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  1. Key Points From Simon Smith's The Neuroscience Of Leadership & People Engagement Sara Eriksson 21-Mar-2018
  2. Key Points From Paul Bloxham's Economic Outlook for 2018 and Beyond Event Sara Eriksson 28-Feb-2018
  3. Key Points From Trent Duvall's “The Challenges And Opportunities Facing The Australian Consumer Goods Markets” Sara Eriksson 07-Dec-2017
  4. Key Points From Shane Oliver's Economic Outlook for 2018 Event Sara Eriksson 22-Nov-2017
  5. Make Your Résumé Stand Out from the Crowd…..... Sara Eriksson 04-Sep-2017



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Kim Van Der Poel, People Advisor, Dalkia Energy Solutions


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Raheel Irfan, Group AP Manager, Idameneo Pty Ltd


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Chris Mamarelis, Chief Financial Officer, The Whiddon Group


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Rosalie Lau, Group Financial Controller, Steadfast Group


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Sandra Cittadini, Senior HR Manager, SunRice


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Gary Margetson, Head of Shared Services, News Corporation


"We have been working with Moir Group for over 12 months now and have filled a number of senior roles. Their feedback, preparedness to challenge, as well as provide sound advice, has been invaluable to us. They constantly sought to understand our needs, to refine that understanding and to ensure we were able to continue moving forward. Their service throughout the process was exceptional.”

Carol Pegler, Director of Human Resources, Bard


“Integrity, professionalism and the desire to find the right fit between candidates and prospective employers - it was a pleasure to experience these attributes with Moir Group. Their commitment to finding the right role with the right cultural fit was second to none and I’m looking forward to maintaining my relationship with the Moir Group well into the future. The Moir Group does indeed stand out from the rest.”

Paul Wiggins, Global Financial Shared Services, Fosters Group Australia


"Thank you very much for helping to deliver outstanding candidates for this role. In comparison with other agencies, working with you was pleasant, professional and provided a great outcome." 

Stuart Rennie,Church & Dwight


"Moir Group handled this process in an exceptionally professional way." 

Craig Adams, Chief Financial Office, Clarendon Homes


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Michelle Adam, Finance Manager, Woolworths


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Hamilton, Candidate


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Tim Howells, Software Controller, Microsoft


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Chris McFadden, Candidate


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Tendai Des Moyo, Chief Financial Officer, Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW


"Thanks again for your personable professionalism and delivering on the promise of the Moir Group brand.

Wayne McCusker, Managing Director, Church & Dwight

"Moir Group thank you so much for your superb professional advice and warm encouragement. I'm very grateful"

Cherry Liu, Candidate


"Moir Group is great and i thoroughly enjoyed working with you as a company. You are very good at what you do, always have a good understanding of me & our business and are great people to deal with.

Kristian Mertens, Chief Financial Officer, Norman Disney & Young


" Moir Group is the best agency in Sydney without a doubt, your professionalism and kindness is rare these days." 

Alessandra Rizzo, Commercial Analyst, Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited 


"Moir Group really stand out in comparison to other agencies, you work together as a team and genuinely are passionate about finding people a job. The fact that i felt this when i first met Moir Group and still feel it now means it must be an important part of your culture as a whole, it sets you apart from all other agencies. Moir Group are by far the best!”

Steven Davies, Candidate


"Angela has been a valuable resource and support in bouncing ideas off in a competitive job market. She has a depth of knowledge, shown great empathy and I have found her advice to be relatable and grounded.I would highly recommend Angela to someone seeking advice in their job search."

Linda Lukban, Candidate


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Critical Leadership Qualities In A Rapidly Changing World

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Critical Leadership Qualities In A Rapidly  Changing World

Today’s leaders are navigating increasing speed, complexity and disruption. While leadership development has grown into a significant global industry, traditional approaches to executive education have struggled to keep up with the dramatic pace of change, which is leaving leaders ill-equipped in uncertain times.  
While the changing context is creating opportunity for some, it is leaving others behind. Surprisingly, many of those who find themselves compromised have enjoyed successful careers and commercial success.  This raises the question:  what does it take to thrive in an uncertain world? 

Julie Birtles is a pioneer in developing innovative approaches to leadership development, which has shaped a generation of leaders who have the capability and confidence to lead in challenging times.  On Monday 22nd May, Julie will share her insights in how you can develop these skills.

 For more details head to our Events Page
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Trends And Why Leaders Of Tomorrow Need To Understand Consumers"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Trends and why leaders of tomorrow need to understand consumers" - Reflections on Simon Corah's recent presentation

In the workplace of today, many of us are dealing with multiple short term demands and a pressure to fight fires. It is not always easy to find or justify the time to consider trends in the wider market, with questions such as "where is the market going?" and "how do we ensure our strategy focuses forwards, not backwards?" So, how do we discern between trends and fads?

