolve

Things change and evolve

Nothing stays the same for very long these days and I’m glad to say that AdviserHead is no different. We’ve been working on lots of things behind the scenes including building new services, partnerships and expanding our expertise. All in the name of being able to offer you more support and guidance as you explore your career,...
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