Topic: COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the virus strain severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Worldwide spread of the disease began for the first time in 2019 and has developed into the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

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The pandemic of wellbeing

Over the past 10 years, we have seen a steady rise in the use of the term wellbeing in relation to organisational life. This can be attributed, in part, to the growing realisation that mental ill-heal...

Can your business claim COVID grants?

Businesses large and small across Australia are facing a rocky and uncertain start to 2022, with the Omicron outbreak forcing thousands to shut down, this time with little assistance available from go...

A record jump in employment in November

The number of employed people soared by a record 366,100 in November this year, smashing consensus expectations for an already-robust 200,000 increase. In an extremely strong labour force report, hour...

RBA ends 2021 with cash rate still at record low and QE in place

As the data calendar winds down for 2021, this week brought the final RBA meeting of the year, several updates on the state of the labour market and yet more numbers on the pace of Australian house pr...

GDP shrinks 1.9 per cent in Q3 as Omicron looms

Along with uncertainties around the implications of the new Omicron variant for the world economy, this week also brought Australia’s September quarter 2021 national accounts and a bunch of data...

New Year Resolutions

It has been a confronting year for directors worldwide with constantly evolving external challenges and rising community expectations. So what does 2022 hold?

Keeping your people

Workers are forcing employers to reckon with their investment in human capital. In 2022, directors must set the standard for workplaces that achieve retention while restless employees keep careful sco...

It’s a real balancing act…

Two years into the biggest pandemic in a century, the world of risk looks eerily familiar — and is possibly even more interlinked.

2021 Essential Director Update Presentation by David Thodey AO FAICD

For his presentation, David Thodey covered the response to COVID, the digital challenge, cyber security, culture, ESG and high-performing boards.

Business activity strengthened in November, jobs rose in October

The real-time data is showing healthy recovery in the Australian economy, though the Q3 GDP release next week will show a sharp contraction due to the lockdowns.
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