A team of 15 Criterion employees traded their phones for ladles and keyboards for chopping boards to cook for those in need last Thursday. Our Big Kitchen is a community-run industrial kitchen preparing meals for disadvantaged people across Sydney and Criterion was eager to assist. Staff embodied the company purpose, bringing people together to inspire … Continue reading Out of the office and into the kitchen
Ian Yates, CEO of COTA, believes the aged care sector has reached a critical junction as we await release of the Interim Report and the new era its release heralds. “Discussing the report but more than that, discussing positively how we respond to the issues that’ve been raised to the Royal Commission and making issues … Continue reading COTA’s Ian Yates on the Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report
“Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.” – Patrick McKenzie A good developer is a good problem solver. While programming is arguably a creative exercise of creating something out of nothing, for it to take flight the programmer must first overcome a … Continue reading Can you crack the code?
Following a year of prolific cyber attacks on Australian Universities, a new federal government taskforce will address resilience against foreign interference. Containing equal representation from universities and government agencies, the University Foreign Interference Taskforce will have a core focus on ensuring universities are “resilient to unauthorised access, manipulation, disruption or damage”. The cyber security working … Continue reading Will new taskforce put the lock on university data?
Nearly 70% of people are uncomfortable disclosing a mental illness to an employer; 35% said it wasn’t even a possibility. Of people taking sick leave due to depression, 40% hid the fact from their boss. If you notice changes in a colleague or employee, it’s important to have the conversation and let them know they … Continue reading Quick Reference Guide to Talking to Staff about their Mental Health
To coincide with the company’s 10 year anniversary, Criterion Conferences saw it fit to redefine their purpose with view of their evolution from humble beginnings. Watch to hear the reasons behind Cath Jules, CEO, founding the company in 2009 and how staff resonate with the new purpose.
“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company Executive assistants today frequently hear that “EAs are leaders”. Some EAs embrace this wholeheartedly, others are not quite sure. Is every EA a leader? Does every EA think and perform like a leader? Since leadership … Continue reading How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™