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COMPANIES MUST ADOPT CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING STANDARDS

Listed companies stand to lose more than $10 trillion in funding if they don’t adopt new climate reporting standards, warns Nicolaas van Wyk, CEO of the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA). “The world’s largest United States-based asset management company, BlackRock, which has $10 trillion under management, recently announced that – by 2050 – …

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You are working from home more: here are 6 ways to sharpen your social skills

Social skills can be even more important as a remote worker than if you’re based at an office.  Here are six ways to help you sharpen your social skills when working remotely. Stretch Your Communication Skills Practice Empathy Practice Active Listening Stay Accountable and Visible Set Realistic Boundaries Learn to Navigate Conflicts Confidently Read more here.

PwC offers US employees full-time remote work

Accounting and consulting firm PwC told Reuters it will allow all of its 40 000 US client services employees to work virtually and live anywhere they want in perpetuity, making it one of the biggest employers to embrace permanent remote work. Read more here.

Pros and cons of working from home

Are you considering working from home? Do you know the advantages and disadvantages associated with working from home? Here are a few pros and cons associated with working from home: Pros Efficient Leads to autonomy and creativity low-cost compared to the workplace Cons The balance needs to be right and fair to everyone It may …

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4 costs of working from home

Working from home comes with benefits but there are costs that are associated with setting up and maintaining your home office. Here is a list of costs that you can incur while working from home: Home office setup Home office connectivity Maintenance of the existing office Soft costs Read more here.

How to protect your practice against remote work security threats

Working from home comes with data security concerns. Do you know how to protect your data from threats? Here are 3 things to consider to make sure that your data is secured. Encryption is your friend Turn off services Make sure to back up your data Read more here.

The post-Covid workplace

Covid intensified the hybrid workplace, with more people working from home they are faced with a few issues related to the taxation of telecommunication benefits and the interpretation note relating to the deductibility of home office expenses issued by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) Read more here.

SAIBA reflects on 2021

2021 for many, was a year to recover and get back on their feet and the birth of new and improved working conditions to accommodate the change. For SAIBA, the aim was to better the lives and careers of their members by bringing them ease of access to information, creating new opportunities that will advance …

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