• Coronavirus Mental Health

    Australians concerned about return to pre-pandemic life and economy

    First 5000 |  July 6, 2020

    After nearly three months of lockdown, financial risk and feelings of isolation remain the top threats to Australian employees’ mental health, according to the Morneau Shepell June Mental Health Index.

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  • Coronavirus Thought Leadership

    The CEO’s guide to leading a business through COVID-19

    Stephen Barnes |  July 3, 2020

    Three months ago, businesses were focusing on growth and investment. Because of COVID-19, they are now focused on just one thing: survival – through the pandemic and beyond. CEOs are in crisis mode and are having to become crisis managers. Stephen Barnes from Byronvale Advisors explains.

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  • Coronavirus Remote work

    How working from home is making us more authentic

    Darren Woolley |  July 2, 2020

    Stripped of the trappings of the corporate world and reframed through any one of the ubiquitous video conferencing platforms, COVID-19 has created a world where business conversations have become more authentic and human. Darren Woolley of TrinityP3 explains.

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  • Coronavirus Remote work

    Trust and communication let you ace remote teamwork

    Nina Fountain |  July 1, 2020

    Reliable, cohesive teams are built on trust and strong communication. Fast Company warns that uncertainty about accountability in remote work leads to two common problems: managers micromanaging and employees overworking to prove themselves. Nina Foundation from Transformed Teams explains.

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  • Coronavirus Economy

    City of Sydney announces plans for post-pandemic recovery

    First 5000 |  June 30, 2020

    Better public spaces, support for Sydney’s most vulnerable communities, a revitalised visitor economy and support for business innovation are the focus of the City of Sydney’s post-pandemic recovery plans.

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  • Coronavirus International Trade

    Businesses proceeding with international expansion plans undeterred by COVID-19: survey

    First 5000 |  June 29, 2020

    New research released by Globalization Partners and CFO Research, indicates that most businesses are undeterred by the impact of COVID-19 and are still moving forward with plans for new or expanded international operations. 

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  • Coronavirus Remote work

    Working from Home: the Pros and Cons for your Business

    Zoran Sarabaca |  June 26, 2020

    With more and more employees working from home during the COVID 19 restrictions, business owners are considering how much this affects productivity. Zoran Sarabaca of Xcllusive Business Sales looks at the pros and cons of employees working from home.

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  • Maritime

    International Day of the Seafarer recognises crucial contribution of shipping industry

    First 5000 |  June 25, 2020

    The significant and invaluable contribution merchant seafarers make to Australia’s economy and society, transporting more than 98 per cent of the nation’s imports and exports, is being recognised today as the world marks the International Day of the Seafarer.

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