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An alternative approach to performance review

The annual performance review is generally not enjoyed by any one.  Employee trust and performance improved with regular chats, not ratings describes a different approach being used by the Department of Communications and the Arts. Employees are being asked to treat any work-related conversation as a chance for feedback. It means more frequent performance related conversation and the chance of picking up on possible problems before they become an issue. 

A luddite's guide: how NOT to become the next cyber victim

Cyber security is a people problem more than a technology problem. A single compromised employee, whether malicious or negligent, can render the best systems worthless. The five steps for managing cyber security threats  points out that “It’s not up to the security geeks sitting the corner of the room, it’s up to the management of organisations to have effective training, education and risk management procedures” to avoid cyber security breaches.

Australian Accounting Standards Issue Paper

Anglicare Australia, together with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has launched an issues paper on NFP sector financial reporting and accountability. The paper, written by Dr David Gilchrist of Baxter-Lawley in partnership with Anglicare Australia, aims to raise sector-wide participation in the discussion on the  Australian

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