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Alternatives for employers during the COVID-19 crisis

- March 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

With many employers having to make some hard decisions about the roles of their workers during the COVID-19 crisis, leading employment advice service Employsure says there are alternatives to mass redundancies and stand-downs. Hundreds of thousands of workers in a number of industries, including the travel, hospitality and retail sectors are facing months of uncertainty,… Read more »

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Culture fit, hiring and the new resumé-free workplace

- March 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

If culture fit is considered one of the most important aspects when hiring a new team member, why do managers still rely only on resumes to identify candidates in the initial shortlist? asks Rudy Crous, CEO and co-founder of Shortlyster, an intelligent hiring platform. With the rise of smart technology combined with the power of… Read more »

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How to support staff returning to work post bushfire

- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

As people return to work following the devastation of the bushfires, workplaces should be prepared to support those still grieving what they have lost, writes Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director of AccessEAP.  Australia is no stranger to natural disasters, from cyclones and floods to never-ending drought and unforgiving bushfire seasons, and whilst Australians have witnessed larger… Read more »

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Why every business big or small needs to commit to climate action

- January 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s unfolding bushfire crisis is without question this country’s climate wakeup call. If not now – in the face of such widespread loss and devastation, and with no end in sight – when? writes Hilke Fitzsimons, General Manager, ZEISS Australia/New Zealand. Across social media, in cities and in burned-out communities, Australians are pleading with governments… Read more »

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5 reasons why you should prioritise workplace health

- January 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

Leading workplace safety organisation SAI Global is urging employers to prioritise the wellbeing of their employees, revealing five important benefits of doing so.  Rod Beath, workplace safety specialist at SAI Global, says while employers are accustomed to looking at how they can implement changes in the business that prevent physical injuries, they are less confident… Read more »

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7ways to grow a successful coaching business

- January 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

The personal development industry is booming across the world and in fact, according to a study by the ICF & PWC coaching within this, is the second fastest growth industry worldwide. Demand for coaching in all areas is higher now than ever before, and is a billion dollar industry. Which means, the allure to become… Read more »

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Serious about diversity & inclusion: here’s how your small biz can compete with the corporates

- December 27, 2019 3 MIN READ

It’s a common misconception that diversity and inclusion is an issue exclusive to large organisations that employ huge teams across varied corporate sectors. Big business garners a lot of attention because, from a historical perspective, vast groups of society have been excluded from the workforce. In reality, diversity and inclusion is a societal issue for… Read more »

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Christmas party fails and how to avoid them

- November 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

Employers and employees across Australia are in full swing to celebrate a year of hard work with a Christmas party or social function. As well as making sure everyone has a good time, employers and their staff need to be aware of some of the risks that can arise through social interaction outside the usual… Read more »

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How employers can help address domestic violence

- November 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

November 25 is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Australia domestic violence continues to be an issue for many women, so how can employers help those who may be experiencing abuse? Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director AccessEAP offers advice that can assist businesses in developing domestic violence policies to create safe… Read more »