• Positive leadership

    Why leaders need to communicate with conviction, 5 tips to do it


    Mel Kettle |  August 12, 2022


    The way leaders communicate is critical and communicating with conviction is the cornerstone of trusted leadership, according to Mel Kettle author of Fully Connected.


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  • Remote work

    People-centric approach: the key to retaining staff in a post-pandemic future


    Bill Zeng |  August 11, 2022


    Two years since the pandemic started, hybrid work has become the norm with two thirds of Australians working sometimes or always from home. Bill Zeng from Poly explains.


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  • Positive leadership

    GAP Taskforce on Positive Leadership meets


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish |  August 10, 2022


    The second meeting of the Global Access Partners Taskforce on Positive Leadership was held on Tuesday, 26 July 2022.


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  • Events Positive leadership

    Relentless optimism in support of people with brain Injury: event


    Victor Perton |  August 9, 2022


    Positive leadership and Australian innovation are at the fore in the work of Kate Gould, scientist-practitioner and clinical neuropsychologist and member of the Global Access Partners (GAP) Positive Leadership taskforce. Register to participate in a unique online event which showcases her work. 


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  • Digital transformation

    Building the hybrid human-digital workforce of the future


    Luke Kelly |  August 8, 2022


    Australia faces one of the most pressing labour crunch challenges with our workforce today and organisations urgently need to find ways to ease the impact and future-proof their business, according to Luke Kelly Director – Sales Engineering, UiPath.


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  • Positive leadership

    How investment in people is helping to deal with key industry challenges


    Graham Cooper |  August 5, 2022


    As Australian businesses continue to deal with a tight labour market, supply chain congestion and global uncertainty, it’s never been more important to have a strong workplace culture and the right people in your team, according to Graham Cooper COO of Zenith Energy.


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  • Superannuation

    Young Australians are paying more attention to super than ever: report


    First 5000 |  August 4, 2022


    In the wake of the uncertainties brought by COVID-19, young Australians are making their financial future a priority, according to super fund Equip. 


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  • Positive leadership

    How to foster positive business leadership for any business


    Gloria Tabi |  August 3, 2022


    Workplace Inclusion when cultivated right is a sure way to foster positive culture, and team cohesion. People’s differences are valued and supported, and barriers are removed that would prevent any person from reaching their full potential in the workplace, Gloria Tabi from Everyday Inclusion explains.


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Latest News

  • 3 in 5 SMEs report digital solutions are hindering, not helping: MYOB

    MYOB     |      June 14, 2022

    Australia’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are collectively investing $2.2bn each year on digital solutions to help improve business operations, however 3 in 5 are finding some of these tools are in fact hindering them, according to new research from business management platform MYOB.

  • Small business wage growth hits five-year high, Xero data shows

    First 5000     |      June 10, 2022

    Overall, small businesses in Australia saw another month of improved performance with the Xero Small Business Index rising four points in April 2022 to 122 points.

  • Over $200k raised for flood affected communities on Facebook fundraisers

    First 5000     |      June 9, 2022

    Over $200,000 has been raised from more than 600 fundraisers on Facebook to help flood victims in Australia, according to new data from Meta (formerly Facebook).

  • Are you missing out on attracting and keeping good employees?

    Gloria Tabi     |      June 8, 2022

    When leaders decide to cultivate workplace Inclusion, it ensures their people are treated like people all the time, resulting in enhancement in staff attitudes and pride towards their work, Gloria Tabi from Everyday Inclusion explains.

  • 6 Simple Ways to Grow Your Home-Based Business

    Amelia Atkins     |      June 7, 2022

    If we put aside the COVID-19 and its devastating consequences, we can all agree that the contemporary business climate is very friendly to home-based companies. To put it simply, digital technology, access to the global market, and easily available business resources made family-owned businesses compete with larger brands. So, it shouldn’t come off as a […]

  • Major rise in Australia’s charity sector revenue and expenses

    First 5000     |      June 7, 2022

    The latest Australian Charities Report, released today, illustrates the major contribution they make to the economy and to thousands of communities, according to Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissioner Dr Gary Johns.

  • Three ways to reconnect a hybrid workforce

    Rebecca Houghton     |      June 6, 2022

    Hybrid working is neither WFH nor WFO, yet so many hybrid work practices and leaders are assuming it is one or the other, and making it difficult for the other half to connect with your choice. Rebecca Houghton of BOLDHR explains.

  • 6 Different Types of Corporate Gifts for 6 Different Types of Business Partners

    Amelia Atkins     |      June 3, 2022

    The business world is practically built on the foundations laid by professional relationships. Granted, the success of one company can’t be attributed to a singular factor, but no one can deny that strategic partnerships, personal leverage, and expansive professional networks can make any complex situation much easier. Keeping that in mind, we would like to […]

  • Will pressures on workers mean more strikes?

    Kate Bettes     |      June 3, 2022

    With education, aged care, and health workers joining the ranks of those protesting for better work conditions, is there a renewed interest in unions and industrial action?

  • Will work from home really be for long term?

    Greg Whateley     |      June 2, 2022

    In the 20+ years lead up to the COVID-19 pandemic the proportion of the population working from home had held steady at five per cent, showing the concept, was not exactly embraced – though feasible. Emeritus Professor Greg Whateley explores whether working from home has a future?

  • Why should every company invest in its leadership capabilities now?

    Zivit Inbar     |      June 1, 2022

    Now is the time to upskill our leaders to ensure they have the capabilities to take the company through unforeseen circumstances, Zivit Inbar from DifferenThinking explains.

  • Have your say: 2022 workforce skills survey

    First 5000     |      May 31, 2022

    The 2022 Workforce Skills Survey from Business NSW is now open. Your feedback is critical to helping Business NSW better understand your staffing and skills requirements. Have your say today!

  • “Yeah, nah”: Six things you can’t claim this tax time

    First 5000     |      May 30, 2022

    With tax time fast approaching, CPA Australia suggests taking a “yeah, nah” approach to claiming working from home (WFH) expenses in this year’s tax return.

  • The three issues driving underperformance your team

    Dr Paige Williams     |      May 27, 2022

    There’s an epidemic of underperformance in organisations today, and it’s being driven by issues with accountability, according to author, researcher and PhD in Organisational Behaviour, Dr Paige Williams.

  • Five reasons why you should set up an instant office instead of a fixed lease 

    First 5000     |      May 26, 2022

    In the current economic climate, businesses should be weary of being caught up in a long-term lease for an expensive office that’s hard to break, according to Jenny Folley CEO of @WORKSPACES.