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.
It seems that every month brings a new suite of stories concerning data breaches and hacking attempts at besieged organisations across the world. In May 2019, hackers targeted the US Customers and Border Protection Agency, stealing photos of travellers and license plates related to about 100,000 people.
Since its establishment in 2002, LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, has emerged as a critical tool for recruiters and people seeking new employment opportunities.
As of June 2019, LinkedIn had 630 million registered members in 200 countries and is used by 92 per cent of Fortune 500 companies.
Working at heights poses numerous dangers, and is responsible for many serious and fatal injuries every year. In WA, many workers are exposed to heights every day, whether working from ladders, scaffolds and platforms, on roofs, over tanks and pits, or on vehicles or trailers.
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.
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of goals: learning how to set and pursue effective ones can leader to greater motivation, satisfaction, and achievement. In fact, it’s been said that the difference between the best and the rest comes down to this: those who are preeminent in their fields have a clear sense of direction, the perseverance required to overcome unexpected challenges, and a strong sense of how their present actions will get them where they want to be in the future.
It’s no surprise that Australians love the internet—but it may still shock you to learn just how central to our day-to-day lives it has become. Research completed in 2018 by We Are Social found that Australians now spend more time online than ever before, clocking an average of nearly six hours each day accessing the internet on tablets, phones and computers.
As the old saying would have it, a team is only ever as strong as its weakest player. Accordingly, your business will only grow into something greater than the sum of its parts, if those parts are chosen with great care and looked after in a way that encourages optimal performance.
Congratulations on being offered an interview! That’s an encouraging step towards securing employment. However, for many candidates it’s an intimidating one too. After all, while some interview questions are more or less expected, other can seem, in the moment, like curveballs designed to catch you off guard.
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.