workplace training

There’s more to personality than a test score

By Luke Smillie, University of Melbourne  Have you ever completed a personality test and felt dissatisfied with your scores? Maybe…

Top 5 resume ‘fails’ to avoid

Knowing how recruiters and prospective employers read resumes can help job seekers avoid the big mistakes. Embedded from FindTheRightJob What resume…

Why are you doing that?

In an aside in a recent webinar, Tim Paige from LeadPages mentioned he has a sticker on his monitor that says…

Introvert or extrovert, normal or abnormal: the problem with personality types

By Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne  The idea that people can be classified into types has a long history. Writing…


3 steps to creating your own monster

Have you noticed how many businesses seem to have a ‘problem child’ among their staff? Often this toxicity in the…

Brainstorming for one

Brainstorming is probably my favourite way of getting out of a rut and generating new ideas. It’s a key tool…

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Killing the business you love

How smart SMEs save time and money with assessments

For every business, the pressure is on to hire the right person the first time! But for small and medium…

career help

3 steps to building a better business case

Are you required to apply for money for initiatives you wish to implement or purchases you wish to make? When…

Experience is a great teacher

But only when we open our minds to the lessons it gives. The difference between knowledge and wisdom is experience,…

workplace training

Using Harrison Assessments to develop staff

In our experience, a well-planned combination of tools and activities gives the best outcomes when coaching and training employees. Here’s…

New SLICE survey of people strategies in financial advice practices

The second SLICE financial planning survey examines a range of critical issues confronting financial planning practices, topics that challenge practices’…

Harrison Assessments and privacy

New privacy provisions come into force in Australia today. Here’s a link to the summary for small businesses (annual revenue…

"The last couple of years at batyr has seen incredible growth and the Balance at Work team has supported us along the way. They have helped us improve leadership skills across the team by helping us source and manage mentors, and even engaging as mentors themselves. As a young and fresh CEO Susan has also supported me personally with genuine feedback and fearless advice to achieve great things. "
By Sam Refshauge, CEO, batyr
"We used the Harrison Assessment tools followed by a debrief with Susan, for career development with staff, which then allowed us to work with Susan to create a customised 360 degree review process. Susan has a wealth of knowledge and is able to offer suggestions and solutions for our company. She is always ready to get involved and takes the time to show her clients the capability of Harrison Assessments. "
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