The recent soaring Australian Dollar has seen exporter’s woes as demand falls over higher export prices. However, Australia is one of the few economies to achieve export growth despite an 11 per cent fall in world trade in 2009 (Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist of Australian Trade Commission). So, the ever changing global economic environment should
Remember the heyday of business traveling during the 90s? Gone are those high times of flying first class on business expense account on a fortnight basis (www.theaustralian.com.au). Despite the growing competitiveness between airline companies resulting in
The old adage “customer is always right” stay true till today in many successful organization. Even though customer service goes hand-in-hand with marketing, it can exist as a branch of its own too. Here are the top reasons why providing a top notch
Remember the days when people used to work in the same company for more than a decade, or even a lifetime? These days, there is a common view that staying in one job too long equals to career suicide. However, this is very frustrating for employers as there
Give it away retailers. Online shopping is here to stay. It has been a week since a coalition of retail groups have been rallying for an additional 10% GST on all online purchases. Currently, all offshore internet purchases under $1000 are GST exempted.
Natural calamities such as floods can heavily isolate anyone who is stuck in a flooded area, just like what happened recently in the devastating flood in Queensland. It cuts the victims off from their food and water supply and worse, disconnect them from
2009 was a difficult year. As 2010 draws an end, we are still recovering from the financial turmoil and the drawbacks from it. The pain of downsizing, corporate restructure and longer working hours has resulted in excessive time away from home and family.