Thursday, February 9, 2023

2023 business outlook: Outsource these activities to reduce your costs

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The Australian economy faces multiple challenges like slow economic growth, receding job growth rates and crippling household debts. Until now, the economy has not seen any major economic recession for the past 25 years, which most economic commentators have remarked on as an incredible feat. With a possible economic downturn on its way, business owners should be taking steps to safeguard their businesses against these downward trends.

Manager Malaise: Our COVID-19 heroes are burnt out and giving up

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Managers across the country are already starting to fall into a state of ‘manager malaise’. I believe manager malaise will become one of the biggest business issues in 2023. Managers are the ones that have had to carry businesses through devastating global COVID-19 crisis, picking up the slack when staff check out mentally, don’t turn up, or leave altogether.

Aussie property market in 2023: What the price fall means for the industry

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Are declining property values the nail in the coffin for Australia's property boom? Hardly. The recent price fall is the first stage of a skydive: controlled and with safeguards in place. The initial drop is fast and exhilarating. Property values have fallen 8.6% since the start of the RBA's rate hikes in May. But things won't last. Without structural shakeups, the Australian property market will deploy its parachute and slow its fall until it hits the ground. Softly.

Curbing work stress: Always plan your leave days around national holidays

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Stress is prevalent in the workplace, with 70% of Aussie workers feeling stressed at least once a week. Unchecked long-term stress can lead to burnout, so take regular breaks throughout the year to protect your psychological well-being. Our 2023 strategic calendar shows the best times to book leave over the coming year to maximise your time off.

ChatGPT: How the generative AI tech could bolster teaching in Australia

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As AI-powered chatbots edge into the education sector, teachers should to take an active role in testing and using these cutting-edge tools to maintain a competitive edge in their profession. This follows a strict banning of ChatGPT in WA, NSW, Queensland, and Tasmania. Internationally, ChatGPT is banned in school districts across the US, France, and India.

Information Services Group Australia gets Great Place to Work Certification

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Information Services Group (ISG), a tech research and advisory, announced its Aussie branch has earned “Great Place to Work Certification™” by the Great Place to Work® Institute. ISG Australia was re-certified in December based on an employee survey about workplace culture, credibility, camaraderie and pride, conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Australian consumers more likely to interact with brands via chatbot

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Cyara, provider of the award-winning Automated Customer Experience (CX) Assurance Platform, released a new study that shows while most Australian customers want to use chatbots for automated support, many businesses fail to deliver positive chatbot experiences even as they increasingly rely on them as primary methods of customer interactions online.

OpenText finalizes the acquisition of software tech provider Micro Focus

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OpenText™ announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition (the Acquisition) of Micro Focus International plc (Micro Focus), a provider of mission-critical software technology and services that help customers accelerate digital transformation. 

Coviu appoints Jenny Aiken as its Director of Coviu Global in Australia

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Coviu, an all-in-one virtual care engagement platform, has appointed Jenny Aiken as Director of Coviu Global in Australia. The role comes as the platform looks to bolster growth in the APAC and US in line with the increased demand and budget allocations for telehealth tech. Aiken brings more than 30 years of expertise to the role including holding various healthcare, commercial and governance positions. In her most recent role, Aiken was Chair of the Board at Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), which boasts more than 30,000 members.

Less than a third of SMEs have a healthy digital presence, Navii says

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Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are doing less than a third of what’s required for a healthy digital presence, according to data from Navii’s Digital Health Check. The data, based on a survey of 602 small to medium-sized enterprises, saw an average score of just 32.2% on a test of overall digital health, which tracks website, SEO, and social media best practices.