A guide to hiring your first employee

So your business is getting so busy that you need a helping hand? Great stuff. Here’s a guide to hiring your first employee.Congratulations – hiring your first employee is a mammoth step in the journey of any business. It’s also a risky step. This is a new boss’s guide to minimising that risk. 1. Recruitment bias The first major risk …

How to Use Cybersecurity in Your Everyday Life

Everyday Life If you’re reading this, there is a good chance that you have multiple internet-connected devices in your home. These devices make our lives easier, but they also make us easy targets for cybercriminals. So, whether you are connecting on social media, shopping online, or listening to music on a smart speaker, here are some cybersecurity tips for everyday …

Tips for a successful insurance claim

When you suffer an insurable event, the way you approach the claim from the start can make a huge difference in terms of how quickly the claim is processed and whether it’s approved, as these examples show. In the first case, the business relied on a specialised piece of equipment as a vital part of its operations. Unfortunately, one day …

What does ‘choice of repairer’ really mean?

As you’d expect, car insurance policies have a lot of complexity, whether it’s for business or personal use. This article addresses some common cover misconceptions around ‘choice of repairer’ to help you avoid unwanted confusion come claim time. With restrictions easing across most of Australia and traffic volumes up, now is the time to reassess your insurance policy and make …

Cyber security in the time of Covid-19

COVID-19 has led to new cyber threats, with figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission showing Australians have lost $309,108 to phishing scams since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This year to date, the commission has received more than 10,000 scam reports. The explosion in online fraud has come about in part due to new vulnerabilities emerging as people …