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  • May 31 2018 New survey reveals remote work is on the rise

    Globalisation and technological advancement has fuelled the emergence of a mobile workforce with almost 70 per cent of Australians working remotely each week. According to a study by the International Workplace Group (IWG) almost 50 per cent of Australian employees work remotely for at least half of the week while more than two-thirds work at Read More…

  • May 30 2018 Remote employees: How to prepare for the Remote Revolution

    The need for flexibility in the workspace is growing – sometimes even as far as to a workspace on the other side of the continent. Working remotely is becoming increasingly popular, both on the employer side and on the employee side. Even though it might not be the right choice for every organisation, many opportunities Read More…

  • May 25 2018 It’s time to cultivate corporate wellbeing and GROW productivity

    Work-life balance is a term that is often bandied around the office, yet there’s no doubt mobile technology is one of the leading factors fuelling Australia’s ‘always-on’ culture, which is eroding the boundaries between work and personal life. According to WellBeing GROW Managing Director Charles Hunter, “Burnout, that is driven by prolonged workplace pressure is Read More…

  • March 14 2018 Why promoting your employees to partners in your business is great way to ensure retention

    Retaining key employees can be a struggle, particularly when they are talented and experienced. Research from the Australian Human Resources Institute Pulse Survey on Turnover and Retention reported that in 2016 employee turnover was as high as 16%, which had increased by 3% from 2012. With the rise of social media and professional networking sites Read More…

  • October 13 2017 The mistakes small businesses make when recruiting and how to avoid them

    Every small business understands the key to growth lies in its people – the driving force. By hiring the best talent, small businesses know they can become much larger businesses by outperforming their competitors and pouncing on new opportunities the moment they arise. Sounds like a straightforward growth strategy but, it turns out, it’s not Read More…

  • October 6 2017 What’s that, you say? Entrepreneurs don’t have time to be healthy? Think again!

    Do you produce your best work when you have the flu? I didn’t think so. When your body is worn down, it makes it hard to stay focused and productive. The same thing goes for your mind. The stress of deadlines and client demands, the weight of starting up a business and the 24/7 commitment Read More…

  • October 5 2017 Why employee engagement is crucial

    “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel” ― Maya Angelou A well-known entrepreneur once said to me, “If a business owner can’t keep the members of their family happy and engaged at home, how can they expect to keep their employees happy Read More…

  • August 25 2017 How to increase productivity at work?

    The world is driven by competitive industries that are constantly reaching for the next best worker to drive production and increase profits. This hyper competitive world encourages employees to increase their productivity by any means necessary. Employees have found interesting ways to boost their personal lives which in turn boosts their production at work. People Read More…

  • June 22 2017 Mature age workers: the talent pool that will help boost your business’s bottom line 

    Just as Australia’s population is ageing, so too is the nation’s workforce, with an increasing number of workers seeking to remain in employment longer. According to Susan Ryan, who was Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner up until 2016, this is a huge opportunity for employers. ‘Good business sense’ Tapping into this growing talent pool, Ryan explained Read More…

  • June 21 2017 Cost-effective, hassle-free, fruitful: what recruitment must be for Australian SMEs

    Since launching in July 2015, the Federal Government’s employment services program, jobactive, has helped employers from across Australia recruit more than 400,000 suitably skilled workers. The popularity of jobactive with employers is attributable to the range of services, available through the program, that make it cost-effective and hassle-free for businesses, especially SMEs, to recruit staff who Read More…

  • June 6 2017 The highest minimum wage increase since 2011… what does this mean for small businesses?

    The Fair Work Commission today delivered its annual wage review. This decision will have a significant impact on all businesses and industries and over 2.3 million employees who are paid at the National Minimum Wage or minimum Modern Award rates. From the first full pay period commencing after 1 July 2017: all Modern Award rates will increase by Read More…

  • June 6 2017 National minimum wage to increase by 3.3%

    The 2016-17 Annual Wage Review has been handed down, with the Fair Work Commission determining the national minimum wage (NMW) should be increased by 3.3% from 1 July 2017 to $18.29 per hour or $694.90 per week. The Commission has also resolved to increase modern award minimum wages by 3.3 per cent. In deciding to Read More…

  • May 29 2017 Bad hire, big cost: how to find employees who are a good fit

    Employers seeking staff to grow their business have numerous options available, including recruitment agencies and online employment marketplaces, but many would argue it is still hard to find good help these days. Of course, by basing hiring decisions predominantly on resumes and CVs, employers leave themselves vulnerable to the risk of a bad hire. Why? Read More…

  • May 23 2017 Fear not; technology creates jobs and millennials are riding the wave

    Millennials have their whole working lives ahead of them, but they’re staring down the barrel of automation as new technology threatens to eliminate more and more of today’s jobs. It sounds like scary stuff, but according to new research by global job site Indeed, most Australian millennials are a step ahead of the boomers when Read More…

  • May 22 2017 LinkedIn reveals ‘most sought-after’ companies

    PwC has topped LinkedIn’s list of top 25 Australian companies for 2017, with second, third and fourth places going to KPMG, Westpac Group and The Commonwealth Bank. The list is a showcase of the companies that are ‘most sought-after’ by professionals, based on data collected by the network, including actions by its members. “It is Read More…

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