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17 Mar
A stand out night for women in business

Last night almost 100 women joined personal brand and image specialist Melissa Lewis for a high energy networking session and a lesson in personal branding. With her confidence and immediate likeability, Melissa showed us that we must confront the barriers that prevent women and men from succeeding in their careers.

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11 Mar
Pyjama king Peter Alexander shares tips for business growth

Earlier this week around 250 people attended our business breakfast with fashion icon Peter Alexander at Crown Palladium to hear how he turned a kitchen-table mail order business into a retail empire boasting 100 stores and annual turnover of $150m.

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11 Mar
Victorian long service leave review must not boost entitlements by stealth

The Victorian Government is currently undertaking a review of the Long Service Leave Act 1992 to ensure that long service leave arrangements are “best practice for the workplace of the 21st century.”

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08 Mar
Suited for strategic leadership

This month we launch a new training program designed to help female employees hone their strategic thinking skills and close the leadership gap. We spoke to Jacinta Carboon, who runs the strategy & me program for the summer edition of Business Excellence magazine.

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04 Mar
Staff retention a matter of conversation

The most talented people working in your business are also the ones likely to have the most opportunities to leave.  Organisational psychologist Dr Tim Baker sought to address this dilemma during his presentation to almost 300 HR professionals and business owners at a Victorian Chamber breakfast event last week.

So what can you do to ensure your top performers stay away from the job search pages?

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04 Mar
Leadership lessons from history's greatest minds

Later this month the Victorian Chamber will launch, in partnership with Humanities 21, an exciting new series of corporate leadership briefings that apply wisdom developed over thousands of years to today’s most pressing business issues.

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26 Feb
WorkSafe Victoria tackling noise at work

Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) will be the focus of a new WorkSafe Victoria inspector campaign to begin in April.

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors will conduct up to 600 visits to workplaces in industries where noise risks are typically present, including wood product, polymer product, rubber product, transport equipment manufacturing, machinery and equipment manufacturing, furniture and other manufacturing. They will do another 600 visits in 2017 in food product and fabricated metal product manufacturing businesses.

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26 Feb
VCAT awards $332k in damages for workplace sexual harassment

In a hearing as to compensation, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) awarded more than $330,000 to a Geelong post office employee who was found to have been sexually harassed by her manager.

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18 Feb
China program opens doors for Victorian business

Now recruiting delegates for 2016, the Victoria-Jiangsu Business Placement (VJBP) program helps Victorian business leaders to expand their horizons and forge lasting alliances with counterparts in Victoria’s sister state of Jiangsu. Following a successful pilot in 2014, the 2015 program saw 12 Victorian business owners and directors from a range of industries take part in the innovative two-week host program.

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12 Jan
FIFO employee entitled to workers’ compensation after pub fight

An employee who was injured during a physical assault by a colleague is eligible for workers’ compensation, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has declared.

The employee was out for drinks when he was approached by a co-worker who pushed, pulled, choked and punched him. During the fight, the man fell over, which resulted in substantial damage (and later diagnosed impairment) to his shoulder. His co-worker was terminated as a result of this incident.

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