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17 Jun
Our WPR team makes 'easy breezy' work of unfair dismissal case

The Victorian Chamber has successfully represented Neon Cosmetics in an unfair dismissal matter before the Fair Work Commission. Neon Cosmetics dismissed a supervisor for serious misconduct in December 2015, after it was found the supervisor was falsifying timesheets and claiming overtime for work he had not completed.

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17 Jun
Business lessons from Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s movies are riddled with dodgy characters, black humour, shocking violence and the shadier side of doing business. Whether they’re running a small family grocer, the biggest casino in Vegas or a Wall Street stockbroking firm, Scorsese’s characters know a thing or two about succeeding in business even before they cross to the wrong side of the law.

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10 Jun
Awards recognise stand out safety initiatives

Nominations for the 2016 WorkSafe Awards are now open. The awards celebrate the many stand-out examples and innovations in health, safety and wellbeing in Victorian workplaces over the past year.

Award categories recognise business innovations, employers, return to work coordinators, health and safety representatives who have established themselves as leaders in health, safety, wellbeing and return to work.

The award categories are:

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03 Jun
Are you ready to export?

In the global marketplace, customers demand efficiency, speed, quality and good service. To stand out, your products must speak to international customers through strong branding, attractive packaging and eye-catching promotional material.

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03 Jun
The hidden costs in our workplace relations system – it’s not all AWAs and WorkChoices

While the focus will inevitably largely remain on the big ticket items during the current federal election campaign period, there are multiple hangovers within the current system that continue to have a significant cumulative effect on business costs and efficiencies.

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12 May
New research uncovers misconceptions about going solar

Commercial solar power systems are more affordable and reliable than ever before, but according to recent market research by the City of Melbourne there are some key misconceptions that are stopping businesses from installing rooftop solar energy systems.

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10 May
Spot a lie like the FBI

Being able to tell when someone’s stretching the truth starts with the first greeting, says behavioural scientist, clinical hypnotherapist and former police detective, Steve Van Aperen.

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08 Apr
Social media: a strategic imperative

There are now 250 new digital leaders in Victoria thanks to media entrepreneur, Amanda Gome.

At our Victorian Chamber presents breakfast on Wednesday, Amanda spoke to an audience of digital natives, digital immigrants and everyone in between on the importance of harnessing the power of digital for professional and business development. Her key message for us all?  It’s easier than you think – you just have to make a start.

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01 Apr
10 minutes with a would-be martian

Dianne McGrath, one of the 100 would-be astronauts planning to establish the first settlement on the red planet through the privately funded Mars One project, will be speaking at our upcoming business breakfast on 21 April.

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24 Mar
'Gut feel' leadership is dead

by Amanda Gome.

Recently one of the smartest executives I know, who is always ahead of trend curves, looked at me bewildered. “I can't keep up anymore," he said. “I don't know how."

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