Workplace

9 brilliant business ideas for 2019


Good boss or good company - do you have to choose?

Good boss or good company: which is better for you?


When it comes to economic growth, productivity and profit margins, the “silver tsunami” of boomers poses a complex set of questions for governments and employers.

How to stem the exodus of ageing boomers from the workforce and hold back the silver tsunami


For all its perceived economic benefits, a workforce made up of temporary workers can create problems around culture and engagement, which in turn can contribute to absenteeism and a high attrition rate.

How to manage temporary workers and short-term hires


In a globalised world, a job overseas where you can experience different working cultures can be an important way for professionals to differentiate themselves and get ahead in their careers.

Is a job overseas the right move for your career?


When people know their employer values and trusts them, they will put themselves out when the workload is heavy or a colleague needs help.

Come together: staff engagement strategies for smaller accounting firms


10 per cent of employee turnover was due to bad hiring decisions. Don't fall into the same mistake.

What to do when you've made a bad hire


The end of the year is a good time to take stock, and to take steps to improve your accounting firm's staff engagement.

Year end: a time for client and staff engagement


A more diverse workforce can create challenges and complications for managers but “makes for greater rewards" Prof Ian Williamson tells the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).

Diversity and profit: there is a link


According to the researchers, employees who were moved to open-plan offices spent 73 per cent less time in face-to-face interactions.

Why open-plan offices kill teamwork


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