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Expert analysis on the research and practice changing the business landscape in the 21st Century

  1. 26 August 2019 – Adaptive Selling, Business Psychology, Customer Relations, Empathy, Management

    Is empathy good for business?

    Empathy is a crucial advantage in business, says a University of Melbourne expert, but too much empathy can have unintended consequences, clouding objectivity

  2. 19 August 2019 – Banking Royal Commission, Finance, Financial Literacy, Personal Finance

    Care for our financial health

    Many Australians stress over their finances, but University of Melbourne experts say the answer is better education, financial health checks and counselling

  3. 19 August 2019 – Banking Royal Commission, Finance, Financial Literacy, Personal Finance

    Improving the finance sector for all Australians

    Australians have lost faith in the financial sector; University of Melbourne experts propose reforms to refocus it on its core purpose – serving the community

  4. 30 July 2019 – HILDA, HILDA 2019, Personality Traits, Psychology, Serious Illness

    Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?

    The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect

  5. 30 July 2019 – Australian Economy, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Wage Growth, Work

    Is wages growth really as weak as we think?

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds that hourly wages of the median full-time worker have actually been rising ahead of the cost of living

  6. 30 July 2019 – Child care, Gender, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Work-Family Conflict

    Work or family?

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows many Australian couples are finding it tough to balance work and family – as they work longer hours.

  7. 30 July 2019 – HILDA, HILDA 2019, Illicit Drugs, Violence, crystal methamphetamine (ice)

    Behind the numbers on illicit drug use

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey shows Illicit drug use is strongly linked to being the victim of violence, while parents can be a big influence.

  8. 30 July 2019 – Family, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Inequality, Poverty

    Warning on struggle street

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows Australia is still a land of opportunity but poverty is up and income classes are becoming more entrenched

  9. 30 July 2019 – Gender, Gender Pay Gap, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Multiculturalism

    Gender reshaping the traditional Australian household

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows are women working and earning more in a subtle rebalancing act as Australians adapt to slow growth.

  10. 30 July 2019 – Depression, HILDA, HILDA 2019, Mental Health, Social Media

    Rates of diagnosed mental illness soar

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds depression and anxiety is now the most common serious illness among Australians, particularly for women.