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Good onboarding = staff retention and high performance

By Chris Sheedy Onboarding a new employee is the first good impression a company can make – but why do so many businesses get it wrong and how can the process improve? A study by recruitment firm Robert Half claims that 98% of Australian businesses recognise their onboarding systems and processes are insufficient. Most surprising… Read More Good onboarding = staff retention and high performance

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Turning international expansion into a success story

If your company is considering expanding overseas, there are three critical issues to address. Expansion can be an attractive strategic option for businesses, whether mature or start-up, and there is significant motivation for both investors and businesses that are willing to accept the capital opportunities that exist. This willingness must include openness to the impact… Read More Turning international expansion into a success story

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Good onboarding = staff retention + high performance

By Chris Sheedy Onboarding a new employee is the first good impression a company can make – but why do so many businesses get it wrong and how can the process improve? A study by recruitment firm Robert Half claims that 98% of Australian businesses recognise their onboarding systems and processes are insufficient. Most surprising… Read More Good onboarding = staff retention + high performance

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Moving target

By Deborah Tarrant Business forecasting, planning and budget setting are evolving rapidly in changing world and it’s hard to keep pace. Finance leaders who are meeting these challenges in established, turnaround and start-up phases, share their secrets on how they make budget. As accounting and finance professionals return to work after the summer holidays, their… Read More Moving target

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How to take your business beyond the start-up phase

The Founder of Polar Ventures, a private investment and consulting firm and speaker at the Institute’s business start-up series on what startup founders need to keep in mind to expand their business. It has never been easier, or harder, to succeed as a start-up. Technology has significantly reduced the cost of starting and marketing a… Read More How to take your business beyond the start-up phase

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Future-proof your business

As the ‘future of work’ debate continues, leaders can take three practical steps to future-proof their business. Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing. Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations, new disruptions and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector… Read More Future-proof your business