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Employers who fail to comply with statutory requirements to keep time and wages records will be slapped with higher penalties if prosecuted for underpayment. This is just one of many reasons why every employer should conduct regular audits of its human resources arrangements to ensure legal compliance. 

More and more companies are under pressure to adopt digital strategies to leverage greater profits, drive high levels of customer satisfaction, and maintain footing in competitive marketplaces. And one of the key measures to adjusting to this ever-changing world of digitization is taking advantage of automation platforms. As such, consumer investments into one of these technologies — robotic process automation (RPA) — will increase to $US1 billion within the next two years.

The Australian government’s mandatory notifiable data breach (NDB) scheme comes into effect on 22 February, requiring businesses affected by eligible data breaches to notify the relevant individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as possible. In Australia, this legislation mainly affects businesses that have to comply with the Privacy Act.

Australia’s Department of Finance has put EDRMS adoption by non-corporate Commonwealth agencies on hold until 30 June 2019 while it completes a pilot rollout of its own in-house cloud records management solution. The decision has upset the vendor community and seemingly jeopardises The Digital Continuity 2020 policy championed by the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

While the Australian Federal Police continue with their investigation into the loss of classified documents by the from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), the department responsible has announced its own review.

​Punishing the person or persons responsible for last week’s Cabinet Files leak does not address the underlying issue. The real problem is that the way governments and businesses keep records is broken.

Thousands of government papers have apparently gone missing from the UK National Archives. Declassified documents covering some of the most controversial episodes from Britain’s past, including the Falklands War, Northern Ireland’s Troubles and the now infamous Zinoviev Letter Affair were among the missing files, having been officially “misplaced while on loan” to government departments. Some have claimed this is evidence of a government cover-up, but the truth is probably more mundane.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. Established in 1949, UNSW has grown into one of the most respected universities in the world—ranked third in Australia and 45th overall by the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The All Ords tells you how shares are performing this very minute. Your dashboard tells you how your car is performing this very second. An electrocardiogram tells you how your heart is performing beat by beat. Yet when it comes to measuring the performance of document management activities (such as mail/shipping and print/copy centre operations), many businesses rely on quarterly results in spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. By most standards, monthly is very aggressive.

An HP study has found almost half of Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) with an annual turnover of $A3M+ do not consider themselves to be prepared for the Australia’s new data breach notification laws. Just 51% of respondents said they had developed, or were in the process of developing, an IT security policy to ensure their compliance.

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