Working from home can at times appear both a blessing and a curse – often in equal measure. There are all the benefits of being able to organise your working hours as you see fit, being able to work in your PJs, not having to commute to work and enjoying the solitude, writes Renee Wainwright.… Read more »
Maintaining a work-life balance is about separating your personal and professional lives, without allowing one to encroach upon the other, writes Lauren Crystal, co-founder of project management platform Hassl. Work-life lines are blurring However, during lockdown many Australians have been on average, completing an extra four to five hours of work for free every week,… Read more »
As a business owner and a parent of young children, I’m no stranger to the daunting feeling of never quite tackling that long list of seemingly urgent tasks writes Mums & Co. founder Carrie Kwan. Juggling full-time work or your own business while raising a family is no easy feat. We can find it nearly… Read more »
Ah, the ever-elusive pursuit of work-life balance. Striving for equilibrium in our professional lives, personal lives, and social lives is something most workers admit is a priority. But here’s the thing: work-life balance is hard to achieve. In fact, some could argue that at times it’s impossible, writes Natural Distilling Co. founder Rhys Staley. Finding… Read more »
Ever wondered what balance of exercise, sleep, food and work delivers the best outcomes for your physical and mental health? A team of scientists led by researchers in South Australia is embarking on a four-year study to find out. The international team will use 200,000 data sources from Fitbits, activity monitors and time-use surveys linked… Read more »
While the nation prepares to kick up their heels, research by online lender Prospa has found there’s no rest for small business owners this holiday season.
Research by GoDaddy has found small business owners continue to have an issue when it comes to creating work-life balance. 51 per cent of small business owners surveyed said they have trouble switching off from work while 41 per cent admitted that they often get pulled away from family matters to take care of business.… Read more »
Fatter pay cheques are no longer the be-all, end-all when it comes to keeping employees engaged, happy and productive in the workplace, writes Employment Hero’s Chief People Officer Alex Hattingh. Employees want employers who make employment easy for them. Employers who live up to the belief that there is more to a job than just… Read more »
Work at home mums (WAHMs) have been swindled. And part of the con is that we blame ourselves for it. But I’ve got a secret weapon against the great WAHM swindle. Before you write me a strongly worded comment about work at home dads having the same struggles, let me reassure you of something. You’re… Read more »
A survey of small business owners across Australia has found small business owners are sacrificing their work-life balance in order to achieve business success. The survey of 921 SMEs conducted by CGU Insurance revealed whilst small business owners cited the freedom of making their own decisions as a strong indicator of success, many of these… Read more »
As a new mum, Melbourne based Louise Moreland, 42, was searching for a new direction career wise when she thought of a fantastic small business idea one day while picking up the mail with her young daughter. Q. What was your ‘light bulb moment’ to create your small business? I thought I had an opportunity to… Read more »
Happy International Women’s Day! We find out how businesses can engage more women and facilitate flexibility.