Being friends with your coworkers can be great, but it can get you in trouble if you don't keep things professional at work.
Brands that never would have touched emerging platforms like Tiktok and Clubhouse have become more creative since the pandemic lockdowns last year says Clare Winterborn, founder of influencer marketing agency Born Bred Talent. “Wherever we are seeing influencers have successful conversations, we are seeing advertisers follow really quickly,” she said. […]
"In anything you're doing, collaborate with experts - people who are smarter than you - and take their advice," the comedian says.
Many Americans are job-hunting in 2021. Come prepared and don't panic when the employer inevitably asks: "So, do you have any questions for me?"
Riane Eisler studies why certain groups try to establish power over others and talks about the "gendered system of values" in most cultures.
I've attended over 25 conferences, and too often the women that the conference is meant to support are sucked into volunteering hours to plan it.
It's "unsurprising and even predictable that women make up 63% of federal minimum-wage workers, but only 5% of CEOs at Fortune 500 firms."
From creating a stand-out profile to landing positive reviews, here's everything experts recommend when launching a career on freelancing platforms.
Kimberly Lucht says women undervalue their work with discounts and can lose up to 70% revenue, reducing the chance of building a six-figure business.
It's time to address the systemic barriers and subtle biases that hold women back from getting the salary they deserve.
When the pandemic hit, Hint's Kara Goldin stocked shelves at Target with her company's flavored waters. She thinks every CEO should do the same.
Australian companies should think twice before ushering their workers back into the office full-time, a leading organisational academic says. Dr Julian Waters-Lynch, a lecturer at the RMIT University School of Management, says evidence suggests working from home is beneficial for worker productivity and well-being. His statement comes as state governments […]
Ainslee Divine entered the industry four years ago and says she made nearly $80,000 in her best month to date.
TikTok may soon become a strong driver of retail spending in Australia, according to experts in fashion, ecommerce and influencer marketing. Globally diverse retailers from Walmart to Gucci are using the popular video sharing app to connect with consumers. “Brands have a real opportunity to reinvent themselves on TikTok and […]
Stakeholders from across the hospitality, live music, tourism and transport sectors come together in Sydney next week to plan the city’s night-time economy. Global Cities After Dark 2021 will feature workshops and keynote speeches from international industry titans. Sydney faces significant headwinds and opportunities thanks to COVID-19 and the recovering […]
A Brookings report looks at which metro areas may see the largest changes to employment growth over the next decade as a result of the pandemic.
Mike Hayes says he likes the flexibility of being a DoorDash driver, where he can make up to $800 working about 45 hours a week.
Follow the 'platinum' rule: Approach people to try to first understand how they want to be treated, then adapt your interactions to meet their needs.
Kerstyn Walsh set up 'Hire A Bridesmaid' in Sydney, Australia six years ago. When asked how she knows the bride, she says: 'We're new friends but we clicked right away.'
Gary Burnison says radically human leadership is "based on humility, on not just showing empathy but having empathy" - and it makes for stronger teams.
A successful DEI plan isn't just about increasing representation of people from marginalized backgrounds, it's about giving them voice and agency.
Nawal Sari is a young Muslim Australian creator with more than 300,000 followers across Instagram and TikTok. Sari posts fashion and beauty content that she says is “redefining modest fashion” . As part of Business Insider Australia’s ‘Under The Influence’ series, Sari spoke about using social media to grow an […]
Mary Kearl and her family left California after AB5 passed. Now she says she could lose much of her business if the current PRO Act passes.
More than a quarter of Australian adults say they want to engage in further study over the next 6 months, according to ABS data. 19% of women and 14% of men said they want to invest in further education or training. The survey figures suggest Australians remain uneasy about employment […]
39% of Australians used digital platforms to exercise during the national lockdown last year, according to a new study by Deakin University. Experts believe the increase in the use of digital platforms will continue, as Australians invest further in wearable fitness tech, at-home fitness equipment, and apps. “It’s likely that […]
Mark Muro from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings said economies that are more dependent on tourism need to diversify their economies.
The number of plant-based meat products on Australian supermarket shelves doubled in 2020, according to a new report. Food Frontier and Deloitte Access Economics say the sector also doubled its local job count. However, retail sales only grew 32% to $185 million, with the report authors suggesting high prices could […]
Social marketplace Poshmark has launched in Australia, offering local shoppers another alternative to established platforms like eBay. Social marketplaces like Poshmark and Depop have accumulated millions of users in a decade of existence, promising a new approach to online secondhand shopping. The company’s arrival comes as online retail spending remains […]
JaQuel Knight has choreographed for stars like Beyoncé, J. Lo, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and more. I met up with him for a dance lesson.
