Whether you have been offered a job overseas or been bitten by the travel bug, there are myriad variables to consider before accepting a foreign posting. Start with this checklist.
All work and no play make Jack, Jane and everyone in-between not only dull, but unproductive. Here’s why staff engagement is critical to the success of your smaller accounting firm.
The candidate you hired looked good on paper and interviewed well, but you start to think you have made a hiring mistake. Here's what to do next.
The year-end offers good opportunities to build relationships. Here's how accounting firms can make the most of the time and improve their client and staff engagement.
A more culturally and demographically diverse workforce drives an organisation to be more relevant, innovative and ultimately more profitable, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
Is the tide turning on open-plan offices? New research has found that they can be counterproductive when workplace collaboration is needed.
How can you make the shift from spending three-quarters of the day sitting to a more dynamic way of working? Researchers and workplace practitioners are standing up for standing.
Protecting your office and living space from the threat of cybercrime is hard enough, but it gets a lot more treacherous during work travel.
Microsoft's Office Suite shouldn't be an automatic choice. Here are some alternatives that may be worth considering.
Creativity has always been at the heart of human endeavours but in a time when information overload has become our daily reality, it can be hard to find the headspace for creative solutions. Sir Ken Robinson, appearing at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), explains how companies – and the individuals that comprise them – can cultivate the traits of imagination and creativity that lead to innovation.
It’s easy to emerge from a long meeting wondering why you were there and whether anything was achieved. Everyone complains about attending meetings, but there are ways to cut the time you spend in them.
Industry conferences can be enjoyable and valuable for making new contacts and discovering insights into your own profession. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your networking opportunities at a conference.
AI is forecast to take over repetitive work processes, but will it lead to more unemployment or create new opportunities for increased efficiencies?
When your company culture is toxic, it will be difficult for your team to show up to do their best work.
Should your workplace have a dress code? Is it even possible to codify dress standards these days?
Presentations, whether to board members, colleagues, stakeholders or investors, are now a crucial skill, and it is no longer enough to illustrate your message with static PowerPoint lists of dot points. This is where graphics come in.
The decision to retire is a personal one that’s often as much about your purpose for working as it is about your finances. We look at the signs that it could be time to move on, as well as how to plan for a successful retirement.
Building a great team doesn’t happen overnight. Even successful teams can strike obstacles and a new employee can find it confronting to join a high-performing team, for fear they will not be accepted. Here’s what you can do to build a great team.
Leaders such as Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith have all been saying the same thing lately: "I'm sorry." What makes a good apology, and how can you tell whether the mea culpa is sincere?
Far from being a destructive force in the workplace, research shows that complaining at work can help break down silos and strengthen teams.