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  • August 15 2019 What employers should be aware of before changing an employee’s contract

    Throughout the course of employment, circumstances can change and you may find there’s times when you need to alter your employee’s work arrangements. Read about how to do it legally here. Hiring employees means that you’re responsible for ensuring the terms of your employees’ contracts are being met. Whether this means paying the correct salary, Read More…

  • August 8 2019 How to identify decision makers within your organisation and turn them into innovation allies

    The Global Startup Genome Ecosystem 2019 report predicts that there will be no “next Silicon Valley.” Instead, they predict there will be 30 global innovation hubs scattered around the world. This report, which ranks cities in terms of their access to talent, funding and global connectedness, positioned Sydney as 23rd in the world – a Read More…

  • August 7 2019 Life after the landline: four workplace trends Australian business owners should be aware of, in 2020 and beyond

    By Audrey William What will happen to the Australian workplace as we move towards the third decade of the twenty-first century? Rapid change has become the new normal for Australian workers and employers, as technological and societal changes continue to up-end old ways of working. The past two decades have seen the virtual extinction of Read More…

  • August 5 2019 Why Gen Y are moving to non-bank lenders

    Gen Y is all about “on demand”. From TV to food and clothes, this is a generation all about convenience. Having been brought up immersed in technology, Gen Y like to order what they want, when they want, and from the comfort of their own homes. This is equally true with managing their finances. Generally Read More…

  • July 25 2019 How to retain talent

    Byline: Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth APAC, Slack The most important asset any business has is talent. An engaged and effective workforce can be the difference between business failure and success. It is therefore no surprise that attracting and retaining top talent happens to be a major challenge for the majority of companies. According to Read More…

  • July 22 2019 Motivation: 7 questions to ask yourself

    Building a successful business takes commitment, courage, and a significant investment of time, energy, and money. The process can involve countless setbacks, frustrations, roadblocks, and challenges. However, the sense of satisfaction business owners feel when their business is successful often outweighs the challenges along the way. It’s therefore crucial for current and would-be business owners Read More…

  • July 15 2019 Why competing is bad for business

    Competing and comparing are part of everyday life. From when we are young, and agonise over what everyone else got in the times tables test, or who came first in the running race, we’re conditioned to look around us, to see how others are doing, and strive to do better than them. Life Coach and Read More…

  • July 10 2019 There’s a 72% drop in face-to-face collaboration at work, so how can Australian businesses still harness group productivity?

    By: Andy Hurt, Managing Director, Poly ANZ A single great idea can change the world, but it takes many hands and minds working together to turn that great idea into a reality. Looking at our workspaces today – this rings true. It’s rare to find an office now that isn’t open plan, designed to harness the power Read More…

  • 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 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 28 2019 Thinking of starting a podcast? Here are the need-to-knows

    Thinking of starting a podcast? While it has never been easier to launch one – here’s the secret to making it thrive. People tell me all the time that they’d like their own podcast. When I ask why, people will often say they get together with their mates and that their chat is so good Read More…

  • June 26 2019 Let’s talk: Late payments

    Late payments: Top mistakes small businesses make when dealing with late payers A new report from Xero, the global small business platform, revealed for the first time the magnitude and impact of late payments to Australian small businesses, putting the value of outstanding, late payments at $115 billion a year. The research found that half Read More…

  • June 26 2019 The fusion of CEO and CFO is the future of HR

    Byline: Alicia Roach, Director of QHR and Creator of eQ8 With so much buzz around “The Future of Work” it seems only natural to think about “The Future of HR”.  Certainly, it feels like there is a shift occurring in the field. The external imperatives are there with, technology, globalisation, growth, change and consolidation. The Read More…

  • June 24 2019 The five keys to a successful business partnership

    Byline: Ak Sabbagh Nothing is of more importance to a successful business than working with the right people. When it comes to partnerships, that’s even more crucial. The person you work with can make or break your business, your prosperity, and by extension, your wellbeing. So, the stakes on picking the right business partner are Read More…

  • June 24 2019 Trust and the role it plays in creating strong customer relationships

    Byline: Charles Heunemann, Managing Director, VP Asia Pacific for Natterbox Limited Acclaimed American author Dr Stephen R. Covey argued that in all our relationships we have an “emotional bank account” and our interactions either increase or decrease the balance of trust and connection. “When the trust account is high, communication is instant, easy and effective,” Read More…