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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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Free government funding for staff training

- March 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

Limited cash-flow is an oft-used excuse for putting off staff development projects in a small business. However, with the help of government funding, this doesn’t have to be the case. Offering training is great way to retain staff. A more productive workforce is also paramount for the bottom line. So, how can your small business benefit from subsidised training… Read more »


Australian small businesses lagging behind global markets

- March 1, 2017 2 MIN READ

According to a new survey, released by global accounting body CPA Australia, small businesses in Australia are crawling behind other markets on the key drivers of growth. The survey demonstrated that growing small businesses are likely to be focussing on innovation, e-commerce, social media, training and exporting. Yet, Australia came last out of the eight… Read more »