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Sweden’s Intriguing 6-Hour Workday Experiment

Richard Eisenberg, Contributor Forbes.com I have to say, I was more than a little intrigued by the recent New York Times article, In Sweden, an Experiment Turns Shorter Workdays Into Bigger Gains, about employees in Gothenburg, the country’s second-largest city, testing out a six-hour
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Managing the work: life balance

In November 2014 The Australia Institute think tank released a study highlighting that the quest for a healthy work: life balance was getting further away rather than closer with workers providing, on average, 6 hours of free overtime per month. Back then fear of job security was cite
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Almost half of Australia’s $1.24 trillion total assets under management is now invested within an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework

The 2016 Responsible Investment Benchmark Report, released by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), found that 47 per cent ($633.21 billion) of Australian managed funds are invested responsibly. The RIAA divides responsible investment into ‘broad responsible
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The Search for Purpose.

Now more than ever people are looking for more out of their careers. Employees want to work for purpose-driven organisations who are socially, environmentally & economically responsible and companies that value their people and their purpose, as well as their profits, are pulling
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Commitment to sustainability gives Patagonia strategic advantage

The world’s climate agreement in Paris in late 2015 means there are fewer excuses not to take sustainability seriously, but for one company, green has been embedded into the business for so long that potential employees seek it out for this purpose. Outdoor clothing specialist P
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Landing your first role in Australia

At Talent Nation we regularly receive enquiries from candidates looking to land their first role in Australia. These may be from individuals looking to transition back into the Australian market after time spent away, or someone who may have already made the move but is finding the em
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U.S. EPA asks Volkswagen to make electric cars in U.S.

U.S. authorities have asked the German carmaker Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the United States as a way of making up for its rigging of emission tests, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently in talks with Volk
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Australia’s greenest city: Adelaide pulls ahead of Sydney and Melbourne

The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne stretches back through history. So too does the tug-of-war between Queensland and, well, just about all the other states. While these contests haven’t always been friendly, the race to be Australia’s greenest city will see the whole country ben
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The Search for Purpose.

Now more than ever people are looking for more out of their careers. Employees want to work for purpose-driven organisations who are socially, environmentally & economically responsible and companies that value their people and their purpose, as well as their profits, are pulling
Read More