Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Resignation regret: How tens of thousands can take action in 2023

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Tens of thousands of people jumped out of their secure jobs in 2022 to pursue a life of ‘doing what they love’ following the pandemic blues and many are experiencing resignation regret. Resignation regret is real and many people are facing it. I regularly coach executives who are feeling burnt out and want to walk away from their jobs but the first thing I always talk about is – can we develop up a system to help you make things better rather than jumping ship.

What you need to know about CRM software in sales [SPONSORED]

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CRM software is a very important tool for salespeople. It comes with many features and can be used in multiple ways to make your sales process easier. There are many types of CRMs available out there, but you should make sure that it has all the features that will help you improve your business prospects and boost your sales figures.

New year, better business: 3 tips for re-energising your practice in 2023

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2023 is the time for small business owners to re-evaluate as we enter the year with renewed optimism and motivation. It’s no secret that small businesses experienced unwanted disruption in 2022, from staff shortages to interest rate rises and supply chain issues. Now is the perfect time for Aussie business owners to take stock and re-energise. Here are three tips to help Australian businesses feeling refreshed and excited for the year ahead. 

Everything under the sun there is to know on future-proofing your home

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As we head into summer renovation season, here is a comprehensive set of tips to keep an efficient home, save on utility bills, and increase the aesthetic feel inside and outside. If you’re motivated for a high-performing home, you need both airtightness and thermal insulation in sync. Opting for airtightness without insulation will be a terrible disaster and you run the risk of condensation build up. If you focus purely on that gorgeous, continuous insulation layer without an appropriate airtightness layer your home is sure to stay drafty.

How companies can successfully expand their franchise to Germany

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Firms that have been successful in expanding in their home country often want to expand abroad as well. A promising area for expansion is Germany. But to be successful, obstacles must first be overcome. The challenges posed by German law and contract practices keep many from expanding to Germany. Even though, the opportunities outweigh the difficulties.

Three reasons why business content needs a proactive cybersecurity plan 

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In today’s digital HQ, the need for a robust and secure infrastructure has become imperative. With more content being created remotely than ever before across an organisation, the risks of confidential information getting into the wrong hands is more prevalent than ever. Research reveals that cyber crimes have increased, with a cyber crime being reported every seven minutes in Australia. To ensure that confidential information is protected, businesses need to be more proactive to safeguard the information it contains, instead of just reacting to incidents which ultimately expose it to major business, financial, legal and security risks.

How Aussie firms can effectively maximise the global talent market

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The pandemic accelerated the shift to remote work and forever changed expectations of the workplace. At the same time, an unprecedented number of people migrated away from traditional talent hubs. Amid this transition, organisations began to look beyond their borders to fill critical roles, with 36% of hiring managers actively looking internationally for candidates.

Digital transformation is a business issue and not a technology issue

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Without a doubt the global pandemic has reshaped the way stakeholders perceive the world. To become a future-savvy business leader, there is a need to tap into the new opportunities that will boost business growth and fully respond to customers’ ever-evolving needs. One obvious step that business leaders are considering is digital transformation. According to McKinsey, 90% of C-level and senior leaders said their firms have pursued at least one large-scale digital transformation in the past two years, and 44% of top economic performers also pointed out that digital solutions will play a role in achieving aspirations in the next two years.

Software risks remain rampant but actionable solutions also exist

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Software: the world increasingly runs on it, and your business relies on it today. That means if you can’t trust the software that powers your business, you’re in danger. To protect those digital assets in today’s often malignant online world, we can start with the advice of one of the most famous warriors of the ancient world, Chinese General Sun Tzu: Know your enemy.

Top cash flow tips on how to get through festive season shutdown

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Many businesses will struggle to get through the festive season shutdown due to rising costs, inflation and issues with late payers. The festive season is always a difficult for businesses that close down over Christmas and the new year. Unlike the retail sector, which generates some 30% of its annual revenue during this period, many other sectors close down.