Thursday, August 18, 2022

Building context and originality onto ideas makes brands stand out

In a fast-paced industry such as cosmetics it isn’t just about what’s new around the corner but how things can be done better. We need to focus on what new formulations to learn about before clients even know about it and how we can be on the front foot with it.

65% of Australian workers believe their manager struggles with soft skills

As millions prepare to return to the office, a nationally representative survey of Australian workers has found that two in three managers and bosses are perceived to be lacking people skills, while three in ten (29%), the equivalent of 3.4 million workers dislike their manager. It was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Australian College of Applied Professions (‘ACAP’) in October 2021 and they independently surveyed 1,000 Australian workers.

Employers are reluctant to hire older workers despite outperforming younger peers in essential skills

Australian employment services provider, MAX Solutions, has revealed that 30% of employers are reluctant to hire older workers, despite employers identifying a range of essential workplace skills at which older workers tend to excel compared with younger peers.

Bank Australia appoints Anthony Healy to the Board of Directors

Bank Australia has appointed Anthony Healy to the Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director.

Falling unemployment rate, low youth unemployment and rising job ads cause for optimism

Con Kittos, Chairman at Asuria, says: “At Asuria, we are as delighted as anyone to see youth unemployment remain low, as young people in Australia continue to seek out new opportunities as they lead the charge towards a COVID-free future.”

Seven things businesses can do now to recover quickly after lockdown

With significant experience in leadership and sales across the UK and Australia and having worked with many companies including customers and supplier partners, Tom has an in-depth understanding of the SME business sector and the drivers of growth and profitability.

Icon Agency hires new Creative Director as rapid growth continues

Adding to Icon’s senior creative credentials and ever-expanding team, Northy has worked as Associate Creative Director at McCann, senior creative at agencies like M&C Saatchi and Clemenger BBDO, and has more recently worked as a freelancer, throughout his long career.

Financial crime compliance expert from NatWest joins Napier as CPO

Monk’s experience in the finance sector includes stints at major high street banks including HSBC, Barclays and most recently NatWest. As Napier’s new CPO he will be leading the RegTech’s long-term product vision for next generation SaaS financial crime solutions.

Survey reveals that soft skills are classified as critical as remote working practices settle...

Technical skills will remain important and continue to evolve however, with a significant shift toward hybrid working models, some soft skills have become nothing short of absolutely essential, such as communication and work ethic

Baraja rebrands for global expansion as it plans the next wave of LiDAR

Baraja, creator of breakthrough Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technology for autonomous vehicles announced the ‘new’ Baraja under its first public rebrand since coming out of stealth in 2018. The rebrand comes at a momentous time for Baraja as it embarks on an ambitious global expansion, key manufacturing developments and a commercial deal partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery and partnership with tier-one automotive supplier Veoneer.