Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud software for people-centric organisations has announced the successful appointment of Tom Ascroft as their new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Tom is accountable for Unit4’s Cyber Security, identifying emerging security threats and developing strategies, policies, overarching controls and their security culture that are pivotal to mitigating them.
Female founders still face challenges in getting equal access to opportunities and funding for their businesses. But successful entrepreneur Michele Romanow, co-founder and CEO of Clearco, says the battle is worth it. Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor, has invested $3.2 billion in over 7,000 ecommerce and SaaS companies. It launched in Australia in October 2021 where it has already invested in over 350 e-commerce companies including PhychoHealth , McIntyre Merino, iPantry, Jolyn, The Beard Market, Vegan Grocery Store and Bhumi.
There are signs that the Coronavirus pandemic is creating a structural shift in gender equality as pressure eases on some of the key barriers to women’s financial progress in 2021, the Financy Women’s Index December quarter report shows. Bianca Hartge-Hazelman, author of the Financy Women’s Index, said that 2022 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Australia to consolidate the gains of 2021 towards economic gender equality.
Australia’s labour shortage and strong hiring activity has created ideal conditions for Australian workers to accelerate their career as businesses compete to fill vacant roles. Job advertisement rates are at a thirteen year high whereas job vacancy rates have also increased by 74% when compared to February 2020, prior to the start of the pandemic, meaning there are multiple job opportunities for skilled workers open to changing roles.
RMIT Online and global visual communications platform Canva have partnered to create three human-centred design courses to equip design students and mid-career designers with hands-on capabilities in design thinking, user experience and prototyping.
One hundred job opportunities were put on offer at a jobs fair in Western Sydney. Leading employment services provider, Asuria, and Acadiam (formerly the Aboriginal Advancement Alliance), co-hosted the event giving job seekers the opportunity to connect with employers recruiting for roles in the Care, Construction and Business Services industries.
A new collaborative report from PwC, Social Ventures Australia, the Global Apprenticeship Network and the Apprentice Employment Network identifies measures required to build an apprenticeship that works in the modern world and remedy Australia’s chronic skills shortages. The What Will It Take report finds that young people in Australia have seen their average incomes decline in real terms from 2008 to 2018.
Integrated Melbourne agency Icon has renewed its partnership with the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Now in its second year, the collaboration will see Icon drive trade PR to help lift AMI's profile and support their certification program.
In wake of a surge in the number of workers quitting jobs in the United States – dubbed the “The Great Resignation” – Australia has been warned of a spike in resignations here too. However, new data from Pathmatics, the digital marketing intelligence platform, has revealed that it doesn’t appear this phenomenon has hit our shores just yet.
Accor has partnered with Year13 to inspire young Australians to explore the limitless career opportunities within the hospitality industry. Year13 is Australia’s only purpose-driven digital enterprise dedicated to supporting young people through their transition into employment, connecting with 1.6 million Gen Z’s every year online and more through their digital careers expo, social channels and partnerships.