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Australia’s white-collar workers are reporting higher levels of anxiety and lower productivity than the international average, says a new hybrid work report

Australia’s knowledge workers are posting higher levels of anxiety and lower productivity than the international average, according to a new study by Slack. The latest Future Forum report, released Wednesday, suggests Australia could serve as a blueprint for other nations transitioning workers back into the office. But external factors may […]
Australia’s white-collar workers are reporting higher levels of anxiety and lower productivity than the international average, says a new hybrid work report
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An Aussie TikTok influencer was called out for promoting crypto to his young fans. It raises questions about whether laws governing financial advice are fit for purpose.

Australian influencers are jumping on a growing global trend: spruiking cryptocurrency on social media. The most notable example is 20-year-old influencer Atis Paul, who along with his sister and girlfriend have been recommending a token called Hushcoin to their followers. While the government has dismissed the dangers of financial influencers […]
An Aussie TikTok influencer was called out for promoting crypto to his young fans. It raises questions about whether laws governing financial advice are fit for purpose.
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Committing to social responsibility in business is about more than box-ticking — employees demand it and society expects it, says this leadership expert

Anna Sheppard leads a social enterprise that seeks to empower leaders to better drive holistic social responsibility initiatives. She says such programs are no longer considered a bonus but are essential to an organisation’s success and public profile. The Kindness Awards seek to celebrate those in the corporate and business […]
Committing to social responsibility in business is about more than box-ticking — employees demand it and society expects it, says this leadership expert
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Australian cosmetics giant Mecca faced a wave of customer complaints for booking an event with Gwyneth Paltrow. But what exactly do brands owe their most loyal fanbase?

Australian beauty brand Mecca, which has a cult following in Australia’s beauty community, faced criticism online after advertising an event featuring Gwyneth Paltrow. Comments, which are no longer visible on the event’s Facebook page, expressed a sense of betrayal at the company’s recent forays into more controversial aspects of the […]
Australian cosmetics giant Mecca faced a wave of customer complaints for booking an event with Gwyneth Paltrow. But what exactly do brands owe their most loyal fanbase?
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Emma Studies on being Australia’s top studygrammer and creating content as a side hustle to pay her way through uni

Emma Studies in an Australian studygrammer who creates content of her hyper-organised, colourful stationary and organisation systems. Emma has more than half a million followers across Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Tumblr and also runs an active Facebook group with more than 5,500 members. As part of Business Insider Australia’s Under The […]
Emma Studies on being Australia’s top studygrammer and creating content as a side hustle to pay her way through uni
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‘Personality-driven brands dominate’: How investing podcast Equity Mates built a community around cutting through ‘the bullshit’ of finance

Alec Renehan and Bryce Leske, co-founders of youth-focused investing podcast Equity Mates, have built a business around demystifying the world of finance for Gen Z and millennials. With the rise of audio-led media businesses, what’s important isn’t expertise, but building a community, they said. The pair have conversations that help […]
‘Personality-driven brands dominate’: How investing podcast Equity Mates built a community around cutting through ‘the bullshit’ of finance
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Australian designer rental platform GlamCorner is seizing on exploding demand for circular fashion — and using data to give its customers exactly what they want

Australian fashion rental platform GlamCorner, having announced several lucrative partnerships, is anticipating a big year as globally demand for rental and resale explodes. Founders Dean Jones and Audrey Khaing-Jones started the company nine years ago with 30 garments, and now they’re providing Australian brands with insights and tech they need […]
Australian designer rental platform GlamCorner is seizing on exploding demand for circular fashion — and using data to give its customers exactly what they want
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The digital jobs of tomorrow are out of reach for today’s workforce, says the Australian head of Snapchat. Here’s how the next generation can close the gap.

A new report conducted by RMIT Online and Deloitte Access Economics outlines the dramatic skills gaps between the digital capabilities of the Australian workforce and jobs of the future. It found 87% of new jobs demand digital skills, with 156,000 new technology workers required for Australia to keep pace with […]
The digital jobs of tomorrow are out of reach for today’s workforce, says the Australian head of Snapchat. Here’s how the next generation can close the gap.
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A cult US fashion brand is the latest to be called out for misrepresenting its sustainability practices. Here’s why this keeps happening, according to an expert.

The CEO of cult US fashion brand Doen went live on Instagram over the weekend to address criticism it misrepresented its sustainability practices and ethical practices. It’s the latest example of a fashion brand being called out for marketing its sustainability bona fides on social media while not walking the […]
A cult US fashion brand is the latest to be called out for misrepresenting its sustainability practices. Here’s why this keeps happening, according to an expert.