In the midst of a virus crisis: Focus on IT security when working from home

Corona presents many challenges – all around. Many of us now have to work from home, the best we can. This presents a number of new challenges for IT security. Flexible working hours and working from home a few days a week have become more common, and some have reduced their travel for environmental reasons.…

Coronavirus … what to do in your business

Director - Business Advisory - businessDEPOT

Coronavirus … what to do in your business!  Coronaviris is here and whether we like it not, it is going to impact your business.  The team at businessDEPOT have applied their minds to what they suggest you do as a business owner now to reduce the impact and help you weather the Coronavirus storm  Take advantage of the Government Stimulus package  Review…

Is my store at risk of a Ransom Attack?

Head of Marketing and Community - Adroit Insurance & Risk

As the number of cyber-attacks continues to rise, protecting the systems and data your supermarket relies on is more important than ever. An increasingly common type of cyber-attack is ransomware, which can have an instant financial impact as well as long-term consequences. The concept behind ransomware is simple. Hackers encrypt all the systems, files, folders…

Why trust is so important in business

Marketing and Communications Manager - West Carr & Harvey

“To earn trust, money and power aren’t enough; you have to show some concern for others. You can’t buy trust in the supermarket.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Trust is intangible, hard to define and difficult to see. But we know when we have it and we know when we don’t. Trust is the fabric…

New APRA regulation means financial firms must take cybersecurity more seriously

A new regulation standard makes cyber security a board-level problem, but it also means all employees must be engaged and understand their role in keeping data safe and secure. From this Monday 1st July 2019, board members of the financial institutions regulated under the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will have to take cyber security and…

HEY BOSS! YOU CAN CONTROL IF YOUR WORKERS STAY OR LEAVE.

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

As an employer you don’t enjoy those moments when an employee presents you with their resignation. You would much rather focus on job retention. I’m going to let you in on a little secret… most resignations are preventable! An employee quitting their job is an inevitable outcome. Naturally there are many reasons your employees quit;…

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE?

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Let’s be honest, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your work colleagues. Unfortunate, I know, but while the diversity of your working environment may bring you into close proximity with others that you don’t particularly like, that’s no excuse to treat them with contempt. The workplace is a professional environment. We must…

RECRUITERS, LOOK BEYOND THE DEGREE!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Typically recruiters are focused on specific hiring criteria. They are looking for the perfect candidate with the perfect pedigree of education, experience and qualifications. A deviation from the linear career path is a red flag thus those candidates who have taken a less customary path to learning are being ignored. With a decreased talent pool…

Is Your Work Style Making You Feel Meh?

I love being a local! One of my favourite local things to support is local business Facebook groups.  A week or two ago I noticed in one of my regular go to’s an increased discussion around mental health issues and I was approached by someone in there who thought I might be able to talk…