Business Chamber head is moving on
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Canberra Business Chamber CEO Robyn Hendry is moving on after guiding the ACT peak business group for the past four years. With the Chamber moving into a new phase, Ms Hendry felt it was the right time to step away and pursue new opportunities. "I have enjoyed my time at Canberra Business Chamber immensely and am sad to be leaving,"...
The changing face of employment in Canberra
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In recent weeks our city, and nation, have been focused on the changing fortunes of those governing Australia. While the drama has been both disturbing and fascinating to watch unfold, there is a more profound shift taking place in employment in Canberra that it is time to pay attention to. For much of its history, Canberra has been viewed as...
How to make a good workplace great
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If you're lucky, you might be working at a place where you enjoy your work and like your colleagues. But it's far from a given and sometimes it can seem like good or bad luck is all there is to it. So, can management deliberately set out to make a great workplace? What would that take? Canberra management consulting firm...
Corporate Touch Footy competition promoting wellbeing across Canberra
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On the morning of 10 September, to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, Lifeline Canberra and the Canberra community walked Out of the Shadows and into the Light to remember people who have lost their lives to suicide, and to discuss suicide prevention openly and in a supportive environment. 60 people gathered on the steps of the Australian War Memorial to...
Family law specialist wins ACT Law Society’s top award
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A woman who went into law as a mature age student and became a significant figure in the area of family law is the ACT Law Society's top award winner this year. DDCS Lawyers' Julie Dobinson was awarded the President’s Medal at the ACT Law Society Annual Dinner and Awards Night on Friday (31 August). She completed her law degree at Macquarie University...
Can your employer ask personal questions about your health?
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You have submitted a job application and been in contact with the HR Manger who has scheduled a job interview. At the interview, your impression is that it is going well. But then they say, "Before we move forward, we would like you to visit our doctor for a standard medical check-up. Is this okay with you?" Understandably, you are...
Local leaders: Bill Baker from BDN Lawyers
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"Down to earth" isn't really a character trait most people would ascribe to a lawyer, but Bill Baker is as genuine a person as you would ever hope to meet. Raised on a farm in Parkes NSW (near Orange), Bill grew up with four brothers and one sister…two of whom went on to become lawyers, one a dentist, one an...
Rubik3 helping clients piece together their puzzle
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When energetic entrepreneur Guy Earnshaw started brainstorming a name for his "exciting" and unique management consultancy, he couldn't resist a popular puzzle. "I've always had an affinity for a Rubik's Cube," said Mr Earnshaw, who started Rubik3 in 2015. Since then, the IT-focussed management consulting firm has grown dramatically. The philosophy of Rubik3 - which has offices in Canberra and...
Cybersecurity firm clicks with Telstra ACT Business of the Year judges
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A firm at the forefront of tackling one of the great security challenges of our time is the 2018 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year. Cybersecurity firm Penten, which helps defence and government agencies protect their systems and data, also took out the Medium & Making Waves Award at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday night at the National...
A day in the life of a building manager: The tasks and laughs when living with 300 people
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This is the first in an occasional series of ‘A Day in the Life’ articles designed to give an insight into some of the weird and wonderful jobs that keep our city ticking over. Today we look at A Day in the Life of Building Manager Alistair Scott from Vantage Strata. Talking to Alistair Scott you get the feeling that...
Local law firm promotes longer term corporate funding for community organisations
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Prominent local law firm DDCS Lawyers is leading the way in Canberra by supporting longer term corporate sponsorship of community organisation. DDCS Lawyers have put their money where their mouth is by entering a three-year sponsorship arrangement with Menslink. Menslink has been supporting young men in the Canberra region for over fifteen years through free counselling, volunteer mentoring and education...
Behind the scenes of Canberra’s thriving business analysis community
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If you ever wanted proof that government departments and agencies are serious about building their digital capabilities, you’d need look no further than Canberra’s booming business analysis community. As specialists in analysing business processes, applying IT solutions and acting as catalysts for change, business analysts are uniquely placed to support digital government initiatives – from improving how agencies use technology...
Switching your lights is a bright idea
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Switching your business' existing lights to more efficient LED lights can save you thousands of dollars in lighting costs each year, as over 1,000 ACT businesses have discovered. Upgrading your lights can be absolutely free, thanks to the ActewAGL Big Business Light Switch. The program helps ACT businesses save on their energy costs with licenced electricians removing business' existing traditional...
What is the Girls Leadership Network?
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Being the father of a bright, confident and creative daughter, The Girls Leadership Network (TGLN) sparked more than a little of my attention. Now in its second year, TGLN was founded by Ritu Clementi, who had created similar programs in the US that were so successful that she won the Martin Luther King Jr Diversity award from Nike. She worked...
Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things
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Could your organisation's CCTV cameras, digital video recorders, routers, or even corporate vehicles be vulnerable to cyberattacks? As more devices connect to the Internet of Things (IoT), public and private sector organisations need to take extra steps to protect their employees, customers and data. A few years ago, Chrysler recalled 1.4 million vehicles after security researchers demonstrated that a Jeep's...
Dr Shari Read: When psychology and management meet
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Before she entered academia, Dr Shari Read, Senior Lecturer in the ANU Research School of Management wrote a book about birth skills for expectant mums, taught yoga and meditation, was a qualified Buddhist psychotherapist and founded two businesses. So how did she end up at the ANU teaching management and leadership? Dr Read grew up in Tasmania, completed an undergraduate...
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