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Here are 10 team-building games you should try playing with your employees [SPONSORED]

Companies from all over the world have been known to embrace team building games as a way to motivate and encourage employees. In Australia, many companies engage their teams in both indoor games as well as outdoor activities to motivate them.

The art and science of quotations with confidence: 4 business hacks to make quoting...

Quoting is an art and a science. In addition to calculating the cost of materials, you need to judge how much time you’re likely to take to perform the service component to achieve the level of customisation required.

Don’t get caught offside! Australia’s payroll industry body has revealed the 7 pay rules...

CEO and payroll expert Tracy Angwin at Australian Payroll Association – Australia’s leading network in payroll training, consulting and advisory for employers – has drawn on her experience in the industry to reveal the seven rules surrounding employee pay and entitlements that employers commonly break.

Do you know your customer’s rights when they return an item? Here are 8...

Think customers need to produce a receipt, or the original packaging, to return an item? Think again. Retailers might have developed bespoke returns policies that they require customers to adhere to, but leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) has done all the research to find out specific rules around returns every retailer should know about.

Why focusing on employee wellness is good for business and how to create a...

In Australia, over 90% of workers’ compensation claims involving mental health conditions are linked to work related stress. The most common causes of work related stress are work pressure; workplace harassment or bullying; exposure to workplace or occupational violence; exposure to a traumatic event; vehicle accidents; being assaulted and sexual or racial harassment.

1 in 3 Australian workplaces prone to bullying and harassment – with peers among...

A new survey by a workplace safety auditing and training organisation has revealed that bullying and harassment is occurring in nearly 1 in 3 organisations (30 per cent).

90% of organisations say employee legislation and awards are confusing or contradictory, and need...

New research from Australia’s leading network in payroll training, consultancy and advisory has found that more than 9 in 10 organisations find government legislation or employee awards difficult to interpret, with most agreeing that many of these clauses need to be revised or made simpler.

Here are 7 things you need to know before launching a business… from someone...

Having launched 8 businesses, I’ve identified the things I think are most important for any founder to consider.

How can digital services keep up with customer expectations in this new “always on”...

Our expectations of digital services have evolved as we shift to an "always-on" world. From the moment we wake up, we rely on technology to navigate our lives.

Is corporate social responsibility (CSR) the new bottom line? Here’s why I think it...

As a global community, we’re facing a raft of social issues, that only seem to be increasing. As a corporate community, it’s our job to ensure we’re taking responsibility.

The purpose over profit paradox: 5 tips to implement a purpose-fueled culture

Fun fact: the most profitable are generally not the most ‘profit focused’. Why? Because they prioritise purpose over financial gain.

Employee burnout on the rise: sick leave increases across 1 in 3 organisations

In May this year, the World Health Organisation officially recognised burnout as a workplace phenomenon, and a result of chronic workplace stress.

Is the job dead? What lies ahead for us in the future of work?...

For centuries, jobs have provided people with status and stability and a way of life. Overlying the pursuit of the permanent job was the notion that if you’re not in a job, you’re out of one. But times are changing fast.

How to lead a team: these are the 5 qualities every successful CEO needs...

Leadership is a topic often spoken about but rarely perfected. Anyone at the helm of a business wants to be a great leader, but often the day-to-day challenges, fears and intricacies of running a business can distract from what it means to really lead a team.

Is this Australia’s most undertrained technical job? 2 in 3 payroll managers admit...

Despite being responsible for putting payments into the accounts of millions of working Australians and interpreting legislation on pay and entitlements for each employee, a...

The taxman is coming for your deductions! Here’s how you can avoid the crackdown

ATO Assistant Commissioner Karen Foat says that a systematic review of claims has found, and disallowed, some very unusual expenses.

How to make it as a start-up in the health industry

Many Australians are looking to take greater control of their health by enhancing their diets with nutritional supplements. According to...

This medical cannabis startup has appointed a top cancer doctor as CMO

An emerging player in the Australian medicinal cannabis market, Greenfield MC, has established a team of leaders from the medical and...

Here are the 7 common workplace practices that are risking employee safety

Despite businesses in Australia having a legal requirement to comply with their State’s Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws, more than ...

New research shows that true diversity and inclusion can solve Australia’s tech talent shortage

With predications the Australian technology industry will face a shortage of 200,000 skilled workers in the next five years, businesses need to revaluate their diversity...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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