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Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by andrew in News, research

Business Confidence up by 6% in 2012

The last quarter has shown a marked change in business sentiment in Australia with an increase of 6% in overall business confidence.The last half of 2011 saw a 15% drop in business confidence so the increase offers welcome respite. There is, however, a lot of ground to make up from the highs of 2007 and early 2008.

For the first time since 2008 wage pressure looks to be back on the agenda, with employers identifying an 18% increase in wage expectation by employers.

Unfortunately, in New Zealand the news isn’t as positive. The honeymoon period following the Rugby World Cup appears to have run its course. Businesses seem to be battening down the hatches once again looking to wait for the recovery. Peculiarly, the country may also find itself in the midst of a skills shortage as the year goes on. The demand for skilled labour in the South Island, coupled with Australia’s mining boom may have a crippling effect on the labour market.

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The HR Quarterly Index is a national research initiative that reports on the business and human resource developments of the past quarter. The report evaluates measurements of business confidence, policy changes, market volatility and people issues, identifying the perceived impact on business performance.

The HR Quarterly Index provides HR professionals, business advisors, industry bodies, governments and business owners and managers with insights into the broader industry issues and their effects on the business sector.

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Sustainable Business

Posted on 26. Nov, 2011 by andrew in News, Uncategorized, events

Sustainable business means different things to different people. A common question I ask is ‘How much of your profit walks out the door each day in your garbage bin?”. Practical recycling has been a passion of mine for much of my life. My ‘other’ life is that of a vermiculturalist running ‘Promised Land Worm Products’. We have just launched a new web site for worms on the web at Go and check it out. What is waste and what is resource in your business? Moving just a few items from one group to the other will go straight to your bottom line, and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Ask us about practical recycling options available to your business.