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Three essentials to set every new manager up for success

- January 8, 2024 3 MIN READ

  When it comes to recruiting managers, the adage ‘you only get out, what you put in’ rings especially true. Jonathan Tabah, Director, Advisory at Gartner, shares why you need to refine your onboarding approach. According to Gartner research, the direct reports of new managers who receive effective onboarding show a 14 per cent increase… Read more »

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What small businesses need to know about the Closing Loopholes Bill

- December 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Australian Government’s introduction of the Closing Loopholes Bill represents a significant shift in the employment landscape for small and medium-sized enterprises. The landmark legislation is set to reshape the country’s workplace laws, Ben Thompson, CEO of Employment Hero shares what you need to know. While employers may already be on the back foot following… Read more »

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How to avoid the office Christmas party cringe

- December 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Look out. It’s officially party season. Avoid the missteps and post-party cringe with these five simple tips from workplace health and safety expert Karen Maher. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love having fun. So the very last thing I will ever say to a client is to stop their Christmas party… Read more »

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Top five HR trends: From hiring to retention, how businesses can prepare for 2024

- November 24, 2023 3 MIN READ

After a year of difficult hiring conditions and ongoing skills shortages, Australian businesses were hoping for a break in the new year, writes Thomas Amos, CEO & Co-Founder, Sidekicker. Unfortunately, the outlook remains challenging for 2024. The International Monetary Fund predicts growth will slow while unemployment will increase, with inflation, global uncertainty and climate-related shocks… Read more »


Do you want to be a better leader? Try these three things

- November 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Leading a business is not easy. To inspire teams and grow in today’s volatile market, business leaders need to step outside the day-to-day motions of running a company and embrace out-of-the-box thinking, Scott Wiltshire, Vice President and General Manager, Oracle NetSuite, ANZ. Not every entrepreneur starts a business to become a leader, and many… Read more »

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How to grow connections with your remote staff

- November 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The holiday season is here, and in today’s remote working world, maintaining a connection with your staff during Christmas has become more vital than ever, explains Matt Holme founder of YouPay. In a July Forbes Advisor article, it was reported that 53 per cent of remote workers find it increasingly challenging to feel connected… Read more »

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Why you need temporary staff this Black Friday and Christmas season 

- October 26, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Black Friday sales next month in November and the festive rush are fast approaching. For retail and hospitality, these seasonal events are a lucrative but challenging time. Combined with Australia’s summer holiday period, when many regular workers take leave just as customers increase, businesses struggle to fill shifts. Thomas Amos, CEO and co-founder, Sidekicker… Read more »


Leading from the middle: the art of influence for managers

- October 25, 2023 4 MIN READ

  Before founding my company, I held a senior HR role at one of Australia’s largest organisations with tens of thousands of employees. In that role, I often found myself needing to ‘influence’ outcomes I had no authority over, writes Rebecca Houghton, founder of BoldHR. ‘Influence’ became my secret weapon, helping me build connections, rally… Read more »

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Why workplace training should never be skipped

- September 28, 2023 3 MIN READ

Employee training should be a top priority for all businesses looking to hire new staff, yet the percentage of people participating in work-related training is considerably low with only 23 per cent of workers aged 15-74 undergoing such training, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics explains Thomas Amos, CEO & Co-Founder, Sidekicker. Many business owners… Read more »

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Why hybrid work is here to stay and so is the office!

- September 5, 2023 3 MIN READ

As an Australian tech startup we’ve operated in a flexible manner now for over ten years, but August marked a significant turning point for our business, as we announced the shift back to the office under a hybrid working model. While criticisms remain regarding office working, the last 12 months revealed a simple truth –… Read more »

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How to deal with your staffs’ secret side hustles

- August 29, 2023 3 MIN READ

As remote and flexible work increases, so does a rising trend of employees juggling multiple jobs. As an HR professional, I find this trend both intriguing and challenging, writes Lauren Karan, CEO of Karan & Co. The motivation seems to be primarily driven by the relentless increases in the cost of living. With traditional avenues… Read more »