This post argues that to be successful, leaders of tomorrow need to find that elusive time and focus, no matter what your background or function, and balancing short term demands with a deep commitment to understanding consumers.

According to a Simon Corah, CEO of the Sydney based Growth Mantra consultancy, trends are integral to strategy, and if we ignore trends or misinterpret them as passing fads, we are at risk of being left behind, with such high profile examples include Kodak and Nokia.

Simon argues that it is consumers that leaders of tomorrow, should look to because consumers set trends.  By focusing on consumers and what consumers are doing, we can gain those valuable insights and a deeper understanding of where to head next. 

At a recent Moir Group event, Simon highlighted the following eight super- trends:

PersonalisationThink some of the latest health apps. Google Health sells tailored health insurance based on your unique DNA and is one of the fastest growing health insurance offers globally.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. - It is predicted that automation will grow exponentially in the next few years.  On the one hand many jobs are predicted to become obsolete.  One example often sited is routine compliance work.  Yet on the other hand, a new breed of jobs are likely to grow in their place, including those of which we haven't yet heard much, such as automation ethicists or automation economists.

Share economy. - This trend is already well underway - consumers are demonstrating less interest in ownership and more interest in paid access or subscription.  Air BnB is one example.  Another is Spotify.

Open Innovation.- The STAR Alliance in the airline industry illustrates the trend towards collaboration in instances where there is no geographic competition.

Transparency.   - Simon's example for this super-trend is Nike.  Remember the storm in negative publicity that Nike experienced when the public learned of their abusive labour practices.  Manufacture was outsourced overseas with workers being paid as little as 14c per hour.  Having hit rock-bottom, Nike used transparency to address the potentially catastrophic scenario, publicly acknowledging their issues and printing a full list of contracted factories.  Nike improved overseas workers pay and conditions, and published a detailed report on working conditions -'warts and all', embracing transparency to rebuild trust with consumers. 

Simplification.  An obsession for us at Moir Group and many leading businesses who continually strive to reduce complexity and get closer to making the customer journey as easy as possible.  Amazon is seen as a world class benchmark in simplifying the consumer experience.

Privacy and Security.   - Another trend with which we are already grappling with.  Large companies such as Facebook and Google hold vast amounts of personal data.  What level of privacy are we as consumers prepared to accept?  Concurrently, as businesses we are all gaining more and more information about current and potential customers.  How do we make use of this rich information responsibly, protecting the safety and interests of our consumers and ourselves?

Convergence.  - The traditional distinction between many industries is blurring and as businesses evolve and adapt to the rapidly changing landscape, another super trend relates to convergence.  The home furnishing business IKEA is also known for its food. Is Apple Home a technology offer, a home improvement or an electronics service?  And importantly, what business are you in?

Bluetooth-enabled bandaging can now monitor and potentially revolutionise wound care.  How about a Light N Easy menu based on your unique genome?  Can a 3D printer produce a replacement human organ?  Metromile's pay per mile insurance is an example of personalised insurance, which is extremely attractive  to low mileage drivers.  And swim suits can now alert the wearer when they are getting burned.  While we don't know what will work, if we don't try we will be the next Kodak? By gaining a deep understanding of consumers, their current behaviour and where they are moving, leaders of tomorrow give themselves the best chance of adapting to our rapidly changing world and the best opportunities for future success.

If you'd like to know more about Moir Group's progress in developing a deeper .understanding of our candidates and clients, I would love to hear from you, please contact me on 02 9262 4836 or

And to learn more about Simon Corah's exciting work at Growth Mantra, see

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Get Real Boss; Unlocking Potential Through Authentic Leadership with Mark Bilton, Managing Director, Thought Patrol Pty Ltd

Monday, March 13, 2017

Moir Group recently hosted Mark Bilton, Managing Director of Thought Patrol, who delivered some insights on how to overcome some of the many challenges faced by the leaders of today and what qualities make a modern leader. Mark drew on his more than 20 years of experience as a CEO where he led organisations through transformation, cultural and strategic change. Mark led companies such as Gloria Jeans, where he oversaw in 40 countries, Hagameyer Brands and Charles Parsons, and is now Managing Director of Thought Patrol whose aim is to ‘enable leaders and their organisations to realise their full potential’.

Traditional ideas of leadership have included the likes of dictation, power and self-promotion, however, many organisations and business leaders of today are understanding the importance of leadership for the benefit and betterment of a larger group. Everything stems from leadership, most of us know the phrase, “People don’t leave bad companies – they leave bad bosses”, we hold expectations of leaders and of ourselves in leadership roles. Yet trying to be something we are not is unrealistic, unrewarding and not sustainable. Mark examined exactly what makes an effective leader and how exactly businesses will be able to move forward in the modern age of technological advances, globalisation, and evolving needs of employees.

