Letting everyone work from home forever isn’t good for teamwork

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While there are indeed benefits with remote work, making it the ONLY option can be a bad thing to do for most organisations and teams.

Three ways to ensure your employees work safely from home

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When a pandemic effects a revolution, by making remote work common, employers must re-think their approach. They have to answer this question: How do you ensure a safe place of work when that place is an employee’s home?
Here are three practical suggestions.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let’s talk…

Workforce management expert calls for rethink on 9 to 5 working week

The CEO of a national workforce management company is calling on Australian employers to rethink the need for their people to be sitting in an office five days a week, instead focusing on what individual workers need to achieve without a set time allocated. APG Workforce CEO Glenn Redman says his organisation has employed many… Continue reading Workforce management expert calls for rethink on 9 to 5 working week

Why properly securing your work-from-home staff requires ‘Zero Trust’

Ashley Diffey, ANZ  and Japan Country Manager and Japan

With working from home becoming the ‘new normal’ for many businesses, many IT administrators are finding that the corporate firewall is no longer as effective as it was before. One thing is clear- a new approach is needed to keep applications and data safe from cyberattacks. In the pre-COVID-19 world, organisations tended to have most… Continue reading Why properly securing your work-from-home staff requires ‘Zero Trust’

Can WFH employees refuse to go back to the office?

What are the rights of the employee and the employer regarding the return to the office? Can working from home employees refuse to go back to the workplace due to COVID-19, even if it has a ‘COVIDSafe’ plan?  As Australia commences it’s return to normality in the wake of COVID-19, the internet is already abuzz… Continue reading Can WFH employees refuse to go back to the office?

Workplace bullying may increase during the working-from-home period

The founder and director of Bullyology, Jessica Hickman

 We all know what’s happening in the world right now, but what seems to be hidden, dismissed and less talked about is the resulting increase in  ‘working-from-home bullying’.  For those who suffer work-related bullying (in or out of the office), harassment and/or domestic violence, the wholesale changes to work locations and dynamics that have arisen… Continue reading Workplace bullying may increase during the working-from-home period