COVID19

One year after the first COVID lockdown, research from HireVue suggests that Australian HR leaders are prioritising diversity and inclusion, as well as automating the hiring process.  The HireVue Global Hiring Landscape surveyed 1100 hiring leaders in Australia, the US and the UK to better understand how the hiring process

A recent study by McKinsey & Company suggests that consumer preferences, technology and regulation have transformed the mobility sector as a result of COVID-19.  Passengers concerned about hygiene and safety have turned away from public transport, and are favouring private modes of travel — including bikes, scooters and even private

Despite the fact that COVID-19 hit Australia less severely than other parts of the world, only slightly more than one in ten employees felt fully engaged with the workforce in 2020. That’s a key finding from a recent study by HR research institute ADP, which sought to examine the impact

Four accounting bodies have come together to launch a nationwide mental health training program, enabling advisers to provide mental health support to small business owners. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, IPA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers will launch the program, ‘Counting on U’, having delivered the

The very best years for building tall ships were not during the buccaneering age of pirates and privateers. Instead, they followed the introduction of the steam engine — a coal-fired innovation that supercharged the transformation of commerce on the high seas. Before then, merchant vessels typically spent anywhere from 40

Facebook today banned misinformation about vaccines from its platform, following years of unfounded claims spreading and multiplying on the world’s biggest social network. The platform has been a breeding ground and echo chamber for anti-vaccination theories and more recently COVID-19 misinformation. But the company has until recently largely refused to

The enormous pressure on businesses in the logistics and supply chain sectors by this year’s exponential growth in delivery volumes, has exposed operational and workforce vulnerabilities, according to SAI Global. The global risk management provider warns continued growth – particularly with the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – will test

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New research from Mastercard suggests that when the COVID lockdown hit hard in the first half of 2020, Australia’s small business community was able to respond rapidly by shifting aggressively to a more digital footprint. According to figures released this week, 52 per cent of the businesses Mastercard surveyed accelerated

More than three-quarters of Australian and New Zealand knowledge workers say they suffered burnout in 2020 as they worked longer and much later following the rapid shift to remote work, according to new research. The results suggest the perceived benefits of working from home can be quickly undermined by longer

Despite warnings of billions of dollars going to waste and funding criminal activity, the understanding of advertising fraud remains varied across businesses. Even some of the businesses that do understand the scope of the problem consider it an unavoidable “additional cost” to advertising online, and see little incentive in cleaning