• Business

    ANZ’s four-day work week pilot success a “game changer” for how we work

    Joe Jiang |  July 5, 2023

    Successful trials of the four-day work week in Australia and New Zealand have signalled a need to transform the way we work to achieve sustainable benefits for the employee, the organisation and society, RMIT Professor Zhou (Joe) Jiang, explains.

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  • Finance

    Australian middle market continues to power ahead as the engine room of economy

    Mick Wright-Smith |  June 30, 2023

    Banks face several key challenges in lending to middle market companies, Mick Wright-Smith, Co-Founder and Partner, Epsilon Direct Lending explains.

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  • Digital transformation

    Embrace digital transformation now or risk falling behind

    Adrian Floate |  June 26, 2023

    Businesses of all sizes need to embrace digital transformation – especially in how they make/accept invoice payments and how this impacts cash flow – as a means of survival in today’s uncertain economic environment, Adrian Floate Managing Director of Spenda explains.

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  • Retail

    Retail recession will be life-changing for consumers

    First 5000 |  June 23, 2023

    According to customer experience expert, Lyndall Spooner of Fifth Dimension, the retail recession will be life-changing in a positive way for consumers. While brands are going under and there is blood on the streets, consumers will be the winners.

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  • Digital transformation

    SMES to benefit from staff training, digital investment

    First 5000 |  June 22, 2023

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is encouraging SMEs businesses to act now if they want to benefit from a new tax incentive to train their employees and digitise their business.

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  • Cyber security Have your say

    ASIC invites Australian entities to assess their cyber resilience

    First 5000 |  June 21, 2023

    ASIC-regulated entities, including mid market businesses, publicly listed companies, other entities holding licences and authorisations, are invited to take part in a survey to measure cyber resilience in Australia’s corporate and financial markets. 

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  • Human resources

    Changes to pay secrecy explained

    Sean Melbourne |  June 14, 2023

    Penalties for pay secrecy clauses have been updated. Sean Melbourne from professional services company Source explains what employers and employees can and can’t do when it comes to pay secrecy.

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  • Superannuation

    Federal Government announces payday super from 1 July 2026

    First 5000 |  June 1, 2023

    The Albanese Government has announced it will require super to be paid at the same time as salary and wages from 1 July 2026.

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  • Maximizing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim: Strategies for Optimal Results

    Carolin Petterson     |      June 24, 2023

    Navigating the complexities of a workers’ compensation claim can be daunting, particularly when you’re already coping with the aftermath of a work-related injury. This article aims to provide comprehensive strategies and practical tips to help you navigate the process effectively, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation and support during your recovery period. Know Your Rights […]

  • How businesses can better manage the impact of inflation on operations

    First 5000     |      June 15, 2023

    It’s unlikely the rate of inflation will rapidly drop, so it’s essential that business leaders take steps to mitigate the impact of inflation on their operations and finances as much as possible, according to Fabian Calle managing director, small and medium business, SAP Concur Australia and New Zealand.

  • Evolving Trends in Business Transformation: Navigating the Future of Commerce

    Carolin Petterson     |      June 14, 2023

    In the dynamic landscape of modern commerce, business transformation is not just a buzzword but a critical strategy for survival and growth. Companies across industries are reevaluating their operations, leveraging new technologies, and embracing innovative practices to stay competitive in a rapidly changing market. This article explores the latest trends in business transformation, highlighting how […]

  • Workplaces full of bad managers due to labour shortage – decimating businesses

    Christina Foxwell     |      June 13, 2023

    Labour shortage impacting businesses across the country are having a disastrous effect on workplaces, productivity and morale due to an increase in bad managers, according to Christina Foxwell, life and business coach and prominent self-help author. 

  • Sustainable courier options for small to big businesses

    Nicholas Woodward     |      June 9, 2023

    With World Environment Day (June 5) celebrated this week, Nicholas Woodward, Country Manager of PACK & SEND, delves into sustainable courier options available to the Australian business community seeking eco-friendly logistics solutions.

  • Five ways to cut your business expenses by up to 70 per cent

    Jenny Folley     |      June 8, 2023

    Jenny Folley, founder and CEO of @WORKSPACES says businesses urgently need to take action and understand the importance of paring back operating expenses in preparation for the period ahead.

  • Minimum Wage decision to add to perfect storm facing small businesses

    First 5000     |      June 6, 2023

    The Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA) has today warned that the announced minimum wage increase of 5.75 percent will add to the cost of doing business at a time when small businesses can least afford it.

  • Employee or contractor? Why not knowing the difference could put you ASIC’s firing line

    Naz Randeria     |      June 2, 2023

    The way businesses operate has changed significantly since the days of having all employees in-house, to the point where it’s no longer unusual for companies to hire a range of external contractors, Naz Randeria Managing Director of Reliance Auditing Services explains.