People management in a time of crisis; supporting your staff through COVID-19

- April 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

Crisis touches us all uniquely. Differing circumstances and different perspectives require different solutions. The greatest tool businesses can draw upon during this time is compassion, understanding and empathetic leadership. Never in our lifetime, nor ever again, will we see such a shift to the way businesses are run and people are managed write Laura French… Read more »


City of Sydney announces $2million in grants for small businesses

- April 9, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

To help small businesses keep afloat through and after the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Sydney council has released an additional $2 million funding for its small business grants program. The grants are available to local small businesses including for-profit arts enterprises that employ between 1-19 full-time staff. Sole traders may be eligible for the quick response… Read more »


JobKeeper won’t suit all businesses, but if you are eligible here’s how it works

- April 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

“While it is a great initiative that is going to help thousands of employers keep staff on their books and potentially save their business, there is still the application process to go through first. Employers shouldn’t rush out and start spending money until they have gotten confirmation that they are eligible,” said Employsure Managing Director… Read more »


JobKeeper legislation passes parliament

- April 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

The federal government’s third tranche of stimulus which focused on the JobKeeper payment has passed parliament. Small businesses, including sole traders, with an annual turnover of less than $1billion whose revenue has dropped by 30 per cent or more will now be eligible for the subsidy. The flat payment of $1500 per fortnight per eligible… Read more »


How to pandemic-proof your business by shifting to remote work

- April 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

Over the last ten years, more and more businesses have slowly begun the shift towards a remote workforce. This has meant identifying best practices, finding the technology and infrastructure to ensure transparent, timely communications, and training staff to empower healthy work from home routines and foster productivity, writes Carolyn Breeze, GM ANZ GoCardless. However, with… Read more »