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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…

  • 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…

  • 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 21 2019 Manager communication strategies that really work

    Byline: Stuart Hearn Authentic, meaningful communication lies at the heart of any relationship — whether it be personal or professional. As a manager, effective communication is critical and plays a huge role in terms of employee performance, productivity, trust, engagement and overall morale. In fact, almost every employee issue imaginable can be tied back in Read More…

  • June 20 2019 Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

    Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much 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 18 2019 Are co-working spaces the future of Aussie workplaces?

    The use of co-working spaces is on the rise, but should you accept a job in one or move your employees into a co-working space? According to recruiting experts Hays, there are several pros and cons to consider before you embrace this new trend. “Communal workspaces are not just for start-ups anymore,” says Nick Deligiannis, Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

    Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up 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…

  • June 13 2019 Here’s why businesses desperately need to give their data the Marie Kondo treatment

    Richard Gerdis, GM & VP Sales, APJ, Delphix Japanese tidiness guru Marie Kondo has shown the world how decluttering has the potential to bring joy and improve mental wellbeing to people who have become overwhelmed by the emotional weight of their belongings. In today’s business world, the greatest source of clutter is undoubtedly information. With Read More…