BALANCE AT WORK BLOG

Australia’s vocational training system continues to deliver jobs

NCVER media release  ·  3 December 2014 The results are in for Australia’s major survey of students for rating the nation’s vocational…

Back to basics: Work environment matters

Visits to several different workplaces during ‘Sydney Open‘ started me thinking about how the place we work – the physical surroundings –…

accountability

Have you missed the secret to career satisfaction?

If we’ve done our research, we know well what a certain career will require of us but what we require…

new employees

Empathy – Soft Skill of the Courageous

One of the traits we measure with Harrison Assessments is empathy. It’s a major contributor to success in life, at work…

10 Biggest Workplace Distractions

We all have the same number of hours each day, so how do some people seem to get more done?…

Avoiding Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying can occur in any work environment, from offices to shops, community organisations and government departments. Employers have a legal…

The 5 Apps We Use Daily to Save Time and Money FREE REPORT

Latest SLICE Survey results

Our latest survey of financial planning practices was published this week… The aim of the SLICE survey, which runs 3…

How can assessments assist low SES students?

This is a question we were asked recently. We are sharing what we found out so you can use it…

Why using Myers-Briggs at work Might Be a Terrible Idea (MBTI)

By Jesse E. Olsen, University of Melbourne and Peter Gahan, University of Melbourne  The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the…

Before you judge personality tests, consider what they don’t judge

By Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne  Many job seekers are wary of personality testing. They will accept prying interviews and…

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…