Myriam Robin, Women's Agenda

Myriam Robin

Women's Agenda

Australia

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  • SmartCompany

Past articles by Myriam:

Does a quiet office equal a productive workplace?

Does a quiet office actually equal a productive workplace? → Read More

Budget 2015: Hockey reveals “Netflix tax” with GST on digital downloads to raise $350m over four years

After dozens of aborted attempts, the federal government has signalled it will finally add GST on digital downloads. → Read More

Nine and Fairfax have launched their anti-Netflix defence: should you sign up?

The launch of Stan probably won’t stymie Netflix’s growth. But it does make things harder for the TV stations. → Read More

One in four workers leaves their job within a year: How to beat the odds

Australian employers come dead last on successful on-boarding of new employees, in a PwC global study that looked at 11 comparable countries. → Read More

Why business will lead the way in wearable tech: it’s too dorky for consumers

There’s good news for Google Glass in Deloitte’s 2014 Tech Trends report, which predicts the wide use and business applicability smart glass technologies are likely to see devices such as Google Glass gain widespread acceptance in 2014. → Read More

Dimmeys sold to Cool Breeze – administrator speaks out on iconic chain’s turnaround

When iconic discount chain Dimmeys collapsed into administration in January, its administrators were hopeful a turnaround was possible. But it is a difficult industry – success was far from assured. → Read More

Therese Rein could double her wealth: How she built Ingeus for a $151 million payday

Therese Rein sold the business she founded and mostly owns to a US employment firm, Providence, with the part of the statement quoting her brief and business-like. → Read More

Pure-play sales growth dramatically slows as the majors catch up: Why the online retail honeymoon is over

Pure-play online retailers are kissing super-sized growth goodbye, as sales expansion slows to a more normal pace. → Read More

Pinterest will add ‘promoted pins’ by June: Should SMEs jump on board?

Since it launched four years ago, marketers have been astounded by the referral power of Pinterest. → Read More

Government to keep gender reporting rules in place

Federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz has announced a gender-reporting framework that keeps much of the current system in place, despite calls from business groups to cut the “red tape”. → Read More

Will Toyota’s move to end car manufacturing by 2017 in Australia cause a recession?

Toyota has announced it will close its Australian manufacturing division by the end of 2017, signalling the end of car manufacturing in the country. → Read More

Meet Tim Leatherman: Why the creator of the Leatherman multi-tool focuses on the details

It’s been 30 years since Tim Leatherman created and started selling the multi-tool, and 29 years since Australians first got their hands on it. → Read More

Tax trouble looming? ATO implores SMEs to get in touch now to sort it out

The ATO has called on small businesses to get in touch as soon as possible if they have any troubles with their tax, as the SME sector prepares to file and pay their taxes at the end of February. → Read More

Six steps to avoid the post-Christmas cash-flow blues

Many businesses shut over Christmas. But they still have to pay wages (plus leave loading) despite a lack of fresh customers, so it’s no wonder many businesses feel the squeeze in January. → Read More

Why SPC Ardmona should be saved: Liberal MP Sharman Stone has five reasons why

Cabinet will decide on the future of embattled fruit processor SPC Ardmona later today, and things aren’t looking good. Overnight, Treasurer Joe Hockey strongly implied he’d be arguing against SPC’s request for a $25 million government cash injection to keep it afloat. → Read More

Businesses have only themselves to blame for high wages: Abetz warns on wage breakout

Employment minister Eric Abetz says Australia’s bosses are too easily out-negotiated by their unions and frequently have only themselves to blame for rising labour costs. → Read More

Government confirms funding for broke ACCC, but not without some changes

Australia’s competition regulator is set to run out of money in April, after several significant budget deficits leave it without the cash to operate past that date. → Read More

Why offering flexible work is no longer optional: Survey

The ability to work flexibly is often what makes or breaks a job offer. → Read More

SME bank satisfaction hits record low: Why big banks can’t seem to keep SMEs happy

Smaller businesses are more dissatisfied with their banks than larger ones; and the larger the bank, the more likely it is its SME customers aren’t happy. → Read More

How to be a morning person: Sleep expert reveals how to change your body clock

If that morning alarm clock is getting harder and harder to wake up to every morning, that’s more or less what’s supposed to happen. Thankfully, there are some strategies you can use to help your body adjust. → Read More