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A socially connected CEO is good for a company

Thursday 16th September 2021
Finance Professor Chandra Krishnamurti from the University of South Australia
Finance Professor Chandra Krishnamurti from the University of South Australia

Companies with chief executive officers that have strong social networks – i.e. have high social capital – are less likely to experience a stock price crash, according to a new study published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance . CEOs with smaller social networks and social capital are more likely to hoard bad news and potentially mislead investors.

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How to look after your mental health WFH Take II

Thursday 22nd July 2021
One in five Australians in psychological distress in June
One in five Australians in psychological distress in June

As much of the country went into lockdown again, almost one in five Australians experienced a high or very high level of psychological distress in June 2021. Distress was higher in women, with 23 per cent experiencing high or very high levels of psychological distress, compared to 17 per cent of men, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey.

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Time to do the right thing

Wednesday 23rd June 2021
ASFA's Martin Fahy
ASFA's Martin Fahy

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has calculated that the cost to an employer of the Superannuation Guarantee increase on 1 July is just $5.75 a week for an employee on the median annual wage of $60,000 and $6.50 for an employee on average earnings of $68,000 a week.

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The value of ESG credentials

Thursday 27th May 2021
ESG hiring on the rise
ESG hiring on the rise

There is a hiring run in Australia. Earlier this month, jobs board SEEK reported a record-high number of jobs posted to the platform, eclipsing the previous benchmark which was set just one month before. Job postings are up more than 30% compared to two years ago.

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