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Australia’s unemployment rate at 5 per cent

Australia’s unemployment rate at 5 per cent

Australia’s unemployment rate has hit a six and half year low at 5 per cent according to the October figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The seasonally adjusted number of jobs increased by around 32,800 and participation rate increased to 65.6 per cent. According to the ABC News report, Indeed’s Asia-Pacific economist Callam Pickering described the

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Starting A Buddy System In Your Business–Do It Today!

Starting A Buddy System In Your Business–Do It Today!

Settling into a new job is often a nerve-wracking experience for employees. It’s a moment of truth where they learn whether they have made the right decision and it’s one of the most important opportunities for a business to make a good first impression.

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Rural businesses get $37,000 Apprenticeship Wage subsidy

Rural businesses get $37,000 Apprenticeship Wage subsidy

The Australian Government today launched a $60m wage subsidy trial providing regional and rural small businesses with generous incentives in apprentice wage subsidies.

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5 Social Issues Impacting The Next Generation All Employers Should Understand

5 Social Issues Impacting The Next Generation All Employers Should Understand

It’s estimated that by 2020, almost half of the workforce will be made up of Millennials. With this in mind, employers must understand the differences between this younger demographic that is entering the workforce and the ones that have come before them if they have any chance in attracting and retaining top quality employees. Growing up in a digital world

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Experiencing Anxiety At Work? 5 Tips To Help You Through The Day

Experiencing Anxiety At Work? 5 Tips To Help You Through The Day

Everyone is familiar with feeling stressed at work. Whether it’s because we have a deadline looming, an important meeting coming up or a busy period in the year- feeling stressed at work is not uncommon. Most of this stress is manageable and doesn’t pose a significant problem to the average worker. However, when this stress is ongoing and excessive, or

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Social Activists A Force To Be Reckoned With

Social Activists A Force To Be Reckoned With

Think about some of the big social issues that have been at the focus of the past few years here and around the world. Marriage equality, climate change, gun control- even the plastic bag bans in supermarkets. No matter what your opinion is on these matters, it’s undeniable that young social activists have had a huge role in catalysing some

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Coolest Companies in the World with Benefits You Won’t Believe

Coolest Companies in the World with Benefits You Won’t Believe

According to career site Glassdoor, almost 80 per cent of employees say they would prefer new or better perks (such as healthcare benefits or extra time off) over a pay rise. On top of this, research shows that small happiness boosters such as snacks and drinks can lift productivity by an average of 12 per cent and up to 20

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Australia’s unemployment rate the lowest since April 2012

Australia’s unemployment rate the lowest since April 2012

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday have shown an increase in 5,600 jobs from August to September, contributing to the lowest unemployment rate in over 6 years. The 0.3 per cent decrease in the seasonally adjusted figures brought the unemployment rate down to 5.0, with the labour force participation rate standing at 65.4 per cent after

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Staying Alive – The Best Christmas Parties In Oz

Staying Alive – The Best Christmas Parties In Oz

As the end of the year approaches it’s easy to get excited about the upcoming silly season. Eventbrite have reported that Aussie businesses spent an average of $9,722 on their Christmas celebrations last year. On the more decadent end of things, 13% of businesses were said to have spent between $10,000 and $100,000, while 4% dropped more than a whopping

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Can you be asked to do that? Reasonable requests in the workplace and when the line has been crossed

Can you be asked to do that? Reasonable requests in the workplace and when the line has been crossed

An inherent part of any employment is the duty for employees to carry out a lawful and reasonable direction from their employer. A lack of knowledge on the details of ‘lawful and reasonable’ can make it difficult for employers to know exactly what they can ask their employees to do, as well as making it hard for employees to recognise

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