Employee Engagement: Winning in the Workplace

Employee Engagement

Doug Conant, a successful American businessman and former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company believed, “To win in the marketplace, you must win in the workplace.” Put simply, this means that employees are excited to come to work each day and are engaged and motivated to accomplish their tasks. When employees are engaged in a … Read more

Resigning Professionally Part 2: Ending on a Good Note

In the first part of this article, I discussed how to tell your boss you are resigning and what to do if you receive a counter offer. That article can be found ​here​. Now that the hard part is over, here are some suggestions on maximizing your last few weeks in the office. Taking Care … Read more

Resigning Professionally Part 1: Giving Notice and Receiving Counteroffers

After stagnating in a marketing management role for the past number of years, you were headhunted and have landed your dream job at a growing startup. With a $20 000 salary increase, more flexibility, a shorter commute, and high potential for growth, you can’t wait to start in just 5 weeks time. Before rushing too … Read more

Does Hiring for Culture Fit Stifle Diversity?

Picture this scenario: You are the Operations Manager of a Series A funded startup that has been operational for just over a year. The majority of the 12 employees are millennials with an average age of 27. While there is no clearly defined organisational culture, what has developed naturally is an environment with a casual … Read more

Is Grit the New Black of Your 21st Century Career?

In 2013, the Angela Duckworth’s TED talk “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” proposed that grit was the one characteristic as a significant predictor of success. Since then, Duckworth has suggested that grit is not the only determinant, but it does has a significant impact on success. There’s no denying that grit is a … Read more

Q&A on Leadership and Talent Development in the Advertising industry, with leading Organisational Psychologist, Debbie Sandy

The fast-paced and evolving nature of the Advertising and Media industry often means that many young leaders are stepping up into leadership roles quite quickly, with little training or coaching in team management. At Mint Talent, we work with a fantastic Talent and Leadership Development specialist and qualified Organisational Psychologist, Debbie Sandy, with 17 years … Read more

Diversity provides the best environment for your talent

There is a lot of conversation happening around ‘Diversity’, whether that is diversity in society, an example being the recent campaign around Marriage Equality in Australia, or whether that is diversity in the workplace. So what is Diversity? Diversity is typically described as the state of being different, which in the workplace refers to the … Read more

MINDFULNESS in the workplace

Stress is highly prevalent in Australia and around the world, particularly within the workplace. The Stress and Wellbeing in Australia survey 2014 found that 2 in 5 (44%) of working people in Australia identified their workplace as a significant source of stress in their life. This workplace stress was also linked to complicated health outcomes … Read more

A new type of leadership… Enterprise Leaders

One question which is always hotly debated in Organisational Psychology is whether there is a ‘right’ way to lead. Leaders are vital to any business as they play a pivotal role of motivating their team to increase their productivity, which in turn results in business growth and success. Past research has described many different types … Read more