Gerard Holland

Gerard Holland

Gerard Holland

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Why must small and medium businesses do all the heavy lifting for workplace experience?

We know that small businesses employ around 40% of Australia’s workforce, but they also play more than their fair share of taking on interns for work experience. Most interns that I speak to are getting their work experience at a small business, usually a place with fewer than 10 employees. With an increasing number of… Continue reading Why must small and medium businesses do all the heavy lifting for workplace experience?

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Why budding entrepreneurs shouldn’t feel ashamed if their startups aren’t successful

There is a stigma about having an unsuccessful startup as it can quickly go from excitedly telling others about your idea to explaining why you have moved back in with your parents. But failing a startup shouldn’t be viewed so negatively by those in the business world or by others. Many budding entrepreneurs who decide… Continue reading Why budding entrepreneurs shouldn’t feel ashamed if their startups aren’t successful

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Why hiring graduates isn’t a cost to SMEs

New graduates are stepping out of university and finding it harder than ever to gain employment. They often turn to the graduate programs offered by large companies, where in some industries they take on hundreds of new recruits annually. For those that aren’t successful in these initiatives, or find themselves in an industry where programs… Continue reading Why hiring graduates isn’t a cost to SMEs

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Why start-ups and education providers should go hand-in-hand in Australia moving forward

Innovation and startups are set to be the future of the Australian, and possibly even global, employment landscape. However, educational institutions place a greater emphasis on students and graduates obtaining employment in established companies in favour of startups. With reports stating that the concept of automation will see five million Aussie jobs gone in the next… Continue reading Why start-ups and education providers should go hand-in-hand in Australia moving forward

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