Wage growth is a key component in retaining key employees, but tricky to achieve in challenging market conditions. As trusted business advisers, accountants and finance professionals have an important role to play in navigating pay rises.
Strong and authentic stakeholder relationships are growing in importance, but increasingly difficult to maintain in a remote working environment. Workplace expert Erica Dhawan has developed a concept of connectional intelligence that aims to help managers navigate.
Len Jui FCPA, a globetrotting audit professional and part-time photographer, is shaping the future of international audit standards through his role with the IAASB.
Workplaces have seen a proliferation of “chiefs” recently. Have we reached “chief” saturation point, or do we need more? Three experts weigh in.
As public practitioners witness many clients and employees struggling to cope, the industry has come together to develop mental health first aid training.
Andrew Raworth CPA is no stranger to transformation, and he looks forward to opportunities for change within the aged care sector.
More employers are now starting to see that supporting women through menopause benefits not only their staff members, but the bottom line as well.
As office life becomes location-agnostic, will the old office politics hold or is a new mindset required to navigate this domain skillfully?
Handing over your small business to a successor takes considerable time and effort. Here's why you need a succession plan to help you do it.
Employers have never been more aware of the need to protect the mental health of their people, with COVID-19 pushing many workers to the brink. Ahead of R U OK? Day on 9 September, INTHEBLACK speaks to two organisations about how they provide wellbeing support to their employees.
Melissa Azzopardi CPA revels in the experience her work gives her: being involved in something close to the community while making the most of the skills honed in the corporate world.
The ability to understand and appreciate varying perspectives in different situations has always been of importance to Kok-Chye Ong FCPA - be it in everyday work, career-defining moments or personal life.
Many professionals begin considering a board position later in their career, but it is wise to start building the prerequisite skills and competencies much earlier. How can you get ready for a board role? Three experts weigh in.
When it comes to future-proofing career progression, it is becoming increasingly clear that committing to continuous professional development is the best way forward.
There is no quick fix for the complex issues of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, but new resources are being developed to support victims and to challenge ingrained attitudes and an outdated framework for addressing the problems.
A significant component of the ongoing evolution of the accounting profession is the requirement for stronger communication skills to enhance stakeholder engagement with, and understanding of, important numbers.
For Kylie Thompson FCPA, fine-tuning her clients' finances is all about understanding and appreciating the full picture of a person's business while taking the stress out of the numbers.
When is the conduct of a business toward one or more of its clients deemed to be unconscionable? This is a question that has needed to be addressed repeatedly over time as cases involving alleged misconduct by businesses have been brought before courts across Australia.
Resilience is a key component of many organisations’ outlooks. The COVID-19 pandemic put this into sharp relief. Prospering in a post-pandemic world depends on it. Here’s what the experts have to say about what resilience entails.
Dr Kerry Bodle CPA has embedded First Nations culture into the Griffith Business School and is changing the way future accountants learn.