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Treasurer Frydenberg to announce $520 million fund for small businesses investment

Treasurer Frydenberg to announce $520 million fund for small businesses investment The new fund will put up 10% to 40% of capital investments by businesses. Shutterstock Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra A new fund to provide small businesses with an … Continue reading

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How women’s life-long experiences of being judged by their appearance affect how they feel in open-plan offices

Women are more likely to feel watched, exposed or more accountable in open-plan offices. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Rachel Morrison, Auckland University of Technology A key reason many organisations want to move their employees to open-plan workspaces is to encourage … Continue reading

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How to be legal, and ethical, when overseeing a redundancy

How to be legal, and ethical, when overseeing a redundancy David Sharrock / Thursday, August 22, 2019 When it comes to making an employee redundant, there are lots of traps. For the employer, whenever redundancy is considered, it pays to … Continue reading

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Unfair contract holding you back? The ACCC wants to hear about it

Unfair contract holding you back? The ACCC wants to hear about it Matthew Elmas / Friday, August 23, 2019 ACCC commissioner Mick Keogh. Source: ACCC. ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh has asked small businesses who believe their business contracts may … Continue reading

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Why too many fearless people on a team make collaboration less likely

Why too many fearless people on a team make collaboration less likely   People high on psychopathic personality traits, such as fearlessness and impulsiveness, often refuse to find common ground. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND   Hedwig Eisenbarth, Victoria University of … Continue reading

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