We compared costs and salaries for prospective lawyers in the US, Australia, France, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and Spain.
"It's like the ultimate death knell for a business when you take their plane away," says Nick Popovich, an aircraft-recovery specialist for 40 years.
Top finance stories, including Wall Street recruiting trends, Roblox's direct listing, Acorns buying Harvest, and American Airlines debt.
Women are the biggest digital consumers and online gamers in Australia, increasing consumption by 38% in the past year, according to a report from Nielsen. The majority of health, fitness and nutrition content is consumed by women, with the uptick in views during the pandemic continuing long after. Consumption across […]
Alice Everdeen quit her job just before the pandemic and has now surpassed her old full-time income working just 25 hours a week.
Australians working in the influencer industry say that Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) are paid less than their white counterparts. This follows an Instagram post about racism experienced by their international counterparts went viral in February. BIPOC influencers are also less likely to be chosen for work and […]
Angela Mou works from her living room and started her business after working jobs in tech, hospitality, e-commerce, and marketing.
Professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz says she makes sure potential clients understand her pricing and aren't showing any red flags when they first meet.
March 9 is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day. AAPI women make about 85 cents for every dollar non-Hispanic white men make.
New Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections factor in the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the biggest winners and losers.
The top finance stories for March 9, including the latest news on Robinhood's top lawyer calling from regulatory scrutiny on SPACs and crypto.
According to a new report from IBM, women made up 10% of C-suite and 8% of executive board positions in 2021. Other leadership roles showed a decline.
40,000 fewer women with bachelor degrees were employed in November 2021 compared to January 2020, according to a report released on the impact of the Covid crisis on Australian women. It also shows there was a surge in the number of young women who dropped out of higher education last […]
Today is International Women’s Day. We spoke to female executives to find out what rules they think should be broken in business. Executives at Employment Hero, Xero and Go Daddy shared their thoughts. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories. It takes a lot to lead a business. And […]
There is still no consensus on whether remote working is here to stay. Insider has rounded up the latest announcements to see where big companies stand on the issue.
Copywriting expert Laura Belgray says developing a large email list following was key to her success in selling digital copywriting courses.
Entrepreneur Jen Glantz says she scans applications for key details before having lengthy interviews to get to know candidates who made the first cut.
John Hays has been an auctioneer for nearly four decades, with nearly $1 billion in sales. Here's what it takes to be an art auctioneer at Christie's.
Paula Rizzo is a fan of the old-fashioned paper to-do list, swearing by it in her 20 years in television. Here's how else she saves time and stress.
Fiverr has introduced a subscription model in Australia, allowing businesses to work with freelancers on long-term projects. New options for three- or six-month projects differ from the individual gigs which freelancers already offer on the platform. But freelancers have been advised to approach gig economy platforms with caution, with the […]
Here's how Kirsten Marriner keeps her company moving forward while managing high demand for its products during the crisis.
Steve Balzer graduated college during the 2008 economy crash and wasn't having job luck, so he returned to a college pastime: brewing his own beer.
Slightly less than half of Sydney’s offices were occupied in February, according to the Property Council of Australia. The figure was more stark in Melbourne, which saw a snap five-day lockdown correlate with 24% office occupancy. Increasingly, survey respondents said a preference for flexibility – not the risk of government […]
"My one piece of advice is to go into every situation as if you were a straight white man," says news anchor Femi Redwood.
Here's this week's top Wall Street news, including the latest hires and exits and how Goldman is thinking about remote work for summer analysts.
Shailesh Jejurikar has more than doubled the pace of growth for his unit despite challenges posed by the pandemic. He leads by these four principles.
Chatter is the negative manifestation of our inner voice and can easily distract us from our responsibilities. Use these tips to regain focus.
Australian influencers are signing more deals with international and domestic brands as Australia has lifted the harshest COVID-19 restrictions. Influencer agency Cape’s Dr Brent Coker said creators are free to work with companies to create content, unencumbered by lockdowns or fearing a backlash for ignoring public health measures. He says […]
Tiana Coates, owner of Winding Wick Candles in Garland, Texas, created her own business course that saw dozens of signups within days of launching.
