• Business

    Are you a workplace chameleon?


    Craig Donaldson |  January 21, 2022


    Many employees still feel the need to disguise their true selves to blend into conformist work cultures which raises serious questions around diversity and inclusion.


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  • Business

    Companies must be prepared for uncertainty, continued remote work


    First 5000 |  January 20, 2022


    The ongoing acceleration of digitalisation continues to test businesses, as does remote working, the hybrid workforce and the pressure to secure talent in 2022 according to Shane Baker, Chief Executive Officer of TransAction Solutions.


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  • Coronavirus

    Staff worries skyrocketing for SMEs before Omicron made things worse


    First 5000 |  January 19, 2022


    Business owners were already struggling with staff issues in the second half of 2021, well before the January 2022 Omicron spike exacerbated their staff shortage woes, according to national research by leading SME non-bank lender ScotPac.


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  • Mental Health

    Critical small business mental health program renewed


    First 5000 |  January 18, 2022


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to renew funding for a critical mental health program tailored to small business owners.


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  • Resilience

    Is optimism on your risk register?


    Victor Perton |  January 17, 2022


    An optimistic mindset will help reframe the challenges of our time as opportunities rather than constraints and bring people together in the search for solutions. Victor Perton explains.


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  • Business

    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.


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  • Agriculture

    Farmers finished 2021 with positive outlook


    First 5000 |  January 13, 2022


    Australian farmers are predicting the “magic combination” of high commodity prices, low interest rates and good seasonal conditions will continue in the year ahead – sustaining a continued high level of confidence across the sector.


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  • Positive leadership

    Positive leadership helps clients, your business


    Victoria Coster |  January 12, 2022


    Looking at the world through rose coloured glasses can be difficult at times but Victoria Coster believes positivity flows from herself to her credit repair business team and ultimately onto their clients and relationships with referral partners.


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