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The Modern Workplace Hacks by Tom Freer

The Modern Workplace Hacks by Tom Freer

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!
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2022 Wrap Up & 2023 Predictions | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 39
2022 Wrap Up & 2023 Predictions | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 39
In this final episode for 2022 we wrap up the year, look at what has been happening and go through our predictions for 2023 including AI and Cyber Security. 
26:37
January 22, 2023
The work from home debate | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 38
The work from home debate | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 38
Hybrid workplace, work from home? This is a decision that all businesses need to consider and how it is impacting or improving your business and your team. 
35:47
January 10, 2023
Protecting your Business from Cyber Crime | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 37
Protecting your Business from Cyber Crime | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 37
On this episode Josh and Tom talk about the continuing risks and recent Cyber incidents. individually how should you be sharing data and what should you be sharing and as a business how are you protecting this information that is collected. It makes you think about what information you are giving away?
29:06
January 04, 2023
Serverless Computing and System Integration | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 36
Serverless Computing and System Integration | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 36
On this Episode, Tom Freer is joined by Alex Feguson who is the COO at Nanopution . Nano provides solutions to businesses to integrate systems and data by leveraging Serverless computing infrastructure – the true definition of cloud computing. This is a little but technical at times but provides some great insights into how you can be thinking about the systems and applications in your business and how to leverage that data you have access to.
30:45
November 24, 2022
Business Security and Human Risk Management | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 35
Business Security and Human Risk Management | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 35
In today’s episode, Tom and Josh tackle business security, a topic we are all seeing in the headlines of late. With external threats continuing to advance in frequency and sophistication, our people, processes and technology all need to be considered when it comes to keeping our organisations safe. The guys focus on the human element of cyber risk, the far-too-frequently forgotten element in organisational cyber strategies and what zero trust is all about. Tune in to learn all about the system policies and processes you should consider implementing to mitigate cyber risks across your organisation and instil cyber awareness into your team.
28:34
October 17, 2022
Business Audits - People, Process and Technology | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 34
Business Audits - People, Process and Technology | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 34
After a brief hiatus, Tom and Josh are back for another informative discussion on workplace hacks and how to maximise your business potential. Today's episode is about all things business audits and insights into today's business and economic landscapes. They discuss how to best drive efficiencies through technology in your business. With low unemployment, rising inflation and wage pressures, and cyber breaches making the headlines, this timely topic can help you take stock of your processes and people to retain and gain staff while securely leveraging the resources you already have to their full potential.
28:46
October 07, 2022
Three Key Strategies For 2022 | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 33
Three Key Strategies For 2022 | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 33
The pandemic has changed our lives in the last two years. And now, one thing is sure: nothing will ever be the same again. And it's time to live with it and see the opportunity in it. In the first episode of Modern Workplace Hacks this 2022, Tom Freer reflects on what the year 2021 has been. He talks about the events that occurred and the achievements that Wyntec has accomplished for the year. He also discusses his plans for 2022 and his predictions for the year to come. Listen and gain insights on some of the key trends to look out for!
23:40
January 11, 2022
Modern Workplace Is Not Just About The Technology | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 32
Modern Workplace Is Not Just About The Technology | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 32
The modern workplace is not just about technology or working remotely. It's a new way of thinking, leading, and managing. It's no longer just a thing you go to. It's a thing you do. But how do you navigate this new era in working? What adjustments should you make? In this episode of Modern Workplace Hacks, Tom Freer talks with Resonate Founder and CEO, RK. Together, they discuss how the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and how leaders can adapt and make the most out of the changes.
49:31
October 04, 2021
Know Your Apps | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 31
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.
22:10
September 08, 2021
Optimise Your Accounts Receivable Collection | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 30
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.
37:27
July 12, 2021
Top Challenges Faced By Accountants And How Technology Solves Them | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 29
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.
43:30
July 05, 2021
Data Housekeeping: How To Manage Your Data | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 28
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.
23:06
June 28, 2021
How Technology Is Transforming The Accounting World | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 27
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.
14:58
June 21, 2021
How To Have An Awesome SharePoint | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 26
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.
30:32
June 11, 2021
Business Planning: How To Start The Year Right | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 25
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.
25:58
June 04, 2021
Building A High Performance Business | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 24
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.
35:04
November 02, 2020
The Impact Of COVID-19 On Employment | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 23
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. 
49:03
October 27, 2020
The Crucial Role Of Human In Cybersecurity | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 22
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!
36:10
October 12, 2020
How to Create a Sense of Meaning at Work | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 21
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.
39:55
September 28, 2020
How To Deliver Great Customer Service | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 20
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.
33:57
September 21, 2020
Do You Still Need A Traditional Phone At Your Desk | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 19
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!
21:11
September 14, 2020
Accounting in 2025 | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 18
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. 
27:11
September 07, 2020
How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 17
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.
25:02
August 31, 2020
 The Evolving Role of Managed Services | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 16
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.
34:46
August 24, 2020
Business Planning Is Not A One-Time Thing | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 15
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.
27:42
August 17, 2020
Is Your Business's Technology Holding You Back? | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 14
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.
28:25
August 10, 2020
The World Of Automation | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 13
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.
39:40
August 03, 2020
The Impact Of The Pandemic On Recruitment | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 12
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.
38:05
July 27, 2020
How Partnership Can Help Your Business | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 11
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.
29:23
July 20, 2020
Embracing The New Normal | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 10
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.
32:40
July 13, 2020
Get The Most Out Of Your Sharepoint &Microsoft Teams | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 9
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.
34:33
May 20, 2020
Why Remote Work Is The New Normal | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 8
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. 
43:02
May 20, 2020
How To Get Productive While Working At Home | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 7
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.
36:37
April 28, 2020
Why You Should Invest In Technology? | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 6
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. 
22:15
April 28, 2020
What Is Digital Transformation? | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 5
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. 
31:52
April 28, 2020
How Cyber Attackers Gain Access to Your Most Sensitive Data | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 4
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. 
59:23
April 28, 2020
How Content Marketing Brings Value To Your Business | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 3
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.
32:14
April 28, 2020
How To Optimise Processes And Workflows | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 2
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. 
27:43
April 28, 2020
My Entrepreneurial Journey | Modern Workplace Hacks Episode 1
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. 
27:23
April 24, 2020