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Alternatives for employers during the COVID-19 crisis

- March 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

With many employers having to make some hard decisions about the roles of their workers during the COVID-19 crisis, leading employment advice service Employsure says there are alternatives to mass redundancies and stand-downs. Hundreds of thousands of workers in a number of industries, including the travel, hospitality and retail sectors are facing months of uncertainty,… Read more »

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Keeping your team engaged in the wake of COVID-19

- March 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

With a lot of businesses moving to operate virtually in the wake of COVID-19, many employees are adjusting to remote working as the new norm. Remote working comes with its own challenges, including lack of human interaction and distractions from one’s surroundings, just to name a few, writes Claudio Cardile, ANZ Managing Director, Barco. It’s… Read more »

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Culture fit, hiring and the new resumé-free workplace

- March 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

If culture fit is considered one of the most important aspects when hiring a new team member, why do managers still rely only on resumes to identify candidates in the initial shortlist? asks Rudy Crous, CEO and co-founder of Shortlyster, an intelligent hiring platform. With the rise of smart technology combined with the power of… Read more »

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Small businesses called to have their say on payment times

- February 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging small businesses to have their say on a draft law requiring big businesses to be more transparent about their payment times. Today the federal government opened consultation on the draft Payment Times Reporting Framework legislation that will require businesses with a turnover of… Read more »

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How to support staff returning to work post bushfire

- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

As people return to work following the devastation of the bushfires, workplaces should be prepared to support those still grieving what they have lost, writes Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director of AccessEAP.  Australia is no stranger to natural disasters, from cyclones and floods to never-ending drought and unforgiving bushfire seasons, and whilst Australians have witnessed larger… Read more »

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Breaking down data silos: what you need to know

- February 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

What would you do if members of your team were losing two hours of productivity per day simply because they couldn’t find or use the information or data they need to fulfil their job?, asks Howard Fyffe, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Veritas Technologies We can assume it would spark concern, confusion, or even… Read more »

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Why every business big or small needs to commit to climate action

- January 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s unfolding bushfire crisis is without question this country’s climate wakeup call. If not now – in the face of such widespread loss and devastation, and with no end in sight – when? writes Hilke Fitzsimons, General Manager, ZEISS Australia/New Zealand. Across social media, in cities and in burned-out communities, Australians are pleading with governments… Read more »

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How to take control of your money in 2020

- January 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

So, you’ve packed away the Christmas tree, put away the good silverware and finally taken the time to think about where you are headed financially for 2020. If like many at this time of year, you find yourself with no savings, a credit card debt and no idea where your money is going, then Susan… Read more »

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How a CFO on-call transformed this business

- January 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Jenny Marsh is the owner of a successful franchise business ATM2GO, which since 2011 has been providing the convenience of cash to events and businesses through ATM services. With 17 ATM2GO franchisees based all over Australia, Jenny says that she was finding it difficult to keep track of and properly understand her business’s numbers due… Read more »

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5 reasons why you should prioritise workplace health

- January 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

Leading workplace safety organisation SAI Global is urging employers to prioritise the wellbeing of their employees, revealing five important benefits of doing so.  Rod Beath, workplace safety specialist at SAI Global, says while employers are accustomed to looking at how they can implement changes in the business that prevent physical injuries, they are less confident… Read more »