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  • April 8 2019 How to choose the right person to run your business

    Business owners that are looking to take a step back from their business need to find the right person to run it, which can be a difficult task. To get it right, there are three key questions to ask, according to Andrew Laurie, entrepreneur, CEO and elite business coach.  Andrew Laurie said, “Business owners need Read More…

  • April 4 2019 Public transport disruption prompts flexible working hours

    Public transport woes are part and parcel of living in any major global city. Just last month, we found out about the upcoming closure of nine rail lines in Melbourne, with a warning that 1.5 million train commuterswill be forced to find other transport for more than three weeks in an “unprecedented” disruption. Sydney isn’t Read More…

  • April 1 2019 The four leadership “blind spots”

    A recent Dale Carnegie survey of over 3,300 employees has identified four leadership “blind spots” – the aspects of leading that are currently not being considered, acknowledged or even seen as existing in the first place. When these “hidden” leadership qualities are addressed and properly carried out in the workplace the overall job satisfaction of Read More…

  • March 27 2019 Let’s talk: Generational Gap

    How can we show the value that millennials bring to the work place? With millennials (currently people aged around 23-37) starting to fill up the majority of work spaces, there is a definite change of culture that is shifting the way businesses operate, work and think. A desire for flexibility, autonomy and social inclusion brings Read More…

  • March 22 2019 Best employee benefits to retain your workforce

    Employee benefits, when implemented properly, are among the most effective ways to motivate staff and bring out the best in your people. Staff will eventually leave if they’re not valued or treated fairly. Companies that want to invest in their workers can use perks, such as flexible working arrangements and salary packaging, to show recognition Read More…

  • March 22 2019 Why businesses must embrace automation for future success

    Automation is a driving force behind a changing workforce in which mundane tasks are no longer part of most job descriptions and workers are freed up to contribute strategically and creatively to the organisation. This makes it imperative for businesses to understand and embrace automation, and to comprehend how the future workforce will evolve. By Read More…

  • January 18 2019 5 tips for creating a fun workplace

    To create a productive workplace, it’s important to first create an environment that employees can enjoy working in. Injecting an element of fun into the workplace may not feel like a priority, however a study by the University of Warwick in the US found that “happier workers were 12 per cent more productive than average Read More…

  • December 11 2018 How SMEs can make workplace wellbeing a priority without a big budget

    While on the surface investing in employee wellbeing may seem extravagant in terms of the priorities many SME owners face, the reality is, a focus on workplace wellbeing can dramatically improve productivity and staff churn. However, you don’t need the resources of Google to foster a culture of wellbeing in the office. Here are some Read More…

  • December 10 2018 The riskiest hire in business – Hiring your first salesperson. What entrepreneurs must know to avoid millions of dollars of lost opportunity.

    “How did you go hiring your National Sales Director, Paul?” “Terrible! That guy cost me $500,000!” I’d met Paul (not his real name) about two years ago and was recalling our conversation about his plans for expanding the sales function at his start-up software company. I wasn’t in a position to advise Paul at the Read More…

  • September 20 2018 Is a flexible workforce the way of the future?

    Job flexibility helps the work/life balance.

  • September 5 2018 How to be a more socially responsible small business

    Small businesses may struggle to have a distinct cooperate social identity. But it doesn’t always have to be this way.

  • August 17 2018 Why you’re doing recruitment all wrong

    Top tips for recruitment.

  • July 23 2018 10 tasks you can outsource to boost your productivity

    If outsourcing still sounds controversial for you, you’re way behind the global trends of the workforce market. Millions of companies decide to hire outsourcing specialists highly skilled in the necessary fields to help grow their businesses. There are lots of things that the freelance workforce may help you accomplish, we want to highlight what you Read More…

  • July 5 2018 How to keep employees accountable without causing conflict

    How can your employees be kept accountable?

  • June 4 2018 Anxiety in the workplace is estimated to cost businesses up to 100,000 hours of lost time

    Last week I received a call from a CEO overseas who had slipped into a very dark place. He had acknowledged that his levels of anxiety were “out of control”: sliding relationships at home; constantly thinking about work problems; poor sleep patterns; negative thinking about work colleagues; poor diet and a growing reliance on alcohol. Read More…