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News Archive 2015
FSC-CBA Older Workers Report 2015
The Older Workers Report 2015 from the Financial Services Council and Commonwealth Bank shows the notion of retiring at 60 has well and truly become redundant. Will working into the 70's be the new norm in years to come?
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Goodbye rankings: Accenture gives annual performance reviews the flick
Accenture joins the 6% of Fortune 500 companies who have fundamentally transformed their performance-review processes in the past couple of years. How long before the traditional performance review becomes a thing of the past?
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Male executives must back words with action to get more senior corporate women
The latest data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency reveals women comprise 39.8% of "other managers", 26.1% of key management personnel and 17.3% of CEOs in Australia. Whilst things have certainly improved from a strategic awareness perspective, these figures show that organisations must continue to back up their rhetoric with action when it comes to promoting gender diversity in the workplace.
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AESC Insights: Diversity as a Business Imperative
A recent report from the AESC explains why diversity continues to be a critical business imperative for organisations across the globe.
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AESC launches new website
Our congratulations to the AESC on the launch of their new website. It looks fantastic, and is sure to become the new hub for thought leadership in executive search & leadership consulting.
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Presenteeism over productivity: why flexible working needs a rebrand
Flexible Working's transition from 'laudable concept' to 'practical reality' continues to be a challenge for many Australian organisations. This is an interesting article exploring the ongoing situation in the UK.
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Apple advances on diversity, slowly
As more and more US companies transition towards publicly reporting the gender, race, and ethnicity of their workforces, Apple's Head of HR Denise Young admits that the organisation is making slow progress on the diversity of its workforce. It will be interesting to see what approaches Australian companies will take as we head towards an increased emphasis on diversity reporting.
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KPMG Women's Leadership Study
Jacinta Whelan, GM of Flex Executives, says we need to keep talking about how we encourage more women to lead. Thanks to KPMG for putting time and resources into this important topic.
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Jo Fisher Executive Recent Appointments
We would like to publicly congratulate some of the successful candidates that we have recently placed. It's been a busy year so far! Read more at our Recent Appointments page.
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World’s top 10 universities led by women
World University Rankings analysis has revealed the world’s top 10 universities led by women. Research has also shown that only 16% of the world's Top 200 universities are led by women, whilst only 15% of UK institutions and 26% of US universities have a female as their leader. Australia sits somewhere in the middle with 23% of our universities being led by women.
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Congratulations to Valerie Amos
In a significant moment for leadership diversity in the UK higher ed sector, Baroness Valerie Amos becomes the first black woman to lead a UK university.
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PRESS RELEASE
Taking the next step in Executive Leadership. Jo Fisher Executive has announced a merger with boutique tertiary education and research sector firm, HigherEd Appointments.
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Congratulations
Linda Dessau, who has officially become Victoria's first female Governor. Linda Dessau has made history boldly, becoming Victoria's first female Governor. Yet there is another first that needs to be acknowledged and celebrated: she is also the state's first Jewish Governor.
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Working flexibly does NOT mean career suicide
Jacinta Whelan, GM of Flex Executives, agrees with Anne Sherry – working flexibly does NOT mean career suicide. More employees are demanding flexible work. Employers will simply have to catch-on.
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The Committee for Economic Development of Australia's (CEDA)
'Australia's Future Workforce' report
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia's (CEDA) 'Australia's Future Workforce' report has been released, and it predicts that the next wave of the industrial revolution will fundamentally reshape business activity. More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs that exist today, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years due to technological advancements, a CEDA report being released today has found.
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Effective Director Workshops - Coming Soon
JFE have teamed with governance expert Marion Macleod FAICD to run a series of Effective Director Workshops. Please email Jacinda Davies, JFE General Manager on jacindadavies@jofisher.com to register your interest regarding these upcoming workshops.
Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has turned her attention to driving change across Australia's sporting community.
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The 2015 AESC BlueSteps Job Outlook Report is out now, and among other things reveals that 72% of management-level professionals worldwide feel more optimistic about their career opportunities in 2015.
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The 30% Club is coming to Australia. Will they be able to achieve their target of 30% of women on Australia’s top 200 listed company boards by 2018?
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An interesting summary in The Age of the key 'take aways' from the Future of Work Conference which JFE was honoured to sponsor last week.
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Have you begun future-proofing your workplace yet? Adecco's new report makes for fascinating and thought-provoking reading.
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Congratulations to our higher education clients UTS, QUT, University of South Australia, Deakin, Charles Darwin, UWS, Swinburne, La Trobe, Flinders, Griffith, ECU and RMIT, who all made the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings for 2015. 16 Australian universities in the Top 100 is a great result!
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Jo Fisher FlexExecutives is a proud sponsor of the Future of Work conference being held in Melbourne and commencing tomorrow. For those of you who are attending, we look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a fascinating and inspiring event!
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The 25 most ‘influential’ female ASX board directors
Jacinta Whelan, GM Flex Executives, is inspired to see such an impressive list of women leading the way for others onto Boards.
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Human rights commissioner Kate Jenkins names AFL chief Gill McLachlan among 19 male champions of women in the workplace.
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Terrific news from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) today. As their CEO John Brogden says: "There is an undeniable case for gender diversity on boards."
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In this inspiring TED Talk, Dame Stephanie Shirley tells her incredible life story, and details why she used the name 'Steve' for a time.
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