Leadership

Amid the hardship of the past six months, glimmers of optimism have emerged, and the next version of normal is slowly taking shape.

7 predictions for the new normal post-pandemic


All employers need to have better visibility over working times to enable employees to be paid correctly.

Record-keeping: The new normal for fair pay


Despite slavery being abolished by most countries more than 150 years ago, its modern equivalents can still be found in supply chains across many industries.

Why accountants play a lead role in supply chain management


Companies that once planned to uplift their digital strategy in one-year cycles must now scale their initiatives in a matter of weeks or days.

5 steps out of isolation: Business in the post-COVID recovery era


For some employees enforced working from home has been a big hit, allowing them to experience a greater work-life balance.

Post-pandemic workplace: the new look of work


Business leaders are uniquely positioned to serve as influential role models. How they communicate during times of crisis can create clarity, build resilience, and catalyse positive change on the way to recovery.

Ahead of the curve: Leading from the front during recovery


Elizabeth Broderick has attracted an army of supporters across the globe and has a knack for getting people onside, even if they don’t always agree with her position. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Why Elizabeth Broderick wants men to step up alongside women


Lisy Kane, co-founder of Girl Geek Academy, Melbourne, presenting at the academy’s flagship #SheHacks program, an all-female hackathon event in February 2020.

Hackathon: create fresh ideas to solve business challenges


Datin Yap Shin Siang FCPA, CEO of YYC Group. Photo: Vignes Balasingham.

How Datin Yap Shin Siang FCPA became a brand ambassador for YYC Group


Too many organisations are not taking the time to make sure their employees are developing soft skills, and too few organisations reward soft skills.

Can you learn soft skills?


By and large, a budget is the expected financial quantification of a company’s goals, ideally based on a considered reflection of its circumstances.

Budget forecasting in the COVID-19 era


Good listeners listen to try to make sense for themselves; great listeners help the speaker make sense for them.

Why the cost of not listening is bigger than you think


In recent years, CSR has cemented its place as a mainstream business philosophy, as companies react to falling public confidence in them.

Corporate social responsibility: How can companies take a stance?


There’s a solid and growing database of valid and reliable research that has found that happy workers are better workers.

5 ways to be happier at work


People will remember, at the end of this, how they were treated by their employer.

Controlling the message in the COVID-19 era


Being alert for early signs of financial distress can give you a crucial head start on your competitors.

CPA Conversations: How Australia can learn from Asia’s COVID-19 response


Dr Gary Johns sees the ACNC’s charity marketplace as similar in its approach to that of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in the sense that we should be known for the accuracy of the data, and it’s not our business to comment. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

ACNC Commissioner Gary Johns focuses on sector transparency


Reconstruction work at The Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011.

Rising from the rubble: how Christchurch rebuilds


Accountants must recognise that they are living in environmental systems that are under severe stress.

Corporate sustainability and ESG: counting on accountants


Workers want to work in an environment in which their need for leadership, connection and, yes, self-care, is taken seriously.

The pros and cons of corporate wellness programs


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