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Even in the most positive jobs market in memory, attending a job interview can be a daunting experience. You enter an unfamiliar environment, unclear about what you might be asked, who you’ll be facing or how long you might be there. You need to prepare for a grilling in case there’s little time between questions for reflection. It’s a high-stress environment, where every mistake or slip-up counts, with performance anxiety getting in the way of what you really have to offer. Is there a better way? Well, the pandemic suggests that might be the case. Reinventing the interview process Back in 2018, LinkedIn looked at

As Australia faces record levels of debt and deficit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt today bucked the trend to post a $1.2 billion surplus in the State Budget, followed by surpluses in the range of $363 million in 2021-2022 to $1.5 billion in 2023-2024. Buoyed by high iron ore prices, which enabled Western Australia to bank $8.4 billion in royalties in 2019/20, the coffers are well placed to support the State’s economic recovery and combat the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. The Budget assumes that Western Australia’s borders will remain closed until April 2021. Importantly,

I got my first iPhone (the 3GS) in 2009. At the time, it felt like taking a quantum leap from what had been a fairly boring world of same-same mobile (as opposed to smart) phones. I remember the excitement of leaving the Motorolas and Sony Ericssons and Nokias behind, and embracing what looked like a thrilling new future of productivity and connectivity. It’s now more than a decade on, and I’ve stayed loyal to Apple, becoming more and more entrenched in its ecosystem.  But I’ve also become aware that by only using one type of phone from one provider and for

The emergence of royal commissions as “everyday events”, the evolution of a clear commission “template” and the dire perils for businesses and organisations found by a commission to have acted dishonestly – those were some of the key takeaways from a joint event held in Perth by Cannings Purple and leading law firm Gilbert + Tobin. Against the backdrop of an ongoing Aged Care Royal Commission and a Federal Budget allocation of $528 million towards a royal commission into the mistreatment of people with disabilities, a lunchtime audience of business leaders heard from Cannings Purple National Director Karen Brown and G

The Federal Budget provides the first surplus in more than a decade and made headlines for generous tax cuts, cash handouts and infrastructure spending. But how much did it actually deliver for WA and Western Australians? GST Firstly, addressing a long-standing priority, rules around the $69 billion GST revenue distribution to the states have changed, with WA the main beneficiary in this year’s Budget. Our total payment has risen from $9.8 billion to $11.1 billion. While the change is welcome, the Budget unfortunately also forecasts a $10 billion downturn in overall GST revenue, triggered by the property downturn in Sydney and Melbourne. So

At the age of only 30, Kyle McGinn MLC has already lived in four states, prepared meals for masses on the oceans, been elected to represent the vast Mining and Pastoral Region and given WA Parliament a splash of colour with his choice of suits. The former chef-turned-Labor MP sat down with Cannings Purple’s Peter Klinger to talk about his passion for workers’ rights, the biggest issues affecting his electorate and how his political aspirations were shaped in kitchens – both on the mainland and at sea. Unfiltered, unguarded and sometimes unconventional, The Bench shows WA’s politicians as you’ve never seen them before. Home of the boxing crocodile Kyle McGinn talks

Divorce is expensive. Wouldn’t you rather spend money on improving your relationship and having fun? Our friend, health scientist and TEDxPerth speaker Amanda Lambros, discusses why you need to make time in your relationship for dates and how spending $2500 a year on two outings a month can save your relationship. At Cannings Purple, we put family and relationships first and know that a happy environment helps deliver the best results for our clients. Trust us, Amanda’s message is worth watching.

Noongar businesses have embarked on a new drive towards economic success today, as Australia’s first culturally-based Chamber of Commerce and Industry was officially launched by WA Treasurer and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt. Cannings Purple is proud to be a supporting partner of the Noongar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), an advocacy group and referral network for businesses operating in the South West of WA. NCCI was formed by a group of passionate and like-minded Noongar business leaders with a clear purpose to build the capacity and wealth of Noongar people. The group is led by chair Gordon Cole and includes other

And in what felt like a blink of an eye, Diggers & Dealers 2018 is done and dusted again. A near-record crowd of about 2300 delegates – miners, explorers, financiers, investors, media and service providers – did the annual pilgrimage to the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie-Boulder for this outstanding and world-class mining investment forum. So what did we learn? Exploration and growth stories were popular though investors made clear that their interest was not matched by a willingness – at the moment – to part with cash. The Trump Trade Wars are to blame. And another year has passed without the much-hyped consolidation

This year's Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum Awards represented a bit of the new, the old and the special.  The new was the Dealer of the Year Award, which recognised Kidman Resources (ASX: KDR) for its strategic approach to developing its West Australian lithium assets as the electric vehicle revolution motors forward. Digger of the Year honours went to Kirkland Lake Gold (ASX: KLA) for its outstanding work in underground work at the Fosterville gold mine near Bendigo, which has already been in production for many years. The GJ Stokes Memorial Award, presented to someone who has contributed to the advancement of the

Richard Harris is one of our senior advisors and is one of Western Australia’s leading energy experts, with over 40-years’ experience in government and the private sector. As someone who oversaw the break-up of Western Power in 2005 and the creation of the Wholesale Energy Market in 2006, Richard has a structural understanding of the energy industry and the drivers that shape it. Here, interviewed by our Director of Design and Digital Jamie Wilkinson, Richard outlines the current challenges facing the energy sector and his view of the future.