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  • May 22 2017 The importance of striking a work-life balance that keeps all eyes on the ball, not the door

    People worldwide continue to search for the elusive ‘sweet spot’ where their careers do not impinge on life ‘outside the office’, and vice versa. One could argue that while work-life balance may have been possible once, it has become an increasingly unattainable ideal due, in part, to the technologies that pervade the business world. Organisations Read More…

  • May 17 2017 Five productivity hacks for time-poor SMEs

    When you’re a time-poor business owner whose attention is being pulled in all directions by competing obligations it can be difficult to focus on improving productivity. And while a growing customer base is good for the bottom line, if you’re a ‘one-man band’ you might begin to feel like you’ve bitten off more than you Read More…

  • April 27 2017 Foster a multi-generational workforce and be an employer for the ages

    If you are seeking to foster a high-performing workforce in your organisation, it would be counter-productive (not to mention narrow-minded) to subscribe to the saying “out with the old, in with the new”. Long-held myths about mature age workers (e.g. they are change-averse, they are not tech-savvy, they have a ‘use by date’, etc.) have Read More…

  • April 18 2017 Office romances: what they can cost businesses

    Personal relationships in the office can be expensive for employees and their employers in both a financial and reputational sense. In recent months there have been a series of highly publicised cases where big business has been hauled over the coals for its approach to the issue. But this can be just as costly for small Read More…

  • March 27 2017 3 reasons to use sales motivational speakers to pump up your sales team

    Hiring a motivational speaker to facilitate a workshop is a cost-effective way to boost employee morale, thus improving a company’s overall production. These workshops take less than a day to complete and will provide benefits that will reverberate throughout all levels of the business for many months to come. ICMI Speakers Bureau will connect you Read More…

  • March 21 2017 Employers miss out when they stereotype mature aged workers

    Workers aged 50 and older face barriers to finding meaningful employment due to stereotypes that suggest they lack competencies employers demand or their skills have a ‘use by date’.  Looking at the research, however, these stereotypes are not only harmful to mature-age workers, they’re harmful to businesses. According to Australian Human Rights Commission, while mature-age Read More…

  • March 2 2017 The labour dilemma facing businesses: a shortage of job-ready candidates

    There were at least 166,000 job vacancies across Australia in December, indicating substantial labour demand from the business community. That said, employers are struggling to fill around 30% of skilled job vacancies. With 720,000 unemployed Australians looking for full- or part-time work, there’s plenty of untapped labour. So, why do so many vacancies remained unfilled? Read More…

  • February 23 2017 Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday and public holiday pay for hospitality and retail workers

    The Fair Work Commission has today handed down its decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers from July.   The Full Bench decision was based on consideration of evidence that Sunday penalty rates in the Hospitality, Fast Food, Retail and Pharmacy Awards ‘do not provide a fair and relevant Read More…

  • January 16 2017 Why more employers are financing MBAs

    As the war for employee talent heats up, more and more companies are funding graduate management education for their brightest and most senior employees. The main reason for organisations taking this approach is to reduce staff turnover and strategically invest in both the employee and the company. Today, between one-in-five and one-in-ten students at some Read More…

  • December 20 2016 How sleep deprivation affects work performance

    Sleep is an essential element of wellbeing. Without sufficient sleep, we don’t perform at our best. That’s not just the case at home — it can also be a problem at work. That’s right, we tend to underperform at our desk when we haven’t had enough sleep. Here are a few ways lack of sleep Read More…

  • November 18 2016 Workplace fun guaranteed to increase productivity

    Countless studies have shown that happiness leads to more success, increased productivity and overall workplace wellbeing in companies. However most workplaces are focused on success rather than happiness. The approach to creating a successful company needs to be flipped on its head to be successful. Instead of purely focusing on success and reaching targets, we Read More…

  • October 6 2016 Why so many new hires leave within the first year and how to prevent it

    The expense of finding and retaining top-performing talent can challenge organisations’ profitability, and if employees leave within the first year, there are even more costs. Research shows that only 12% of employees leave their employer to earn more money.[1] That means most employers can take action to prevent staff turnover. One of the most common Read More…

  • September 29 2016 Five ways to close more deals in your business

    As Alec Baldwin famously said in the film Glengarry Glen Ross: ‘Always Be Closing’. And there’s no shortage of people looking to become closers. Amazon has 439,752 book results when you search the word “sales”. From titles like “The Psychology of Selling” to “Secrets of a Master Closer”, all offering advice on how, when, and Read More…

  • August 30 2016 5 security checks before starting a part time work from home job

    More and more people are choosing to create wealth from the comfort of their homes. It’s a move that also helps them to strike a balance between the demands of their professional and personal lives. While it’s a potentially lucrative career move, there is also a risk of falling prey to job scams.   Here is a Read More…

  • August 24 2016 How to avoid injuries in the workplace

    Although workplace health and safety initiatives have seen the average Australian workplace become safer in recent years, injuries on the job still cost the economy $60 billion each year. That figure alone may be astounding, but for employees injured in their line of work the toll is much greater than financial, potentially affecting them emotionally Read More…

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Is the term 'entrepreneur' used to loosely today?
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July 19, 2019