• Mature workers

    Time for us to retire retirement


    Gary Martin |  October 23, 2020


    Rather than retiring, a better proposition might be to take breaks along the way at different stages of our lives, a mini-retirement here and there instead of one mega-break at the end of our careers, suggests Professor Gary Martin.


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  • Business Coronavirus

    Relationships are the most important business asset – more so now and post COVID


    Joe Perri |  October 22, 2020


    As businesses emerge from COVID-19 shut downs and seek to reenergise their ventures, one asset above all others stands out as the most valuable resource that doesn’t appear on the balance sheet – quality long standing relationships, says Joe Perri.


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  • Mature workers Retail

    Why retail needs more mature age workers and fewer uni students 


    Dave Strutton |  October 21, 2020


    The retail sector is often seen an as ideal place for young people to gain work experience and earn money while at university, but when it comes to hiring long-term staff, Dave Strutton, owner of Howards Storage World in Adelaide says the most reliable and loyal workers are usually those who are older.


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  • Business

    First 5000 celebrates 10 years supporting the mid market 


    Helen Hull |  October 20, 2020


    Mid sized businesses continue to be our most precious resource and today we celebrate 10 years of supporting the market with thought leadership and ideas. 


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  • Business Coronavirus

    Good news for Victorian businesses but more to do to fast track COVID-normal


    First 5000 |  October 19, 2020


    Thousands of Victoria’s struggling businesses have received some good news from the Andrews Government, with the Premier permitting some businesses to reopen and the potential for more as infection rates remain low.


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  • Manufacturing

    Commitment to local manufacturing and retaining jobs as industry marks first Ethical Clothing Australia Week


    First 5000 |  October 16, 2020


    Textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers remain committed to local manufacturing and retaining jobs in the industry post COVID-19 according to a survey by Ethical Clothing Australia.


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  • Mature workers

    Wage subsidy for the young marks the coming of ageism


    Gary Martin |  October 15, 2020


    There is no doubt the Federal Government’s new JobMaker package provides a cocktail of the right ingredients to give young Australians a real chance of making the transition from welfare into the workplace. But Professor Gary Martin explains that win will come at the expense of thousands of unemployed older Australians who have also become part of COVID-19’s job carnage.


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  • Have your say

    HAVE YOUR SAY: How does your business support mature workers?


    Helen Hull |  August 3, 2020


    It is important to develop strategies to ensure that older workers are being supported as Australia’s population continues to age. Have your say today!


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