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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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Business Advice

Why you should become useless in business

- November 28, 2023 3 MIN READ

Most people try to make themselves useful in business. They want to prove they have value. That’s their hierarchy of value: ‘Whoever is useful is valuable.’. But is that really the case? asks Gary Douglas.I have a different point of view. I’ve done everything I can to get all the people I work with to… 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 »

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Getting Started

6 questions to ask before you turn your side hustle into a full-time business

- November 14, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Stories of people taking their ‘side hustle’ and turning it into a multi-million dollar business make being an entrepreneur and business owner sound enticing and rewarding. But success doesn’t always happen overnight. Business coach and workplace expert Michelle Gibbings shares how to reality check if your side hustle has legs! All successful business owners… Read more »

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5 legal tips for navigating Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

- November 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be palpable for consumers and businesses. These shopping extravaganzas offer small businesses the perfect opportunity to boost their sales and attract new customers. However, small businesses must stay legally compliant amidst the flurry of discounts and deals, advises Shalini Nandan-Singh, founder of Legally Shalini. 5… 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 »