Managing Change in the Workplace

by Yvonne Williams, NRA Training Team A change means to make something different, be it an environmental change, behavioural change, relationship change or emotional change.  Changes comes in many shapes and sizes and can be triggered by many different internal and external factors. Because change ultimately affects our habitual nature it will evoke emotions that […]

Retailer Top Tips – Christmas Period Recruitment Challenges + Solutions

According to Retail Biz online magazine, Australian job seekers started searching for casual Christmas work in August, a month earlier than the historical pattern of searching in late September and peaking in November. With many companies not having listed their Christmas casual roles yet, this is considerably ahead of company recruiting schedules. The economy benefits […]

Preparing for the Christmas Period – Top 5 Tips

In a shock move, banking giant Westpac recently lifted their mortgage rates. The effect on retail sales at this stage is unknown as it is still unclear whether other big banks will follow suit. The impact on consumers will also depend on what the Reserve Bank of Australia will do in relation to interest rates. […]

Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks

NSW Fair Trading recently commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the State. Discount stores and ‘pop-up kiosk’ traders will be a focus with inspections continuing for several weeks. Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said kiosk traders tend to be direct importers, securing their products via the internet. “They generally […]