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Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath writes about arts and entertainment, business and the workplace, health, parenting, and sustainability for a variety of titles including INTHEBLACK, SBS Life and Broadsheet Sydney. She was previously Lifestyle Producer at Yahoo7 and Digital Editor of Leadership Matters. She lives in Newcastle with her husband and their two children.

The spotlight on underpayment has prompted many organisations to perform audits, which often reveal payroll errors that can add up to a significant underpayment bill across a large workforce.

7 mistakes that lead to staff underpayments


It pays to ensure that the candidate feels valued and respected when conducting an interview, and indeed throughout the entire recruitment process. For many, this is an emotionally vulnerable time.

How to conduct an interview and get the best candidate for the job


While salary is always important, other strategies can be used to attract candidates.

How to make your firm more attractive to job seekers


When we’re not getting enough sleep, it interferes with our memory and our ability to think and concentrate. This can contribute to burnout.

How to manage workplace burnout


A commitment to minimising environmental impact informs every aspect of the Dresden Optics custom eyewear business model.

Custom eyewear startup Dresden Optics sets its sights on sustainable expansion


A healthy relationship with your new boss is vital to boosting performance, increasing efficiency and reducing workplace stress.

How to onboard your new boss


A digital mindset is not just about adopting new technology, it’s about rethinking entire business and operating models.

Why finance leaders need a digital leadership mindset


Bringing in new talent on a contract basis also allows employers to better evaluate candidates without a permanent commitment.

Gig economy: stepping stone to a permanent job?


'It is reasonable for a candidate to push back in a polite and professional manner if the recruiter is asking for unreasonable amounts of time and input.

The bad job interview: do you push back or back out?


Done right, a parental leave policy is a win-win proposition, allowing new parents to remain in the workforce while employers retain valuable business assets.

Parental leave: how to get it right