• New normal

    Hiring and workforce trends after COVID


    Derek Lotts |  November 26, 2021


    From new restrictions and health measures to a power shift in global economics, the last two years have impacted the workforce and the hiring industry in quite drastic ways. Derek Lotts explains.


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  • Diversity

    Australians need to know about workplace adjustments


    First 5000 |  November 25, 2021


    Australian employers are missing out on a significant opportunity to broaden their workforce and future-proof their workplaces, with new research by JobAccess, the national hub for disability employment information.


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  • Online Retail

    Online purchases prove popular in pandemic


    First 5000 |  November 24, 2021


    Australians spent big online during the pandemic, but it was physical retailer websites that outperformed online-only websites, a new report by Monash University researchers has found. 


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  • New normal

    Further steps taken to reopen Australia, support economic recovery


    First 5000 |  November 23, 2021


    Australia continues to take further steps to safely reopen to the world, with additional changes to international border arrangements coming into effect on 1 December, according to a statement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.


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  • Business

    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.


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  • New normal

    How to ensure your organisation flourishes in uncertain times


    Lynda Folan |  November 19, 2021


    If organisations are going to flourish in this new and uncertain world, leaders, teams and the whole organisation must develop the capacity to evolve and bounce back to stay ahead of the change curve. Organisational Psychologist and author Lynda Folan explains.


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  • New normal

    Ethics Index 2021 released: After a tumultuous, locked down year, nation’s ethical score tumbles


    First 5000 |  November 18, 2021


    After record highs last year, our perception of Australia as an ethical society has fallen in 2021 with drops recorded across most industries, occupations and sectors, according to a new report by Governance Institute of Australia. 


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  • Have your say

    HAVE YOUR SAY: What does the ‘new normal’ look like for your business?


    First 5000 |  September 1, 2021


    What does the ‘new normal’ look like for your business? We invite you to have your say about what changes you have made to your business as a result of COVID-19 and what you think the broader future is for Australian companies.


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