Elle Wang worked full-time at the United Nations while caring for a toddler and running a clothing business at night, and says she didn't realize how stressed she was.
One 57-year-old usher has her "dream job" but is immunocompromised, and says she's worried people won't follow mask and distancing mandates.
Failed ventures can have silver linings: they build skills that some companies actively seek out. More than 32 employees at HR tech company Rippling are failed founders. Insider spoke with the company’s cofounder and CTO and head of people to learn why. This article is part of a series called […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, author, and host of the Mentally Strong People podcast. If you’re feeling isolated or disconnected while working from home, Morin says starting new daily habits can help. Schedule fun activities outside of work, connect with friends, and practice mental strength exercises throughout the day. Visit […]
Caroline Bui is the founder and owner of ‘The Birkin Fairy,’ a luxury consignment shop for Hermès products. After working at Hermès for 12 years, she launched the online shop and has since sold nearly $US2 million of used Hermès items. This is her story, as told to freelance writer […]
Caroline Bui, the Birkin Fairy, worked at Hermès for 12 years. After having two kids, she wanted more flexibility in her schedule and launched her own luxury consignment shop.
Mary Kearl says she'd often agree to unpaid tests or multiple interviews and would begin working before she secured a partial deposit payment.
Daric L. Cottingham is a journalist and soon-to-be graduate of USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. While studying journalism, Cottingham felt a target on his back for being Black, gay, and fem. Instead of whitewashing his résumé and appearance, Cottingham sought advice from Black queer journalists. Visit the Business section of […]
Mike Morini is a former NFL player and CEO of WorkForce Software, a HR tech company. The company is ranked as one of the top work-life balance organisations, according to Comparably. Morini said managers can increase employee engagement by improving their emotional intelligence. This article is part of a series […]
Naomi Wheeless leads a team of more than 1,000 employees at Square. When working her way up, she learned a few crucial pieces of advice about leadership. For Wheeless, it’s important to balance work and fun, make time for others, and speak up. This article is part of a series […]
Implicit bias trainings are flawed, but does that mean we should stop doing them? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
"Supporting that balance is more important now than before," Workforce Software's CEO Mike Morini said.
Kyle Elliott says if you don't have an 'in' at the company, take extra time to customize your application and send a check-in message after applying.
Certain words in job postings attract more male job applicants, while others attract more female applicants. By removing these gender-coded words, companies see nearly 30% more applicants, a recent study reveals. Yet only 38% of companies remove these words, which is troubling as companies seek to bring in a diverse […]
Words like "aggressive" and "logical" attract more male applicants, while words like "compassionate" and "sensitive" attract more female applicants.
The actress says being ambitious and adaptable have been her biggest assets throughout her 20-year career in Hollywood.
Jessica Milicevic is the owner of Maven Media, a strategic branding and marketing agency in North Carolina. She wrote a list of ways working mums can practice self-care without sacrificing too much time or money. Disconnecting, enjoying quiet time, and practicing self-compassion are easy ways mums can prioritise their wellness. […]
Most of us think of feedback as one-way communication. If I have feedback to give, then I will tell you to listen. Even the Business Dictionary defines feedback as a one-sided communication: “Feedback: the information sent to an entity . .. about its prior behaviour so that the entity may […]
"I'm home for dinner on time for the first time in several years, which is great," says MacCallum, a wife and mother of two, of her new 3 p.m. time slot.
