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People will Always be People – a simple truth often overlooked!

We're so caught up with technology that is designed to 'relate' to people in a cost-effective manner, that we've lost sight of the importance of human contact. Before you consider the cost-effectiveness of a bot or Artificial Intelligence, ask yourself what message you're sending.
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Is being ‘Stressed’ ever an excuse to treat someone badly?

Increasingly it seems that members of the public appear to believe their stress levels justify being abusive and threatening to people trying to serve or look after them. From any reasonable perspective that type of behaviour is unacceptable - and the people indulging this antisocial behaviour need to sort themselves out - swiftly.
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Caring for our Elderly – it’s safe, rewarding work!

After an email from someone referring to the Aged Care environment as 'the most dangerous workplace in Australia', we thought it was important to debunk that particular myth! In fact, we believe it to be arguably the safest workplace in Australia - and one we are delighted to supply our Brigade members to.
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Back to the Future?

After moving from an all-contractor model to an all-employee model, over 30 years, market dynamics now seem to be dictating a return to contracting where chefs are concerned. It's interesting how this cycle has come full-circle at a time when (as previously) we're seeing record numbers of chefs leaving the industry.
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What do the next couple of months look like?

There’s been a lot of debate recently over whether or not the JobKeeper/JobSeeker programs should be extended – particularly in the eastern States. Queensland figures it ought to be extended in the tourism & hospitality sector because there are no international (and few interstate) tourists around. However, as we know from our own experience, regional[...]
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Food – a wonderful, fulfilling way to communicate your love

Every year it seems the hype around Valentine’s Day becomes more intense. Like many of the celebrations throughout the year, it seems this one too has been hijacked in the name of commercialism. If you’re not buying gifts or booking a special dinner, you don’t love your partner.. What a load of crap!
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