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Huge success in business is largely based on luck – new research

The inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based on luck.
Opinion

What benchmarks should you be using in retail?

Opinion: Benchmarks are potentially powerful tools to understand your business.

Welcome to the smart workplace

Employee experience will become the benchmark of a successful workplace in the very near future.
Management

The hypocrisy of the minimum wage

Dennis Price examines the wages debate.

Managers incommunicado

Retail needs to purge the errant demeanours manifesting within ivory towers.

Time to go to retail rehab

Why are retailers failing at such an alarming rate?

Are the Myer board culpable?

Are we getting close to a class action by disgruntled shareholders?

High-end Aussie eyes global targets

Rising revenue and global expansion fuel optimism for fashion retailer.

Consumers are green smart

Sponsored: Smoke and mirrors are no longer acceptable, consumers are more skeptical of greenwashing statements than ever...

Showpo looks to US opportunity

Fashion e-tailer steps up international plans.

Consumers turn to ‘showrooming’ for cheapest price

Shoppers admit deliberately checking out products in store, only to look for it online.

The appeal of the ‘flat’ organisation – why some firms are getting rid of middle managers

The trend of “flat” organisations catches on at some of the world’s biggest companies.

The retail traitors

Stuart Bennie thinks Unibail-Rodamco has been sold a pup.

CBA: Innovation pays off

For every dollar invested in innovation, Australian businesses receive two in return, according to research.

Reserve Bank holds as business leaders list concerns

Cash rate maintained at record low as bosses' main gripes revealed in survey.
HR

Is retail learning and development relevant?

The concept of a training department led by disassociated L&D personnel contradicts the very essence of employees develo...
Management

Should you leave customer care to the least trained staff?

The paradox of putting our most inexperienced staff in front of our most experienced customer.

It’s time for Shop.org to rebrand

Don’t be fooled by deceptive distinctions between different forms of commerce.
Suppliers

Is being 80 per cent ‘fit for business’ enough in today’s competitive world?

There are very few retail businesses that can afford to lose 20 per cent off the topline and survive.

Can the grim reality of published pay ratios really curb executive pay?

There has always been something inherently grubby about the executive pay debate.