Apr 2022


Return-To-Office Full Time Is Not Happening Anytime Soon

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: Outsourcing, Post-COVID, Remote working, work from home

Close Contact Isolation Rules Currently, all Australian states and territories require close contacts to isolate for seven days from the last time they were in contact with someone with COVID-19. According to the Department of Health, over the past week, there have been an average of almost 40.5K new cases reported each day with 396.3K active cases. Based on an …


Mar 2022

Record High Gas Prices Impact Return-To-Office Strategies

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: Post-COVID, Remote working, work from home

Even after work-from-home COVID restrictions have ended, workers refuse to return to the office due to the rising costs of gas. In a recent study conducted by the Finance Sector Union on WFH, 75% of members showed great concern over the commuting expense if they had to return to work. With the Ukraine-Russia conflict, gas prices have becoming so expensive. …


Sep 2021

Australian domestic accountants relocating to remote areas may face pay cuts of up to 25%

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: COVID19, work from home

More recently we’ve seen Australian businesses grappling with vaccination requirements and whether mandatory vaccinations can or should be implemented in the workplace. And it seems there is no ‘one size fits all” solution to the issue, with working conditions ranging from manufacturing operations with large workforces operating in static factory like conditions, Trade service people (like removalists) moving through the …


May 2021

Is WFH all it’s cracked up to be?

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: ACCOUNTANTS, accounting outsourcing, accounting outsourcing australia, australian accounting firm, australian outsourcing expert, outsourcing guru, Remote working, work from home, working overseas

In 2020, Aussie startup Atlassian started allowing employees to work from home permanently, and Atlassian employees will no longer be required to return to the office when an easing of coronavirus restrictions allow them to do so. Fast forward to 2021, and Atlassian has recently announced staff only need to attend the office four times a year.  It’s currently regarded …