Insider threats: How to protect your organisation from an inside job

Guest Authored by Mark Jones, Associate Managing Director in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice, and Cem Ozturk, Managing Director in Kroll’s Business Intelligence and Investigations practice While there’s no shortage of commentary around cyberattacks perpetrated by external actors, insider threats—that is, those committed by people within the business such as current or former employees—don’t make the… Continue reading Insider threats: How to protect your organisation from an inside job

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Opinion: Empty retail spaces should be the workplaces of the future

Brooke Jamieson, Head of Experiences at smart spaces platform PlaceOS. Source: Supplied

Guest authored by Brooke Jamieson, Head of Experiences at smart spaces platform PlaceOS. The pandemic has accelerated two ongoing trends: a decline in the traditional use of real estate, particularly retail, and an increasingly flexible approach to work. For example, a recent Retail Market Overview by JLL reported that vacancy across the Australian core retail… Continue reading Opinion: Empty retail spaces should be the workplaces of the future

Stocks Splits: What are they and why should investors care?

Credit: Jason Briscoe

Guest authored by Robert Francis, Australian Managing Director of investing platform eToro. Two of the globe’s biggest tech powerhouses, Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) made headlines recently when they undertook a stock split in August.   Apple split its stock on a 4-for-1 basis and Tesla split its stock 5-for-1. But what does this actually mean?… Continue reading Stocks Splits: What are they and why should investors care?

Three ways businesses can build resilience

Jason Toshack, General Manager ANZ at Oracle NetSuite Source: Supplied

Guest authored by Jason Toshack, General Manager ANZ at Oracle NetSuite So far, 2020 has been a challenging year for many Australian businesses. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that two-thirds of Aussie businesses have reported a decrease in revenue compared to last year. Business leaders have had to adapt fast, including re-thinking how they… Continue reading Three ways businesses can build resilience

Scale up or streamline, back to basics or diversify? Key questions in the ‘new normal’

Invoice2go CEO Mark Lenhard gives advice to small businesses and contractors moving forward in the COVID-19 pandemic.

This article was guest authored by Mark Lenhard, CEO of Invoice2go. The past few months have presented some of the toughest challenges many Australian small business owners and contractors have, and perhaps will ever, face. From extended lockdowns and social distancing restrictions to customer disruption and economic hardship, much of the small business community’s attention… Continue reading Scale up or streamline, back to basics or diversify? Key questions in the ‘new normal’

Government agencies abandoning company wind-ups could cause insolvency tsunami

Government measures to prop up zombie businesses through the pandemic could actually be harming Australian small businesses, with new data showing company wind-ups have all but ceased in the past quarter. Prushka Fast Debt Recovery revealed through data sourced from court records that the Australian Taxation Office and other government agencies, typically the largest source… Continue reading Government agencies abandoning company wind-ups could cause insolvency tsunami

Employers can’t afford to axe mature workers

In this current era of economic adversity, it does not make sense for employers to overlook mature aged workers – because their resilience and experience provides valuable inputs for businesses, according to Flinders University Human Resources and Management expert Dr Valerie Caines. Dr Caines and colleagues have warned employers not to make hasty decisions in… Continue reading Employers can’t afford to axe mature workers

Taking a phased approach to founding a startup

Amanda Siqueira, co-founder of Vapar

Leaving the corporate world to start your own business can be daunting enough. But choosing to embark on a new career in the high-growth, fast-paced and innovation-driven technology startup scene is a whole other ball game.  For many, it’s exciting and every day is a learning curve with new opportunities to grow or pivot your… Continue reading Taking a phased approach to founding a startup

What is a business continuity plan and why is it important?

Neil Luo, Head of Growth, AirWallex.

Business continuity is your business’ ability to continue functioning as ‘normally’ as possible during and after a crisis. Essentially, it’s your ability to plan for and effectively manage disruption to business as usual. A business continuity plan is your organisation’s formalised processes to manage these disruptive situations. Now, while these disruptions may include things like flood,… Continue reading What is a business continuity plan and why is it important?

This Aussie tech company is championing personal safety

Craig Cowdrey, CEO and Co-Founder at Sonder

Feelings of anxiety and discomfort in the workplace are experienced by thousands of Australian professionals every day. With COVID-19 creating more anxiety around the workday commute, new research from Sonder reveals burgeoning safety and mental health concerns.  Sonder is a world-first personal safety monitoring and response company with a vision to build a global network… Continue reading This Aussie tech company is championing personal safety