4 HR trends Australian businesses can expect in 2024

For much of 2023, many Australian businesses were focused on growing their revenue locally in the Australian market and as a result also grew their workforces onshore by hiring within Australia. At the same time, employee expectations of the workplace environment continued to change, with

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How to get promoted, secure raises, and attract new job offers

In the competitive Australian job market, achieving promotions and securing raises can be a daunting task. However, with strategic planning, proactive engagement, and consistent effort, you can significantly increase your chances of career advancement. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the promotion landscape

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How Optus butchered handling a crisis: a lesson for businesses

Millions of Optus customers are in the wilderness of a nationwide network outage that began at 4am. The initial response from Optus delivered by an unnamed company spokesperson on Facebook and X at 6.47am AEDT told Australians little they didn’t already know, that the network was down, and that

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New corporate-startup matchmaking collaboration platform

Stone & Chalk, Australia’s premier home for emerging tech innovation, today officially unveiled Venture Connect – a program designed to curate and foster connections between corporations looking for ways to accelerate their growth through collaboration and startups eager to establish relationships with potential partners and

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Australia-China trade relations: a new era of cooperation?

The Australia-China Business Dialogue, held in Shanghai on 5 November 2023, was a significant event that highlighted the importance of people-to-people relations and economic opportunity for businesses in both countries. The Dialogue, chaired by the incoming President of the Business Council of Australia Geoff Culbert,

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A simple guide to patent protection for small business

If you’re a small business owner with big ideas, protecting your innovative creations can be crucial to safeguarding your competitive edge. One of the most effective ways to do this is through patent protection. What are patents? A patent provides inventors with exclusive rights to

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Is more money worth the stress? 81% of workers say no

HP Australia today unveiled groundbreaking findings from its first HP Work Relationship Index, a comprehensive study that explores employees’ relationships with work around the world. The study, which surveyed more than 15,600 respondents across various industries in 12 countries, reveals that the world’s relationship with

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