I recently supported a local business with their recruitment. I had 54 applicants respond to the job advertisement. 50 of the 54 had the technical skills to do the job. So why did only 7 made the short list? These 7 made an effort to demonstrate and highlight their skills and experience relevant to what…
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I have just finished 15 weeks of full paid parental leave. Yesterday, I returned to work. My employer, PwC Australia gave me the opportunity to stay at home for over 3 months to look after my 6-9 month old son as my wife returned to part-time work, whilst I remained on full pay. I started out thinking of…
Big 4 consulting firm and FlexCareers client KPMG yesterday announced the appointment of Alison Kitchen as its new National Chair. This is another huge step forward for Australia, particularly in an industry where men still dominate senior positions. Ms Kitchen joins a growing number of female leaders within professional services, including Deloitte CEO Cindy Hook,…
Twice in the last week I’ve been asked whether ‘given the lack of political leadership’, if ‘Big Business’ is the answer to the future of the world and society. On both occasions, the panels I’ve been on, have drowned in agreement that Big Business is a super good gap-filler for our current political leadership vacuum….
What can you do, and what do you need to bear in mind, when you are negotiating an offer?
If you’re at a point in your career that you want to make a change, then follow these points to make sure you do it with ease and confidence.
Your next worthy pursuit will probably appear in your periphery, where you least expect it.
Whether you are trying to make your full-time role more flexible, or you are applying for a promotion and proposing to work it part-time, flexibly or in a job-share arrangement, here are four keys things to consider.
As a mum who had been out of the workforce for a couple years, Natalie didn’t feel that it would be easy to find an employer who would give her a part time job opportunity, especially given the type of work that she had done previously.
Chairwoman of FlexCareers, Rhonda Brighton-Hall, recently shared her top tips on how to negotiate flexibility at our recent FlexConnect event. Flexible working is not a privilege of working parents but for now, without it, many talented women will continue to be forced to stay out of the workforce. Flexibility is the way of the future for all, even violin enthusiasts!
Women are amazing, strong resilient and capable of so much more than they think – but what holds them back is exactly that – how they think.
Vanessa has enjoyed a flexible work arrangement whilst being a single mum to her young daughter. She reveals that she wishes she had worked less while her daughter was awake in those early years but her circumstances didn’t always allow for that.
There’s often an assumption that a large career gap counts as a black mark, and in a competitive hiring market many professionals lack confidence and clarity on how best to approach their job search.
The first thing to do is to work on your confidence
A typical day in the life of a working mother requires an abundance of energy, stamina and resilience.
Leah owns her own Law Firm which has allowed her the flexibility she needs to practice law and be a Mum two young boys. Leah’s perspective on the work/life balance is coloured by her IVF journey. While Leah experiences her own guilt of being a working Mum, she has some practical advice on how to keep the balance from tipping too far towards work.
Lisa is a busy full time worker and mum to two busy boys aged 5 and 3 years old. She bravely admits she feels guilty being away from her kids and would love a part time role.
Becky is mum to two very busy dancing daughters 12 y.o. Jessie and 10 y.o. Kate. She is a member of the FlexCommunity even though she runs her own business.