The Great Resignation: What to Ask For

The Great Resignation: What to Ask For

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there isn’t a shortage of workers.  There is a shortage of patience for employers, however. As John Buchanan, a business professor at the University of Sydney says, employers “report skill shortages because they advertise at...
Turn a Contract Role Permanent

Turn a Contract Role Permanent

The year is coming to an end, and that means more than just escaping 2021 and our houses. If you’re in a contract role, now’s the time for it to turn permanent! Budgets are refreshing, and companies are looking at the year ahead: what their needs will be, and which...
Setting Boundaries: Start Small

Setting Boundaries: Start Small

It can take three months to feel settled at a job. Before then, most of us just act like we know what we’re doing (and like we haven’t forgotten a coworker’s name). #KarenOrCarol There’s a reason that HR implements a three-month probation period — it takes time to get...
Video monitoring: a great way to get employees to quit!

Video monitoring: a great way to get employees to quit!

It should be no surprise to readers this week, when they see my latest LinkedIn poll’s results (and huge numbers), that most people don’t want to be monitored via web cameras at home. 4,417 people voted about whether employers should request webcams be left on for the...
Should Companies Offer Distinct Mental Health Days?

Should Companies Offer Distinct Mental Health Days?

A full-time worker in Australia gets 10 paid sick days off per year. And not just for a cough. On days when our mental health takes a dive, we don’t need to show up in the office.  But those days are also for the flu, colds, stomach bugs and anything else that might...