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Four months ago I wrote about the importance of improving Australia’s labour force participation rate given, with 480,000 vacancies. Even if Australia’s participation rate rose only one percentage point (to 67.7%) that would still represent an additional 210,000 immediately available workers. There are one million Australians who want to work but have barriers preventing them…

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Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World, by economist Tyler Cowen and tech entrepreneur Daniel Gross provides a fascinating piece of information pertaining to hiring low-skill workers. In their book Gross and Cowen explore personality and its relationship with talent, noting: “Personality and conscientiousness matter most at the bottom of the…

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On Sunday the reigning English Premier League champions, Manchester City opened their title defence with a victory over West Ham United. City’s two goals were both scored by Norwegian striker Erling Haaland (pictured, above), in his debut game for the club. Haaland’s transfer from German club, Borussia Dortmund (who play in the German equivalent of…

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It’s amazing (or maybe not) how quickly C-suite sentiment about the importance of their workers turns when market conditions change. Big 4 accounting and consulting firm, Deloitte, recently released their H1 2022 CFO Sentiment survey results. Comprehensively, with daylight second, the most nominated response to the category ‘Risks of most concern to CFOs over the…

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