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Here are five good reasons why you should let your staff use social media...

Millennials will soon become the biggest employee group in the world and they are a segment which has grown up using digital technology. Millennials communicate...

The three biggest hurdles you will face when you experience rapid business growth

While we all want our businesses to achieve measured and sustainable growth, when growth surpasses expectation it can bring a number of problems.

What exactly is Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and how can it help your business?

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) is the most misused and least understood business phrases out there. Ask five different people what SWP is to them and you will end up with seven different answers.

The family that stays together: Why family businesses are better at employee retention

When it comes to employee retention, family businesses lead the way. According to the Harvard Business Review, the average turnover at a non-family firm is 11% per year. Family firms, however, churn only 9% of their workforce.

Why your employees’ soft skills are the key to the growth and success of...

Soft skills are the personal attributes that are needed to succeed in the workplace. They’re often related to how employees work with others (otherwise known as ‘people skills’)

4 tips to keep in mind on how to hire fast – without damaging...

Having grown their team by 70% in the last year, Vamp’s Aaron Brooks reflects on hard lessons learned from a year of recruitment

These are the top 2019 trends to watch in recruitment and onboarding automation

In 2019 HR specialists will be creating bespoke recruitment and onboarding workflow design processes, from hire-to-retire.

How WeWork is going about creating a work community that meets human needs

At WeWork, our primary focus is to provide a community to all of our members. Whilst we’re known for creating dynamic places for people to work, our true success comes from combining multiple factors that encourage interaction, incorporating community areas, social events and networking.

Looking to foster collaboration in a digital workforce? Here 3 key tips to keep...

So it's a question of how do you bridge that gap, even in a technology business or digital business, with access to digital tools and a digital workforce? How do you bridge the old approach and the new approach?

5 key steps you can take to make your employee mentoring more effective

Employee mentoring programs are an important aspect for companies to foster connections between junior and senior employees. Large, successful brands, such as Time Warner, General Electric, and Deloitte, run these type of programs to keep employees informed, engaged and happy.

Here are 5 great tips on how to successfully balance being a CEO and...

So what happens when you’re CEO of a busy company who also has a dream of pursuing their ‘hobby’? How can you balance the two, be great at both and not burn out in the process?

Startup accountant or suburban accountant? Who does your business need?

The "suburban accountant" may be fine as far a plain personal tax return goes but when addressing the complexities of scaling an innovative business – a boutique startup accounting firm already in the space is likely to be the better route.

New research: Australian shoppers will choose bricks and mortar over online

While many believe that shoppers are overwhelmingly moving to online, 79% of Australians are very/fairly likely to choose a store over online if there is an enjoyable atmosphere (music, visuals, scent).

Here are 4 powerful collaboration examples that you can use to propel brand growth

With that being said, collaboration marketing is an alternative way for brands both large and small to achieve their business goals by looking for smart ways to drive growth. That means, working with each other—and the key to this is looking for business synergy by creating win-win scenarios.

Don’t drop the ball! Here are 8 growth tips on how to sustain your...

Successful businesses are often the most difficult to improve, but without constant progression, it is easy to reach a plateau. Knowing where to look may be difficult, but here are seven areas to consider.

Right on time: here’s how small businesses can go about avoiding late payments

Large Australian companies and institutions are infamously bad at paying smaller businesses on time. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reports that nearly three quarters of all invoices are paid late.

Is your business providing snacks and food for its employees? Here’s why it should

It is becoming common place for companies to offer their employees free lunches, or at the very least, free snacks and drinks. It’s a trend that started popping up at tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter, but stories of the successes of these programs have spread and the idea seems to be taking off.

What does transitioning gender at work involve? One Australian executive’s story

If you’re not a transgender or gender diverse person, then you have work to do. If you don’t know much about the issues, get educated. Get educated and then help educate your peers. Advocate for change in your workplaces

Why even start-ups, not just big corporations, should be running background checks

According to a 2018 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in the United States, smaller businesses were reported to lose almost twice as much per fraudulent scheme due to their lack of anti-fraud controls implemented.

Australia’s employment landscape is changing, the gig economy is taking hold

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 2.5 million Australians are currently employed on a casual basis, reinforcing experts’ beliefs that this is not a passing fad but a global trend that is set to redefine the workforce.

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