• The rise of gay marketing

    Ebony Stansfield     |      March 2, 2020

    The LGBTIQ+ community has emerged as a major market, driving sales and revenue, and brands are coming out in droves to support the LGBTIQ+ community in turn.

  • Job insecurity wears heavy on people’s lives

    Open Forum     |      February 28, 2020

    New research shows employees exposed to job insecurity over more than four years became less emotionally stable, less agreeable, and less conscientious.

  • The collapse of Australian retail

    Dawn Lo     |      February 27, 2020

    Retailers need to focus on the core offering of their products rather than peripherals, and adapt their business models to increasingly fickle and tech-savvy consumers.

  • Let’s not go there

    Gary Mortimer     |      February 18, 2020

    General Motor’s announcement that the Holden car brand will be “retired” and that local design and engineering will cease marks the end of the road for an Australian icon.

  • Employer training is the key to competitiveness

    Brad Howarth     |      February 10, 2020

    Employers are realising that upskilling their existing employees is a better bet for long term survival in fast-changing markets than relying on the government or hoping the market will magically produce suitably trained personnel.

  • Does flexible working work for Aussie parents?

    Open Forum     |      February 4, 2020

    A La Trobe University survey of more than 4,000 parents from different occupations has found that almost nine in ten relied on additional informal ‘catch-up’ strategies to manage work-family responsibilities on a daily-to-weekly basis.

  • Can we trust the banks again?

    Andrew Godwin     |      February 1, 2020

    On the first anniversary of the findings of the banking Royal Commission into misconduct, what’s actually being done to restore public trust in Australia’s chastened and tarnished banking sector?

  • How lifelong learning can help people adapt to workplace change

    Open Forum     |      January 8, 2020

    Benedikte Jensen, First Assistant Secretary of the Department of Employment and Skills, delivered a keynote address at GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit which outlined a range of federal measures to support worker retraining.

  • Work smarter, not harder

    Ebony Stansfield     |      January 7, 2020

    Managers want productive employees now the holiday break is over, but micro-management and work pressure are not the solution.

  • Lying on your resume could land you in court

    Emi Berry     |      December 30, 2019

    The new year might encourage plans for a fresh career, but while everyone paints a positive picture of themselves on their resume, actual lies about qualifications and accomplishments can constitute fraud and invite criminal sanctions.

  • How green is sustainable fashion?

    Rimi Khan     |      December 9, 2019

    Can the trend towards buying sustainable fashion really help at a time of climate crisis, or should we simply be buying less clothing?

  • Let’s stop overpaying under-performing CEOs

    Mathew Hayward     |      December 1, 2019

    Accomplished leaders are invaluable, and in short supply, in business as in other spheres.  When they perform well, they deserve to be rewarded, but when they fail they should pay the price.