Startup to Success
Oct 24 2019

Making The Leap: The Journey From Startup To Success

By Jade Bennett With Middleton Executive’s third birthday just over the horizon, I’ve been reflecting on the last few years as a startup business, both professionally and personally. I’ve been asking myself what have I achieved? What have I learned? Would I do anything differently if I could?  Pondering these questions has made me realise that we need to change the language and the image around what it looks like to start your own business.  Yes, it is a lot of hard work. And yes, the hours at times are long and the pain is real, but more than that it’s an absolute blast and quite possibly one of the most rewarding endeavours I’ve ever undertaken. I can’t talk about other people’s experiences, but I can share my own experience in launching a boutique tech recruitment startup, and what I’ve learned. In short, I’ve loved every minute of setting up my own business, but it hasn’t been without it’s challenges… The startup mindset We’re all familiar with the rhetoric of business ownership and the sacrifices required, but if we change our language and mindset to be more positive and supportive, perhaps more people will do it, especially females. I’m not saying that it’s an easy thing to do, but for me it has been enlightening and has changed my life

How To Make Remote Working Work
Sep 11 2019

How To Make Remote Working Work

By Tegan Paterson Remote working is increasingly becoming an option for office-based workers these days. The focus is becoming less about where and when the work takes place, and more about the outcomes. Workplace flexibility is in fact the number one thing tech professionals share with our Recruiters as being on top of their ‘dream job’ attribute list when seeking to change roles. After spending over a decade being office-bound, joining a remote-first working environment at Middleton Executive has been very rewarding and empowering, but not without its challenges. A self-managed approach to work requires discipline, self-motivation and exceptional time management. For the past year I have fine-tuned my approach and after some trial and error, I think I’ve nailed it and am reaping the rewards. I offer my top 4 tips to make remote working work… Planning, planning, planning! Did I say planning? At the end of every day, I put together a list of my top priorities for the following day. I like to start my day knowing exactly what I’m doing while it’s fresh in mind, and put absolutely everything in my calendar – even times I go for a walk or do yoga. I schedule thinking/reflecting time at the start and end of each day, and I also put aside dedicated times to respond to emails and administration tasks. This

May 07 2019

The pursuit of happiness: 3 tips for reducing stress

After spending over a decade in the corporate world, I like many people out there was just, well … stressed. A lot. Most of the time. Okay, nearly all the time. Consequently, it all came to a head at one point and I felt as though things were spiralling out of control. I thought there had to be more to life than this. I didn’t want to just manage, I wanted to feel joy in every aspect of my life, and I wanted to stop believing stress is normal. Now I look back on that time as a bit of a wellbeing wake-up call. Finding a new normal It occurred to me that living every day for the weekend isn’t really living life to the fullest, is it? There had to be a better way! With this in mind, I sought out to find a wholistic, practical, and natural way I could integrate some healing and mindfulness into my life, after some research (an obsession of mine) I discovered Kinesiology – a modern natural therapy, combining the wisdom of eastern and western traditions to identify imbalances in the body’s structural, chemical, emotional state to establish the body’s priority healing needs. I was hooked and began studying toward becoming a Kinesiology Practitioner. My newfound interest, became a hobby and ultimately a