Is a Portfolio Career for me?

A what? More and more people are choosing to curate their own work-life and engage in a medley of roles rather than one full-time position or business.  But, is it for you? Harvest Careers Specialist, Tanya Derrett explains. Someone with a portfolio career combines multiple, part-time, contracting, consulting, causal, temp and freelancing roles as employees…

Mediation, Your Priority in Resolving Disputes

Principal Consultant - BLAX Group

What is Mediation. Mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. Mediation is an informal way of solving a problem. Mediation is dynamic and interactive; it places the power of a resolution in the hands of the parties. Mediation is facilitated by a third-party neutral person. This person does not resolve conflict, but rather they…

Harmony Matters

Director - Ian Berry

harmonymatters@ozemail.com.au was my first email address. It still works albeit being a tad unreliable and so I’m fazing out its use. My very first newsletter for my clients, way back in 1991, was called ‘Harmony Matters.’ For me harmony matters. It’s the foundation for being the best version of myself and living my best life.…

Flexibility’s key to getting and keeping staff

Providing flexible working arrangements is becoming more significant to Geelong organisations aiming to recruit talent in specialist disciplines. At the release of a survey of Geelong employment trends, recruitment and HR specialist Maree Herath said employers with technology projects, in the health sector and in small businesses were increasingly needing to provide more flexible working…

Ultimate Customer Experience

Creative Director - Evolution Design Agency

As our world surrenders to using acronyms for anything and everything, we want to hit you with a new one: CX. In the design and marketing industries, there are many acronyms ending in X – and they all centralise around ‘experience’. CX in particular, stands for Customer Experience. You’ll find that most innovative companies, no…

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE INEXPERIENCED GRADUATE IS A GREAT INVESTMENT?

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Did you know that the inexperienced graduate is a great investment? When hiring new staff it’s easy to bypass the seemingly more challenging recruit of a graduate. This is particularly so if you are focused on hiring a candidate with experience. With all hires presenting an element of risk, and experience sometimes hard to find,…

The value of networks

No one ever achieved real success working on their own. Networks and connections are key to any business owner, CEO, volunteer board member, manager or staff member building a business or a career. However, there a so many networks within your reach that careful thought should be given to which you join. In the past…

Single Touch Payroll – Mandatory for all employers from 1 July 2019

Director

Single Touch Payroll (STP) changes the way employers report their employees’ payroll and superannuation information to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Using payroll or accounting software that offers STP, employers will be required to send their employees’ wage and super information to the ATO each time they run their payroll and pay their employees. (Be…

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU FROM TAKING A SABBATICAL?

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Do you dream of taking a break from your job? (I heard that resounding chorus of “YES!”) Just to be clear though, I’m not talking about a short vacation, I’m talking about six months to a year. I’m sure that most you have had this thought. Many times. Yet (maternity leave aside) this is an…