09 Jul WHAT TO EXPECT THIS REPORTING SEASON; JOBS OF THE FUTURE; THE NEW OFFICE
Welcome to this week’s business & media intelligence update, with insights collected over the past week.
REPORTING SEASON 2020 – WHAT TO EXPECT
- As we count down to reporting season, investors say they are in the dark about earnings, with many companies yet to give an indication on where their results will land following mass withdrawals of guidance in March and April. Read what market commentators have to say in The AFR.
- ASIC has announced it will be closely scrutinising how the COVID-19 pandemic will be treated in the upcoming reporting season, demanding any impacts on revenues and profits are clearly explained to investors. Here is a link to the ASIC media release providing information for financial reporting in a COVID-19 environment.
STAKEHOLDERS AND ACTIVISTS – ONE BOOK YOU MUST READ
- The Economist weighs up four management books that argue companies have a broader purpose than simply making a profit. According to the magazine, the best pick is “Restoring the Soul of Business” by Rishad Tobaccowala, a senior adviser at Publicis Groupe. Full of practical suggestions, the book has a clear focus: how to ensure you can hire, then inspire, the right workers in the knowledge economy. Read all the rights and wrongs of management books here.
JOBS OF THE FUTURE? GET A FORKLIFT LICENCE
- It appears a forklift licence is the new bachelor’s degree, with data from the National Skills Commission showing that in a post pandemic world, employers are desperately looking for workers who can drive forklifts and other machinery. Read the full AFR article here.
THE NEW OFFICE IS HERE
- Why do we need a desk in the office when everyone now has a perfectly good desk at home? That is the question global design director of Unispace, Simon Pole, is asking clients. He is urging employers to build a collaborative style of office to accommodate workers who will become more demanding about working from home. Read the full article in The Australian here.
NEWS AND BUSINESS REPORTING IN A PANDEMIC – WE TALK TO VETERAN ABC JOURNALIST PETER RYAN
- In this latest installment of our podcast series On the Couch, Senior Director Luis M Garcia speaks with Peter Ryan, Senior Business Correspondent at ABC News, and one of Australia’s most experienced business journalists. Peter discusses how COVID 19 has impacted news gathering – and the media sector. He also provides some useful tips on how to perfect that interview or presentation from home. Listen to the podcast here.
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