Even with the abundance of information available today, CEO’s and senior managers know that to stimulate their workforce they need to create a strong culture that meets the needs of those under their direction, so how do leaders set about creating a productive working environment? Mark talked about how today's employees need to feel part of the decision-making process and shaping the overall vision, leaders need to adopt a collaborative approach as well as inspiring employees towards a vision and establishing confidence and trust. Leaders also need to be influential, others are more likely to accept your ideas or direction, authority implies no such acceptance, people often obstruct change and initiatives because of resistance to authority.

A key component for building trust with others is empathy, show that you are aware of your employee's feelings and appreciate those feelings, even when you don’t agree with them, it builds trust. Innovation is also key to distinguishing between a leader and a follower. Mark commented, ‘if your environment is too structured innovation does not thrive, challenge the status quo and make sure innovative ideas are listened to’. Who you are ultimately drives what you do and how you perform, it is important for leaders to find balance in their life and ‘respect your authentic self’, being grounded often results in more effective decision making.

A strong leader is passionate about what they do and the people they are doing it with, they have strong convictions, John Maxwell said that ‘a great leader’s courage to fulfil his vision comes from passion, not position’. Finally, being ethical means doing the right thing, even when doing the right thing isn’t popular or easy to accomplish, Mark said that ‘if you not a moral or ethical person you really have nothing’.


Thank you to everyone who came along to this event, if you would like more information on upcoming events please head to our Events Page and join our community by liking us on Facebook , following us on Twitter and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date. 

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Make Your Age Work For You

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Recently we were very fortunate to have guest speaker Keren Smedley, from Experience Matters, speak at a lunchtime event for our candidate community. Keren’s topic was the very popular “How to Make your Age Work for You”

Keren gave some really interesting insights to a captivated audience. Her key message for the day was to always stay positive and to see getting older as a privilege and to ensure you are always living in the moment and focussing on the event, not the outcome. At job interviews ensure you should aim to impress by considering the following tips:

  • Be enthusiastic and be confident in a calm unassuming way – have presence
  • Prepare and have the knowledge needed for that role
  • Be social media savvy
  • Don’t list in detail all of your experience, just list the highlights
  • Prepare good examples, these can also include non-work activities
  • Be curious and ask perceptive questions
  • Be transparent and inject a bit of humour!

Keren also spoke about using the Circle of Confidence to help get you in a positive frame of mind, this involved:

Draw an imaginary circle on the floor in front of you. This is a magic circle. You can only be confident and look good and be visible in here.

Stand outside the circle and think of a time when you were confident and looked good.  It can be something small like driving your car to the supermarket or large like giving a speech to a hundred people. When you’ve got it, step into the circle and associate into the event.  Then ask yourself:

  • See what you see 
  • Hear what you hear 
  • Feel what you feel 
  • Hold your body as you do when confident 
  • Breathe as you breathe when feeling good
  • Really get that feeling

Now come out of your circle stepping backwards.  Think of another time when you felt really good about yourself. When you have, go back into the circle and repeat this process three times.

Now think of something you have to do where you don’t feel confident or look good – for example, going to a family function by yourself, being in a sun dress or swimming costume.  Go back into the magic circle. Remember, you can only be confident and feel and look good in here. So put on that confidence coat.  

Then ask yourself:

  • See what you see going well
  • Hear what you hear sounding good
  • Hold yourself as a woman with everything going for her 
  • Breathe with a sense of serenity 

When you really feel in charge, imagine yourself exiting forward from the circle cloaked in that ring of confidence and looking and feeling fantastic!

Thank you to everyone who came along to this event, if you would like more information on upcoming events please head to our Events Page and join our community by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and connect with us on  LinkedIn to stay up to date

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Economic Update

Monday, August 15, 2016

Moir Group have the pleasure of hosting Stephen Walters, Chief Economist - Advocacy, Australian Institute of Company Directors this week. Stephen's discussion will focus on a number of key themes about the global and Australian economies and what they mean for businesses, households, the policy outlook and financial markets. Current Issues such as these will be covered at his presentation:

  • Global economic outlook, including an assessment of China and the US and the fallout from the recent UK Brexit vote;
  • How Australia’s rotation in the sources of growth away from mining is progressing – why is the transformation happening at glacial pace?;
  • The forces driving the domestic income compression that makes the economy feel weaker than it is;
  • ZIRP – living in a world of zero interest rates – what comes next? Helicopter money in Australia?
  • Australia’s AAA credit rating – does it really matter if we lose it?
  • What can Australia look forward to in terms of our long term drivers of economic growth – China’s future consumers won’t buy ship-loads of iron ore.

For more details head to our Events Page

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The Financial Year Ahead, The Challenges And Opportunities For The Australian And Global Economy"

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The global and local economic doesn't look good!

