• Trends for the changing workplace in 2022

    Andy Hurt     |      January 14, 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed us; made us question our values and re-evaluate what’s important to us. Poly’s ANZ Managing Director Andy Hurt shared his predictions for how the pandemic will change the workplace in 2022 and beyond.

  • First 5000 top 10 blogs of 2021

    Helen Hull     |      December 24, 2021

    What a year! 2021 saw a exciting array of stories as we tackled issues from mature workers, resilience as well as the ‘new normal’. A special thank you to our contributors, Global Access Partners and of course you, our readers. I’m excited to announce our most read blogs of 2021. 

  • Post-lockdown pain continues with increase in card transactions

    First 5000     |      December 23, 2021

    While it’s more convenient for consumers to use digital wallets and contactless transactions, merchants are seeing their card transaction fees increase as well as trying to survive post-lockdown.

  • Global Access Partners (GAP) Year in Review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 21, 2021

    Despite the travel restrictions imposed by COVID 19, 2021 was all about building Global Access Partners’ (GAPs’) international network and placing Australia at the centre of global thinking. Catherine Fritz-Kalish explains.

  • SMEs secure record number of commonwealth contracts

    First 5000     |      November 22, 2021

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are supplying a record share of goods and services to the Australian Government, with the latest procurement statistics showing a $5.4 billion increase in the value of Commonwealth contracts going to SMEs.

  • Three risk myths busted

    Lisa Sisson     |      November 9, 2021

    The importance of getting risk management right means that it is the source of anxiety, and even fear, for those tasked with managing it. Risk management expert Lisa Sisson explains.

  • ‘Buy Australian Now’ and support your local makers and growers!

    First 5000     |      October 19, 2021

    ‘Buy Australian Now’, the latest campaign from Australian Made is urging all Aussies to support local jobs and economic recovery by backing our local makers and growers as the country begins to open up and prepare for the festive season.

  • Global accounting profession unites to target net zero emissions

    First 5000     |      October 6, 2021

    Australia’s major professional accounting bodies CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have joined 10 global and national accounting bodies to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Australia – A complacent nation

    John Blackburn     |      October 5, 2021

    Lead author of the final report from the GAP/IIER-A National Resilience Initiative John Blackburn AO introduces the recommendations of an 18-month long project which brought together over 250 Australian experts to examine the nation’s resilience in the face of a changing world.

  • Huawei releases Intelligent World 2030 trends report

    First 5000     |      September 24, 2021

    Huawei has released the Intelligent World report which systematically describes the intelligent world in the next decade and forecasts industry trends in an attempt to help industries identify new opportunities and discover new value.

  • Telcos and credit providers fail consumers during COVID-19: scorecard

    First 5000     |      September 22, 2021

    Telecommunications and credit and personal finance providers were found to be joint wooden spoon winners in a 2020 Sector Scorecard developed by Consumer Policy Research Centre and Roy Morgan.

  • Should business encourage vaccinations?

    Kate Bettes     |      September 21, 2021

    As Australia edges closer to the vaccination targets required to open the economy and international borders, big businesses have been stepping up but is it their role to do so? Kate Bettes explains.

  • Celebrate family businesses this National Family Business Day

    First 5000     |      September 17, 2021

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is encouraging Australians to celebrate and support family businesses on National Family Business Day.

  • Keeping promise to reopen key to boosting vaccination rate: MBA

    First 5000     |      September 13, 2021

    Lack of trust that Premiers and Chief Ministers will honour the national plan to reopen is holding back the rate of vaccination according to new research commissioned by Master Builders Australia.

  • Venture capital helps large corporations’ love-hate relationship with startups

    First 5000     |      September 6, 2021

    Big companies concerned about not being agile enough are moving closer to venture capital and finding partnerships with early-stage startups to help them solve corporate problems.

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