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Four ways employers can improve health and wellbeing in the workplace

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

After a challenging 2020, it has never been more important for workplaces to proactively prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees’, especially as we progress to more flexible working environments and levels of burnout increase, writes Simon Kearney, co-founder of Readiness, a complete digital wellbeing platform for workplaces. It’s time for a holistic approach… Read more »

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It’s back to work for Victoria’s office workers

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Victorians will end their months of remote work on Monday January 18 as Premier Daniel Andrews announced Public Service employees will be able to return to on-site work at 25 per cent capacity while all other office workplaces will be able to allow half their staff to return to work. The relaxing of work from… Read more »

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Access to capital life and death for small businesses to survive

- January 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)  Kate Carnell is urging the Federal Government to establish a revenue-contingent loan scheme for small businesses, to provide them with the cash flow they need to survive the next 12 months. With government support measures being withdrawn, banks continuing to subject small business borrowers to onerous… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: Brisbane goes into lockdown as borders slam shut to combat UK mutant strain

- January 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has instigated a 3-day lockdown across Greater Brisbane in an effort to combat the spread of the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19. Hotel quarantine cleaner source of latest outbreak The news comes following the announcement yesterday that a cleaner from a quarantine hotel had contracted the virus. The woman worked… Read more »

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Mental health in the disinformation age

- January 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The recent Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, looks at some of the devastating impacts that technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are having on many of us., writes Dave Chetcuti, Cognitive Scientist and Co-founder at Svelte Ventures. Through an AI lens, it examines the causes of the recent polarisation of society; why, how, and who controls… Read more »

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Psychology hacks to boost your website traffic and customer engagement

- January 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

In today’s crowded digital landscape, a customer’s path to purchase is increasingly determined by the experience and satisfaction they receive when interacting with a brand’s website. For businesses, exploring the psychology behind customer shopping behaviours and habits is essential to creating positive and memorable online experiences, writes Mark Randall, Country Manager ANZ, WP Engine. Try… Read more »

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When can office politics be good for business?

- January 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

Let’s play a word association game for a quick moment using the following word – POLITICS. Where did you immediately focus your attention? Was it to the positive or the negative?What were the words that triggered something in you immediately? asks Mark Le Busque. Here are a few that are shared in the conversations I’ve… Read more »

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5 (economics) books to read this summer

- January 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Looking for a deep dive into the state of economics? Then expand your view with a little light reading this summer. The Deficit Myth: How to Build a Better Economy Stephanie Kelton, Hachette Australia No book prepared ahead of time better targeted the year in economics. Just as governments including Australia’s were embracing debt (A$800… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: masks mandatory for NSW

- January 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Coronavirus restrictions have changed again in NSW as the state records seven new infections, one of which is under investigation. Five of today’s coronavirus cases are from western and south-western Sydney and linked to the emerging Berala cluster, which now has seven linked cases. The sixth case is a household contact of a previously reported… Read more »

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3 Aussie entrepreneurs share their resolutions for the New Year

- January 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

To borrow from the Queen, 2020 was an annus horribilis. Little wonder business owners and entrepreneurs are looking forward to the new year. We caught up with three local entrepreneurs to see what their resolutions are for 2021. Alex West, CEO of Swoop, Australian telecommunications provider This year has been hard for the obvious reason… Read more »

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3 reasons why employee engagement matters more than ever

- December 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

COVID-19 has created immense challenges for enterprises and organisations across Australia but that doesn’t mean employee engagement should take a back seat, writes Matt Seadon, General Manager – APAC, Achievers. To say 2020 has been a difficult year for Australian businesses is an understatement. Since March, thousands of enterprises have had to rationalise their operations,… Read more »