A year ago I made a big leap to become a strategy consultant at Deloitte after a decade as a public servant. These are the five reasons that mean I made a good decision. I hope to inspire Public Servants to apply to join our Strategy and Operations teams in Australia.

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It’s been a steep, steep learning curve. I left a defined and mainly predictable job, a team of staff and the public service way of delivering. A mixture of formal training, on the job coaching and drawing on my experience has helped me learn how to deliver to Deloitte’s high standards and thrive on the variety and ambiguity.

Not that long ago views on ‘craft’ were limited to strange sounding beers offered in small bars and exclusive handmade breads at the artisan baker. Our perception of craft and its market adoption however, is rapidly changing. Craft is delivering unprecedented growth even in declining categories. Beer, spirit and coffee are clear examples, but the craft movement isn’t stopping there. Nowadays when you think of ‘craft’ you may think of chips, breakfast cereal, oils and spreads, dairy products and vegetables. The rise of craft food is undeniable and it is shaking up the food industry.

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We are now seeing a movement back towards hand-made products and real ingredients, as craft re-emerges, with consumers seeking high-quality products that offer unique experiences.

“For today’s employees, interacting with HR should be as easy as ordering a pizza on your smartphone”. So says David Mallon, head of research at Bersin by Deloitte. The human capital specialist was in Australia last week and spoke to over 600 HR professionals, with about 50% of attendees coming from the public sector. David’s aim was to contextualise the findings of Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2017 survey for his audience.

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“For today’s employees, interacting with HR should be as easy as ordering a pizza on your smartphone”. So says David Mallon, head of research at Bersin by Deloitte.

What will Australia be like if global mean temperatures rise by 2˚C or more? Evidence suggests that there will be increases in extreme weather events, sea-level rises and more extreme bush-fire seasons to name just a few increased challenges.

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What will your business look like if temperatures rise by 2 degrees C? Increasingly regulators are asking financial service firms to disclose how climate risk will impact their business.

We’ve all heard the statistic that millennials will comprise over 50% of the global workforce in 2020 and we are constantly reminded that this generation is different to those that came before.

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Introducing the Millennial Board – a different way to engage and retain your workforce of the future.

Deloitte Access Economics in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand have released the latest report in the thought leadership series, Future [inc]. The report, The Future of Trade, notes that while there is growing economic nationalist sentiment in parts of the world, global trade remains important to access a wider range of goods and services, ensure competitive markets and improve our living standards.

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Australia’s exports expected to increase by $80 billion in the next five years.

Yes, we’ve seen all the think pieces, we’ve written them ourselves: Robotic Process Automation is the future, RPA will be the saviour of your company, RPA: giving time and the will to live back to your employees by freeing them up from un-interesting (but necessary) processing tasks. RPA will raise your children (ok, maybe not quite yet!).

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Don’t you love those moments, where something just clicks and things fall into place in your mind? For me, this happens when my personal beliefs intersect with my professional life. And so it was with wellbeing.

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As a sporty, competitive tomboy – the eldest of three girls from a small town in Illinois – there was plenty of both time and opportunity for me to be active mentally, physically and emotionally.