Being injured in the workplace is not something anyone wants to think about. Luckily, the implementation of strict Workplace Health & Safety guidelines has meant that far fewer incidents are occurring.
The idea of working from home can be very appealing, and there are definite advantages that come with this work arrangement. However, you need to set up a home office that is comfortable and conducive to work.
Since the adoption of digital technologies, our work patterns have been changing rapidly, and flexible approaches to telecommuting are paying off for employees and employers in Australia.
What’s the difference between an Intrapreneur and an Entrepreneur? It’s a fine line but there are some pretty major differences. Not everyone is suited to Entrepreneurship and maybe it’s time to unleash the Intrapreneur within.
Professor Leigh Wood, who oversees the Lucy Mentoring Program at Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, tells us why women should receive mentoring even before their professional career starts.
The nation’s first female Foreign Minister has topped the Australian Women’s Weekly Power List, which includes the country’s business elite, high-court judges, influential actresses, journalists and a transgender Army officer.
Regional General Manager for Telstra, Angela Lovegrove, says many junior women entering the corporate workforce still underestimate the crucial push sponsorship can contribute to the career of a high-potential but unrecognised employee.
Here we are again talking about child care and paid parental leave. The law may be about to change, and the changes will have a profound effect on Australian families says Sydney lawyer Karen Cho.
A panel of experts including Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick have debunked the myths on ‘women and leadership’ and called for greater gender equality in the workplace.
A new online resource is now available to assist women to ‘know their value’ when negotiating pay and employment conditions and entering into contracts.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest – and most effective – online professional networking platform that when used right, can help propel both your career and your performance figures.
Programs that focus on broadening career options for girls are challenging gender stereotypes and negative perceptions about the experiences of young women in non-traditional occupations.
Returning to work after an injury can be daunting and ultimately quite difficult. If your injury is still lingering, it is possible that your previous work site is no longer suitable.
According to the latest MLC Quarterly Wealth Sentiment Survey, taking a career break to raise kids is the most significant barrier for women having enough savings for retirement.
There are countless frontline career opportunities on offer within the care industry. Each role is rewarding and offers a fulfilling career – as well as the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Sharon Zeev Poole, Agent99 Public Relations Director, reveals why celebrating the small successes in business and at work is so important.
By following a few easy steps and using your intuition during your job hunt, you can avoid falling prey to identify theft.
While no two law cases are the same, to succeed in the law profession, women have to seek out a mentor, make the most of networking opportunities and take care of your work/life balance.
Recent Australian research shows a staggering 88% of job seekers’ resumes are so poorly written they are binned almost as soon as they’re received. A new online career profiling platform wants to cut that number in half.
In this opinion piece, Julie McKay, Executive Director UN Women Australia, argues that all of the excuses for women’s under-representation in leadership roles are underpinned by an assumption that we all start from a level playing field.
Good jobs are getting more difficult to hold on to and some workers are left to languish in roles where they are poorly managed, often to the detriment of their companies and individual careers.
Publisher of ‘The Big Smoke’ Alexandra Tselios interviews former Federal Senator Helen Coonan about being a successful career woman and ‘how to have it all’.
Dr Denise Nesbitt from Hunter IVF is a specialist in Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Infertility and IVF. Dr Nesbitt is one of the most respected fertility specialists in the country – so who better to speak to about fertility issues and IVF.
Australian women don’t want to run the world. All they want is the freedom to live their lives as they choose – at work and at home. The new ‘F Word’ is what came out of 10 years of research by the Heat Group tracking women’s attitudes and lifestyle choices.
Catalyst, one of the world’s leading drivers of gender equality in the workplace, has opened an office in Melbourne to better engage with Australian companies to create more inclusive workplaces.
If you’re still pining for a promotion, daydreaming about your own company, or longing to see your name on a book jacket,you probably aren’t as successful as you’d like to be; in which case, this might apply to you.
Last year CAPT Wittwer was deployed to Kabul as a NATO Gender Advisor within the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), where she saw first hand how necessary it is to provide justice for women, and to help protect and advance women’s rights .
Truck driving is one of the few jobs that offer women without a university degree high pay rates on par with their male counterparts. But be prepared because truck driving is still very much a bloke’s domain.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has advised that Jo Jordan from Wangi Wangi, NSW, has achieved an important milestone for women in the RAN.
Lawyer Christine Manolakos shares her experiences starting up a practice as a woman in a previously male-dominated profession and gives advice to women in the legal profession.
Australia has the lowest representation of women in top executive roles. Roma Gaster, Director of The Leadership Circle Asia Pacific, explains how women can become more confident and effective leaders.
We reckon IKEA’s parental leave scheme has to be the most generous for retail workers in the country.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Nicole Reaney and the team at InsideOut Public Relations have declared their love for their chosen career with a list of the perks, love affairs and highs they get from working in public relations.
To help you make the right first impression, beauty expert Debbie Black from beautyheaven.com.au shares her top tips and tricks to help you look cool, calm and capable in your next job interview.
While dentistry is traditionally a male dominated profession, the proportion of female dentists is on the rise, according to a report released this week by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is launching its 2014 permanent firefighter recruitment drive on Thursday, 30th January. Currently only 4% of firefighters are female but FRNSW – one of the world’s largest career fire and rescue services – wants to change all that.
For many the Christmas holidays came to an abrupt end on Monday morning when we had to reluctantly drag ourselves out of bed and back to work. It’s now Wednesday and if you’re anything like me, you’re still struggling with the ‘back to work blues’. News.com.au called the first work day in January “the most […]
Is this the year you’re going to lose that extra weight, get organised or bag the career of your dreams? Yes? Then you’re going to need to get savvy and take some time to plan how you’re going to make your dream a reality. Serial entrepreneur, Jo Shanahan (pictured), owns three separate successful businesses with […]
In fashion terms, the office can be a restrictive environment, we all feel obligated to dress a certain way and to ensure we maintain a conservative appearance to represent our professional attitude within the workplace. A certain level of appropriateness is needed when dressing for the workplace such as no low cut tops, thigh skimming […]
Rachael Robertson (pictured) led 18 strangers into the wilderness of Antarctica for an entire year through nine months of darkness, with no escape from the cold, howling winds or from each other. Today, Rachael shares some of the lessons she learned while leading a team in what is arguably the world’s harshest working environment. Antarctica […]