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How to re-engage the forgotten workforce

In recent years, companies have narrowed their attention to managing remote or hybrid workforces — looking at mitigating burnout from long hours, the ergonomics of work-from-home setups, video conferencing fatigue.

Trends for the changing workplace in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed us; made us question our values and re-evaluate what’s important to us.

Why businesses need to apply child’s play

How many times over the past week have you read, seen or heard the words “The Great Resignation”?  Employee engagement is at an all time low, people are tired and people are walking out. 

The conventional work to office is dead, long live the flexible workplace

Companies have come to embrace hybrid work as a permanent fixture of Australia’s future professional landscape.  But reengaging a workforce in 2022 after almost two years of turbulence remains a key challenge. 

Thinking of selling your office space in 2022? Here’s what you must know

If you’ve spent the last two years back and forth between the office and home, you might be wondering whether you need a physical office at all.

Tips to successfully strike a balance between leadership and likeability in management

Being a leader means making some hard decisions. It means making some tough choices. Sometimes it means not being liked. Those in leadership positions, whether that’s formal leadership or informal, presidents or CEOs often have to make unpopular decisions for the benefit of the business.

How open banking offers benefits to customers, banks and cyber criminals

The Big Four banks, CBA, Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank introduced open banking in July 2021, and other banks and financial services are expected to follow in 2022.

How to choose the right compliant payroll solution for your cannabis business

Using dispensary technology designed for cannabis businesses can help stores succeed, and implementing a payroll software solution will contribute to the business’ growth.

Lessons learned as a people-first leader

Thomas Jensen is not a typical CEO who has made a career by climbing the corporate ladder. “I didn’t have the cynicism it takes to get to the top,” he says of himself.

Aussie businesses need to embrace hybrid working in the 4th Industrial Revolution

According to a study by Slack, 1 in 2 workers would quit their jobs if employers provided no hybrid work offerings and forced full-time office work on them.

What lessons are available for corporates to learn from farming businesses?

Typically, you’ll see this mindset passed down from generation to generation, with decades or even centuries of constant care and consideration. For the truly successful farming businesses, a farm, brand or food product becomes a household name that lasts for decades.

How freelancers can climb the career ladder after the COVID-19 pandemic

Industries hit hard by COVID shutdowns are drastically reducing their headcount and with the end of JobKeeper last month another 150,000 jobs are at risk of disappearing. In response, millions of workers around the world began freelancing for the first time, as a way to insulate themselves against the economic uncertainty.

Experimentation with adventure in creating new life designs for pleasure in work

Imagine this for a moment. Working three days a week and exploring the beauty of another State the other four.

Entrepreneurial approaches in tackling your business’ growing pains

Successful growth comes down to five important traits: people, process, training, culture and technology. If you can get these five in place, you’ll be well on your way to true, sustainable growth.

Managed IT services make the difference for Small & Medium Businesses future prospect

However, the demands of managing an IT department may be too much for SMBs to handle. These businesses usually have a small number of workers. The budget allocation is also limited, and workspace too.

Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Melbourne members share cutting out the middleman

Switching to D2C can not only help boost online sales, but allows a brand to take greater control of their communications strategies, supporting customers with greater empathy, managing their expectations better and learning what their customers want!

QR Code food ordering Aussie startup Mr Yum announces $11m post seed investment

an Australian tech start up that specialises in QR Code food ordering at pubs and restaurants has received $11m in funding from some very high profile investors

It’s not us it’s you: when you think you’re a good leader but your...

People don’t change jobs, they change leaders. When our habits are unproductive, the people influenced by them will form their own unproductive habits to survive in that environment. This stifles innovation, productivity and commitment.

ORDER announces successful $5.3m capital raising and announces new CEO

The funding provides the capital to diversify our operations into the content and lifestyle space, while continuing to attract the best operational talent to support our aggressive growth strategy

How freelancers can climb the career ladder post-COVID

In times of economic stress the freelancer economy expands, bringing with it new opportunities to reimagine your career. In response, millions of workers around the world began freelancing for the first time, as a way to insulate themselves against the economic uncertainty.
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