Sunday, August 14, 2022

Aussies now more open to sharing their emotions at work post-pandemic

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Showing more of our emotions at work could be the secret to better staff morale in this hybrid world of work, according to the latest research by LinkedIn, a professional network. 47% are more open at work now than before the pandemic, while two-thirds (66%) say that doing so makes them more productive and boosts feelings of belonging. This shift is also reflected on LinkedIn, which has seen a 28% rise in public conversations on the platform.

Porn might not have negative effect on how men view other women

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Abertay researchers have made a significant discovery to suggest that watching pornography (porn) may not be as detrimental to how men view romantic partners as widely believed. Contradicting widespread claims that pornography usage can impact men’s ability to form or sustain relationships, the team from Abertay’s Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences found that much greater nuance is required when considering the real effect of on relationships, and also the extent to which heterosexual men find other women attractive.

5 tips on embracing a non-linear path to career success for your children

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Just nine per cent of global entrepreneurs have a bachelor’s degree in business, so clearly, it’s not a prerequisite for success. Then why are we often scared about taking a different, non-traditional path or trying something out of our comfort zone? That pesky fear of failure often stops us from reaching our full capabilities or from giving something a go. And the seemingly well-worn paths to success can trick us into thinking there’s only one way to get there.

7Hills for Social Development recognized for humanitarian work

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7Hills for Social Development, a Jordan-based non-profit, has been awarded the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2022, organized by The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a UAE-based humanitarian firm dedicated to helping refugees.

Almost half of Aussies have not felt true happiness for over two years

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While the past two years has changed what people value, many Aussies are in pursuit of happiness and looking to brands to make them smile, according to the Happiness Report from Oracle and Gretchen Rubin, five-time New York Times bestselling author and podcaster.

Australia Post lends a hand of support to 356 Aussie community groups

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Australia Post announced grants of up to $1,000 each to support 356 community groups, celebrating local community connections. The community groups will share $350,000 for projects like community gardens, arts and crafts workshops, and volunteer training, after being nominated by their local postie, Post Office worker or Australia Post team member. 

FWX shows drop in gender equality but improvement in superannuation

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Progress to gender financial equality reversed in the March quarter despite a significant win in superannuation savings for women which saw the gender gap narrowing by the most in over a decade, according to the latest Financy Women’s Index (FWX). The FWX is a quarterly index of the economic progress of women and timeframes to gender equality in Australia.

WGEA study reveals women more likely to live in poverty in retirement

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The inequality in superannuation balances as well as the entrenched gender pay gap means more women than men are likely to spend their retirement in poverty, according to government research. Research from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) shows that more elderly women than men are living in poverty in Australia and are also more likely to re-enter the workforce following retirement, often due to financial constraints. 

Former Police chief Christine Nixon named Chair of Leadership Victoria

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Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine Nixon AO, APM has been appointed Chair of Leadership Victoria, marking a significant milestone for the not-for-profit social enterprise at a time when strong leadership has never been more essential.

Australia’s rising cost of living is impacting consumer behaviour

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Toluna’s Global Consumer Barometer Study is an index that taps into a community panel of 40+ million members providing accurate and timely information on the world’s current perceptions. The latest surveyed 1,000 respondents in Australia between 23-29 March 2022. The key findings show that Australia’s rising cost of living is impacting consumer spending. The increased costs of groceries, in particular, is forcing Aussie shoppers to make changes to their weekly shop. These changes include dropping their favourite brands in favour of generic ones, shopping around to find the best deals, and buying in bulk in order to save money.