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Good onboarding = staff retention + high performance

By Chris Sheedy Onboarding a new employee is the first good impression a company can make – but why do so many businesses get it wrong and how can the process improve? A study by recruitment firm Robert Half claims that 98% of Australian businesses recognise their onboarding systems and processes are insufficient. Most surprising… Read More Good onboarding = staff retention + high performance

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Moving target

By Deborah Tarrant Business forecasting, planning and budget setting are evolving rapidly in changing world and it’s hard to keep pace. Finance leaders who are meeting these challenges in established, turnaround and start-up phases, share their secrets on how they make budget. As accounting and finance professionals return to work after the summer holidays, their… Read More Moving target

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How to take your business beyond the start-up phase

The Founder of Polar Ventures, a private investment and consulting firm and speaker at the Institute’s business start-up series on what startup founders need to keep in mind to expand their business. It has never been easier, or harder, to succeed as a start-up. Technology has significantly reduced the cost of starting and marketing a… Read More How to take your business beyond the start-up phase

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Future-proof your business

As the ‘future of work’ debate continues, leaders can take three practical steps to future-proof their business. Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing. Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations, new disruptions and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector… Read More Future-proof your business

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The next chapter for integrated reporting

The International Integrated Reporting Council on why integrated reporting is a highly effective tool for both big and small businesses. In the past, financial balance sheets and profit statements represented over 80 percent of the value of a business. Unsurprisingly, all the attention was on financial capital; where it came from, what happened to that… Read More The next chapter for integrated reporting

Business Management, Risk Management

Putting climate-change risk on the balance sheet

Chartered accountants are on notice to identify and measure business risks related to climate change. By Karen McWilliams FCA As the drive for more useful climate-related information advances, it is becoming increasingly important for chartered accountants, in business and practice, to understand what disclosures are required. In September 2018, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial… Read More Putting climate-change risk on the balance sheet