Insight & Outlook

We are passionate about sharing the latest industry research and relevant articles relating to the future of the workplace. Whether it be an informative article about how to put your best foot forward when job hunting or how to better engage with your employees for a more productive outcome, our Insight & Outlook section is a valuable resource for clients and candidates. Our team regularly curate articles, papers and documents to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date resources about the world of work. We add new articles frequently so make sure to save this page to your favourites and come back again soon.

The right way to accept a job

The right way to accept a job

Published 17th October 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

There is only one correct way to accept a job and few people know it. Before I became an executive coach, I was a recruiter for many years and before that, I was a lawyer. My legal days still echo through in some of the career advice I give because, after all, it’s not called […]

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How 10-10-10 thinking can simplify complex career and life decisions

How 10-10-10 thinking can simplify complex career and life decisions

Published 6th October 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

This self-coaching tool helped my daughter, Lily, solve her first career crisis and it might help you. Lily woke this morning with a slight hangover, which is ironic because last night she was celebrating having completed her psychology honours thesis on alcohol use among the younger generation – I’m putting it down to post-thesis research. […]

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Juggling work and minions – the importance of flexibility

Juggling work and minions - the importance of flexibility

Published 5th September 2017 by Candice Lee

Does your organisation accommodate your need for reasonable flexibility? As a corporate lawyer, flexibility in working arrangements can be difficult to find and achieve. There’s a stereotype that corporate lawyers should have long, rigid hours and spend the majority of their awake hours buried in contracts, chained to their desk. While this stereotype may suit […]

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My 23 years in recruitment have proven that values can’t be forced

My 23 years in recruitment have proven that values can't be forced

Published 9th June 2017 by Hayley Crealy

I can’t believe it – I’ve spent 23 years in recruitment. I started when I was 21, how anyone took me seriously I still can’t get my head around.  Pink cashmere cardigan, tortoiseshell glasses and a ponytail, I am not lying, But they did. People did buy into me, because I used the words and techniques […]

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Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria – shining a spotlight on inspirational female leaders

Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria - shining a spotlight on inspirational female leaders

Published 27th March 2017 by Clare McCartin

          Davidson is excited to announce that entries are now open and nominations can be submitted for the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria). The Davidson Executive and Boards team together with their HR Consulting business could see that across local and state government, and statutory authorities, the Victorian public sector […]

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How to become a networking guru

How to become a networking guru

Published 27th July 2015 by Stacey Blanch

No matter where you are up to in your career, in today’s marketplace, your ability to network is critical to discovering new opportunities and connecting with the right people. Like all good things with potentially great returns, it is not easy and takes work! It takes deliberate practice. Networking is not about being an extravert, […]

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How to transfer your skills to different jobs

How to transfer your skills to different jobs

Published 14th July 2015 by Stacey Blanch

Gone are the days of a qualification for life, where we reach professional maturity in a role functionally similar to the one we started in. Today, it is all about knowing and marketing your transferable skills; those collections of skills that transcend any particular role, but can be utilised by any business to drive organisational […]

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Stop multitasking! It’s damaging your performance

Stop multitasking! It’s damaging your performance

Published 25th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

Would it surprise you to know that ultra-productive people, or top performers, do not multitask? As our days continue to get increasingly demanding, the key to performance and ultimately success lies in our ability to perform well on important tasks; not in the quantity of tasks completed. New research conducted at Stanford University, and at […]

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How to set yourself apart from other candidates

How to set yourself apart from other candidates

Published 17th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

Offshoring + cost minimisation + aging workforce = increased competition in the job market. And it is only going to get more competitive. Now dubbed Generation Jobless, our young adults are feeling the impact of this new market. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released showed “the youth jobless rate was double the unemployment […]

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How to keep your resume out of the ‘no’ pile

How to keep your resume out of the ‘no’ pile

Published 10th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

You would honestly need to have your head in the sand to not know that the job market has changed and will continue to do so. It is not just the increased competition for opportunities, but the changing recruitment processes due to technology advancement and automation. So why do many of us continue to dust […]

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