Proactive approach to mental health challenging for small business

This article is orginally published by Inside Small Business. More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of small businesses have not discussed mental health days, according to fresh data from MYOB. The finding, from a survey conducted with 757 Australian small-business operators, is compounded by the fact that just half (52 per cent) of respondents said … Continue reading Proactive approach to mental health challenging for small business

Retire ‘retirement’: how brands misunderstand ageing

This article is authored by Rose Herceg and is originally published by Firstlinks. Australians over the age of 50 have the highest levels of wealth and disposable income of any age segment, they outspend millennials in entertainment, auto, health, travel and almost every other category, but are largely ignored by brands. The Secrets & Lies – … Continue reading Retire ‘retirement’: how brands misunderstand ageing

Elderly people and scams

If you look after an older person – whether it’s a friend or a family member – you’ll be aware that people with vulnerabilities can be targeted by scammers. Older people often fear being mugged, or burgled – but 90% of all crimes committed against the over 65s are fraud. 90% of all crimes committed against over 65s … Continue reading Elderly people and scams

Redundancy and job insecurity are growing and it’s a problem for the economy at large

This article is written by David Taylor and is originally published by ABC News. When Debra Kightley lost a well-paid role in human resources in 2015, she lost more than just a job. "Just losing, I think, that sense of being who you are," the 52-year-old said. She's been picking up temporary work ever since. … Continue reading Redundancy and job insecurity are growing and it’s a problem for the economy at large

What the Productivity Commission draft mental health report says about work

This article is authored by Girard Dorney of HRM Online and is originally published by HRM Online. From how those living with a mental illness can access better support, to how Australia can get more mentally healthy workplaces. In its new draft report on mental health, the Productivity Commission estimates that mental ill-health and suicide is costing … Continue reading What the Productivity Commission draft mental health report says about work