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Lara Mahood was in a mid-tier marketing role before being promoted to Head of Marketing Strategy for InvoCare.

Young guns zoom up the corporate ladder amid skills shortage

Young professionals are reaping the benefits of a tight labour market to leapfrog multiple rungs on the career ladder.

  • Hannah Wootton and Tess Bennett

Should companies keep salaries a secret?

Is it a good idea to know just how much your colleagues are earning? Talking about your salary is often taboo, but it has its advantages.

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  • Natasha Boddy
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Four quick hacks to boost your focus at work

Ever find yourself drifting off during the middle of the day? Three experts share their top tips on how to regain your work mojo quickly.

  • Natasha Boddy

June

The gap between what men and women earn is growing.

Why the gender pay gap is just another thing that widens in middle age

It is widest between the ages of 45 and 64, when men earn more than 30 per cent extra a year, or more than $40,000, on average.

  • Ainslie Chandler
It’s no longer a case of solely having strong technical skills, says Robert Half director Nicole Gorton.

Sign-on bonuses gain traction amid inflation spike

Workplace experts and global recruitment specialist Robert Half say more than six in 10 employers are offering signing bonuses to retain workers.

  • Tom McIlroy
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Why pay rises for ‘flight risks’ can backfire

The Great Resignation has complicated the practice of counter-offering to a worker who threatens to leave.

  • Pilita Clark
The RBA says jobs mobility in early 2022 returned to its highest level in more than a decade.

Workers jumping ship as jobs outlook brightens

The RBA has found the tight labour market has led to more job switching, with the number of people jumping ship for better opportunities at a decade high.

  • Georgie Moore
Nicole Liu started her own health tech company called Kin Fertility

Why I quit the corporate world to go it alone

Five entrepreneurs reveal why they stopped climbing the corporate ladder to launch their own start-ups.

  • Natasha Boddy and Sally Patten

Here’s why Atlassian thinks the WFH debate is missing the point

Should we pine for the good old days of working 9-5, or do we invest in creating tomorrow’s good old days? I know which one I’m choosing.

  • Dom Price
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerber with his chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg at a conference in July 2021.

‘Proud to be a Queenager’: Why Sheryl Sandberg leant out

Following her shock resignation, the Facebook COO explains why, after encouraging women to ‘lean in’, she herself is now leaning out.

  • Eleanor Mills
Four in five workers believe their performance and in-demand skills warrant pay rises of more than 3 per cent.

Pay rises are coming, but not as much as you want

Workers will have to temper expectations around wage increases as research reveals a gulf between what employers are prepared to offer and what employees want.

  • Natasha Boddy

Why early is the new fashionably late

The pandemic has ushered in a new emphasis on punctuality in daily life.

  • Katherine Rosman
Elon Musk and Scott Farquhar.

Love working from home? Maybe you’re a ‘task filler’

Working from home is bad for business and workers; after all, if your job can be done from Brighton or Parramatta or Chatswood, it can probably also be done from Bangalore or Johannesburg, for a lot cheaper.

  • Adam Schwab

May

Sarina Faghireh, 18, has just joined Scentre Group as a construction cadet. The role was created for her following a referral.

How to get a job in 48 hours

Companies hunting staff have been warned they must cut down on interviews and make final offers within two days to secure the best candidates in the talent war.

  • Natasha Boddy
Boomerang employees

Quit your job? Why your old boss wants you back

The days of workers being seen as disloyal for leaving a company are long gone as a growing number of organisations lure boomerang employees back.

  • Natasha Boddy and Tess Bennett