Boosting employee engagement

Boosting employee engagement

Ensuring employees are engaged and committed to their work will ensure they are making a valuable and profitable contribution to the business. While daily tasks will vary based on the type of business and industry, there are universal strategies employers and managers can implement to ensure employees are optimally engaged in their work from day…

Benefits of cloud computing

Benefits of cloud computing

Cloud computing is redefining the way small businesses conduct business; the advantages in the technology allow users to access data off-site, save on IT equipment and give businesses a competitive edge. Here are a few benefits of switching your business to the cloud: Greater flexibility Growing businesses with a need for greater accessibility, i.e., flexible…

Make your credit card work for you

Make your credit card work for you

Not keeping track of your credit balance can be a hard but an important lesson many individuals can learn from. Thanks to interest and fees, many individuals may pay for more things than they care to admit. And with easily available credit cards on the rise, it is easy to fall in the trap where…

Time wasters to avoid

Time wasters to avoid

Understanding what behaviours and factors which cause employees to waste time is important. Only when you understand why time is not being used efficiently can you implement strategies to overcome this. Consider the following: Technology Technology helps us do things in a fraction of the time, it allows us to do things that are otherwise…

SMSFs warned of risky retirement planning

SMSFs warned of risky retirement planning

The ATO is warning self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees about the risks of some emerging retirement planning arrangements. Retirees or SMSF trustees who are involved in any illegal arrangement, even by accident, may face severe penalties, risk losing their retirement savings, and potentially, their rights as a trustee to manage their own fund. The Tax…

ATO’s data matching programs

ATO’s data matching programs

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has sophisticated data matching programs in place to ensure individuals and businesses are complying with their obligations and to uphold the integrity of the tax system for the community at large. The Tax Office uses data matching to pre-fill tax returns, ensure people and businesses are lodging tax returns and…

Strategies for growing your online following

Strategies for growing your online following

Developing strategies for growing your online following is an effective aspect of an online marketing plan. By using strategies to ensure you make the most out of the social media platforms available to you, you will see your social media followers increase, creating greater opportunities to increase profitability. Authenticity It is very easy to see…

Sexual harassment and the workplace

Sexual harassment and the workplace

In a perfect world, sexual harassment would never occur, let alone in the workplace, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Sexual harassment, while it has reduced over the past decade due to a number of factors, still occurs in many workplaces. It is damaging to not only the individuals involved and their families, but…

Is your company culture hit or miss

Is your company culture hit or miss?

Once upon a time, people found a job and stayed in it for their working lifetime. In many cases, it was unheard of to change career or to go back to study. However, nowadays, with online studying and such a great emphasis on mental health and overall well being, gone are the days where individuals…

Getting customers to settle debts

Getting customers to settle debts

Good credit management is an important business strategy to maintain cash flow and stable finances. A cornerstone of managing credit is not only making sure an invoice gets paid, but gets paid on time. Before a debt recovery process commences (which may delay payment further and damage a relationship with a customer), it is worthwhile…