A business owners guide to Australian competition law

The Australian Competition and Consumer Act (formerly known as the Trade Practices Act) governs how Australian businesses deal with their competitors, suppliers and customers.

That is, pretty much every aspect of commercial life. It therefore pays to have at least a working understanding of this area of law.

How to enjoy your office Christmas party without regrets

For many of us, it’s the most anticipated event of the work calendar. The annual office Christmas party. The firm’s way of saying ‘thanks for all the hard work: Let your hair down on us’.

But should you?  

Some live to regret it. In fact, more than a few careers have ended on that fateful night in December.

‘What is ‘customer experience’ (CX) and how can it help your business?’

‘Customer experience’ or CX, as it has come to be known, is the biggest thing to emerge from the world of marketing in recent years.

Why is that?

It’s simple: A good CX strategy has been shown to improve customer satisfaction and retention, resulting in substantially higher profits.

‘Seven secrets for a more productive day’

Whatever your occupation, it pays to be productive.

 The best way to achieve this is to become an expert in time management.

In this post, we share seven habits that can help transform even the most devoted procrastinator into a reliable workhorse.

‘How employers can help reduce workplace stress’

Workplace stress is the inevitable outcome of having to get a lot done within a limited time-frame, while being accountable for your performance. Up to a point, this keeps people motivated.

However, if stress levels are too high, it ultimately detracts from performance.

‘Everything You Need to Know About the Jobkeeper Payment’

The Australian Government has been widely praised for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has won plaudits for both the public health measures implemented to combat the virus, as well as policy measures intended to limit the economic fall out.

The centrepiece of the government’s economic response is the JobKeeper Payment.

‘The Only 3 Stress Management Techniques You Really Need to Know’

At the risk of stating the obvious, it has been a stressful time.

Not only are we living through a once in a century pandemic. To make matters worse, the measures we have taken as a result have destroyed the economy. Not to mention our social lives.

If you are feeling a little stressed, well, that is normal.

‘The economic impact of the corona-virus and three trends to look out for in a post-pandemic world’

The corona-virus pandemic has caused a major economic crisis.

Like most countries, Australia opted for an unprecedented public health intervention to protect people from the pathogen. So far, it is working. Compared with other parts of the world, the rate of transmission and number of deaths remains low.

‘If you’re looking for work, here are the industries to target’

The corona-virus outbreak has taken a sledgehammer to the Australian jobs market.

While unemployment increased only slightly in March, it looks likely that many more Australians will lose their jobs in coming months. The government’s own Treasury figures are forecasting an unemployment rate of 10% by the middle of the year.

How should businesses respond to the corona-virus outbreak?

There is little else people are talking about right now besides the corona-virus.

With good reason. At the time of writing, roughly 1.5 million people have been infected globally and nearly 90,000 have lost their lives.

In Australia, we’ve reached 6,000 recorded cases, and 50 deaths.