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  • August 23 2019 How balanced is your organisation?

    We’re often reminded about the importance of balance – work/life balance, a balanced diet, a balanced exercise routine. And while not all of us want to round out the day in downward dog, being in balance is a human necessity. Too much of anything is simply not good for us. While organisations are waking up Read More…

  • August 20 2019 The Australian workplace of the future: Research shows pathway for office success

    The nature of work is changing. Employees are demanding smarter, more collaborative environments, flexibility and digital rich workspaces. Unfortunately, many businesses get it wrong, delivering environments that frustrate, confuse and distract staff. However, there’s a group of leading, highly productive Australian companies that have successfully transformed their offices into modern digital workplaces. A new independent Read More…

  • August 15 2019 The 2019 Australian salary report: Seek

    SEEK has released its bi-annual data on Aussie salaries. Despite the slowdown in job ads, the average advertised salary across Australia is on the rise and up 3.5% in comparison to last year. In a SEEK consumer survey of over 2,000 candidates, 66% of candidates agree that salaries within workplaces should be more widely known and transparent. Read More…

  • August 15 2019 Women tend to apply for lower-paying jobs than men: SEEK report

    In the latest, SEEK has released its bi-annual data on Aussie salaries.  As well as showing the gender differences, the report showed insights on job salaries advertised and is broken down by nation generally and state, which is detailed here. The report found that overall 57% of candidates are satisfied with their pay. However, when Read More…

  • August 9 2019 Ten tips to avoid burnout

    After suffering extensive workplace bullying herself, Jessica turned a negative situation into a positive learning and now dedicates her work to preventing bullying in workplaces and schools. Jessica’s personal definition of Bullying is: ‘Persistent, intentional health-harming behaviour that creates a hostile environment and can affect every aspect of a victim’s life – mind, body and Read More…

  • July 29 2019 Most employees go into work when they’re sick – so how can you protect your office from the flu this winter?

    By: Dr Brad McKay A new study [1] conducted by YouGov Research Services and commissioned by Heinz has shown that two out of three Australian workers are putting their colleagues, customers, and others at risk by going into work when they are sick this winter. It showed that more than half of Australian workers (58 Read More…

  • July 23 2019 New research reveals employee pay gaps exist across 2 in 3 organisations

    An industry association has released new data that shows that large-scale pay rate discrepancies occur in 2 in 3 organisations. The findings come from a survey commissioned by the Australian Payroll Association – Australia’s leading network in payroll training, consulting and advisory – asked 601 payroll managers across the country’s big and small businesses and Read More…

  • July 22 2019 Dear HR, the sales team needs you

    On the surface, sales organisations are in reasonable shape. Revenue attainment is up for the third consecutive year, meaning it’s more than likely sales are hitting their targets. Look more deeply, however, and the reality is a little less sparkling. New customer win rates and retention of the existing customer base is flat to falling. Read More…

  • July 15 2019 Running a home office? Here’s the tax advice you need to know

    Written by Ashley Debenham, Etax.com.au Working from home can be a rewarding experience for anyone who wants to be their own boss, but with it comes a greater responsibility at tax time. It is crucial to be organised and aware of what tax deductions you are eligible to claim when lodging your return. Although this 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 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…

  • 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 Workplace burnout can no longer be ignored by leaders

    In its recent 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) [1], The World Health Organisation recognised the serious effects of burnout, defining it as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. The condition is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s 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…