News Archive

  • Federal budget 2013: Government to raise $198 Million by nearly doubling application fees for 457 visas

    The federal budget has delivered a double blow to the 457 visa program, with the government to nearly double application fees and compliance activity for the controversial system.

    The Fair Work Ombudsman is also set to receive $3.4 million over the next four years in new funding to monitor and enforce employer activity among 457 visa holders. (more…)

  • Older workers leading the way in employment growth

    WORKERS who have turned 55 can rest more easily. Treasury calculations to be released today show they are more likely than ever to hang on to their jobs.

    The Treasurer, Wayne Swan, will tell a Sydney conference that employment rates among mature-age workers have grown solidly for the past 10 years and particularly strongly during the past three years.
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  • 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

    As a longtime employer of dozens, I was always grateful to have good employees. It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent. Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement and reward is never an issue for these rock stars because they understand the power of cause and effect, and only a worthy company can retain them and afford them. (more…)