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    Geoff Slade, Chairman at Slade Group, shares what he’s learnt after half a century of launching, building and selling businesses.

    Fifty years of business wisdom distilled into seven truths

    Business View on National Australia Bank

    Back in 1967, aged 21, Geoff Slade began his first recruitment agency. A couple of decades later he received an offer for the company he couldn’t refuse and sold it, moving on to become HR Director ... Read »

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    James Cassidy explains the importance of the talent acquisition process in terms of ensuring cultural fit. James applies his own experiences working for Samsung, and the efforts he spent on employee relations and retention; in particular in a Senior HR managerial role in Recruitment and Retention of foreign employees. A thoroughly fascinating read.

    Assessing Cultural Fit at Samsung

    James Cassidy on LinkedIn

    I can still remember speaking with a Korean friend after finishing an arduous panel interview at Samsung in the Summer of 1995. I had been attending a Korean language summer program at Yonsei Universi... Read »

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    As an executive recruitment consultant, Laurie Serafini is constantly observing behaviours. Here are his business and life lessons from observing Roger Federer.

    7 business and life lessons we can draw from Roger Federer’s #20grandslamwin

    Laurie Serafini on The Slade Report

    I've done a quick survey around the office and the streets at home, and guess what? I can honestly say I can't find anyone who doesn’t love Roger Federer (or who isn't pleased he just won the Austra... Read »

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    Candidate’s often ask us “Can I make it?”. Stuart Carruthers has some tips for those looking for ‘more’ in their careers.

    Can I make it? I should know.

    Stuart Carruthers on The Slade Report

    I often get asked by people who are looking for their next challenge, Can I make it? As an executive recruitment consultant, candidates approach me for all sorts of reasons: seeking career inspiratio... Read »

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    39 companies that are recognised as excellent employers share their employee retention strategies.

    Employee Retention Strategies: 39 Companies’ Key Methods for Retaining Talent

    Peter Banerjea on Time Doctor

    It's a troubling moment, isn't it? When a valued employee tells you that he or she has found a better opportunity? Employee retention is one of the biggest challenges that companies are facing today. Read »

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    Detailed article by McKinsey that sets out 4 things they believe businesses need to concentrate on to advance ‘HR as a hard-edged function capable of understanding the drivers of strategy and deploying talent in support of it’.

    The CEO's guide to competing through HR

    Frank Bafaro, Diana Ellsworth, Neel Gandhi on McKinsey

    Technological tools provide a new opportunity for the function to reach its potential and drive real business value. A leading US healthcare company was struggling recently to recruit more nurses and ... Read »

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    Company cultures need to constantly adapt to changing economies and industries. Getting that culture to begin to move, starts with the organisation’s leaders.

    Change Your Leaders To Change Your Culture

    Jack Zenger on Forbes

    How would you describe the culture of your organization? Some might say, "It's the smell of the place, or, “It’s how things are done around here." Research done on culture and organizational perfo... Read »

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    Candice Lewis has made it a personal mission, from now until Christmas, to not utter any of those tired icebreaker one-liners. What personal development mission are you setting your sights on?

    I officially abdicate from the role of Queen of (Lazy) Small Talk

    Candice Lewis on The Slade Report

    I’m currently completing a Ross Clennett Program – Leadership Coaching for High Performance (highly recommended, BTW). As part of my homework, I explored some of Ross’s previous blog articles as... Read »

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    Companies are realising how important talent management is to the future growth of their company. Henrik Brabrand, CEO TRANSEARCH International A/S, explains why hiring the right talent is crucial.

    Companies are failing with their in-house recruitment strategies

    Henrik Brabrand on LinkedIn

    Hiring the right talent is crucial for the success of your business, right? So, why are you not working to get the best in-house recruiters onboard? I know... You probably think I am just another grum... Read »

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    Roma Grant, senior consultant at Slade Executive Recruitment, shares strategies for taking control of a work situation that left unchecked, can lead to long-term damage to our health and a reduced work/life balance.

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