‘It will become the norm’: Co-working office space tipped to rise

The number of co-working or flexible office spaces has risen from about 78 sites six years ago to more than 400 in Australia's two main capital cities as employers respond to growth in the gig economy and the demands of millennial workers. WeWork general manager, Australia and New Zealand, Balder Tol, said the industry in Australia is gaining momentum. "We’re seeing increased demand for flexibility and finding that larger companies are choosing a collaborative workspace [...]

Tips for Running the Perfect Team Offsite or Quarterly Meeting

There are great advantages to having offsite team or quarterly meetings. If done right, it can bring the team together to create and build strategies, share ideas, know what’s working and what’s not working, revise plans, make some positive changes – the works. However, the opposite can happen if you don’t take time to prepare and plan for your team offsite. So, how exactly can you do that? Here are some tips: Before the meeting: [...]

Co-working office space trend goes a step further with ‘virtual’ spaces

PHOTO: Amee Vandersteen from Maker and Co at its co-working space in Bunbury. (ABC South West: Roxanne Taylor) Co-working office spaces have been a hit with work-at-home professionals or self-employed people seeking a productive environment and sense of belonging, but now they are going a step further. Key points: Virtual office spaces are a growing trend that allow small businesses to lease a professional business address outside their home, for correspondence and meeting spaces, without having to [...]

Customer Loyalty Programs – SBNG Networking Event Recap

Customer Loyalty Programs Our last SBNG after-work networking meeting at Nexus Smart Hub in Wyong started with a warm welcome to new members and guests. This type of meeting provides a great opportunity for face to face networking as most attendees have time to stay on for a chat after the formal part of the meeting is finished. If you find the breakfast meeting too rushed because you have to get away to get to [...]

Community & Business Women’s Network Sparkle evening

The Community & Business Women's Network hosted another Sparkle event here at Nexus last week. What a fantastic group of women entreprenears in the Northern end of the Central Coast! The CBWN provides opportunities for local organisations, services and businesses to shine like the stars they are. Our May 16th Business After Hours Sparkle hosts were CBWN members @Kerri Day Paragon Insurance Solutions and Nathalie Ainsworth of Ainsworth Accounting and Bookkeeping Services. Local business professionals Kerri and [...]

Beyond The Hype: Why Your Business Needs Flexible Working In 2019 And Beyond

View Static Version A lot of companies will say in their job descriptions that they offer 'flexible hours’ but saying you offer flexible hours is as nebulous as saying you have a great company culture. There isn't a clear definition of what 'flexible hours' actually mean. Does it mean employees get to select their own start and finish times, that they can work remotely, or that employees can transition into a part-time schedule? Flexibility has [...]