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Actually, Gen Y are looking for long-term jobs

Actually, Gen Y are looking for long-term jobs
They're often portrayed as impatient and demanding in their career aspirations, but Gen Y job candidates may take a longer-term view than some employers think.

Hudson manager of accounting and finance, Nicholas Rogers, says employers who invest in training and development for young accounting and finance employees may find the stereotype of Gen Y being frequent job-changers doesn't hold.

 
 
 

Digital’s most wanted: the marketing jobs on everyone’s hot list

Digital’s most wanted: the marketing jobs on everyone’s hot list
As digital consumption reshapes our lives, Australian marketing departments are undergoing a data revolution. The days of the mantra “half of advertising works, I just don’t know which half” simply does not apply anymore with the result that marketing jobs are being redefined by data.

According to the latest Hudson Report, the top three digital skill sets in demand today by marketing hiring managers are digital strategy, social media and website management, in that order. It is a significant shift in demand as traditionally these were the roles either outsourced or viewed as non-core to the marketing function.

 
 
 

IT teams need management training: new research

IT teams need management training: new research
The new generation of ICT specialists are seeking a more professional work environment with an emphasis on management training, as new Hudson research reveals one in three IT managers were not trained in people management before being given a direct report.

What’s more, one in two IT professionals rate the people management skills of their IT manager as 'average'.

 
 
 

Leadership development: what it takes to stake the C-Suite

Leadership development: what it takes to stake the C-Suite
The skills it takes to reach the C-suite aren’t enough to keep you there. When it comes to leadership development, as the Harvard Business Review says, “Once people reach the C-suite, technical and functional expertise matters less than leadership skills and a strong grasp of business fundamentals.”

So how does an individual undergo the kind of leadership development needed to claim his place in the C-suite?

 
 
 

Workplace diversity: for results, not just appearances

Workplace diversity: for results, not just appearances
Why do workplace diversity programs fail? Where do I start?

Perhaps with this: they’re sometimes run so that a few people can say to themselves and their colleagues, ‘My organisation has a diversity program’...
 
 
 

Accounting Jobs: Industry experience “ideal but not necessary”

Accounting Jobs: Industry experience “ideal but not necessary”
Specific industry experience when applying for accounting jobs may not be as crucial as you think.

In fact, around three-quarters of accounting and finance employers said industry experience is either "not important" or "ideal but not necessary" when hiring new people, according to The Hudson Report, Quarter 2, 2014.

 
 
 

Want to be a CFO? Read this...

Want to be a CFO? Read this...
If you're a finance professional and you’re thinking about becoming a CFO one day, you may need to change your behaviour.

If your analysis of a market trend, opportunity or risk to the business gets ignored, well then you have two options. You can go to lunch, thinking it's enough to have filed a report. Or you can seek out whoever will listen and make sure your point is heard.

 
 
 

Leadership qualities: who’s got the goods on your team?

Leadership qualities: who’s got the goods on your team?
Contrary to what he or she believes, the loudest person in the office may not be the leader of the future. Instead, that person may be the one who is most self-critical – but has leadership qualities in droves.

Consider this quote from Forbes.com columnist Victor Lipman, who believes the most effective executives he’s met display “realistic assessments of their own abilities – their strengths and weaknesses, their effect on others, the gaps that needed to be filled.”

 
 
 

Business Strategy: Key Lessons From the World Cup

Business Strategy: Key Lessons From the World Cup
Day in, day out, organisations face setbacks when trying to execute their strategy. Match in, match out, football teams face the same. Thinking about business strategy, what has the World Cup taught us about sticking with the game plan?

One of the more noteworthy characteristics of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup has been the amount of times teams recovered from behind to either snatch a victory or record a draw.

 
 
 

What makes a good IT project manager?

What makes a good IT project manager?
The key to choosing a great IT project manager may lie in their ability to be extremely adaptable, rather than how they fit a certain selection criteria.

Many organisations try to tick as many boxes as possible that match the industry, culture, behavioural and academic fit when selecting a person who will steer and deliver a project that may yield an evolutional change for the business.

 
 
 
 

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