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The Australian oil and gas paradox: Will the world’s largest LNG exporter become an importer?

A meeting of state and federal energy ministers in August 2016 highlighted the critical role that gas will play in Australia’s rapidly evolving energy sector.

When do you make the call…enough is enough?

Managing ill and injured employees can be extremely testing, particularly when you suspect the absenteeism may not be genuine…or when it is genuine, but their absences are beginning to negatively impact on your operations!

A brave new dawn for the Australian oil and gas industry

After more than AU$200bn in capital investment over the last decade, Australia is emerging as an undisputed global oil and gas epicentre with Perth at its very heart.

Industry leaders say Collaboration critical for local oil and gas industry

With the petroleum industry struggling through one of the toughest periods in recent memory, there has been a growing call for government, academia and oil and gas operating and service and supply

Essential learnings of a smart city initiative

After four years of intense work on the Presqu’ile smart city project in Grenoble, France, let me share with you two aspects of the initiative that are absolutely central to a s

Is there a solution to the Millennial challenge?

Narcissistic, adaptable and creative are character traits commonly associated with Millennial (Upwork Inc. 2015).

Saving money with recruitment

The past 12 months has seen fulltime jobs decline by approximately 53,000, the first annual decline in almost two-and-a-half years.

Has the role of the Graduate died?

The fourth industrial revolution theory predicts entry level white collar jobs will be eradicated by technology.

Rise and rise of automation

Automation is our new reality. We have the capability, the investors and the need for innovation. Let’s embrace it. 

Are the days of overtime over?

Modern Awards can be confusing, from determining what award applies, to identifying how each job is classified in the award, and then what your people are entitled to… Overtime?

What is the digital bait to hook a top applicant?

It’s common knowledge that often the best applicants are currently employed, however recent studies suggest that nine out of ten Australians are keen to know about a job opportunity regardless of h

Are your wages on the nose? You can cut wages to spite your face

In this current economic climate, many small businesses find themselves faced with the prospect of cutting wages costs.  Gone are the ‘boom’ years when the main concern was finding the

Practical Engineering - Getting the hands dirty again and training for the future.

With the future of manufacturing, construction, innovation and development in Australia over the next 20 years of vital importance to the resource sector, it’s time to reset and rethink how we plan

Learning and Development on a Budget

Your budget for the next year is set and one of the casualties is learning and development; meanwhile your employees are asking what training is available in the coming year.  Bel

How can remuneration benchmarking impact your bottom line?

The changing Australian economy has resulted in a greater focus on operating costs for many businesses.  Employees are often an organisation's greatest resource, and typically they also represent t

Social media imperative in crises

Recent disasters such as that in Orlando and Brussels have brought home the importance of social media during a crisis.

Whether you like it or not, you compete with Uber

You might think you don’t compete against Uber. The reality is you do. We live in a world where we all need to continuously become more efficient.

Challenging the way we think - Innovation and designing for cost.

Over the past 18 months the drivers in our industry have changed, some would argue for the worse but I would argue for the better.

Employee engagement isn’t an issue in hard times…or is it?

The hard decisions have been made to consolidate your workforce to ensure your business continues to survive in an uncertain and volatile market.

Pursue performance not scale

The WA Mining Club’s latest Education Series unearthed an interesting discussion on innovation and technology. But are we doing it right? More of a good thing is not always better.

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