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Setting Career Goals For the Year Ahead!

Written By Katrina Park  With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, it’s an ideal time to think about the next year of your career. You may have a performance review coming up because it’s the end of the year for many businesses, or you might have reviews quite...

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Want to make 2019 your best year yet?

By Katrina Park The holidays are starting and 2018 is coming to an end - so it’s time to dream big, set your goals and design your best year ever! So where to start? We all start the year with the best of intentions, with big goals about how this...

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Leadership Lessons and Musings

By Katrina Park Are leaders made or born?  There is much debate on this but one could argue that the true leader instead concentrates on developing the leadership qualities necessary for success. When looking at leadership it’s worth noting the qualities that people look for in a leader. Because the...

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School Holidays: The juggling act for working parents

By Katrina Park When you’re a kid, there’s nothing better than school holidays (particularly the long summer break over Christmas).  But for a working parent who’s juggling a dozen things at once, school holidays can be stressful.  Hence the sense of relief for many parents when kids return to school…...

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How to Negotiate Salary

By Bridget MacPherson Whether we’re starting a new job or gunning for a promotion at our current one, we all know that we should be negotiating. Or do we? A survey by Salary.com revealed that only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even worse, 44% of...

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‘Go Girl, Go For IT’ and what it meant to us

By Bridget MacPherson Every 2 years the Victorian ICT for Women network runs an event open to all Victorian school girls from years 5 to 12 to hear about the incredible range of vocational avenues available in Technology. ‘Go Girl, Go for IT’ is an amazing initiative aimed at encouraging young girls...

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Looking Into The Future of Technology

By Katrina Park  Have you stopped to think how dependent on technology we are today?  It’s hard to imagine what life was like before the internet and mobile phones!  Technology runs our lives these days. Smartphones, tablets and computers – we really can’t seem to function without them.  These days...

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Retaining Top Talent

By Katrina Park   Hiring the right people is critical for any business. Retaining your best people is even more critical. People are your biggest cost, but they’re also your biggest asset. It’s a well-known HR statistic that it costs an average of 2.5 times an individual’s salary to replace an...

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Tips for Preparing for End of Year Tax Time

By Derek Allan It’s a time of year that many people dread but the worst thing you can do is ignore it and hope it goes away. The best way to deal with tax returns is to be prepared and this usually involves some forward thinking and taking early action....

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Contract Vs Permanent Staff – Deciding which makes more sense for your business

Contract vs Permanent - it is a tough but important decision, especially for a small business or a new project. A good hire will have a huge impact on your business (likewise, a bad hire will have an even bigger impact).  Do I hire a permanent employee, or a contractor? Full...

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