Tag - Australia

Travel Tycoon Shares Her Secrets

Penny Spencer Travel consultant Penny Spencer has a tip for any business dealing with Australia's patchy economy: make sure you have a range of customers from different business sectors. “Where one industry might not be doing so well, you'll have another industry that is, so you definitely have to spread it...

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A Telstra takeover of Telecom could mean massive job cuts

Telstra could lay off more than half of Telecom's 7000 staff and run most of the business from Australia if it launches a takeover bid for the company, says leading Australian telecommunications analyst Paul Budde. Budde said a takeover of Telecom by Telstra "made sense" and was a reasonable explanation...

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Unproductive workers costing billions

A third of Australian workers waste almost a quarter of their day at work, a survey shows. The Ernst and Young Australian Productivity Pulse survey found the lack of productivity costs businesses more than $41 billion each year in wages alone. The survey of 11,500 people showed the current economic slowdown...

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NZ Workers happier than Aussies – survey

New Zealand workers are happier than their Australian counterparts, a survey says, despite being paid less and working longer hours. One researcher said it was proof New Zealand breeds "cheap and efficient" workers. The Regus survey found nearly half of New Zealand employees said they were working harder since the global...

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NZ workers ‘too pessimistic’ about job market

New Zealand workers are too pessimistic about the outlook for the job market, a business leader says. The latest quarterly Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Index shows employment confidence has hit its lowest level in over two years. The index fell 4.6 points in the December quarter, from 104.2 to 99.6. This...

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Aussie job advert numbers fall for second month

Australian job advertisements fell in August as global financial instability discouraged companies from hiring, a private report showed. Jobs advertised in newspapers and on the internet dropped 0.6 per cent last month, after a decrease of the same number in July, according to an Australia & New Zealand Banking Group...

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Public Servant wants compensation over motel sex accident

A public servant in Australia who was accidentally injured while having sex at a motel on a work trip is appealing a finding she is not entitled to compensation. Her representative,Leo Grey, has told a federal court there was no suggestion she had engaged in any misconduct. He said her...

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