Latest Media Coverage
22 Feb 2024
5 Career mistakes to avoid in 2024
"2024 is likely to see the relative speed of our lives accelerate further. Consequently, it’s important that we proactively think about how to adjust our careers plans to make sure they remain relevant, practical, and up to speed. If you don’t have a career plan… you should make one. If you have one… update it."
20 Feb 2024
A Career Carol finalist in Wishing Shelf Independent adult non-fiction book awards
"The Wishing Shelf Book Awards was created and is proudly operated by an independently published author, with the judging panel receiving books from around the world in a variety of young reader and adult categories. This awards program takes pride in honest and in-depth judging and comprehensive feedback."
14 Feb 2024
Want to LOVE your job? Take the quiz to find your ideal job partner
"Are you ready to find your ideal job partner? You may think you know, but maybe you’re wrong? Or perhaps you’re unhappy with the job relationship you’re in? Or are you worried your job may be secretly interviewing other people? Whatever your situation, what’s the harm in playing along?"
14 Feb 2024
A Career Carol - Finding your purpose
"Our book, A Career Carol: A Tale of Professional Nightmares and How to Navigate Them is dedicated to exploring how to achieve a successful career. A great place to start is with -- purpose. Knowing what you're really fighting for. Read more about how to locate your career purpose in our hashtag#LinkedinBookClub excerpt..."
9 Feb 2024
Passion versus Payslip
"Fifty years ago, there was a clear segregation in our expectations between work and fulfilment,” observe career experts Dr Schuster and Dr Oxley. “We generally accepted that work was a means to an end…not an end in itself. However, the distinction has become blurry."
9 Feb 2024
Careers advice for students – What job ambitions do you actually have?
"We recognise the eternal challenges awaiting people starting out on their careers. The transition from school to professional life presents the daunting prospect of having to personally reinvent yourself. We should never underestimate just how hard it can be for students to leap from the comfortable routine of full-time education into the scary unknown world of business."
8 Feb 2024
The impact of company culture on your career
“Company culture is everything!” says Dr Helmut Schuster. “It’s the difference between fulfilment and misery. We spend far too much time at work to compromise on the quality of interactions at work. It can erode self-confidence and as a result have a significant negative impact on our well-being.”
5 Feb 2024
The Four Existential Career Crises We Are All Destined To Face
"What do Steve Jobs, Peter Gibbons, Risto Siilasmaa & Jorma Ollila, and Sam Bankman-Fried, have in common? An eclectic bunch of names designed to intrigue and puzzle. By superficial measures, they were all very successful. They all had well-paid jobs, were able to afford good lifestyles, and accumulated material wealth."
30 Jan 2024
Your career in 2024: 4 tips to optimise your approach
"What is already obvious, is that conventional corporate career paths are less secure and at greater threat to disruption than ever before. In a world where predictable tasks can be automated via AI what remains are the more creative and innovative aspects of business."
25 Jan 2024
Executive Succession In A Complex, Fractured, ESG-Obsessed World
"Taking the lessons from Friedman, Collins, and the GFC, we know that avarice creates distortions and temptations… particularly among those only interested in the next quarter. The same applies to contrived and puffed-up ESG statements."
23 Jan 2024
Is January the best time to recruit?
"January is that sweet spot where the contemplative reflections of extraordinary talent are converted into new year’s resolutions, while corporate recruiting teams, armed with refreshed budgets, look to clear a backlog of open requisitions."
23 Jan 2024
Four career trends that are changing the way we work in 2024
"What does it take to succeed in a workplace that’s changing at a breakneck speed? We learn the secrets to success from HR specialists Dr David Oxley and Dr Helmut Schuster."
23 Jan 2024
How to have great new year career conversations
"It’s that time of the year when many look for a fresh career adventure, be that a project, promotion, secondment or a new role outside of your organisation. Dr Helmut Schuster and Dr David Oxley, Co authors of A Career Carol, offer four principles for how to have open, helpful career conversations with your people."
17 Jan 2024
Career trends you can expect to see in 2024
"Our research suggests that a significant factor troubling individuals over the past three years was the desire to confront a simple yet deeply significant question, 'Why am I doing this, what is it all for, and is it worth it?'"
12 Jan 2024
Four principles of great career conversations
"The new year’s ‘fresh start effect’ makes it the perfect time for organisations to engage in career conversations with their employees. Dr Helmut Schuster and Dr David Oxley, co authors of A Career Carol, offer four principles (plus four rules) to help you craft great growth-focused conversations with your people."
4 Jan 2024
Finding your career path in a boxed-in world
"There is a risk of being swept along on prefabricated career paths. We are surrounded by powerful societal influences that popularise stereotypes of desirability. We are conditioned to believe that ‘success’ is the most sought-after graduate scheme in London, New York, or Palo Alto. So, quite naturally, many of us put blinkers on and dive in."
3 Jan 2024
2024 New Year's Resolution for Human Resources
"So, what does it take to build a great HR function and what distinguishes great HR people from others? Our research and experience points to five key ingredients. When these are present, we have witnessed extraordinary HR leaders emerge. Here are the five dimensions that we believe are foundational for ‘great’ HR functions..."
22 Dec 2023
The Generation Game
"Workplaces are more diverse than ever – we’re talking not only gender equality and ethnic background, but also generational diversity. In many companies, generational labels are used for development purposes, yet this is such an inadequate and lazy way of looking at things, as Helmut Schuster and David Oxley explain."
19 Dec 2023
The Pitfalls of Portraying the Workplace as ‘Fun’
It’s tempting in a busy world to look for hacks and shortcuts that can help us simplify complex challenges. The problem becomes when we confuse their convenience for something more meaningful.