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.

‘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.

How to Build Healthy Habits

You are, to a large extent, the sum of your habits.

A habit can be defined as something you have become so accustomed to doing that you now do it almost without thinking. Research suggests that as much as 40% of our behaviours every day are habitual.

Six Ways To Get a Better Night’s Sleep 

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a good night’s sleep. In his 2019 bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker writes that sleep “enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions [and also] recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite.

Five ways to figure out the right career for you

By some estimates, your career will take up around 80,000 hours of your adult life—and, whichever way you look at it, that’s an enormous amount of time. Little wonder then that most of us are preoccupied with figuring out the right career: how can we invest our own 80,000 hours in a way that feels meaningful, leads us toward our goals, and taps into our natural interests and talents?

Unfortunately, there’s no straightforward answer to these questions.

Five Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Workplace

The perils of workplace stress
Some degree of stress is natural and even beneficial: it keeps us on task, helps us determine what our priorities are, and contributes to a healthy sense of motivation. However, it’s all too easy for stress to get out of hand.

How To Make Difficult Decisions: Five Tips From The Experts

Should you take the job, or should you wait and see if something better comes along? Should you move house now, or maybe next year, when it could be more affordable? Should you spend your holidays in England, Australia, or Japan? Life is full of such conundrums, each of them requiring us to make decisions that will affect the things that are most important to us: our careers, our relationships, our finances, our creative pursuits, and more.

How To Be Emotionally Intelligent: The Five Core Skills

The concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) was popularized in a best-selling book by Daniel Goleman, who defines it as “the ability to identify, assess, and control one's own emotions, the emotions of others, and that of groups”. According to Goleman, emotional intelligence has five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

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