Australians as stranded assets is not an option

The technological revolution is speeding up. By 2030 the consequences of this disruption will make the world we live in and the jobs we perform almost unrecognisable. Look beyond the driverless automobile and consider the impact of 1 billion working drones. Preparation is required to skill, reskill and upskill Australians to meet the opportunities and…

What do chipmunks and coffee have in common?

I often catch public transport around cities to meet with various clients. Recently as I sat gazing out the window, I realised that there was a growing disconnect about what I was observing and the economic information that I had been gathering. The cities were vibrant. There appeared no expense on developing skyscrapers, apartment complexes,…

“What lies between most people and destitution is their job” Irrespective of Age

You are fifty something and you are advised that your services are no longer required by an almost faceless being. Your gut is in a knot and you can hardly breathe…the first thought is financial…your second thought is… what the hell do I do know? Everyone knows how difficult it is to get another job….

People Analytics

Historically Human Resources (HR) has had limited opportunity to set the people management agenda. It is a function that has primarily prospered when the economy, or an industry sector is booming and obtaining and attracting staff is a priority. HR’s subsequent value often regresses in economic downturns, when labor becomes more abundant. The modern-day example…

Employment. It’s Up to Us.

“What lies between most people and destitution is their job” Satyajit Das Financial Commentator Most working Australians families including the tax office have relied on regular salaried incomes. This however is unlikely to be the primary employment model in the future. Instead many workers will be “off balance” sheet. They will be self-employed, contract labour…

How to Help our Youth be Employed?

Have you heard of “dollar ready”? I recently engaged in a conversation with a business person and he said that their organisation was not employing people who were not “dollar ready”. They would employ skilled people from overseas rather than employ juniors or graduates, because they did not provide the dollars on day one. In…

Dollar Ready: The Allure of the Short-Term Fix.

Have you heard of the term being “dollar ready”? I recently engaged in a conversation with a business person and he said that their organisation was not employing people who were not “dollar ready”. They would employ skilled people from overseas rather than employ juniors or graduates, because they did not provide the dollars on…

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