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Persephone Nicholas is a freelance writer and regular contributor to The Weekend Australian newspaper. She is particularly interested in career and workplace issues and also writes about travel and lifestyle. www.persephone-nicholas.com

Is your company culture driving talent out the door?

December is a time when many people pause to contemplate how fulfilled they are in their current professional role and size up a potential move in the new year. A decisive and often overlooked factor in this consideration is company culture -- a magic ingredient for employers and employees alike. Persephone Nicholas reports.

Six tips to boost employee engagement

With one in five Australian workers admittedly unhappy at work, those companies that can keep their employees engaged have all sorts of advantages. Here are some tips to help your staff get the most out of themselves.

Six great tips to help neutralise conflict in business and life

‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Who hasn’t trotted out this old platitude to encourage themselves or someone else to tough it out, hang in there or generally put up and shut up? Well, guys – listen up, we were wrong!

Is speed killing our communication skills?

Why do we think that fast is better and why do we so often mistake speed for efficiency in the workplace? John Freeman, author of 'Shrinking the World', thinks it's all a bit wrong-headed. Persephone Nicholas reports.

Personal branding: Are you the real deal?

It's becoming impossible to get through the day without hearing some expert or other holding forth about personal branding. But could we be at risk of taking ourselves too seriously?

Six signs it’s time to rejoin the workforce

Recognise yourself in any of these? Then it could be time to get back to work.

Nine practical tips for graduate job seekers

If you think it’s a tough market out there, try being a graduate looking for work. Persephone Nicholas offers Gen Ys some frontline advice on wowing prospective employers.

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