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Design and construct turnkey delivery - Owning the process.

With the new ‘normal’ level of commodity prices and lower level of capital investment the resources industry requires every dollar of investment to stretch further and the need has arisen for more cos

Finding the right applicants

There are plenty of job seekers looking for work at the moment.

Ignoring Diversity – at worst discrimination…at best limiting.

Diversity in your workplace isn’t just a buzz phrase that will eventually fade from popularity.

How can government improve customer service using its own data?

Government departments are being thrown the challenge: improve customer service levels with the same or reduced costs.

The right system for a better outcome

The way systems should be introduced to a business is evolving quickly. At the same time, the necessity for a systems-based business is more evident than ever.

How to Keep Your “Rock Star” Employees

Most managers are concerned with how to retain their best or “rock-star” employees, particularly at a time when they may be unsettled with redundancies in other areas of the business, yet many manager

Think better – Neuroscience: the next competitive advantage

It’s fast becoming a deeply-embedded yearning of our time.

Apartments Reward the smart investor

It’s no secret that the Perth property market is currently skewed in favour of buyers.

The bridge to China

Australia needs to leverage its existing Chinese population and deep pool of Chinese students to build its commercial links with China.

Privacy threats endanger the information age

A veteran investigative journalist is documenting the challenges of keeping information private in an age of data threats.

Global megatrends matter

A CSIRO expert picks seven megatrends that help explain our next 20 years.

What do we do now that the ‘social media genie’ is out of the bottle?

With such prolific social media traffic and ever increasing accessibility, the line between personal and work related information has inevitably blurred.

The Who, What and How of an Unfair Dismissal claim?

Many employers feel the threat of an Unfair Dismissal claim is hanging over their head when considering terminating the employment of a staff member. To effectively manage the risk employers need

Chanel and Blockbuster Video – What Do They Have In Common?

"One cannot be forever innovating. I only want to create classics.” - Coco Chanel

Apartments Key to Perth’s Housing Future

Apartments will be key to Perth’s housing future as West Australians increasingly choose lifestyle over urban sprawl, experts say.

Are you one of the 20% of workers that will experience a Mental Health Issue?

One in five Australian adults will experience a mental illness in any given year.  Mental illness may develop externally, or within the workplace and regardless of the cause the cost to employers

A win for employers - changes to annual leave provisions

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) Full-Bench has handed down sweeping changes as part of the four yearly reviews that will affect the Annual Leave provisions of all Modern Awards.

How do you manage the poor performance... of a volunteer?

Traditionally the performance management of individuals has not been afforded the same focus within the Not for Profit (NFP) sector as within the business sector, particularly when it comes to volunte

Rise in Bullying Claims – Have you minimised the risk?

The Fair Work Act 2009 was amended in 2014 to provide workers the right to make a complaint to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order to stop “bullying” behaviour in their workplace.

Steps to Tackling Poor Performance

Whether an employee is not meeting a deadline or their standard of work is unacceptable, as a Manager it is your responsibility to provide prompt feedback to your employees.