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Unemployment falls to 5.4% despite the loss of 20,600 full time jobs

Unemployment falls to 5.4% despite the loss of 20,600 full time jobs

Despite the loss of 20,600 full time jobs, there was an overall increase of 12,000 jobs in the month of May this year. This was owing to an increase of 32,600 part time jobs according to the latest data released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Unemployment fell by 0.2 per cent while the underemployment rate also fell... Read More ➝

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Cyber Security Is Not Just A Big Business Problem

Cyber Security Is Not Just A Big Business Problem

When we think of cyber security, the first thing that comes to mind is usually data breaches on big businesses. Companies like Facebook and Uber have been subject to cyber-attacks, with the Uber data breach affecting 57 million users. However, cyber security is not just a big business problem with the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report revealing that 61% of... Read More ➝

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Apprentice and Trainee Trade commencements increase for Sep Quarter

Apprentice and Trainee Trade commencements increase for Sep Quarter

Tuesday 12 June 2018 Apprentice and Trainee Trade commencements increase for Sep Quarter The latest apprentice and trainee data published for September 2017 quarter showed trade commencements were up 4.2% compared to September 2016 quarter. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report showed the biggest trade commencement increases in automotive and engineering (up 16.8%) and construction trades workers... Read More


The Weirdest Ways To Quit Your Job (And Are They Legal?)

The Weirdest Ways To Quit Your Job (And Are They Legal?)

We’ve all heard stories of weird ways people have quit their jobs and chuckled a little at the theatrics of it all. Think of the woman who quit via interpretive dance or the one who sent her notice via cake; these actions are the ultimate symbols of pettiness that make up the dreams of disgruntled employees – or the nightmares... Read More ➝

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Employees Not Showing Up For Work? Here’s How To Manage It.

Employees Not Showing Up For Work? Here’s How To Manage It.

Unexpected absenteeism is not cheap for businesses. In fact, unplanned absence is estimated to cost businesses $2,741 per employee, per annum and, with an average of 8.8 days of absence per employee per year, this is a cost that no business wants to wear. The direct costs of absenteeism such as paid wages, replacement workers and overtime pay are obvious.... Read More ➝

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Should You Be Friends With Your Staff On Facebook?

Should You Be Friends With Your Staff On Facebook?

According to research, as many as 1.6 million Aussie workers say they’ve regretted inviting their boss or colleague to be a friend online. With the lines between personal and professional lives increasingly becoming blurred thanks to digital technologies, it raises the question- should you be friends with your staff on Facebook? Most of our time is spent surrounded by our... Read More ➝

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What You Need To Know About Motivating Your Employees



What You Need To Know About Motivating Your Employees



Research suggests that less than half of employed adults think they are working at their peak performance level most of the time and 42% of Australian workers are only “somewhat satisfied” with their job. If our employees aren’t engaged and motivated at work, productivity levels will be down so it’s no surprise that the estimated cost of employee disengagement is... Read More ➝

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Are Young People Too Lazy To Become Tradies?

Are Young People Too Lazy To Become Tradies?

According to the latest data from the Business Council of Australia “in June 2016 there were 282,900 apprentices and trainees in training, down 45% on the 515,000 in June 2012.” A common misconception used to explain these plummeting training rates are that young people are too lazy to undertake the physically demanding work that often comes with being a tradesperson.... Read More ➝

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What You Need To Know If  You’re Hiring Millennials

What You Need To Know If You’re Hiring Millennials

It’s estimated that by 2025, Millennials will make up a massive 75% of the global workforce. Undoubtedly, you will already be working with, or looking to hire Millennials. Here’s what you need to know. Job hopping Young people are predicted to have 17 jobs over 5 careers and research says Millennials (when compared to Gen X and Baby Boomers) are... Read More ➝

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5 Things That Are Costing Your Business More Than You Realise

5 Things That Are Costing Your Business More Than You Realise

Absenteeism, low retention rates and accidents can all have a massive effect on your business’s bottom line. But, what are the root causes of these issues and how can we avoid them to ensure we’re not throwing away money? Not training new staff properly It can often be difficult to allocate resources efficiently to ensure that new staff and apprentices... Read More ➝

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