DIVERSE CITY CAREERS JOINS FORCES WITH FEMECONOMY

DIVERSE CITY CAREERS JOINS FORCES WITH FEMECONOMY

DIVERSE City Careers (DCC) has added a consumer activism element to its growing network of partners to advance gender equality. The jobsite for women has teamed up with shopping for equality website Femeconomy to offer approved brands a 10 per cent discount on DCC's services. "DCC identifies and collaborates with partners who...

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AUSSIE EMPLOYERS RAMP UP OVERTIME DEMANDS

AUSSIE EMPLOYERS RAMP UP OVERTIME DEMANDS

ALMOST a third of Australian businesses bumped up overtime during the last 12 months, with 62 per cent of non-award staff clocking the extra hours unpaid, according to Hays. The 2016 Hays Salary Guide found that of the 30 per cent of organisations that increased overtime, 36 per cent added five hours or less each week. A further 31 pe...

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THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THE end of the financial year (EOFY) can be a taxing time for businesses, and often it takes a toll on staff. Accounts wrap up, major deals get finalised and sales begin to peak, making it vital for any team to be on top of their game. According to organisers at Corporate Challenge Events, it's a time when even the most seasoned w...

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AUSSIE WORKERS OUT $70B IN UNPAID OVERTIME

AUSSIE WORKERS OUT $70B IN UNPAID OVERTIME

AUSTRALIAN full-time employees are notching up to $71.2 billion worth of unpaid hours every year, according to Randstad. The HR and recruitment firm's branding research has found full-time employees are working 42.25 hours per week on average - more than the contracted 38 hours per week. Part-time workers reported working an extra...

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CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE LOOMS AS AUSSIES SPEND $2.8B

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE LOOMS AS AUSSIES SPEND $2.8B

SHOPPERS buying Christmas gifts online should wrap up purchases in the first week of December to make sure they arrive in the nick of time, says the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The first half of December is traditionally the busiest period of the year for e-commerce retailers, with online Christmas purchases required to be fin...

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THE GREAT RETAIL SHAKE-UP

THE GREAT RETAIL SHAKE-UP

HISTORICALLY dominant retailers are either changing their approach or dropping out of the market slowly, according to the latest retail research from Colliers International. Many of these established retailers are being forced to evolve and adapt in order to survive the retail industry of the 21st century. Colliers International head ...

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KICK GOALS WITH STAFF THIS RUGBY WORLD CUP

KICK GOALS WITH STAFF THIS RUGBY WORLD CUP

AUSTRALIAN rugby fans are turning up to work late and tired after early morning games but rather than penalise staff, Randstad is encouraging employers to embrace the World Cup. The four-yearly tournament is being held in the United Kingdom, with sports nuts braving the time difference to wake up early and watch matches before work. R...

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QANTAS AGAIN COMMENCES GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE FLIGHTS

QANTAS AGAIN COMMENCES GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE FLIGHTS

QANTAS will once again offer flights between Melbourne and the Gold Coast with a daily service between the two cities.

The Melbourne service is expected to provide an additional 2352 seats on Melbourne-Gold Coast capacity per week. In addition, the airline is providing additional capacity on the existing Gold Coast-Sydney service, in...

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NEWCREST RATED BEST BY QUEENSLAND EMPLOYEES

NEWCREST RATED BEST BY QUEENSLAND EMPLOYEES

QUEENSLANDERS have voted a Victorian company as the most attractive employer in the annual Randstad Award. Newcrest Mining was chosen as the top company to work for the second year in a row, edging out global heavyweight Nestle and Brisbane-based Virgin Australia. The gold miner claimed 53 per cent of the vote out of the 2045 workers ...

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ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

FEW Australian designers can lay claim to the eloquence and endurance of fashion powerhouse Carla Zampatti. The Italian-born designer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her eponymous label at Sydney Opera House last month, recreating an earlier runway show while the iconic structure was still being built. From a single store in Surry ...

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TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND

TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND

BUSINESSES underestimate the value of a professional-looking workspace as a reflection of employees and operations as a whole, according to Officeworks. According to a survey conducted by the office supplies chain, 87 per cent of small to medium businesses believe that a tidy and inspiring location can boost positivity. Employers shou...

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