Workplace

In a globalised world, a job overseas where you can experience different working cultures can be an important way for professionals to differentiate themselves and get ahead in their careers.

Is a job overseas the right move for your career?


When people know their employer values and trusts them, they will put themselves out when the workload is heavy or a colleague needs help.

Come together: staff engagement strategies for smaller accounting firms


10 per cent of employee turnover was due to bad hiring decisions. Don't fall into the same mistake.

What to do when you've made a bad hire


The end of the year is a good time to take stock, and to take steps to improve your accounting firm's staff engagement.

Year end: a time for client and staff engagement


A more diverse workforce can create challenges and complications for managers but “makes for greater rewards" Prof Ian Williamson tells the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).

Diversity and profit: there is a link


According to the researchers, employees who were moved to open-plan offices spent 73 per cent less time in face-to-face interactions.

Why open-plan offices kill teamwork


The average office worker today is standing less than at any other point in human history.

The truth behind the standing-up-at-work movement


If staff also travel for work, it can increase the risk of business data or devices falling into the wrong hands. Be sure your staff is educated about cybercrime.

Up, up and away? How to avoid cybercrime during work travel


Graphic design in iWork is a good alternative to the offerings of Microsoft Office Suite.

Beyond Microsoft Office Suite: alternatives that work


As children, we are creative without thinking, but this impulse becomes diminished in schools and learning institutions that prioritise conformity over creativity.

The human factor: harnessing creativity and innovation


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