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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]