Tag: business

Healthcare

Is Australia your next best destination for clinical trials?

Australia is home to some of the world’s leading scientists, physicians and healthcare providers. With world-class research capabilities and a thriving biotech sector, the number of clinical trials being conducted in Australia is reportedly growing at around five percent per year, outpacing the United States and the United Kingdom[1]. While Phase III studies have historically…

14 Aug 2018, by Francesca Brewer

Healthcare

Technology

What constitutes a strong digital health product?

With more than 300,000 health apps available on google play and itunes, and a proliferation of health technologies recently brought to market, it is fair to say that the last few years have seen a significant amount of hype in the digital health space. But how much of this technology can really be embedded into…

24 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Leadership & Communication

Transport & Logistics

The yoga of rail

In an industry defined by rules, rigor and regulation it is often difficult to challenge the corporate traditions of rail. Much like train tracks, the sector is notoriously linear and logical; with objective decision-making and short-term operational demands often taking precedence over more transformative leadership efforts. On top of that, the high degree of multi-tasking…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Social Policy

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Innovation in Retail – How Stylerunner are Disrupting the Industry

Hefty competition from overseas players and a turbulent economic climate, mean that Australian retailers are having to fight harder than ever before to achieve targeted rates of sales growth. With this in mind, Australian sportswear curator Stylerunner have certainly been packing a few punches recently, with a number of inspiring and innovative PR ventures. Stylerunner,…

13 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

How to disrupt your own brand or business

Dr Ken Hudson shares eight pieces of advice on being disruptive – to yourself. Brad Jakeman, the president of global beverages group PepsiCo says: ‘I try and drive this notion in the organisation that unless we’re constantly thinking about how we disrupt ourselves someone will come along and disrupt us.’ But how do you disrupt…

23 Dec 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: It’s the Serotonin, Stupid

By Jenny Strachan* I was watching the smash hit 'Jersey Boys' the other day when it struck me that it provided a perfect example of how men and women think differently. The Boys’ big hit was “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. The title seems to make simple sense but in fact it’s complete nonsense - because…

10 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Managing stakeholder relationships and expectations

A vital part of running a successful project is to develop and maintain good relationships with those who will be affected by its outcomes. However, identifying stakeholders and managing their expectations takes effective leadership skills, excellent communication and an understanding of what drives the individuals involved with the project. Good stakeholder management not only ensures…

23 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

The benefits of engaging and retaining older staff

Engaging and retaining older employees can have significant benefits for an organisation, including what the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) calls the 'diversity dividend'. As the country's workforce continues to age, businesses must prepare for the changes this will require, but many still have stereotypical views of older staff members. According to AIM, older workers…

19 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining training ‘important for industry employees’

The importance of mining training has been highlighted in new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. According to the ABS, around eight million people have undertaken some form of training or study in the last 12 months, but prevalence is higher in certain industries. The data showed more than half of miners had undertaken training…

16 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Handling criticism ‘requires leadership skills’

Managers must show excellent leadership skills when addressing employee criticisms, according to recruitment specialist Hays. The organisation said businesses are failing to adequately listen to staff feedback, which could be hampering talent retention and profit margins. This is particularly true of annual employee survey results, Hays argued, with organisations routinely ignoring comments put forward by…

13 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Deloitte: More women needed in ICT leadership positions

Women need more opportunities for leadership development in the ICT sector, new research by Deloitte has claimed. The 'Women in ICT - Perspectives and Perception' report found less than 20 per cent of Australians working in the industry are female, with the disparity worsening at senior levels. According to Deloitte, the number of women in…

12 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights