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  • July 1 2019 Why document management is critical for small business growth

    Byline: Scott Crosby, CEO, Upstream The merit in going paperless for small and medium businesses (SMBs) is clear: digitally stored documents, information, and files save businesses time, money, and resources. SMBs are increasingly taking up document management technology to better manage their finances, customer data, and employee details, leaving behind the physical paperwork proven to hold Read More…

  • June 28 2019 Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

    Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised, but recruiting expert Hays says they can be an organisation’s biggest asset – provided they have open and honest career development conversations, are given opportunities to develop their skills and are empowered by senior managers to make change happen. “As the link Read More…

  • June 20 2019 Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

    Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much Read More…

  • June 20 2019 What Gen Z and other workers want from the work environment

    81% of ANZ workers believe open plan is important to productivity and engagement, new research reveals Despite this, workplace distractions affect 99% of local employees Younger generations better at using technology to avoid distraction More than half (57 percent) of workers across Australia and New Zealand still prefer open plan offices over privacy-oriented floor plans, Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

    Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up Read More…

  • May 27 2019 Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success

    I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and well-being programs and striving to create safe, healthy and productive work environments for a mostly-male workforce. To anyone looking in from the outside, it would have seemed I was powering Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Making teamwork work

    Team days often have a poor reputation and, because it is so hard to get it right, allocating time and effort to team effectiveness is often avoided or simply cut from the budget. So how do we make teamwork, work? According to the 2019 Human Synergistics International Research report, teams that work in a constructive Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Three steps for HR leaders to capitalise on their moment in the spotlight

    It’s a pivotal time for HR leaders in Australia. There is a growing understanding within the C-suite that employees are at the heart of how a company operates and innovates. HR leaders are finally being given a seat at the table to input on key business decisions. But this exposure and greater responsibility means HR Read More…

  • May 2 2019 Why competition is killing your business

    Byline: Wendy Born Any kind of competition within an organisation limits the ability for that organisation to reach its full potential. There is no place for competition within the confines of a team, function or company.  Competition should be kept to external competitors as this provides the consumer with the best possible outcome, market conditions.  Read More…

  • May 1 2019 How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

    How do you currently spend your workday? Like most people, the first thing you likely do is open your email and see what pops up. Then, before you know it, it’s 1pm and you’re still responding or reacting to requests, in between rushing from meeting to meeting, which means your ‘real work’ gets left to Read More…

  • May 1 2019 Lack of corporate expertise a risk to not-for-profit organisations

    There’s almost $140 billion floating in the Australian economy through the not-for-profit sector, yet a lack of corporate expertise has been identified as a key risk to the industry in the face of challenging business conditions. Business advisory firm Fifth Eagle says just because you manage a not-for-profit doesn’t mean that you are immune to Read More…

  • April 30 2019 Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

    Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this is also the case in business. The real key to success is temperament People think the key to success is knowing things, and that does matter, but the real key Read More…

  • April 16 2019 Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

    Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently sourcing contract workers from online job platforms. The most common concerns of using online platforms: no guarantee of the standard of work (41%), a lack of alignment/understanding of the company (38%) and Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Working from home just got trickier

    Employees who work from home to look after family, a sick child, to manage long commutes or to juggle other commitments is fairly common practice… but that could be about to change. If employees work frequently from home, there are certain measures that need to be taken in accordance with the law to prevent serious health and safety Read More…

  • April 8 2019 How to choose the right person to run your business

    Business owners that are looking to take a step back from their business need to find the right person to run it, which can be a difficult task. To get it right, there are three key questions to ask, according to Andrew Laurie, entrepreneur, CEO and elite business coach.  Andrew Laurie said, “Business owners need Read More…

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