This was the summary from Su-Lin Ong, Managing Director, Chief Economist and Head of Australian Research, RBC Capital Markets who spoke at an event for us recently. The questions from the audience were probing for some glimmer of hope, however her answers were also not very optimistic.

From a global perspective Su-Lin spoke about the challenges facing Continental Europe and the U.K. in the wake of Brexit. US has had a relatively strong 7-8 year period and their economy tends to go in cycles of this length and with China also slowing. The combination of all these was worrying. In addition, locally the close federal election result and the difficulty going forward for the Government in developing and passing the strong reform that is needed and how it will deal with the challenges facing Australia. I don't think it helped that on the day Su-Lin spoke, Australia had its AAA credit rating put on watch by one of the large rating agencies.

Su-Lin has spoken at one of our events each year for many years now and this was I think her most negative outlook over these years.Interestingly when I look at Australia from an employment perspective I remain positive and upbeat about the outlook now and into the medium term. I have outlined the reasons why in our latest quarterly market update.

I am always keen to hear others views and thoughts, please feel free to contact me on 02 9262 4836 or

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Make Your Age Work For You

Friday, July 29, 2016

Whether it’s true or not, the belief held by anyone over 50 is that they are unemployable and it’s impossible for them to change their job. Of course there are many who have proved that this isn’t the case but the myth remains. Many people are unfortunately made redundant and find themselves having to look for work. Others are seriously unhappy in their work but are too scared to move. At 50, if you retire at the present pensionable age, you still have 17 years left to work, and that’s a long time to be miserable. 

The workplace that the baby-boomer entered was radically different and has changed dramatically since then. Most of us have done pretty well at adapting to fast-paced change, technology and globalisation. Unfortunately, others in the work place are less sure about this and ageism is rife in many organisations. 

It’s easy in the light of this to lose our motivation. But now more than ever is the time we need it! With life expectancy into the 80s, there is still plenty of time for people to forge new ventures. It’s really important that we go on having aspirations and creating goals for ourselves.

Keren will explore these issues with you and how to make your age work for you not against. 

For more details head to our Events Page

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From Tax To The Boardroom- What Prisons, Aged Care and Frozen Food Has Taught Me about How to Manage Your Career

Thursday, July 21, 2016

It was a delight to introduce Helen Wiseman, non-executive director and professional mentor, once again to speak for our Moir Group client and candidate community.  Helen’s presentation entitled “From Tax To The Boardroom…What Prisons, Aged Care and Frozen Food Has Taught Me about How to Manage Your Career” certainly raised some curiosity and a full house!

Helen has both sought out and been sought for diverse roles throughout her corporate, not for profit and boardroom career to date and we thoroughly appreciate her candidly sharing this journey. 

Key points:

  • Timing - It is never too early to be thinking of a potential board opportunity
  • Exposure - exposing yourself to as many opportunities and situations as possible leads to extraordinary and exciting new ventures
  • Networking - Never underestimate the power of your network and tap in to or reach out to this network throughout your career
  • Not For Profit - starting with a Not For Profit board opportunity may be the learning ground you’re looking for
  • Passion - ensure you do your due diligence around the organisation of the board you plan to join to be certain of your passion to be part of it, this is particularly true for an unpaid Not For Profit appointment
  • Professionalism - Chairing a board – this is leading a meeting…treat all meetings professionally 

Thank you to everyone who came along to this event, if you would like more information on upcoming events please head to our Events Page and join our community by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date

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Confessions Of An Accidental CFO

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This question gets asked a lot in your younger years, but people stop asking because they think you’ve got it all figured out.

Not necessarily.

Alison Harrop, CFO of DEXUS Property Group, will talk us through her personal experiences of the career path to CFO and the many twists and turns along the way. She will talk to the benefits of a broad skillset, of offshore experience, of mentors and mentoring and of taking a risk.

When is the right time to narrow down the choices in your career? When do you decide that the CFO path is the right one for you? Alison will explain how she approached these and other questions during the first 25 years of her career.

And having been in the CFO role at two very different organisations she will give her perspectives on the make-up of the modern CFO, the most important areas of focus, and how to allocate time where it’s needed most.

Finally she will explore the challenges associated with holding it all together when the inevitable crises and setbacks occur.

Prepare to hear the many and varied confessions of the self-proclaimed ‘Accidental CFO’!

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Corridor Catch Up !

Friday, June 03, 2016

Moir Group is proud to present to you our next video in our new series "Corridor Catch Ups" 

Networking Tips with Angela Farmeary, Head of Learning   

Moir Learning Services was established to service the learning needs of our candidates. We can help you with resume preparation, writing your cover letter, creating a sucessful and complete LinkedIn profile and Job interviews. For further information, please contact Angela Farmeary, Head of Learning at Moir Group on email or phone 02 9262 4836 for an obligation free discussion.

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