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How are you taking care of your mental health?

- March 13, 2024 3 MIN READ

  Running a small business allows 2.5+ million Australians to be their own boss and carve out a rewarding career and lifestyle. It is often seen as the epitome of entrepreneurial success and financial independence. However, particularly during economically challenging times, many small business owners experience a negative impact on mental health, writes Sally Elson,… Read more »

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How to compete in a tough talent market

- January 11, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The tight talent market right now is making recruitment tricky for all businesses. In late 2022, there were more jobs available than people to fill the roles, and according to the National Skills Commission, recruitment was consistently more difficult last year compared with 2021. So, what is to come in 2023? Sally Elson, Head… Read more »

workplace wellness is important to small business success

4 easy changes to make workplace wellness work for you

- July 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

Workplaces are going beyond traditional health and safety requirements for their employees and emphasising more holistic wellbeing, with mental health and financial wellness new areas of employee benefits being offered by employers, says Sally Elson, MYOB’s Head of People Advisory and Talent. It’s no surprise that mental health is a key concern for small business… Read more »

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5 of the best tips to make the most out of remote work

- August 31, 2020 4 MIN READ

Coronavirus restrictions have seen a significant shift in how we work, with 46% of working Australians now working from home, a first for many small businesses across the country. Sally Elson, MYOB’s head of people advisory and talent, provides tips for small business owners adapting their workforce to a longer-term work from home environment. Changes… Read more »