• City of Sydney awarded inclusive workplace and employer of choice for women

    First 5000     |      September 11, 2019

    The City of Sydney has been recognised as a diverse and inclusive workplace and an employer of choice for women, winning a major national human resources award.

  • Hope for future apprenticeship growth : ACCI

    First 5000     |      September 6, 2019

    The modest increase in commencements shown in this week’s Apprentices and trainees data for the March quarter 2019 by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) gives hope that a return to growth in apprenticeship numbers is on its way, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.

  • New report reveals challenges facing small business sector

    First 5000     |      August 29, 2019

    The Australian small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years.

  • Australia’s productivity challenge

    First 5000     |      August 27, 2019

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is spot on to highlight Australia’s productivity challenge and has moved to restore the confidence of business to invest, according to Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott.

  • Outdoors can be a good way to trigger “aha” moments

    First 5000     |      August 16, 2019

    People are most likely to have a sudden bright idea when out in the bush – or lying in bed. Have you say for National Science Week.

  • Should You Consider Becoming a Freelance Developer?

    Zack Halliwell     |      August 14, 2019

    The reality of the modern workforce is that freelancing is one of the biggest growing sectors, with many markets now boasting a wide freelance contingency. It removes some of the limits of modern life, while allowing for greater creative freedom and more chance to grow; both for the company doing the hiring and for the […]

  • How I mastered my elevator pitch

    Alan Manly     |      August 12, 2019

    Everybody in business has a pitch. To overcome my discomfort with the hard sell I have refined a method that helped master the elevator pitch.

  • How to reduce workplace turnover rates

    Zack Halliwell     |      August 7, 2019

    One of the biggest concerns facing modern business in 2019, and for the past decade or so in fact, has been that of turnover rates.

  • Legal protections for mature workers

    First 5000     |      August 1, 2019

    The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) released a new fact sheet on legal protections for mature workers in Australia, outlining the national and state laws that protect mature workers from discrimination and uphold their right to seek flexible work arrangements.

  • 5 ways to control your brand’s public image

    Carolin Petterson     |      July 30, 2019

    Your brand’s public image is basically everything, since 77% of leads will independently research you. Therefore, if you want to run a successful business or organization, you have to learn how to manage your brand’s public image.

  • ACCC calls for sweeping reforms to curb the powers of digital media giants

    Malcolm Crompton     |      July 29, 2019

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has just released its final report for the Digital Platforms Inquiry, advocating for ‘significant, holistic’ reform of the sector.

  • Tax cut does not make up for penalty rate cut: union

    First 5000     |      July 8, 2019

    Hospitality workers waking up to a harsh and unfair pay cut today will still be out of pocket even if they receive the full tax cut for low and middle-income workers.

  • The wonder of workplace wellbeing

    Nina Fountain     |      July 3, 2019

    There is a growing understanding of the impact of stress and busy lives on our health, so it’s not surprising that leaders are looking to create workplaces that benefit the wellbeing of teams.

  • ‘Loyalty tax’ payments costing consumers up to $3.6 billion in Australia

    Allan Fels     |      June 28, 2019

    From July 1, insurers of home and contents, motor, personal and small business in NSW will be required to include last year’s premiums in any renewal notices.

  • Regional Victoria triples regional national average in visitation growth

    First 5000     |      June 20, 2019

    The latest Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey (IVS), has seen regional Victoria as the best performer in international visitation growth compared to all other states – more than tripling the regional national average with a whopping 12 per cent increase since last quarter. 

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