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June 2018

Workplace watchdog slams reckless worksite conduct

By | 2018-06-07T14:30:35+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Emjay News|

A case involving the death of a construction worker at the University of Canberra Hospital worksite serves as a timely reminder of how vigilent companies need to be when it comes to their workplace health and safety systems and procedures. The worker was killed in August 2016, after an incident involving a mobile crane. The [...]

Combating cloud-based cyber threats

By | 2018-06-07T14:26:05+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Emjay News|

Cloud computing continues to transform the way businesses use, store and share data, applications and workloads. It’s also introduced a host of new security threats and challenges. With so much data going into the cloud, these resources have become natural targets for hackers. Do you use any cloud-based solutions, such as Microsoft’s Office 365, in [...]

September 2017

Return to work: Are you fulfilling your obligations to your employees?

By | 2017-09-21T16:30:13+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Even with the best safety programs in place, workplace accidents can still happen. When they do, it’s tough – both for the injured worker and for the business. Returning to work after an injury is an important step in any worker’s recovery process and an effective return to work program can go a long way [...]

August 2017

Energy price hikes: The inconvenient truth about government inaction

By | 2017-08-29T10:22:27+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Emjay News|

“Domestic power bills surge.” “Businesses brace for crippling price increases.” “Energy crisis looms.” Media headlines scream daily of the impact of the decade-long national deadlock on energy policy. But as the destructive wave of price hikes for both consumers and businesses looks set to continue unabated, the question is: when will the government take action? [...]

July 2017

Handling a hack: Why cyber security is a big risk for small business

By | 2017-07-20T15:26:47+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Emjay News|

Stories of cyber security breaches are so commonplace that many of us now switch off when we hear them. But if you’re a business owner, switching off is the last thing you can afford to do, as a recent series of unprecedented cyber attacks continues to leave businesses around the world reeling. Starting in May [...]

June 2017

Improve Productivity and Mitigate Business Risk with Employee Engagement

By | 2017-07-20T15:35:25+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Emjay News|

One of your company's greatest risks are your employees. For majority of businesses, employees are on the frontline and drive the entire offering of the company. This means that employee happiness should be a goal that company owners should strive for. Creating a happy and thriving workplace in turn creates a place with high employee [...]

SME’s Fall Victim to Cyber Attack

By | 2017-07-20T15:42:10+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Security, SME's|

  As of last week there has been a monumental cyber attack on small to large businesses around the world. The cyber crime attacks unleashed ransomware software - figuratively holding confidential information of users up for ransom until a payment to release the data was made. The data breach malware known as “Wannacry” targeted Microsoft computers running the Windows [...]

May 2017

BUSINESS VS CYCLONE – WHO WILL WIN?

By | 2017-05-23T11:23:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Under insurance can be as catastrophic to your business as seen with the recent Cyclone Debbie disaster With insured losses from Cyclone Debbie already hitting almost half a billion dollars (from 46,817 claims), and residents and businesses in the disaster areas of Queensland and Northern NSW discovering they are woefully under-insured, or worse, not insured [...]

April 2017

Product recall is costing Australian businesses

By | 2017-04-27T14:25:39+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It is difficult to quantify the cost of a product recall to Australian businesses as there are so many components to consider, such as the advertising costs (to alert consumers to your recall), transport and disposal or repair of your recalled product, fines that you may incur, replacement products, lost sales and ongoing reputational damage. [...]

March 2017

Cyber-crime – we are all at risk

By | 2017-04-27T14:25:42+00:00 March 21st, 2017|cyber crime, Emjay Insurance, Insurance advice, Uncategorized|

It seems no matter how many stories we read or hear about cyber-crime attacks and data breaches, businesses still hold the view it will happen to someone else’s business, and never our own. Yet the list of companies whose data security has been breached reads like a Who’s Who of big names – Home Depot, Sony, [...]

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