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The Modern Workplace Hacks by Tom Freer
Learn more about how you can leverage technology, improved business processes, team empowerment and many more! Tom explores all the “hacks” you can use to get your business on the fast lane!
Sep 7, 2021
Know Your Apps | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 31
One of the worst financial mistakes we can make when we do business is to pay for several apps that do almost the same thing as each other. We must always think about how cost-effective our products are and what the best apps are for our processes. In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer and Josh Heathcote talk about maximising the applications we have and leveraging them for our business.
Jul 11, 2021
Optimise Your Accounts Receivable Collection | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 30
Accounts Receivable processes can be complicated and time-consuming endeavours for most businesses. 18 million hours per year is spent by businesses chasing debtors. How do you make this process less tedious and more cost-effective? In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer and Josh Heathcote talk with Mark Reilly, the CEO of IODM. IODM is an Intelligent Accounts Receivable Solution. If you're wondering how you can make the accounts receivable process in your company more effective and efficient, have a listen today. This can be the solution you're looking for.
Jul 4, 2021
Top Challenges Faced By Accountants And How Technology Solves Them | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 29
Accounting used to be all papers and pens. Thankfully, with the gradual rise of technology, the accounting industry is rapidly evolving. Automation, machine learning, and adaptive intelligence are all becoming part and helping the accounting and finance teams to be more productive and efficient. In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom invites Melissa Voss, a chartered Accountant and Co-Founder of FuseWorks. They talk about how Melissa established her business solving a very specific problem for her accounting firm. Listen and learn about what has driven her into software development to solve problems for accountants everywhere.
Jun 27, 2021
Data Housekeeping: How To Manage Your Data| Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 28
How we manage our data is, most of the time, an undervalued task in our business. Your word, your Excel files, your ppts — these are the stuff that makes your business work. But do you know where they are or where they're going? If you have a closet full of clothes and toys, and you're going to move to a new house, do you take everything? Or are there a few things you might want to leave? In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer and Josh Heathcote talk about data housekeeping and why it's important to keep track of where data sits within your environment.
Jun 20, 2021
How Technology Is Transforming The Accounting World | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 27
Technology has been a key driver in revolutionising the accounting and finance industry. There are already a lot of productivity optimisation programs and processes available today because of technology. As such, today’s accountant is no longer burdened with repetitive and manual tasks. Instead, due to the evolution of technology, accounting software programs are becoming more automated, and the accountant's role is also evolving. In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer and Josh Heathcote talk about the work Wyntec has done to support their clients in the accounting and finance industry. Listen as they share some insights into what they've discovered and learned based on their experience and how they're working with them.
Jun 11, 2021
How To Have An Awesome SharePoint | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 26
If you already have a Microsoft 365 subscription, chances are you already have SharePoint. So instead of letting it sit there taking up space (and money), you can choose to optimise it and let it do its job of making your work easier and more convenient. In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer and Josh Heathcote talk about how you can make the most of your SharePoint and how it can do wonders for your business.
Jun 4, 2021
Business Planning: How To Start The Year Right | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 25
Failures don't always have to be bad. It can be your springboard to success. But it will all depend on you. How will you react to it? How do you make a bad turn into a good one? In this first episode of Modern Workplace Hacks for the year 2021, Tom Freer opens up to Josh Heathcote about mental burnouts and how it's important to rethink our planning methodologies. When many uncertain factors start to kick in and change the desired results, it's time to fight back and take control again.
Nov 2, 2020
Building A High Performance Business | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 24
Contrary to expectations, many entrepreneurs don't have any clear understanding of what they want to achieve in their business. They're just reactive to whatever comes their way which can be exhausting and unstrategic. In this episode of Moden Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer talks with Faye Caughey, Co-Founder of Kaibizzen, a high-performance business coaching practice. Together, they discuss business planning, and how to have the right mindset and attitude. Listen and learn how to set and keep an eye on your goal.
Oct 27, 2020
The Impact Of COVID-19 On Employment | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 23
The sudden emergence of the pandemic compelled companies and industries to move as quickly as possible to adapt to the situation. In result, it has triggered massive employee layoffs. Tom interviews John Mamaril, an Employment Lawyer and Director of NB Lawyers, and talks about how the global pandemic has affected the job market.
Oct 12, 2020
The Crucial Role Of Human In Cybersecurity | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 22
Cybersecurity is a hot topic right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an increased risk of cyberattacks. Hackers know that people are vulnerable right now and are targeting their increased dependence on digital tools. In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom is joined by Mike from Web Safe Staff. They talk about how to maintain good cyber hygiene while focusing on the people aspect of cybersecurity. Listen and stay up-to-date with the recent schemes and how you can protect yourself and your business from potential attacks. There are so many tips and tricks that can help you!
Sep 28, 2020
How to Create a Sense of Meaning at Work | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 21
Due to the difficulties posed by the global pandemic, many people reflect on how to find meaning in work. A clear purpose and meaning may be defined as job satisfaction, happiness or intent. But regardless of the terms used, a sense of meaning guides one's attention to what matters most. In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer talks with Career Expert Edwin Trevor-Roberts, Ph.D. on how to build a substantial and meaningful career.
Sep 21, 2020
How To Deliver Great Customer Service | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 20
Providing outstanding customer service should be the foundation of all businesses. It is all about speed, ease and friendliness. In this episode, Tom and Josh explore different ways to stand out from the crowd by providing superior customer service.