Starting a business with your significant other can blur the lines between work and personal life. 3 entrepreneur couples who appeared on “Shark Tank” said finding a healthy balance is key. Gina Marie and Scott Davis, cofounders of Dog Threads, schedule family time to de-stress. Visit the Business section of […]
Darian Dozier is an osteopathic medical student and creator of the med school admissions blog Melanated and Meducated. She spoke with five women doctors to ask their best leadership and career advice. Knowing when to be assertive is one the most important skills they discussed. Visit the Business section of […]
Todd Stottlemyre is a former baseball player who won two World Series and now is a motivational speaker. Stottlemyre shared how he coped with the loss of his 11-year-old brother, who died of leukemia. Journaling and daily reflection helped him become more resilient. This article is part of a series […]
On Friday, Spotify announced its Work-From-Anywhere program. The program lets employees choose to work at an office, remotely, or at a coworking space. Spotify’s head of diversity and inclusion says the initiative will promote equity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Friday, Spotify announced its new […]
You can sign up for our event on February 18 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PST here. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic. Instead, most workplaces will take a hybrid […]
This Black History Month, there’s a heightened call to dismantle systemic racism. Insider and the National Black Chamber of Commerce highlighted leaders advancing racial equity. These leaders shared their influence on Black and brown communities and their future goals. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This Black […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and bestselling author. Instead of annual resolutions, she recommends setting realistic, intentional goals on a monthly basis. Tracking your progress on a short-term basis allows you to reevaluate and set new goals for the next month. Visit the Business section of […]
Australians have been swapping the city for the regions in the last ten months but the trend may not be set to last. Urban planner and UNSW professor Shane Geha believes the pandemic hasn’t changed the population fundamentals of the country, and estimates only regions may only retain 5% of […]
Learning platform Kahoot! is rapidly growing. Because of this, CEO Eilert Hanoa often has to make quick decisions. Hanoa shared his best advice on leading a company in growth mode with Insider. This article is part of a series called “Leaders by Day,” which takes a look at how prominent […]
Jeff Wong is the global chief innovation leader at Ernst & Young (EY). Wong shared that upskilling and reskilling employees has become more important amid the pandemic. EY employees are encouraged to acquire skills in design thinking and robotics, and a pursue an accredited MBA. This article is part of […]
Toni Koraza is a London-based copywriter, non-fiction editor, and founder of digital agency Mad Company. He uses the ‘batched schedule’ method to organise his many freelance duties into manageable tasks. Koraza says batching helps him create a better workflow and produce higher quality work in less time. Visit the Business […]
OnlyFans creator Dahria Smith makes more than $5,000 a week on the platform, where the Australian influencer posts explicit content as well as advice for other OnlyFans creators. Since starting a year ago, Smith has amassed more than 1,000 paying subscribers by using other social media platforms like TikTok and […]
A crisis can be a chance to get leadership and staff on the same page about the company’s mission. The CEO should remind employees why they come to work, and should encourage questions and feedback. Make sure your messages to employees and to the general public are aligned to avoid […]
Executives pledged new DEI initiatives after the killing of George Floyd. But about six months later, many Black employees say there hasn’t been enough change. Diversity and inclusion consultants share ways executives can usher in real change. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. American companies promised change […]
Taryn Herlich is a writer, student, and mental health advocate based in Toronto, Canada. Herlich says she’s come to prefer her at-home study and work routine over the pre-pandemic norm. She experiences less anxiety learning from home, and has more time to work on her hobbies and passions. Visit the […]
Sign up for our event on February 18 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PST if you’re a Business Insider subscriber. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic. Instead, most workplaces will […]
Trudiann Branker is the master blender at Mount Gay Rum in Barbados, the world’s oldest rum distillery. She oversees the ageing and crafting of spirits and ensures each batch meets the brand’s standards. This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Bailey Berg. Visit the Business […]
Creativity has taken a hit during the pandemic due to a decrease in remote employee collaboration. Ben Crudo, an ecommerce expert and CEO of Diff Agency, says bosses can step in to fix this issue. He says bosses can enable employee’s creativity by supporting their needs and avoiding micromanaging. Visit […]
Aimee Greczmiel is a corporate mum life coach based in Charlotte, North Carolina. While working in finance, Greczmiel hired a life coach to learn to balance her career with being a new mum. During the pandemic, she quit her job to start a coaching business to support corporate mums. Visit […]
The following is an excerpt from Joyce Johnson’s new book, “No Back Doors For Me.” In it, she advises African American women to be bold and own the space they inhabit at work. She also says that women should find a place “where you will be celebrated versus tolerated.” Visit […]
Cold emails can be a great way to make connections, whether you’re job-hunting or pitching new clients. The most effective messages convey a sense of urgency and are concise, between four to eight sentences. Include your LinkedIn so your prospect can easily view your profile without having to look it […]
Former NFL official Jim Howey worked in various capacities during his 19 seasons in the NFL. We asked him what it takes to be a referee in the league.
Belinda Clarke is a freelance writer and a director of alumni engagement at Northwestern University. She recently Clarke took on a second part-time job as an employee at a mall Lush store in Skokie, Illinois. Although re-entering retail was intimidating, Clarke says she enjoyed interacting with people again and feeling […]