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Business Advice

Are you working to live? How to find meaning and purpose

- August 31, 2023 3 MIN READ

Post-pandemic, the quest for meaningful work has become commonplace as people eschew the nine-to-five to start purpose-driven businesses or seek employment in companies that align with their values, explains Nina Mapson Bone, people and culture specialist and author of Meaningful Work. Solo business owners often start their ventures as a result of searching for meaning… 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 »

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How to manage your staff for maximum business success

- August 22, 2023 4 MIN READ

As an owner of multiple businesses and a facilitator of business classes worldwide, a common topic of interest and often of frustration is dealing with employees, writes Simone Milasas. How do you motivate your staff? Incentivise them? What inspires them to care about the business and its success as well as their own personal success?… Read more »

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Four lessons for small business owners from everyday Aussie entrepreneurs

- August 21, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia has long been a nation of entrepreneurs. While it’s traditionally the tech titans, mining barons and media moguls that make the headlines, there are thousands of small start-ups and businesses that are the engine room of the Australian economy, Suzanne Mitchell, Australia Market Lead for GoDaddy chats with four. World Entrepreneur’s Day this month… Read more »

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How a four-day workweek unlocks employee engagement

- August 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

  There’s a lot of curiosity among Australian organisations to implement a four-day workweek, but it’s not right for every business. Here’s what you need to know before giving it a go, writes Robin Boomer, Director, HR Advisory, Gartner. The radical idea that we can work less to achieve more has been gaining traction as… Read more »

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Why meaningful work matters most when you want purpose

- August 14, 2023 3 MIN READ

When your staff are engaged in meaningful work, there are benefits for both your people and your organisation, including improved performance and better retention rates, writes Nina Mapson Bone, Managing Director at Beaumont People and author of Meaningful Work. Meaningful work can even help improve your organisation’s performance during times of downturns and downsizing. In… Read more »

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How working with affiliates can grow your business

- August 7, 2023 4 MIN READ

  Working with affiliates can be a game-changer in the small business world, allowing you to expand your reach, increase revenue, and enhance brand visibility, explains Shalini Nandan-Singh, founder of Love Your Legals. What’s an affiliate? An affiliate is an individual or entity that partners with a business or brand to promote its products or… Read more »

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The 1:1 conversations you should be having with your staff

- August 3, 2023 3 MIN READ

In the fast-paced world of business, leaders often find themselves in a whirlwind of tasks and responsibilities. As we navigate change and strive for success, it’s easy to overlook the power of connecting with our people on a personal level, with the justification that we’re ‘just too busy’, says communication expert Leah Mether, author of… Read more »

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7 steps to better telephone etiquette

- August 3, 2023 3 MIN READ

In this fast-paced digital world, where emojis have replaced handshakes and texts have taken over conversations, the humble telephone still holds its ground. Whether you’re running a small business or representing a big corporation, mastering phone etiquette can do wonders for your brand, writes brand specialist Debbie O’Connor. So, let’s take a look at some… Read more »