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!
You know your business and clients’ best, you understand what works, the areas you need to improve on and what success feels like. But sometimes, brushing up on the ‘business development fundamentals’ reminds us of the small things we forget to do when we’re caught up in the everyday grind. So here are our ‘beginners’ tips for business development.
Being a contractor bears many similarities to running your own small business. Your success is determined by your ability to sell your skills to prospective clients and recruiters (and your ability to manage your personal admin – but that’s another story).
Whether you’re a season pro or the new kid on the block, you can’t take your foot off the gas when seeking your next employment opportunity. To enjoy a thriving 2017, we recommend you follow these simple steps to help market your contractor services: Read more
The 457 visa is an initiative used by Australian and overseas employers to sponsor skilled overseas employees to work in Australia on a temporary basis, usually of four years’ duration. Holders of a 457 visa are permitted to bring with them any family member who has unrestricted work and study rights in Australia, and they can also travel to and from Australia as often as they please. Holders of a 457 visa will more often than not apply for permanent residency in Australia and settle in the country on a long-term basis.