Flexibility in the global workplace

Business leaders have identified that there are gains to be had from off-shoring existing jobs and re-skilling old workers, but Australian businesses are just not getting it. Some Australian companies fall into the mindset of ‘us’ vs ‘them’ which may present itself as a point of conflict as businesses battle with high operating costs in […]

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Export Council of Australia

Export Council of Australia

ECA works closely with Australian exporters to equip businesses with the skills and capabilities to manage profitable international trade. Their services range from: Representing exporters in the presence of key stakeholders; Conducting market research to validate profitable activities for SMEs; Providing support networks for business; Provides a forum for ideas exchange with rewards for excellence […]

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Why Diversity Matters

Why Diversity Matters

While the correlation does not directly equal causation (i.e. greater gender and ethnic diversity in corporate leadership does not automatically translate into more profit), the correlation does indicate that when companies actively commit to diverse leadership, they are relatively more successful than those that do not. More diverse companies are better able to win top […]

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Grant Central

Grant Central

Grant Central is exactly what the name suggests: your one-stop-shop for all things government grants. Working in the industry for 11 years, Erik Anderson is on Austrade’s list of Approved EMDG (Export Market Development Grants) Consultants and also serves on the National Executive of the Export Consultants Group. Grant Central helps businesses make full use […]

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The bamboo ceiling

Now we’ve all heard the ‘glass ceiling’ and how difficult it is for women securing leadership roles in the boardroom. And then there’s the ‘bamboo ceiling’. Though Australia prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity, time and time again Asian Australians find it increasingly difficult to secure a place in the boardroom. With the government’s […]

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The untapped value of overseas experience

Our life experiences enrich what we do in life, including what we do in our day-to-day work days. Especially for a country such as Australia, where we often see ourselves as the ‘island country,’ this can feed into business practice, usually overlooking expertise from abroad to improve what we have here at home. Many companies […]

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The keys to succeeding in ASEAN

Fantastic opportunities are present in ASEAN, virtually across all industries. With industries (namely manufacturing) moving away from a now relatively expensive China, ASEAN presents itself as a cost-effective and a marketplace just waiting to develop into something significant. This places Australia right at the forefront of this wave of opportunity and mutual prosperity. Australian businesses […]

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