Business

Many businesses have experienced frustrating delays in having their goods delivered to customers during the pandemic due to planes being grounded and lockdowns. If your business has been affected by pandemic-induced delivery disruptions, there are steps you can take to help manage supply chain risks and...

The nation is cautiously exiting the corona virus lockdown period. But many firms will need to shapeshift to ensure their business model is suitable for what may be a frugal period ahead in some sectors. A strategic approach to business planning is, therefore, essential. The first...

When times are tough, many businesses Indiscriminately slash costs, without thinking about long-term consequences. It can be especially tempting to reduce the business’ headcount given wages are often a company’s greatest expense. This can be a false economy, as firms will need their best people when...

Workers’ compensation and your responsibilities, a three-part series. Part one – what is workers’ compensation? Annette O’Brien, Steadfast Technical Broking Manager, outlines what your responsibilities are as an employer when it comes to Workers' compensation.  Workers’ compensation hit the headlines when a former reality TV contestant was successful in a...

Although bushfire season is here, this risk is only one of a host of different sources of fire. Arson is often the cause of fire and poor maintenance standards are another serious fire risk for businesses. For instance, damaged or old electrical cabling is all too...

Research shows businesses that are committed to supporting their staff’s health and wellbeing enjoy many advantages. While providing benefits such as income protection insurance is one aspect of this, firms that take a holistic view of employee wellness give themselves a long-term competitive advantage. This is...