Given the unfolding situations relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the world, we wanted to provide you with an update about the precautionary measures we are taking as a company in relation to our people and the contact they may have with members of your organisation. As of Monday 23 March 2020, a […]
Fear of the spreading Coronavirus is having a substantial impact on Australian business confidence. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg estimated that the virus may wipe as much as 0.5 per cent of GDP off the national economy. Uncertainty is being compounded by the RBA revealing it will further cut interest rates to try and encourage spending. The […]
As Australian businesses implement work-from-home arrangements as part of their business contingency plans, managers need to consider how to accommodate telecommuting arrangements without sacrificing productivity and team dynamics. Modern workforce collaboration strategies should allow for flexible working arrangements and uphold a high standard of professionalism and productivity no matter where the team is. Although implementing […]
Homeowners and tenants have been urged to revisit and recalculate their home contents insurance, in light of the increasing number of wild weather events, including the recent catastrophic bushfires, hailstorms, and floods. Mike Bartlett, Sum Insurance commercial director, said about 30% (about 2.7 million) of the nine million Australian households that could potentially purchase contents […]
Small businesses are easy targetsPoor cybersecurity, not competitors, may be the biggest threat to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups in Australia. According to an Australian government report, SMEs are the target of 43 per cent of all cybercrime in Australia. The same report found that 22 per cent of the businesses hacked in […]
Working from home is already so common it has its own acronym, and it’s about to get even more common still. Companies such as Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are now advising employees to “WFH” to avoid exposure to the novel coronavirus. But working from home can be a real challenge for employees who find themselves […]
While the world attempts to take control over the spread of the coronavirus – and tries to contain, eliminate and prevent it from spreading – hackers around the globe have found the coronavirus serving them well as an enabler for their activities. Our Global Threat Index for January 2020 shows cybercriminals are exploiting interest in […]
One organised Australian traveller has saved a whopping $1.4 million on overseas medical bills thanks to his travel insurance policy, which highlights the need to find the best overseas protection for less before jetting off to a foreign country. Allianz research, conducted by McCrindle, revealed “peace of mind” as the top motivator of Australian consumers […]
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