Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently sourcing contract workers from online job platforms. The most common concerns of using online platforms: no guarantee of the standard of work (41%), a lack of alignment/understanding of the company (38%) and… Continue reading Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

Is outsourcing a positive or negative for businesses?

Jacqui Miller, founder of Dynamic Business Outsourcing Solutions (DBOS), believes that the right kind of outsourcing can be instrumental in accelerating business growth and financial wellbeing. Outsourcing can be viewed as negative, particularly by unions and job hunters, however with changing work cultures and technological advancements, outsourcing is now more widely available as an option… Continue reading Is outsourcing a positive or negative for businesses?

Why businesses must embrace automation for future success

Automation is a driving force behind a changing workforce in which mundane tasks are no longer part of most job descriptions and workers are freed up to contribute strategically and creatively to the organisation. This makes it imperative for businesses to understand and embrace automation, and to comprehend how the future workforce will evolve. By… Continue reading Why businesses must embrace automation for future success

How to run a successful business remotely: key lessons from the CEO of tech startup BugWolf

We’ve all read the stories about people running their businesses from far-flung places or from a beach, but the reality is that most small businesses in Australia today still operate from a physical location or office, for a minimum of 5 days a week. For most businesses that means staff having to show up day… Continue reading How to run a successful business remotely: key lessons from the CEO of tech startup BugWolf

SMEs engaging freelancers to cut expenses

Australia’s SMEs are increasingly turning to short-term freelancers in a bid to reduce their overheads, according to MYOB. As part of its SME Snapshot for November, the cloud accounting provider surveyed 395 SMEs about the freelancing economy. Of the SMEs that had used a freelancer in the last six months, a majority (89%) indicated they… Continue reading SMEs engaging freelancers to cut expenses

Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

It is an exciting time in Australia to be doing business! We are in a growth phase, driven by ambitious business leaders and demand from consumers craving innovation and new services. SMBs and start-ups remain the innovation engine of Australia’s economy. They don’t have the same budgets as their giant counterparts but SMBs are achieving… Continue reading Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

Five reasons to tap into the freelance economy

Whether you call it the ‘sharing’, ‘gig’, ‘freelance’ or ‘on demand’ economy, the way we work and hire has changed significantly in the past few years. Now, 30% of Australians are undertaking some form of flexible freelance work.  Over in the US, around 35% of the workforce is now considered ‘contingent’, with that number estimated… Continue reading Five reasons to tap into the freelance economy

Ditching the daily grind: Christine Law discovers how you can be your own boss without taking the plunge

Christine Law

It’s the usual, ‘textbook’ story. Fed up of the daily grind, many turn their backs on an employment contract for the freedom of being their own boss. It’s either-or; no risk or full risk. At least – that’s the conclusion most of us would jump to. But while some of us are willing to ‘take… Continue reading Ditching the daily grind: Christine Law discovers how you can be your own boss without taking the plunge