Features

3 tips for boosting workplace morale

- December 7, 2019 5 MIN READ

Workplace morale is the collective attitudes and feelings of your team. When morale is high, team members are cheerful and confident. Focusing on morale in the workplace not only improves productivity but also reduces absenteeism, promotes collaboration, esteem and satisfaction. It benefits your people and the business, writes Luke Thorn from Zimplify. But where do… Read more »

Business Basics

Culture a problem for Australian business leaders

- September 19, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Australia’s business leaders have no concept of company culture according to a report by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). The ‘5 Hard Truths About Workplace Culture’ found C-lsuite executives at Australian companies are unlikely to recognise the signs of poor company culture. The report suggests boards and CEOs need a reality check. They have to… Read more »

Features

The secrets to retaining happy staff in 2019

- January 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

The new year has dawned and with it comes new aspirations. A recent survey by leading recruitment company Citrus Group has found almost a quarter of Australians left their last role due to a lack of career progression. So how can you ensure your business has the opportunities to keep your staff happy? While a… Read more »

New Zealand

Five tips for doing business in New Zealand

- June 21, 2018 3 MIN READ

For many Australian companies, a transition across to the lush, green pastures of New Zealand is a natural move. Culturally, it all might seem like a cake walk. You’ve been to Queenstown for a lovely weekend, and besides the remarkable scenery, it’s all pretty much the same over there, right? While our flags look pretty… Read more »

People

How this young entrepreneur went global

- September 28, 2017 4 MIN READ

Chern’ee Sutton is a 20-year-old indigenous artist from Queensland with a successful small business. Her heritage lies with the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland and she started painting when she was just 13-years-old. When she was experiencing trouble at school during her early teenage years Chern’ee was encouraged to enter a… Read more »

Business Basics

How did China become so ‘hot’?

- July 3, 2017 4 MIN READ

Anyone who has visited the country recently knows the growth in China is real, and very visible. In 1950 some 544 million people lived mostly in villages; by 2015, the population had ballooned to 1.38 billion people, with 56 per cent living in cities. The scale of construction being carried out to accommodate this population… Read more »

People

A small business with heart & spice

- February 13, 2017 4 MIN READ

Husband and wife duo Megna Murali and Aarjit Iyer have been running an online spice store called Spice Quarter for the past year. They supply freshly blended, dry spice mixes with matching recipes. Spice Quarter’s spice blends combine the freshest herbs and spices into unique flavours. They sell a range of enticing spices, spice sets and… Read more »

Resources

How to create the right business culture

- February 3, 2017 3 MIN READ

Culture. Everybody talks about it, from small businesses to big corporations, yet not everyone gets it right. It can be a difficult thing to describe, let alone create and it’s an easy thing to get wrong. In my experience, it’s a broad mix of the right people, and a company that has a clear purpose supported… Read more »