Sep 14, 2020
Do You Still Need A Traditional Phone At Your Desk | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 19
In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom and Josh talk about the relevance of a traditional phone in the modern office. Listen to this episode to gain some useful insights!
Sep 7, 2020
Accounting in 2025 | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 18
Like every industry, accounting has been heavily impacted by technology over the past decade. The future of the sector will continue to be influenced by the innovations that have and will continue to evolve. In this episode, Tom and Josh talk about how the advances in technology will take accounting to new levels.
Aug 30, 2020
How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 17
The pandemic has forced educational institutions to push to online learning and embrace emerging innovations to help students learn. Paddy Behan, Middle School Coordinator for STEM joins Tom in this episode and shares how educators faced the cultural shift by using technology to rethink education.
Aug 24, 2020
The Evolving Role of Managed Services | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 16
Almost every business today has at least one relationship with a managed service provider and it is very likely that the relationship has evolved over the years. Join Tom and Josh with special guest Matthew Bristow, rhipe's Partner Development Manager, as they share insights about the evolving role of managed service providers and how to adapt applications for the cloud environment.
Aug 17, 2020
Business Planning Is Not A One-Time Thing | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 15
On this week's episode, Tom and Josh talk about strategic business planning - how they plan annually and putting that plan into daily practice. This show also highlights the most common challenges faced by business owners when doing business planning. Have a listen and we'd love to hear your feedback.
Aug 10, 2020
Is Your Business's Technology Holding You Back? | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 14
Technology has brought a massive impact on businesses everywhere. You can only expand your business as fast as your technology allows. Failure to invest in the right tools can make or break your business will lead to ineffective use of company resources. Join Tom and Josh in this week's episode as they elaborate the right steps to fully manage technology in your business.
Aug 3, 2020
The World Of Automation | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 13
On this week's episode, Tom and Josh tap into the power of automation. Shaun Leisegang, CEO and Founder of rapidMATION joins the show to talk about how you can effectively apply automation in your business to minimise costs, increase efficiency, and streamline your business processes.
Jul 27, 2020
The Impact Of The Pandemic On Recruitment | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 12
The global outbreak has affected the economy. Businesses are going through a hard time. The pandemic has greatly impacted how companies recruit new talents. In this episode, join Tom and Josh as they talk about talent recruitment in a post-pandemic world with Dan Smith, an Executive Recruitment Specialist.
Jul 20, 2020
How Partnership Can Help Your Business | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 11
In this episode, Tom and Josh talked about helping businesses through partnering - how it works, the benefits of partnering and its structures - to help expand your business and offer more value to your clients. So jump in and have a listen. We'd love to hear your feedback.
Jul 13, 2020
Embracing The New Normal | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 10
Tom and Josh discussed some of the changes that are likely to see in business post-lockdown due to COVID-19. This episode talks about the change in how we do business and how to implement safe work practices.
May 20, 2020
Get The Most Out Of Your Sharepoint &Microsoft Teams | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 9
Tom and Josh dig into Office 365. In this episode, understand the full capability of Sharepoint and get tips on how to share and manage content, applications and more. Learn how to boost your team's productivity and efficiency with Microsoft Teams. Leverage these technology to get the most out of your Office 365.
May 20, 2020
Why Remote Work Is The New Normal | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 8
The sudden shift of the workplace to remote has changed how businesses deliver technology to their team. In this episode, Tom and Josh will uncover the different tools business owners can use to enable remote work.
Apr 28, 2020
How To Get Productive While Working At Home | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 7
This episode talks about the dynamics of remote working. Tom and Josh share their tips on how leaders can manage their teams while working at home. They talk about being more creative and productive in the midst of a global pandemic.
Apr 28, 2020
Why You Should Invest In Technology? | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 6
In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer and Josh Heathcote look at why technology should be seen as an investment for your business rather than a cost. This episode reveals the investment value of technology in any modern business today.
Apr 28, 2020
What Is Digital Transformation? | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 5
Tom and Josh discuss what digital transformation is and how digital technologies create or modify existing business culture and customer experience to meet marketing requirements.
Apr 28, 2020
How Cyber Attackers Gain Access to Your Most Sensitive Data | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 4
How does a cyber attacker steal or gain unauthorised access in your PC and perform malicious activities? On this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom and Josh dive deep into Windows, operating systems and how to prevent cyber threats.
Apr 27, 2020
How Content Marketing Brings Value To Your Business | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 3
In this episode, guest Zac Daunt, a marketing expert and founder of Tenasu, takes you through his journey and shares his experience on how he struggled, failed and succeeded in his business. Join Tom, Josh and Zach in this cool, fun and learning-rich show.
Apr 27, 2020
How To Optimise Processes And Workflows | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 2
In this episode, Tom and Josh talk with Mia McIntyre, founder of MiVirtual and co-founder of Sharify365. Mia shares how she started MiVirtual and how she is helping businesses in Brisbane optimise their processes and workflows using technologies like Office365 and SharePoint.
Apr 23, 2020
My Entrepreneurial Journey | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 1
In this debut episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom and Josh share their entrepreneurial journey and the lessons they picked up along the way and how they applied these to businesses and projects they were involved with.