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How do you hold Boards to account?

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

Board accountability is often discussed as expectations – what should be done and by whom and how. These expectations are then captured in regulation, codes and other formal governance and accountability frameworks. Even corporate governance specialists approach board accountability through the prism of corporate law and economics, tending to focus on the role of formal structures in oversight and control.

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KDK Bulletin 12 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

See KDK Bulletin, 12 October 2017: The painful truth about career gaps, duty of care in workplace investigations, Hall & Wilcox on travel expense deductions, India’s solar trains save thousands, and monetizing data: a new source of value in payments. This week’s expert is Ben Fuller from Henry Davis York.

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Monetizing data: A new source of value in payments, McKinsey & Company

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

Payments providers are already adept at generating customer insights from data. Now, leading firms are using advanced analytics to monetize the data itself.

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A painful truth about career gaps

Posted on Oct 8, 2017

I underwent a paradigm shift while organizing a conference to help job seekers with career gaps find employment. I reached out to a prominent career consultant, inviting him to speak at a Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference. He replied that he would be willing to discuss generically how to prepare for the job market, but did not want to help people who have gaps in their careers find jobs.

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KDK Bulletin 5 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 5, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 5 October 2017 for World Economic Forum survey on what millennials really think, Dentons asks are you susceptible to terror financing? Show us the benefits of Single Touch Payroll says IPA, and OECD study on why benefits of university vary widely. A matter of fact is by Minter Ellison partner Harriet Eager on changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law. This week’s expert is Aimee Williamson from Russell Reynolds Associates.

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Are you part of the ‘supply chain’ subject to the Heavy Vehicle National Law?

Posted on Oct 4, 2017

Are you a senior manager or Board member of a business in the heavy vehicle supply chain (this includes organisations outside of typical heavy vehicle operators)?  If so you may have personal, positive obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

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What millennials really think, World Economic Forum survey

Posted on Oct 2, 2017

Refugees are welcome, robots can’t be trusted, and climate change is the biggest concern, according to the World Economic Forum survey on millennials.  The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017, which interviewed young people from 186 countries, gives their insights on society, business, politics, the economy and technology as well as their workplace and career aspirations.

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KDK Bulletin 28 September 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

See KDK Bulletin, 28 September 2017: Accenture on diversity and inclusion, pressure in job market with Hays, Australia’s gas and electricity problems, PwC on the future of mining, and a happy expat life comes at a price in Australia and NZ from Expat Insider 2017 report. This week’s expert is Duncan McLennan from KPMG.

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A happy expat life in Aust and NZ comes at a price, Expat Insider 2017 survey

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

Australia and New Zealand offers a high quality of life for expat singles and families alike, but health and happiness can come at a serious price, according to the latest Expat Insider 2017 survey. Over 70% of respondents are happy with the quality of healthcare, but expats struggle with the cost of living.

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Accenture video on diversity and inclusion goes viral on social media

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

What do you mean, inclusion starts with I?

There has been a lot of buzz on social media around a movement that we launched at Accenture, titled #InclusionStartsWithI. We asked our own people about bias and inclusion for an internal video that has been viewed and shared extensively externally. The interest is primarily because it consists of real people giving an honest comment on their personal situation – you can see it here.

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