Big business signals plans for wage growth

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Some of Australia’s biggest companies have signalled intentions to increase salaries this year in an effort to fill positions for core functions and address mounting tensions over salary expectations. These findings are good news for workers at a time when national wage growth is sluggish. The findings are from the annual American Express Global Business and […]

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Investment shortfalls see mid-sized companies stagnate

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Evolving their business is a priority for 80 per cent of mid-sized companies and yet there is an alarming lack of internal investment in innovation, with as many as 40 per cent of CFOs admitting their company has failed to bring a new product or service to market in the past three years. These findings […]

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Confidence returns to big business as corporate purse strings relax

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Buoyed by a sense of optimism in the economy and their own recent performance, finance and corporate executives from some of Australia’s largest companies have signaled their intentions to spend big this year as well as expand and up-skill their workforce to spur their companies to lofty heights. The findings are from the ninth annual […]

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Corporate purse strings held tight despite positive outlook

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Chief Financial Officers from some of Australia’s largest companies are heralding positive signs leading into next month’s Federal Budget, with reports of strong revenues, export expansion and the belief the economy will positively contribute to company growth.  Despite the bright outlook, CFOs report a 20 per cent year-on-year decline in plans for aggressive investment for […]

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