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Identifying your Company’s Core Values and Finding Your ‘True North’

Thursday 21st April 2022    

While many companies will have a framework or list of core values which are said to drive the organisation – such as honesty, integrity, and accountability - this often doesn’t actually translate into day-to-day action or behaviour. But having a clearly articulated set of core values to guide an organisation can help businesses to define themselves and their goals, and to find their ‘True North’. So how can your organisation’s core values guide your operations? And what exactly is your ‘True North’?

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The Easter Break and Public Holiday Obligations

Wednesday 13th April 2022    

With the Easter long-weekend nearly upon us, now is a good time for employers to brush up on their obligations regarding their employees and public holidays. In addition to the two national public holidays of Good Friday and Easter Monday, some states have additional public holidays for Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. The Easter long weekend is also followed by another two long weekends for ANZAC Day and Labour Day.

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Swearing in the Workplace - What’s Acceptable and What Isn’t?

Wednesday 6th April 2022    

Admit it, swearing in the workplace is something many of us have probably been guilty of at some point. Work can be stressful, and it’s not too surprising that sometimes workers (and managers) will fall into the habit of letting out the occasional swear word.

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Federal Budget Provides Training Tax Boost for Small Businesses

Thursday 31st March 2022    

The Federal Government announced its Budget on 29 March 2022. Among these measures is the new ‘Skills and Training Boost’, which will encourage small businesses to train new staff and upskill existing staff – helping them to be innovative and grow.

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2022 changes to Superannuation

Tuesday 29th March 2022    

Did you know that another rise to superannuation is coming from 1st July? So, what does this change mean for businesses?

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Personnel shortages and vaccine refusers: why a growing number of frustrated workers are resigning

Friday 25th March 2022    

During the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major impacts on the workplace. Job losses, shifts to work-from-home arrangements, and personnel shortages have created significant challenges for businesses (and their staff).

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Beyond Blue announced as Akyra’s Charity Partner for 2022

Wednesday 23rd March 2022    

Earlier this year, Akyra Strategy & Development (Akyra) made the decision that, as a company, 1% of its income would be donated to a charity partner. To decide who that charity was going to be in 2022, Managing Director Margaret Goody believed it was important the decision was made by the whole team.

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Mental health and the need for ‘crucial conversations’ in the workplace

Friday 18th March 2022    

Communication is critical! It’s something we all know, but whether we practice what we preach is another story entirely, especially in the workplace.

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Dangers of Offensive Social Media Posts: Some Tips for Employers and Employees

Friday 11th March 2022    

In the digital age, it probably seems like a no-brainer that you shouldn’t post offensive content on social media – whether this relates to your workplace or not. However, this doesn’t seem to always be the case!

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