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Five key tools that will make your workplace truly modern

- June 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

Organisations have evolved far beyond the anonymous cubicles and corner offices of the past. The workplace is now anywhere employees are located and, with a modern workplace, organisations can facilitate secure collaboration that empowers employees to work in ways that let them achieve their potential, writes Jaen Snyman, practice manager, modern workplace, Empired. A great… Read more »

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Why businesses can’t ignore men’s mental health

- June 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

As COVID-19 takes its toll on the mental health of employees, workplaces must look to provide support, says Marcela Slepica, Clinical Services Director, AccessEAP. Businesses have an important role to play in helping Australia face the mental health impacts of COVID-19. With many facing depression, anxiety, social isolation and stress, the workplace can, for some,… Read more »

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How to bring your people safely back to work

- June 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

As we enter post lockdown life across Australia, we may wish to forget this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. But there is much to learn as we reflect on our shared experience. We must create something better, focused on the wellbeing of our people, that can accelerate the country’s recovery, writes Nick Pesch, CEO Australia… Read more »

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The future of working from home

- May 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

Some people fantasise about working from the comfort of their own home. Whilst for others, it can set off alarm bells and a sense of dread. Whether you’re working from home situation is temporary or permanent, it’s normal for anyone to take time to adjust to their new surroundings and adapt to the lack of… Read more »

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5 steps to support your staff during COVID-19

- May 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The pressures of COVID-19 can have an ongoing impact on your staff’s mental health. Supporting them through the crisis is vital, writes Dr Aimee Gayed, a psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in workplace mental health at Black Dog Institute. COVID-19 has created dramatic changes in the workplace. Depending on your organisation, you and your team… Read more »

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Covid-19: Physically separated, but socially connected

- April 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

As we all try to find our feet amidst the turmoil of COVID-19, it can be especially challenging for startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses to navigate new regulations, social distancing guidelines and the impacts of an economic downturn, writes Monica Wulff, WeWork Labs manager. With many companies now working remote, some for the first time,… Read more »

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The coronavirus crisis: the value of ‘women’s work’ and how little we pay for it

- April 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Amidst the upheavals, it has laid bare how little we normally pay for “women’s work”. Australia has very low gender equality when it comes to remuneration, ranking 49th on the World Economic Forum Gender Participation and Opportunity Index 2020 that measures workforce participation, remuneration and advancement.… Read more »

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Why your business culture matters now more than ever

- April 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

It’s a challenging time. COVID-19 has forced significant changes. People are working remotely and businesses are scrambling to keep their doors open. It happened in the blink of an eye and most people were caught unprepared. What has this taught you about the culture of your business? Culture is the glue that holds everything together.… Read more »