Functional illiteracy is holding back the growth of Australian businesses.

A lot of Australian workers lack in literacy and in numeracy skills leading to slow productivity.

Poor work performance due to low levels of Literacy is hurting Australian Business.


Upskilling Australian workers is turning out to be difficult especially now in our modern age.There are many workers who have difficulty understanding simple signs and symbols without the images and this is very alarming. Many workers have difficulty when it comes to reading & or calculating simple math. Thus, in the process, wasting time and money in your business.

Based on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey for Australia, approximately 7 million (47%) Australians aged 15 to 74 years old had poor scores on the document scale, while 7.9 million (53%) scored low on the numeracy scale.

According to, there is a significant impact in the workplace from low literacy skills which came up to 21%, especially for tasks that dealt with documents and reports. Indeed, 17.7% of the lot came from those who wasted time because of low skills on literacy. Wastage of materials because of this came to around 11.5%.

Indeed a recent report exposed by the Sun Newspaper on January 14, 2016 stated: “The report, released today, found nine out of 10 employers complain they have staff who can’t calculate orders and prepare work riddled with errors”.


Australian Libraries are currently running Tailored Programs for adults to promote literacy.

The government has implemented two programs – Workplace English, Language and Literacy (WELL) program, and the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLNP) program.

While bureaucrats insist more on standardization, educationalists believe a true education revolution is required.

These solutions, though effective, will take months and years to accomplish especially when it comes to your business’s wellbeing.

Employers are finding it hard to identify which staff members need extra help, since a lot are reluctant to admit their problem.

Onehalf Australia offers highly skilled professionals from the Philippines that are competent both intellectually and verbally. Unlike the usual outsourcing destinations, the Philippines has 96.3% literacy rate according to UNESCO. The country also has the third largest English-speaking population in the world. This is not surprising as English is a basic subject and is taught as early as pre-school.

Each year, the Philippines gets over 300,000 students who have just graduated from the country’s various universities. More than half of those will be holding degrees in business administration or in marketing. It is also estimated that 30,000 to 50,000 graduates each year are graduates of computer science or computer programming.

Filipinos are one of the top choices when it comes to outsourcing. This is because they are known as hard workers. They know how to do work well and reach high productivity levels. They are also popular for their strong work ethic.

Onehalf will deliver positive and significant results for your business. The process is easy and George Kara, who is based here in Melbourne, is available to help you get started on your new way of doing business.