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Job sharing enables mums to continue building their careers – and their employers benefit too

For career-minded mothers, returning to work following the birth of a child can be bittersweet. A return to full-time work often means cutting short quality parenting...

Fast-track SME growth by offshoring

It’s a common condition for small business owners: the 3am stare at the bedroom ceiling and the nagging concern of how to grow the...

Get to know the three types of job seekers

From the moment you know you have a vacancy to fill in your team, your goal is to attract the best possible applicants. You...

Is competition actually good for SMEs?

Spending too much time sussing out the competition can be a distraction, but when I do, the insights are often important to my SME and my direction as...

Building a millennial flytrap – attracting and retaining the next generation of workers

Millennials have never been more important to Australian companies than today. In fact by 2020, millennials are expected to make up half of the...

Tap into the advantages of engaged workers

Employee engagement is a key theme for many SMEs as they struggle to attract and maintain talent in the highly competitive employment market. According to...

Employers talent-hungry despite deep graduate pool: solutions brainstormed by Indeed panel

Graduates are unable to find jobs that make use of their qualifications but employers are struggling to find the right talent.  Solutions to this...

New hires sourced via referral programs produce 25% more profit for businesses

An efficient employee referral program can save on recruitment fees and time spent hiring new staff. This can have a significant impact on a...

Top tips for SME workforce planning during the EOFY

The end of financial year can be a hectic time, particularly for SME business. With books, budgets and tax time on the mind, it’s easy...

Internships marketed as ticket out of unemployment

In the last ten or so years, internships have boomed in Australia – perhaps following the example set in America where young people routinely...

Pathways: people need to know where they are going and why

Do you struggle to retain talented people with your business?  Do people learn and grow with the needs of your business?  How well are...

Is now the right time to recruit? 5 questions to ask yourself

When planning for growth, one thing that often keeps business owners up at night is the question, “When is the right time to hire...

Why you should always be on the lookout, even when you’re not hiring

With the unemployment rate hovering around the 6% mark, it’s clear that there are candidates out there, actively looking for work.  But speak to...

Why hiring personality over experience can be the best thing for your business

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."...

The construction industry: It’s time to put gender stereotypes aside and embrace the power of diversity

When you imagine a construction worker, would you think of that person as male or female? It’s perhaps not necessary to state the assumed...

The top 10 highest paying and in-demand IT jobs

For too many people out there, the idea of working in the Information Technology sector is associated solely with coding, as if learning a...

Why culture goes deeper than gimmicks by one of Australia’s Best Workplaces: The Entourage

If you practice what you preach, you’re more likely to gain credibility as a business leader - whether that be with your staff or...

First hire considerations for the entrepreneur

There comes a point when you can no longer go it alone. Forget flying solo. The time has come for your first hire, but...

Looking good: how your small business can attract the very best employees

The employment pendulum is on the swing again. With such low unemployment, companies are desperately looking to recruit, ideally the best, candidates.  Employees, especially...

The challenges of importing skills to drive innovation

Australia is lagging behind in the innovation stakes, ranking 17th for 2 years running in the Global Innovation Index 2015. We are being overtaken...