JK Blog

December 2020

Workplace Trends for 2021

Mental Health When employees suffer workplace stress they often turn towards technology before people for support. Behaviour that is on the rise, due to many now working from home, unable to access traditional methods…...Read More
November 2020

Working from home: How to climb the ladder, not the walls

Having successfully reduced the spread of COVID, the future is looking a little brighter for Victorian’s however, for the foreseeable future, many will still be working from home.  Even though you might feel stuck…...Read More
October 2020

COVID: from full-time to part-time employment

September’s labour force figures show a shift from full-time to part-time employment. In September there were just over 3 million people (outside Victoria), working part-time, compared with the 2.98m in March. Overall, we have…...Read More
September 2020

What’s the current employment outlook?

The second stage of JobKeeper began on 28 September, which means the government’s financial assistance has ended for many businesses across the country. What will this mean for the employment market? Employment is perhaps…...Read More
September 2020

Local Ballarat business owners get behind Click for Vic

A new campaign urging Victorians to ‘Click for Vic’ is gaining momentum, with a number of local Ballarat businesses already showing their support. The campaign is designed to help small businesses across the state…...Read More
September 2020

Street dining to resurrect Geelong CBD

Under a new proposal to help hospitality businesses recover from the pandemic, Geelong streets could transform into temporary open-air dining spaces. While some businesses had survived on takeaway services during the lock-down, temporary outdoor…...Read More
August 2020

Geelong highlights a new business model out of COVID.

Geelong and greater Victoria are now in the throes of another lock-down, so most are again working from home. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 4 in 10 workers have shifted to…...Read More
July 2020

Tips for Recruiting New Employees

Finding the right employee for your business doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Over the years, we’ve developed a number of unique techniques that enable us to attract and select the best possible…...Read More
June 2020

Keeping employees engaged under difficult circumstances

Employee engagement is critical to productivity, retention and dependability of staff. It can not only be defined by how invested, committed, motivated and engaged the employee is with their role, but how invested they…...Read More
May 2020

COVID-19: Why Community Spirit Matters

In just a matter of months, we have seen first-hand how something like COVID-19 can devastate our global and local economies, bringing to light just how important community is.  This is no more evident…...Read More