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Louise Pope

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Louise has accumulated more than 20 years of recruitment experience in the UK and Australia. After successfully managing teams for one of the largest finance recruiters in the world, Louise transferred to Sydney in April 1999 and launched new offices and new product lines, managing the group through significant growth as head of the Accounting and Finance division.

In 2004, Louise founded Aequalis Consulting. Louise has a down to earth approach, but her energy, passion and ambition still fuel the business today, and will continue to contribute to Aequalis’s long-term success. She is a strong advocate of acknowledging the shortcomings of the recruitment industry, and is known for telling it like it is.

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How to stop the ‘hire and fire’ burnout

High employee turnover can hurt a firm’s bottom line as well as damaging morale, so here is a guide on how to retain y...READ MORE

Tips for managing change in your firm

Humans are creatures of habit and getting employees on board with change can be a difficult task, but it can be done wit...READ MORE

Top 10 hiring mistakes accounting firms make

As attracting and retaining accounting talent becomes increasingly competitive, firms are hindering their chances by mak...READ MORE

Spotlight on succession planning

Good talent in the accounting industry is hard to find and firms must make a comprehensive succession plan in place. ...READ MORE
Louise Pope

Key steps for hiring the right people

One of the key factors in leading a high performance team is to recruit the right people and there are some critical ste...READ MORE

How to stay positive in a negative professional environment

Nothing affects employee morale more insidiously than persistent workplace negativity. It drains the energy of your orga...READ MORE

Reward good employees by removing bad ones

Arguably, every office or department has at least one employee who doesn’t quite make the grade. They are, as the game...READ MORE

Career ladder – The rise and fall

Career ladders are an artifact of the Mad Men era. A generation ago, many companies offered a straightforward career lad...READ MORE

Counter offer – A kiss of death

Recently a senior accountant with a major accounting firm accepted a finance manager position with a major listed organi...READ MORE

Fight the panic - How to avoid common interview mistakes

For any candidate who’s ever wondered whether those scuffed shoes and a wet handshake has cost them a job, well yes it...READ MORE

Remember, ongoing career planning is vital

Career planning is not an activity that should be done once upon leaving school or university and then left behind as we...READ MORE

Stop whining and find a mentor

Research shows that wisdom requires nurturing form outside as well as within. READ MORE

Do you have a fear of success?

Not everyone understands the concept of 'fear of success', but many people still know exactly what it means to fear suc...READ MORE

Creating your own destiny

The accounting profession is changing. To remain relevant and position yourself to take advantage of new and ever-changi...READ MORE


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