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Does Kids Football Have More Clarity Than Your Business?

Does Kids Football Have More Clarity Than Your Business?
You can see it every Sunday on football pitches across the country. It’s not the teams with the best individual players that consistently win.

Every Sunday I coach a kids football team. I have 14 highly excited children, kids with different personalities and different technical skills, exhausted from a week at school. In two hours, how do I bring this disparate group together into one cohesive unit that scores goals? How do I teach them team work?

Two words: common purpose.

 
 
 

Why workplace diversity is so much more than gender

Why workplace diversity is so much more than gender
When you hear the phrase “workplace diversity” you might assume it’s all about gender. But diversity also spans age, ethnicity, perspectives and experience.

And it matters because, not just in accounting but across all professions, a diverse workforce delivers better business results.
 
 
 

Communication skills: the key to accounting success

Communication skills: the key to accounting success
If you think accounting is all about the numbers, you're only half right. Detailed, technical proficiency will always be a key part of the role, but those who develop strong commercial and communication skills will increase their chances of success.

Increasingly, finance professionals who use their analytical skills to tell a compelling story with numbers and influence business outcomes will be those who stand out from the pack, says Nicholas Rogers, Manager of Accounting and Finance in Brisbane for Hudson, who has been in accounting recruitment for the past eight years.
 
 
 

Do you think fast or slow when recruiting?

Do you think fast or slow when recruiting?
Your brain contains some 100 billion neurons and its blood vessels and transport systems stretch some 100,000 miles. Yet when it comes to the brain as a decision making tool, one Nobel Prize winner argues there are only two sides of the brain that matter.

Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is the author of New York Times bestseller ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’, a culmination of two decades of research.

 
 
 

Balancing skills and cultural fit in IT recruitment

Balancing skills and cultural fit in IT recruitment
They might appear to be the perfect candidate – highly skilled on paper, interview well and both engaging and professional – but on the job and in the team, it can be a different story altogether.

Finding a balance between skills and a good cultural fit is a common dilemma across professions, and the unique skill requirements of ICT can make it even harder.

 
 
 

What is big data analytics – and what does big data talent look like?

What is big data analytics – and what does big data talent look like?

It may be the biggest buzz term in business right now, but what exactly is big data analytics? What’s more, how can organisations find the big data talent they need?

The term ‘big data’ refers to the huge amounts of structured and unstructured data now available to businesses which, through analysis, allows organisations to gain insights into their industries, enhance their performance and gain competitive advantage.

The material comes from a variety of sources from inside and outside an organisation. These are both traditional (financial records, customer interactions, product transactions) and digital (web statistics, social networks, browsing behaviour).

Together, it's a complicated set of information that is very difficult to process. For organisations, the challenge is to find the right people to acquire, analyse, interpret and translate this data – and then turn it into predictive insights that spur action and lead to business value.

 
 
 

IT jobs outlook strong for contractors

IT jobs outlook strong for contractors

Professionals looking for IT jobs may want to revisit contracting: employers are now more likely to hire ICT contractors than permanent employees, according to the latest Hudson Report.

The Hudson Report, released this week, shows intention to hire IT contractors rose 2.0pp (percentage points) to 29.4% this quarter, the highest of all professions.

Intention to hire permanent IT employees, on the other hand, decreased, falling 3.6pp to 25.2%.

The figures suggest more IT employers could hire contractors than permanent staff this quarter, a result unseen in The Hudson Report in recent years.

 
 
 
 

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