‘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 to be more productive when working from home

With the corona virus outbreak threatening to overwhelm our health system, many of us are choosing to self isolate.

For others, it’s only a matter of time before we’re told to stay home.

This will mean an enforced layoff for some workers, such as those in hospitality.

How To Break Bad Habits

Bad habits can be a huge barrier to success.

At the very least, they waste our time and stop us from achieving our goals. At their worst, they can be truly debilitating. They can threaten our health, our career prospects and our financial stability.

Last month’s post, ‘How To Build Healthy Habits’, described some useful techniques for incorporating healthy habits into our lives.

Five Tips for Retaining Top Talent

It’s never been more difficult to retain your best talent than it is today.

For a range of reasons, people change jobs far more often than they used to. According to Harvard Business Review, Baby Boomers are likely to hold an average of 11 or 12 jobs in their lifetimes.

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.

A Layperson’s Guide to the Law of Director’s Duties

Most businesses in Australia are run through a company. Almost invariably then, if you’re a business owner, you will also be a company director.

You may even be a director of a company, but have little to do with running its business. For example, your spouse may have asked you to be a director.

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.

Digital Marketing In Five Easy Steps

Getting the word out about your business is essential: there’s no better way to win new customers, attract (and recruit) top talent, and build a brand so that when people think of the relevant product or service—whether that’s IT repairs, engineering consulting, or something as mundane as cookies—they think of your business, and what it can do for them.

Five tips for having difficult discussions in the workplace

The workplace can give rise to countless situations in which the best way forward might be to engage in a difficult conversation. Perhaps an employee is falling short of their performance targets. It could be that you need to respond to complaints or grievances.