Trends & Challenges in Accounting – 2022

Trends & Challenges in Accounting – 2022

Businesses these days are experiencing all sorts of challenges they have never had to deal with before. But this also provides great opportunities for those businesses who are agile and willing to adapt and change to best meet these pressures. Today we thought we’d...

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Over 45s and the Job Market in Australia

Over 45s and the Job Market in Australia

We all know the Australian population is ageing. And with improved health care this trend will only increase. On the flip side of that, there is an apparent reluctance with many employers to take on ‘older’ staff. Let’s take a look at why that is, why it’s unhealthy...

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Backing Yourself in a Tight Labour Market

Backing Yourself in a Tight Labour Market

June is a time when lots of people start thinking about where they are in their career, And with the couple of years we’ve just had thanks to Covid, many people are re-evaluating their career direction. But it can be tough to look at your CV and feel confident that...

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9 Tips for Making New Staff Feel Welcome

9 Tips for Making New Staff Feel Welcome

Bringing a new member onto the team is exciting. You want it to go well from day one. But it can also be stressful – for them and for you – particularly when you are introducing someone to a long-standing or tight-knit team. Luckily, there are some things you can do...

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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

What has Covid Taught Us? The Covid-19 Pandemic has certainly turned the world on its head. But honestly, it’s not all bad. Hear me out here. There have been a few key lessons which Covid has taught us that may well have been a little overdue, and that perhaps we may...

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What Colour is your Collar?

What Colour is your Collar?

We are all aware of the terms Blue Collar and White Collar.  Blue collar workers tend to work in trades or with their hands, white collar workers have office jobs, and that’s it, right?  Well, these days there are many more ‘collar’ colours – and even No Collar and...

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Five simple steps on how to go low tox in a busy world

Five simple steps on how to go low tox in a busy world

The US department of health estimates there are 2000 new chemicals that come into existence each year. That's a lot! The issue with this is that many of these haven't been tested for their potential side effects. It's these chemicals that we use in our cleaning,...

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Mental Short-Cuts

Mental Short-Cuts

We make sense of the world by using mental shortcuts every day. When you visit your usual supermarket, you don’t stop and make lengthy decisions about each product: you’ve done the majority of your thinking homework before you get there. You know the layout of the...

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8 Things to do before starting a new job

8 Things to do before starting a new job

Excitement.  Nerves.  Anticipation.  Starting a new job brings up all sorts of intense emotions.  You want to make a great impression, but you’re nervous that you won’t know what to do.  Or nervous that your nerves themselves will get the better of you. But when we...

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The Covid Opportunity

The Covid Opportunity

I am Jennie Thompson; my business is The Cooks Workshop. I believe that an individual can drive sustainable change, whilst being mindful that it is not a journey taken alone. It requires collaboration, the seizing of opportunity and support, as you follow your...

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Behavioural Interview Questions – What you need to Know

Behavioural Interview Questions – What you need to Know

Interviews are tough.  Whether you’re the interviewer or interviewee, they can cause a lot of stress and anxiety.  The object of the exercise is to find a great fit for both parties.  Nobody wants a square peg in a round hole.  But in a 30 minute interview it can be...

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How does a woman create greater success at work?

How does a woman create greater success at work?

Are You a Grappling Hook or Magnet? A grapple (or grapnel) is a clawed, anchor-like hook used in seizing, holding or dragging. One of its original uses was during sea battles to hold an enemy ship for boarding. It creates a powerful image in the mind, doesn’t it? It...

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