Friday, October 7, 2022

There’s rice at home: 4 easy rice recipes to make tastier home meals

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Check any pantry, arrive at any buffet and you are likely to find rice. We love it because it is easy to cook; you can just throw it into a pan with water and boil. We also love it because it goes well with anything: rice and beans, rice and chicken, rice and fish, beef and rice, are all combos many people can relate to.

Top ten Ugandan delicacies you ought to try out before the end of 2022

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Uganda is blessed with a wide range of food. From matooke to millet, potatoes to cassava and a variety of coloured vegetables. It is also blessed with an abundance of foreign food.

Back to the company office leadership tips for a smooth team transition

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With ‘work from home’ directives disappearing, employers are considering how to make the workplace appealing once again and how best to welcome back employees into the office. While leaders excited at the opportunity of gathering their teams back to their offices, many employees are keen to maintain a work-life balance that they have become accustomed to, and indeed many businesses are benefiting from, with more of a hybrid working model.

More Australians pulling up stumps and buying up farms of all sizes

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We are being inundated with people wanting to borrow money through their SMSFs to purchase farms and other types of properties with land that include commercial ventures so they can live on the properties and work the businesses. There are strict rules around what you can purchase with your SMSF, but there is more flexibility when it comes to farms.

Top five bras every classy woman must consider for their top drawer

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Women have been dealing with COVID now for two years and we are ready to take back our life now that restrictions have eased and having a good set of bras in the top drawer is a vital part of the process. Lockdowns are over and it’s time to get out of our loungewear and our home offices! Here are the top five bras every woman should have in their top drawer. 

How to support the charity of your choice while claiming a tax deduction

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With Australians expected to make charitable donations to support flood impacted areas, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) urges taxpayers to make sure that if they want to claim a deduction in their tax return for a donation, it meets the criteria to be tax deductible. We know Aussies are very charitable and after the recent floods, we are expecting to see a lot of donations and deductions in tax returns this year. In the 2019-20 year, 4.2 million Aussies claimed deductions for $3.7bn in gifts and donations to charities and not-for-profits.

How to best manage your mental health during traumatic events

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As the crisis continues in Ukraine and the ongoing flood events, people in Australia and across the world are coping with trauma on a day-to-day basis. Whether you’re directly impacted by a traumatic event, or are feeling the effects of the devastation, it’s important to recognise the signs of traumatic stress response. There are also ways you can support your own, and others, mental health during this time.

Time and flexibility is money: Rethinking today’s employee needs

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The world of work as we once knew it is over. Stimulated by the pandemic, the workplace - and what we want from it - has changed entirely. The last two years have been a period of deep reflection; employees who once differentiated businesses based on their payslip and perks like a ping pong table now demand flexibility, meaning, and a firm that values their time. According to a recent report by LifeWorks, 60% of Australians say flexible work is more important than career progression. This shift in employee behaviours has created an urgent need for firms to reevaluate their value proposition to ensure they can retain quality staff.

How Australian businesses can fortify against Russian cyber attacks

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Following the escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned Australian businesses to “urgently adopt an enhanced cyber-security posture” to protect themselves against targeted Russian cybercriminal activity. Given the distance between our two countries, cyber attacks are the most effective way that Russia can punish Australia for supporting Ukraine. As a result, Australian businesses are currently at a very real risk of disruption or malicious activities from Russian cyber criminals.

The value of building social cohesion within teams after a long time apart

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Did you know that 1 in 4 Australian residents were born overseas? 46% have at least one parent born overseas. We’re a proudly multicultural nation made up of over 270 ancestries. As businesses many of us enjoy the benefits of a rich fabric of diversity across our teams. Diverse teams foster unique perspectives, arrays of skills, and broad insight into tasks. In fact, when social cohesion is grounded into the culture of an organisation studies demonstrate that they are three times more likely to be high performing, eight times more likely to have better overall performance, and are twice as likely to exceed financial targets.