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.
Skilled migrants currently working in Australia on a 457 visa can continue to work under their current conditions despite an announcement by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, that the 457 visa is to be abolished.
The topic of award wages and fair work agreements is hot on the political agenda right now and Fair Work Australia has been cracking down on organisations that fail to remunerate their employees appropriately.
Australia is a great place to holiday and it can be just as much fun working and living here as well. But as with any country, there are a few things you’ll need to know about, and prepare for, before you pack your bags – especially if you’re bringing the kids!