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Salary increases are important, but strong leadership will also help employers retain staff. Motivating and engaging staff are key factors in retaining the best talent. However, the foosball tables and colourful murals in hipster workplaces only go so far in creating a workplace where people want to stay. Salary is a major factor, but how important are dollars when it comes to retaining talent?
When I realised that I wasn’t suited to an in-person mother’s group, I found there was another way. Being a new parent is hard, and can be isolating. So when my community nurse suggested that I join a local mother’s group for some extra support, I jumped at the chance. I’d heard friends wax lyrical about how their mother’s groups saved them during a stressful period of parenting. And that many of their cohorts turned into lifelong friends. So I made a point to join one.
Angie Cui reflects on the challenges of having a harmonious marriage when you and your partner come from different cultural backgrounds. Making my cross-cultural marriage work is about more than less curry or less soy sauce.
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The Guardian Australia - what to do with kids during holidays? From indoor pools filled with inflatables to the chance to help make habitats for wildlife, we’ve rounded up great free and cheap activities to do with your children in Melbourne this summer