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September

Why ‘fake it until you make it’ is terrible advice

Experts offer five tips to overcome impostor syndrome. ‘Fake it until you make it’ is not one of them.

  • Euan Black

Thirst for learning is why many workers switch jobs

Almost seven in 10 Australian workers say the best way for them to develop their skills is to change companies, and three quarters would stay with their employer for longer if it was easier to change jobs internally.

  • Euan Black

More women are studying science, tech. But then the problems start

Women are heeding the call to enter the STEM workforce, but there are still a lot of gender-based problems once they get there, a new report confirms.

  • Julie Hare

Sowing her wild oats: how Sarah Qian created a yummy vegan cheese

Sarah Qian was a chemical engineer in search of a mission. Then she decided to make a vegan cheese by traditional methods – enter Compassion Creamery.

  • Julie Hare

Bosses enforce exit clauses to ‘stop the bleeding’

Executives are spending three or six months on the sidelines before they can start a new job, thanks to the tight talent market.

  • Tess Bennett
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Don’t be indispensable at work – it’s a terrible trap

Making people dependent on you may seem a clever idea, but it creates problems for you, your bosses and colleagues.

  • Miranda Green

I can’t be the only one who doesn’t want to WFH?

When demanding a return to the office, leaders should be honest about the flexibility they have enjoyed themselves.

  • Paul Davies

How to inspire the ‘quiet quitters’

The inability to inspire worker buy-in has been a challenge for organisations for decades. “The thing that humans truly derive pleasure from is found within work.”

  • Gearoid Reidy

The immortal awfulness of open plan workplaces

For decades, research has found that open plan offices are bad for companies, bad for workers, bad for health and bad for morale. And yet they just won’t die.

  • David Brooks

Aussies tempted by a new era of flexible work abroad

Gloria Macan was prepared to turn down her dream job if her new employer wouldn’t let her work from Croatia.

  • Tess Bennett

‘Quiet quitters’ make up half of the US workforce

About half of US workers could be described as “quiet quitters,” according to new research by survey firm Gallup, meaning they fulfill their job description but are psychologically detached from their work.

  • Jo Constantz

Meet the husbands of two teal independents

Tim Irving, husband of MP Zali Steggall, and Adam Magro, husband of MP Sophie Scamps, talk about the benefits of sharing domestic duties.

  • Rob Sturrock

August

This simple trick will make networking less stressful

Hate that feeling of walking into a large conference hall and seeing a sea of people you don’t know? Here are two strategies to help you to start networking.

  • Amantha Imber

My handwriting is terrible. Should I be worried?

Writing by hand is one of our species’ foundational achievements. We take it for granted, but if it disappeared, we would miss it more than we can imagine.

  • Pilita Clark

Gen X is kind of, sort of, not really the boss

After years of being outnumbered in the workforce by Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), Gen Xers have already been overtaken by another, larger cohort: Millennials.

  • Pamela Paul
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The highly educated young women who can’t decide on a career

Young women are increasingly seen as assertive and in command of their own lives. But a new study finds they are struggling when it comes to choosing a career.

  • Julie Hare

Why Canva gets 300,000 job applications a year

Office perks are one of the reasons the Sydney-based graphic design company is winning one of the crucial wars of business: the war for talent.

  • Aaron Patrick

Why 20-something workers have an image problem

I have lost count of the complaints I have heard from managers, most in their late 30s and 40s, about their coddled, disengaged, and indifferent, 20-something employees.

  • Pilita Clark