ASBFEO Releases Small Business Cyber Security Guide

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy small business operators understand the risks and how to prevent cyber attacks. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman published the guide after research showed 60 per cent of small firms that experienced a […]

How Adopting Digital Platforms Can Save Your Business

Written by Roubler Companies in difficulty should go on the attack in their corporate strategy, a survey from McKinsey & Company suggests. The survey talked to over 2,100 executives, discussing online platforms and services over the Internet. It seems companies under threat from successful Internet companies would benefit from throwing their all of resources into building […]

Free support for Noosa businesses preparing for plastic bag ban

The NRA will be in Noosa on Monday 30 October touring local shopping centres and providing a free workshop for retailers preparing for the impending plastic bag ban. The NRA has joined forces with Local member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP, to provide a free Plastic Bag Ban Workshop on Monday 30 October at 5.30pm […]

Update your employment contracts

Whether you’re just starting out, or experiencing changes in your workforce, the new year is a great time to check if your employment contracts are not only compliant, but effective for your business. Effective employment contracts should: protect your business meet your employer obligations clearly define employment terms and conditions, and help manage issues should they […]

Tips and strategies to develop improved learning materials

Given that much of the training that occurs in Retail is non-accredited and takes place on the job, employers and workplace trainers are constantly developing new resources and learning material to use with employees. We found an excellent resource that we wanted to share with members, a Universal Design Checklist, which is a tool to […]

NRA launches Foundation Skills for Retail web portal

The National Retail Association (NRA) has launched the Foundation Skills for Retail Web Portal, providing free training and professional development resources for language, literacy and numeracy practitioners operating across the Australian retail industry. The portal has been produced by the NRA with the assistance of funding provided by the Australian Government through the Department of […]

October is Safe Work Month

As part of Safe Work Month, Safe Work Australia is hosting a series of free, interactive online seminars that showcase the latest thinking, innovation, research and developments in work health and safety. The seminars features business leaders, academics and work health and safety experts sharing ideas, experiences, skills and knowledge. Program items include live broadcasts,online […]