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Small Business / SMB
IT teams called on to make work flexible and hybrid
The next wave of work is necessary as IT teams must re-evaluate the tools they need to meet flexible work demands while balancing a complex workload.
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Cloud
Talent wins the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award
Talent has been named a recipient of Gallup's global Top 40 Exceptional Workplace Awards for the fourth year in a row.
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Digital Transformation
Employee experience to take on even greater importance in 2022
"In 2022, the user experience will become paramount for true digital adoption as while technology is indeed digital, users are human."
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Resignations
7 in 10 tech employees are considering quitting, survey finds
Businesses may lose 7 out of 10 tech employees over the next 12 months, according to a new study that investigated what is being dubbed as 'the great resignation'.
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Remote Working
Having a healthy company culture could mean success during COVID-19
"[Businesses] need to consider a larger and more permanent remote and hybrid workforce working from anywhere, enabled by the right technology and support."
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Remote Working
Dropbox goes 'Virtual First' as remote working becomes the new norm
Dropbox is investing in what it calls a ‘Virtual First’ working policy, which puts remote work front and centre of the company’s workforce culture.
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Cyberbullying
TechnologyOne to pay $5.2m to 'bullied, misled & betrayed' ex employee
“This has taken an enormous strain on me and my family. I took on TechnologyOne because what they did was simply not right," says Benham Roohizadegan.
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Remote Working
2020 has profoundly changed how we work – so what now?
To navigate these changes now and into the future we need to build adaptable technologies and resilient workforces that can adjust on the fly.
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Microsoft
Skills for life: Continuous learning in the rapidly-evolving tech sector
Learning can take a rapid approach to ingesting new information, Fast or slow, not every learning process is suited to how the subject matter evolves.
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Digital Engagement
'Old tech' may be holding back businesses & employees during COVID-19
77% of executives say good employees will start looking for a new employer if their current job doesn’t have the right information, tools, and technology they need to do their job well.
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Human Resources / HR
Westcon-Comstor NZ named 2020 Employer of Choice
"NZ has led the APAC region with its talent review processes, and are considered at the forefront for identifying and supporting staff with high potential for growth and development.”
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Business Intelligence / BI
Minglr chat tool aims to bring 'watercooler' talk back to remote work
In the age of remote work, some people are sorely missing the so-called ‘watercooler talk’ and hallway conversations.
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Sustainability
Schneider Electric shares sustainability statistics
Schneider Electric has shared the numbers behind its efforts to increase its sustainability in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Remote Working
It's time to sculpt the future of hybrid work, says Poly report
“The next normal is all about hybrid working moving to the mainstream as we respond, redesign and reinvent — flexible working across multiple locations, with immersive, productive workspaces that accommodate the work style of every employee."
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Digital Engagement
Webinar: The role of technology in making (or breaking) employee engagement
Employee engagement equals better productivity, loyalty, and customer satisfaction – and it’s critical to an organisation’s success.
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Diversity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Aussie Broadband talks workplace diversity
In this interview, we speak with Aussie Broadband's general manager of corporate affairs, Janet Granger-Wilcox about workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I).
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Empired
Five things millennials look for in their next role
Apart from being digital natives, millennials aren’t really that different from other generations of workers and, of course, they’re all individuals.
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Micro Focus
Micro Focus outlines CSR plan for the future
INSPIRE covers key areas including its relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers. It also outlines how the company could use its market presence to serve communities.
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Workplace
SAS named as one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2020
The award recognises SAS’ corporate culture through means such as creativity, inclusivity, innovation, and work/life balance, and the impact on employees.
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Konica Minolta
Educating the next generation: what skills will they need in the future workplace?
The Australian workplace is now moving into an era where some hard skills are starting to expire.
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Cloud
Twitter aims to be 'world's most diverse & inclusive tech company'
According to Twitter's VP of people experience, Twitter needs to be bold, move fast, and get it right.
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Remote Working
Remote working is here to stay - and employees love it, says GitLab report
According to the report, 83% of respondents say they are able to accomplish all of their work tasks remotely and 82% say remote working is the way of the future.
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Digital Transformation
Cybersecurity: why responsibility needs to extend beyond the IT department
Most employees are now skilled in the use of technology and are much more IT savvy than they were in the past. IT teams, therefore, have to stop acting as gatekeepers.
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Women in Technology
IWD 2020 interview: Jamf’s Melissa Antoine
As a celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. Jamf’s senior customer success manager Melissa Antoine shares her thoughts.