Chronic Disease at Work

How is Chronic Disease impacting our workforce? The term chronic disease applies to a group of diseases that tend to be long-lasting and have persistent effects. Chronic diseases have a range of potential impacts on a person’s individual circumstances, including quality of life, social, professional and financial. Chronic Diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, heart…

Solar Panel Performance and Product Warranties – Are You Being Over Promised?

Business Owner - Energy Consultant - Energy Management Consultancy

This article is a carry on from the previous article ‘What To Look For On The Solar Panel Specification Sheet‘ and outlines the warranties that are offered with solar panels. Solar panels have two widely used manufacturer warranties one, the performance warranty, which is mainly to look pretty. The other is simply the one that…

Perfect Pitch

Innovation and entrepreneurship specialist - Startup Gippsland

There’s a lot of misconceptions about pitching. When most people think of pitching, they think of Shark Tank. But pitching is so much more than that and like many aspects of entrepreneur life, it’s a valuable skill that takes time to perfect. So what is pitching and why is it important? Pitching is important as…

Need a reference? Avoid this crucial mistake

Regional Manager Gippsland - DFP Recruitment

Many job seekers make the mistake of confirming their referees well after commencing their job search. It is important to resolve the issue of references at the start of your job hunt so that this matter will not cause undue anxiety during the search. Generally, your former employers and associates will not intend to say…

The importance of networking with industry colleagues

Writer, editor, proofreader, owner/operator - On Time Typing

The more small business owners or managers talk to other professionals within your industry, the more they learn and grow which then impacts their performance and the performance of their business. When you make the time to talk to colleagues within your industry, you learn more about the theories and practices around your industry; how to…

Two Simple Strategies to Combat Stress in the Workplace.

It is well recognised the impact stress can have on our bodies. Stress contributes to every disease known. When under the stress response our adrenals produce hormones known as “fight or flight” adrenaline, noradrenalin, and cortisole. These hormones increase a person’s heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate. Excess stress hormones can create metabolic havoc, inflammation and lead to heart…

What To Look For On The Solar Panel Specification Sheet – So Over Rated!

Business Owner - Energy Consultant - Energy Management Consultancy

Are you under the assumption that the 5kW system you have been quoted is what your system will produce? Then you need to read on to find out what really to expect! To set the scene I do want to touch on the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance; the amount of sunshine hitting the…

Developing your network

Regional Manager Gippsland - DFP Recruitment

It is estimated that a large portion of the jobs that are filled are done so via the hidden job market, that is “word of mouth”. The major advantage of penetrating the hidden job market is that your competition is dramatically reduced. Unlike through advertised positions, people who source jobs via their network or direct…

How do you know when it’s time for a new job?

Regional Manager Gippsland - DFP Recruitment

There is a theory that most jobs have an expiry date – that what you felt so passionate about and enjoyed doing on a daily basis in the beginning doesn’t last forever. You may have already experienced this in your career or you could be one of the lucky ones to be either doing what…

How to follow up after a job interview

Regional Manager Gippsland - DFP Recruitment

Next to being informed about landing a job, many candidates find the end of an interview and the relief of doing well to be the second best feeling. Given all the preparation and stress that goes into interviews, this is completely normal. While the sense of relief is immense, it is important to complete a…