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  • July 5 2019 How to use your previous job to map your next business move

    By: Glenn Cochran, Regional Director at RB Australia and New Zealand Research by McCrindle [1] shows that the average tenure within a job in Australia is 3.3 years, which is significantly less than in the 1970s when average job tenure of people aged over 45 years old was 10 years. With the same research showing that Read More…

  • July 4 2019 How to solve Australia’s tech talent drain

    By: Eugenio Pace, CEO at Auth0 There is no doubt that technology is evolving at a fierce pace. And as enterprises race to catch up to digitally transform their apps and services, the need for hiring skilled staff to drive this transformation is higher than ever before. But the current reality in Australia is that Read More…

  • July 3 2019 Three steps to writing job descriptions that work

    By Jay Munro, Indeed Employer Insight Strategist, ANZ More than a third of recruiters would rather be spending less time on writing and posting job descriptions, even though on average, only 11% of their day is spent on this task [1]. But when 62% of job seekers say that a job description that fits their 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 19 2019 Anxiety at work estimated to cost businesses 100,000 hours of lost time

    Dynamic business revisit this highly relevant piece written by Mike Lowry, founder and CEO of XVenture, renowned for his unconventional and passionate approach in creating cutting-edge individual and team development and performance programmes globally. I received a call from a CEO overseas who had slipped into a very dark place. He had acknowledged that his levels Read More…

  • June 17 2019 4 ways new workplace technologies are helping leaders build more productive communities

    By Luke McNeal, Director, Workplace by Facebook A successful business is a business that gets the most out of its prized assets – its people. As a result, productivity is a primary focus for any leader of a business, large or small. With 77% of companies believing email is now an ineffective form of communication and 45% of employees Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Combatting work stress

    Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing Read More…

  • May 27 2019 How to create business value as a project manager

    In a survey from KPMG, 50 per cent of respondents indicated that their project failed to consistently achieve their intended business goals. These goals have traditionally been measured by the amount of time taken, and whether the project stuck to its budget. However, in order to achieve project success and the intended business goals, project 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 10 2019 Mums supporting mums: flexible working hours

    For mums, the decision to head back to work after having a baby comes with some big considerations and mixed emotions. How do you continue giving your child the very best and feel fulfilled in your work life? The answer is different for every mum. But one common thread is the call for part time, Read More…

  • May 10 2019 Employers can help stamp out predatory lending

    This year we have seen a significant power shift for consumers, with the government investing heavily in heightened financial protections. Through thorough reviews of bank reforms and consumer lending policies, control is slowly being readjusted back into the hands of the Aussie public. In fact, the 2019 Coalition government’s budget pledged $640 million to continue 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…

  • April 24 2019 CV hacks that work

    Adding digital evidence, putting yourself in the thick of the action and using a professional summary to highlight your unique selling proposition are three easy CV hacks that will help you reach the shortlist, says recruiting experts Hays. “As a jobseeker it can be tough to stand out, but there are a few tips that 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…

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