Do you know how your business is performing compared to other similar businesses in your industry?
Do you want to identify opportunities to make it more successful than it already is?
Benchmarking is a great place to start – it’s the process of measuring your business’ performance in quantitative and qualitative terms to determine how it’s going.
Once you’ve done your benchmarking, you can compare it with your similar businesses in the sector… and that will help you identify opportunities to develop new products and services, or finesse your processes for greater efficiency, productivity and or quality.
Going forward, regular benchmarking will let you measure your business performance against previous quarters and years, so you can see the results of the action plans you implement and make further refinements.
In August 2017, AssetLink and Blackmores were awarded the annual Australian Business Award for Human Resource Management.
The annual Australian Business Awards recognise organisations that have developed leading workplaces, which “maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention”.
If you work in front of a screen hour after hour, and enjoy spending your down-time on an iPad or smart phone, chances are you’re living with computer vision syndrome (dry eyes, headaches, stiff neck and shoulders, perhaps the odd loss of focus)… and you often feel more tired than you should. Read more
It’s tempting to think you can avoid investing time and money into building a brand for your business. Yet your brand is at the heart of everything you do – it reflects your organisation’s product or service offering, quality, pricing, reputation, direction and motivation. And it communicates all of this to your staff (if you have any), your suppliers and your customers.
Australia has 5.9% unemployment1… we’re constantly told about the number of people out there looking for work, yet when it comes to attracting the best talent to grow your business, it can feel impossible.
If you’re planning to live and work in Australia, it’s important to understand how the health system works because like most countries, medical attention is expensive. The last thing you want is to end up spending the money you’ve put aside for a great Aussie holiday on a bed in hospital!
There are many businesses, right across Australia, taking advantage of the skills and knowledge that foreign workers bring to the workplace. If you’re one of them, you’ll need to be aware of the changes announced in the Federal budget on 9 May… because they will impact you!
If you’re planning to travel to Australia to work, you need to take note of new requirements for skilled migrant visas following the Australian Federal Government’s abolition of the current 457 visa scheme.