We were excited to present our annual Executive Outlook findings to a packed audience of business leaders earlier this month. There was such a great vibe.. Here are some highlights.
Executive Outlook is presented exclusively by the Top Office Group, to research local conditions, based on our interviews with over 75 business leaders, and hundreds […]
ABS unemployment has dropped to 5.5%. It’s a great story, but underemployment has a huge foothold, with a shift towards part-time work.
We decided to explore this through the eyes of 200 employees and job-seekers in our region. We found that 33% of the employees we surveyed are not working enough hours to support their […]
In our latest survey of 200 job seekers, we were surprised to learn that 90% of our respondents are not concerned about the impact of technology on their career prospects.
Perhaps they don’t see the big picture. Either way, we need to wise up to the dramatic transformation taking place. How do we have this […]
Despite signs of a buoyant economy, studies show over 40% of our workforce face being replaced by computers in the next 5 years. Companies are pushed on margins and lean on technology ahead of people to stay profitable. We’re all vulnerable, but none more so than young people.
The silver lining is that technology will […]
Our latest Executive Outlook survey found that skill shortages have crept back, for 40% of companies in our group. Based on our interviews with over 100 business leaders, we identified pockets of demand for:
Qualified, experienced accountants, credit controllers and auditors.
Experienced doctors, nurses and aged care professionals.
Social workers with NDIS knowledge.
For many of us, our alarm went off on Monday, for the first time this year. I heard it called “back to work 3rd week blues syndrome”. So if you weren’t jumping out of your skin, take heart in knowing you’re not alone. Just over half of us were dreading the prospect, according to […]
Our latest Executive Outlook survey uncovered an emerging point of view that people are more important than technology, when it comes to operating a successful business.
We conducted in-depth interviews with over 100 business leaders, to explore their issues and challenges (specific to local industry). Top Office then presented these highlights to a large gathering […]
It was exciting to present our 2016 Executive Outlook findings to a packed audience of business leaders at the Ipswich Club, with such a great vibe. We are delighted to share a few of the key highlights with you.
Technology used to be the playground for rich and powerful companies. Now, anyone who is serious […]
Last week, I escaped from the rat-race, into a magical mountain retreat. Trading corporate jungles for rainforest and simplicity reminded me that life doesn’t need to be so complex.
Nothing comes close to the trajectory of change taking place right now. You see it everywhere. It’s what you do with change that counts, and our […]