Subnet Blog

Corporate Wellness Analysis

Posted by Brett Lodge on 11 January 2018 10:53:01 ACDT

As Subnet are now heading into our second month of our Corporate Wellness initiative, I figured now was a good time to look at what we have achieved and what has failed in our journey so far.

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Topics: Culture, Corporate Wellness, Business Improvement

The 10 keys to Corporate Wellness in 2018

Posted by Brett Lodge on 09 January 2018 14:35:52 ACDT
With the new year now underway, many will be setting their 2018 strategy and one key part of many plans for 2018 will include Corporate Wellness.
Based on reporting provided by the Australian Government in conjunction with many other Australian Businesses already underway with their own journey, many kicking off the process will expect to see improvements in reduction of sick leave taken, improved staff morale along with increased efficiencies in work output.
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Topics: Corporate Wellness, Culture, Health

Merry Christmas and this WILL be a great New Year!

Posted by Brett Lodge on 29 December 2017 12:31:19 ACDT

I write this post in wrap up of a rewarding, challenging but overall a positive 2017, and in the mindset for a fantastic and uplifting 2018 about to dawn.

With my journey kicking off to improve the culture and wellness within our organisation in 2018, I have already picked up so much insight into my mindset, along with seeing how a simple change can positively effect the organisation in big ways.

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Topics: Corporate Wellness, Culture, Health

10 Key Considerations When Moving Your Not-For-Profit to the Cloud

Posted by Brett Lodge on 20 December 2017 09:47:47 ACDT

Transitioning to the cloud can be a great move for your not-for-profit organisation.

You will have more control over your usage and costs, and the flexibility to scale as required. The cloud also enables more effective collaboration between your team, brings efficiencies to your processes, and can reduce the time your IT department spends on maintenance.

With so many organisations adopting the cloud, it may no longer seem a question of if, but when you will follow suit. However, depending on the work you do, sticking with your traditional infrastructure might be the best solution.

Here we’ll share 10 important points to consider to ensure a successful cloud transition for your not-for-profit.

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Topics: Security

Why D.I.Y. can R.I.P!

Posted by Brett Lodge on 14 December 2017 15:23:25 ACDT

For my third blog post about Subnet's journey into the world of Corporate Wellness, I want to focus on an area that has become more apparent during the last two very troubling weeks.  Over the last two weeks I have not only been overseas and interstate for work which is always hard when trying to improve your mental mindset, but also dealt with an unexpected loss of a friend.

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Topics: Corporate Wellness, Fitness, Health

What You Need to Know About the New Mandatory Disclosure Laws

Posted by Brett Lodge on 07 December 2017 11:34:07 ACDT

From February 2018, the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme comes into effect.

For businesses with an annual turnover of $3 million, this means strict new reporting requirements if a serious data breach occurs. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines, for both the organisation, and the individuals involved.

If the new mandatory disclosure laws affect your business, it’s important you fully understand your responsibilities and take steps now to ensure your sensitive data is secure.

Here, we’ll share the key points of the new legislation and provide some tips to help you make sure your organisation has the right security measures in place to minimise the risk of a data breach.

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Topics: Security

Is your exec team holding you back?

Posted by Brett Lodge on 28 November 2017 13:35:52 ACDT

Being in leadership roles over many years with teams of ones and two's to teams of hundreds, the impact of a good manager or leader can be felt by the entire organisation.  The question is how do you become 'that leader' or if you are 'that leader' how to you use that privilege to do good in your organisation.

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Topics: Corporate Wellness, Health, Fitness, Culture

Is working an 70+hr work week a necessity?

Posted by Brett Lodge on 23 November 2017 15:48:30 ACDT

Is it a sign of being a Baby Boomer / Gen X'r or a work ethic gone awry?

I have met many business owners or senior leaders over the years that have had the same issue with a personal drive that says 'doing your job right' equals working longer and harder than any of the other employees.  I have found this drive also means feeling a sense of guilt of you actually do have a day off sick or take personal leave.

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Topics: Corporate Wellness, Health, Fitness, Business Improvement, Health Check

7 Cyber Security Tips for Not-for-Profits

Posted by Brett Lodge on 02 November 2017 13:34:44 ACDT

As the number of cyber attacks around the world continues to grow, organisations of all sizes, including not-for-profits, are faced with a very real threat. So, how prepared are you? According to the ASX 100 Cyber Health Report, over 80% of Australia’s biggest businesses expect cyber risk to increase in the short term. While the majority of large companies have security strategies in place, there are still many smaller organisations who are yet to take the necessary steps to minimise their risk.

Unfortunately, many not-for-profits are among those that are under-prepared. The good news is that you don’t need big budgets and endless resources to tackle cyber security. There are plenty of simple and affordable steps you can take right now to protect your organisation.

Here are 7 top security tips that will minimise your risk today.

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Topics: Security