15 February 2021

True focus of a family-friendly workplace lost in reality

Part-time roles, flexible work arrangements including four-day working weeks and opportunities to work remotely. Add to that reduced stress, no more overnight travel away from your loved ones, in-house childcare facilities and generous leave provisions.
04 February 2021

So it's a no to background noddies who want us to say yes

Peculiar phenomenon is on the rise, though many say it has been around for a long time - even if we are only now starting to realise. It is the "noddy", as you will be able to see on your TV screen tonight.
03 February 2021

Job juggling is the new employment balancing act for women

Hairdressers were asked to return to work for three days a week instead of five. Clothing store assistants found themselves with their weekly shifts sliced in half. Office staff were faced with their hours reduced from 30 a week to just 20.
09 January 2021

It is possible to find ways to beat the back-to-work blues

The merry season is behind us and excitement hangs in the air as we prepare to return to the world of commuting, conference calls and colleagues - in other words, work.
17 December 2020

Careful thought needed before choosing present to regift

As the end of an unprecedented year approaches, you are most likely putting finishing touches to your holiday gift list before heading to your shed or garage where your collection of unwanted gifts from family members, colleague, friends and clients is kept.
13 December 2020

'Tis the season of the auto email reply

It's that time of year. Flicking off an urgent work email, you experience a heightened level of gratification when you receive an instant response.
12 December 2020

Pandemic offers WA a chance for a united reboot

Like the global financial crisis that rocked the world but left WA largely unscathed, the coronavirus pandemic has so far caused this State only minimal damage.
08 December 2020

What to do when you overstep the mark at the office party

It's time for the end-of-year workplace get-together - the day outing or night function to celebrate a year's hard work with colleagues and boost spirits ahead of the festive season.
03 December 2020

How plus-one invitations to office parties can go wrong

With the end-of-year office party in full swing, many are wrestling with a decision more difficult than buying a gift for an unpopular colleague - whether to take advantage of the plus-one option on the invitation.
14 November 2020

'Tis the season to party

Following a year of events no one predicted, at least some workplaces are still planning to officially put the past 12 months behind them with a safe but rip-roaring end-of-year office gathering.