• Marketing

    Be more human: The human centric organisation and experiences

    Rachel Bevans |  August 16, 2019

    Recently my feed has been inundated with articles talking about the need for organisations to become human centric and experiences to become more human. 

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  • Business

    Outdoors can be a good way to trigger “aha” moments

    First 5000 |  August 16, 2019

    People are most likely to have a sudden bright idea when out in the bush – or lying in bed. Have you say for National Science Week.

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  • Superannuation

    How retirement wealth projections impact the behaviour of super fund members

    First 5000 |  August 16, 2019

    The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) has released an industry report that investigates the impact of retirement income projections on superannuation contributions, investment choices and engagement from members.

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Latest News

  • Seizure Management Planning

    Epilepsy Action Australia     |      June 11, 2013


    Your office has a diverse group of people and it’s important to ensure that you are ready to help in an emergency health situation. For those with Epilepsy it is important to have a seizure management plan in place.

    Seizure management planning is just what it sounds like – coming up with a plan to manage seizures in different situations.

  • Time Management: Do it once, right!

    Shivani Gupta     |      June 11, 2013

    Too much time is spent redoing things after they haven’t been done correctly. Shivani Gupta gives advice on how to ensure your business only does things once. 

    I was having a coffee at McDonalds before a client meeting in Sydney. I watched two young staff members putting stickers for a new promotion on tables.

  • Evolving talent strategy to match the Millennial workforce reality

    Les Pickett     |      June 10, 2013

    There are a lot of stereotypes about the work ethic and demands of so-called Millennials, those employees that are under 33 years old. Les Pickett shares the data from a survey that both confirms and dispels common labels.

    The earth beneath the feet of the workplace as we know it is shifting. As they have done throughout every stage of their lives Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are impacting the world around them.

  • How the midmarket can beat the big guys at customer experience

    Scott Middleton     |      June 6, 2013

    As a medium sized business you are more agile and should be able to deliver a better customer service than larger companies. Scott Middleton explains how. 

    Providing your customers with a great experience across all platforms is something you can’t afford to ignore. The good news is cloud software services can help the mid market deliver a consistent experience, an important aspect of great customer experience, before Australia’s larger organisations are able to. 

  • Have your say: The Australia Telework Survey

    Rachelle Bosua     |      May 29, 2013

    First 5000 members are invited to participate in the first trans-Tasman Telework survey designed to obtain a better understanding of telework practice in Australia.

    The survey closes: 21 June, 2013. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JULY.

  • Ageism as a barrier to employment

    The Hon. Susan Ryan     |      May 29, 2013


    Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Susan Ryan, explored how ageism is the major barrier in continuing a productive working life for Australians passing their 50s, in her speech at the GAP/ACHR Conference on Productive Ageing on Friday 17 May 2013.

    Despite general agreement that ageing of itself should be no barrier to employment, numerous impediments to this goal remain.

  • To be or not to be… insolvent

    Suelen McCallum     |      May 28, 2013

    Do you ever go through stages where your business can’t pay its existing debts. Suelen McCallum discusses insolvent trading and what it could mean to you.

    Much gets made of insolvent trading and all the threats and worries that go with it, but how much of an issue is it really, and why is insolvent trading a problem? 

  • Demystifying crowdsourcing

    Cassidy Poon     |      May 22, 2013

    The ability to tap into a large global pool of talent is a crowdsourcing drawcard, but there are risks mid sized businesses must be aware of. Cassidy Poon explains how to navigate this popular new world.

    Crowdsourcing is “on fire” in Australia but First 5000 members must use it with caution.

  • 30 seconds now could save you $30,000 a month

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      May 15, 2013

    Would you like to save money on a range of services? First 5000 general manager Catherine Fritz-Kalish explains how.

  • Wading your way through the 457 Visa propaganda

    Michael Cosgrove     |      May 14, 2013

    The 457 Visa system has seen much criticism and debate in recent times. IR specialist Michael Cosgrove highlights some of the mistruths associated with using foreign workers.

    “457 Visas undercut wages and conditions” – This is one of most intensive statements in regards to 457 Visa workers, one of which is completely inaccurate and one of the biggest IR lies in recent times. 

  • Managing an ageing workforce

    Peter Fritz     |      May 9, 2013

    Ahead of the Global Access Partners conference on Productive Ageing Peter Fritz asks some important questions in regard to working after the age of 65 and how best to prepare for participation of older workers.  

    When we talk about productive aging, the usual picture that emerges in one’s mind is someone 65, and, if a woman, 60 and over, the fixed ages of retirement.

  • What social media really is

    Fergus Neilson     |      May 7, 2013

    Approaches to social media are varied and the way to use it can be a challenge if your business has not utilised previously. Fergus Neilson explores how best to tackle social media for stakeholder engagement.

    ‘Social media’ is a tool.  It is NOT a strategy.   

  • Love the ones you’re with: An ode to older workers

    Leanne Faraday-Brash     |      April 30, 2013

    Older workers are playing an ever increasing role in the workplace. Leanne Faraday-Brash explains how to get the most out of them.

    In an uncertain world, there is one thing we know for sure. Whilst it may be masked in a depressed economy, there is and will continue to be, a shortage of knowledge workers in this country that will never be addressed by immigration.

  • Is early retirement history?

    Philip Taylor     |      April 30, 2013

    As a new consensus around the notion of ‘active ageing’ is emerging internationally, Professor Philip Taylor from Monash University argues that Australia needs to widen the concept of ‘productive ageing’ for a complete strategy for our ageing society.

    A vast range of policymaking on age and work among most of the industrialised nations for more than a decade has been concerned with reversing the previous two decades’ trend towards the early withdrawal of older people from the labour market.

  • 8 ways to help your emerging staff develop into leaders

    Lynne Lloyd     |      April 30, 2013

    It’s time to unlock the leadership potential in your business. People Results managing director Lynne Lloyd explains how. 

    As a senior executive, do you ever reflect on what got you to where you are today?  Was it your higher qualifications, your network of influential contacts, your mentors?  Or was it all the experience you accumulated in earlier roles as a manager on the way up?