Traps for New Managers

e the Leader, Don’t Follow Them – Tips for New Managers

You may have been positioning yourself to take a leadership role but often the opportunity will come along sooner than you had planned or expected.  Of course you are going to grab the chance to develop but you wouldn’t be alone if once the first wave of excitement passes you think “Now I actually have to do this!”  Here are 4 tips for new managers. Read More »


Should You Take a Sick Day, or Not?

As the cooler months start to hit us, we’re not only finding it just a little more difficult to get out of bed on these crispier mornings, but we are also surrounded by cold and flu germs! When one of your colleagues catches a virus, then it’s sure to work its way around the office until it finally reaches you. So once it’s eventually caught you in its grasp and you’ve succumbed to the pain of a sore throat and an endlessly running nose, should you take a sick day? Read More »


Five Reasons Why a High Performer Would Work for You

The competition for talent is now very strong in some markets, so what can you do to make yourself standout as an employer?  What attracts one person to work with one company, can be very different to what attracts another person, however these five things never really change for high performers: Read More »


18 Reasons Why Western Sydney is a Better Place to Work Than Sydney CBD

Today I spent the day with the energetic and talented people of the people2people Parramatta office, which services all our clients in Western Sydney. The team is very passionate about their patch, so I thought I would ask them why it’s better to be working in Parramatta and not in Sydney’s CBD. Here are their top 18 reasons! Read More »


457 and Associated Visa Reforms – What You Need to Know

The surprise announcement by the Prime Minister regarding the axing of the 457 Visa program has created a great deal of uncertainty for employers and foreign workers. Apart from the gazetted list of new occupations, there has been no new legislation or official policy guidance notes released by the Immigration Department. Our team at FCB Smart Visa has however curated all available information to cut through some of the ambiguity and misinformation circulating at present. Read More »


Young Men Have a Lot to Learn About Discrimination

Firstly, I have to say…if you are going to interview a group of 23 – 24 year old university students in a pub, you are going to get some bawdy answers to your questions.  There is nothing like the comradeship of your peers with beer to loosen the tongue and let sheer crap come out.  We know this is true, we have all been there. Read More »


Internal Recruitment vs Agency Recruitment

Up until recently, I have I’ve spent my career in top tier law firms, initially as a legal secretary and then in Human Resources (mainly in recruitment roles). I’ve learnt a myriad of skills that are proving to be rather handy in outsourced (Agency) recruitment. Read More »