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‘I thought I had dementia’: How menopause crimps income and super

‘I thought I had dementia’: How menopause crimps income and super

Unwell for years with headaches, brain fog, anxiety, achy joints and repeated infections, Vicki Smith didn’t realise most of her health problems were connected to menopause. Now 52, she looks back on her years of debilitating health issues with regret. She repeatedly sought medical assistance and even consulted a specialist women’s health GP, but she thinks doctors’ …read more

Solving the worker shortage with overseas recruits

Solving the worker shortage with overseas recruits

Care provider Concept Care goes to extra lengths to help new employees to immigrate to Australia and start a new life. Disability care workers recruited from India, Nepal, the Philippines, Nigeria and Tonga have been sponsored and assisted with visa requirements, travel, accommodation and other support to smooth the way into a new career in Australia, …read more

‘Support and empower’: How coaching can bring out the best in staff

‘Support and empower’: How coaching can bring out the best in staff

Coaching has become a routine part of professional life at therapeutic apps company Mindset Health. The 40 or so employees at the multimillion-dollar start-up explore their personal and professional development in regular one-on-one coaching sessions with the company’s in-house coach, Jess Franklin. The program has earned Mindset Health this year’s top spot in the Health category of …read more

‘Transition phase’: Five steps to mentally prepare for retirement

‘Transition phase’: Five steps to mentally prepare for retirement

Seven months after her long-term career unexpectedly ended, Melbourne professional Carmel Murphy is coming to terms with retirement. “It’s very different,” she says. “You don’t get the thousand emails. You don’t get the calls. You don’t get the staff who require your assistance. It’s taking me quite a while to get used to that.” Now 65 and …read more

How to slash labour costs – and build 2000 per cent growth

How to slash labour costs - and build 2000 per cent growth

Almost eliminating the labour costs of on-site construction, Wild Modular has burst on to the accommodation scene in recent years with a range of speedy pre-fabricated accommodation. Taking just weeks to manufacture in a western Sydney factory, these pods can be erected and completed on site in a few days. Used in remote resorts and retreats, …read more

When it comes to reputation, Group of 8 dominate

When it comes to reputation, Group of 8 dominate

Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities, mostly sandstone and clad in ivy, have topped the global reputation category in The Australian Financial Review’s Best Universities Ranking, despite faring poorly in measures of student satisfaction. The University of Melbourne ranked first for global reputation, followed by equal second for the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland …read more

The final stop before landfill: waste-to-energy plants

The final stop before landfill: waste-to-energy plants

A massive waste-to-energy plant south of Perth will be up and running by the end of next year, transforming residential waste including plastics and metal into energy or reusable materials. Construction began on the privately-owned East Rockingham Waste-to-Energy plant in 2020 and by the time it’s fully operational it will deal with 300,000 tonnes of “red …read more

Using AI to help save wildlife after bushfires

Using AI to help save wildlife after bushfires

One of Australia’s largest-ever remote sensor camera projects, the Eyes on Recovery program has collected and analysed millions of wildlife photos from regions devastated by recent catastrophic bushfires. These images will inform the future protection of threatened species – including the timing and management of hazard reduction burns. The huge 2019-2020 fires tore through around 10 …read more

How Guide Dogs caters for all walks of life

How Guide Dogs caters for all walks of life

Specifically designed for people who are blind or have low vision and others with different disabilities, the new Sydney flagship office of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is a template for the disability-inclusive future workplace.  It features benches and furniture with rounded corners, textured strips of flooring to guide those who use canes and large-text notices in …read more

This uni tops ladder for career outcomes

This uni tops ladder for career outcomes

Ranked first for career impact in the BOSS list of best business schools, Canberra University caters for business students with a wide range of skill requirements and aspirations. Business school head Professor Lorne Cummings says the school constantly changes the structure of its post-graduate credentials to stay abreast of changing sector needs and advancing technology.