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Often, when people talk about ‘career progression’ they really just mean getting promoted, which is a shame – because there are so many other ways to progress your career! As women, ‘progression’ can mean any number of things, and it’s time we embraced that.  Whether you want to start exploring different career paths, take a break from the workforce, start your own business, or simply garner a deeper...
Easternwell, one of Broadspectrum’s subsidiary companies, has received silver level recognition from the Queensland Government for its health and wellbeing program. Through the Queensland Government’s ‘Healthier. Happier’ program, Easternwell was recognised for making a difference to health and wellbeing in the workplace – how fantastic! It’s such a wonderful acknowledgement for the work Broadspectrum...
Are you thinking of pursuing a career in hospitality and events? Here are five of the most important things to consider…. Working in hospitality can be challenging but also rewarding. Along with greater flexibility, a career in hospitality and events will give you the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life and use your creativity to solve problems and plan long term strategies. Hospitality and events is also...
It’s a startling statistic that more than half of us are not happy in our work, whether that be the money we earn or the meaning we attach to the work we do. With that in mind it’s hardly surprising that one of the most common New Year resolutions is to get a new job. While some of you may feel you are stagnating in your current role, are looking for more responsibility or a pay increase, others will be considering something...
A fresh new year is synonymous with fresh starts, and this often includes something that takes up a big chunk of our lives; work. If you’re looking for a career change in 2018, it’s important to know some key features to look for from an employer.   We break down a few areas you may find important from your new employer. 1.  A strong supportive culture We’re not talking about the superficial cultures...
Are you dreading going back to the daily grind at work? Do you feel that it's time to move on to greener pastures? Or are you re-entering the workforce after a break? What are you hoping for... greater job satisfaction, more money, better corporate culture, more variety or greater challenges? “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life," said Mark Twain. That's easier said than done, so careful...
Broadspectrum is promoting equality and diversity in its industries by sponsoring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships for female students. The company has recently signed agreements with Monash University and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), to include a yearly scholarship in their program from 2018. Championing the company’s diversity and inclusion agenda, Broadspectrum Group Executive Legal...
Despite Australian women’s superannuation balances growing, they still remain well behind their male counterparts. New figures show a significant increase to female super balances driven by women working more, earning more and being in the super system for longer, but despite this many retirees now are still heavily reliant on the Age Pension once they stop work. New data released by the peak super body, the Association of...
You don’t have to work full-time to get real benefits from super. Many mums – juggling young children and work – are in part-time, or casual roles. But small contributions do add up. Over time, the super contributions you receive from part-time work can make a big contribution to your overall savings for retirement.  First, figure out if you’re eligible for super contributions. Your employer must pay 9.5% of...
Hold on to your fruit salads, kids! The Wiggles annual end of year tour is coming up and it’s going to be one of their biggest concerts EVER! Blue Wiggle Anthony, Red Wiggle Simon, and of course our favourite Yellow and Purple lovebird Wiggles Emma and Lachy are ending the year with a big Christmassy bang, with their  Wiggly Christmas Big Show!  tour across the country. Old time favourites like  Do...
We chat with Lisa Roberts, Manager in the Liquidity and Implementation Team at AustralianSuper, about managing the work/life balance whilst raising a child. You’re a Manager in the Liquidity and Implementation team at AustralianSuper.   How do you manage the work/life balance? Since returning to work I no longer work on BAU activities, as that is pretty difficult to do on a part time basis. I work three full days a...
The saying 'make hay while the sun shines' holds true for dealing with home loan interest rates. If you make extra repayments while rates are low you will reduce your loan balance, save on interest and build a buffer to minimise the impact of future rate rises. If you are not sure by how much you might increase your repayments, you could: Increase your repayments as if rates were already 2% higher Round up your...