The Modern Workplace Hacks by Tom Freer

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!

All Episodes

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.

Oct 4

49 min 30 sec

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.

Sep 8

22 min 9 sec

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 12

37 min 26 sec

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.

Jul 5

43 min 30 sec

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 28

23 min 6 sec

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 21

14 min 57 sec

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 11

30 min 32 sec

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.

Jun 4

25 min 57 sec

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.

Nov 2020

35 min 3 sec

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 2020

49 min 3 sec

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!

Oct 2020

36 min 9 sec

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 2020

39 min 55 sec

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 2020

33 min 56 sec

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 2020

21 min 11 sec

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. 

Sep 2020

27 min 11 sec

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 2020

25 min 2 sec

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 2020

34 min 45 sec

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 2020

27 min 42 sec

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 2020

28 min 24 sec

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.

Aug 2020

39 min 40 sec

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 2020

38 min 4 sec

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 2020

29 min 22 sec

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.

Jul 2020

32 min 40 sec

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 2020

34 min 33 sec

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. 

May 2020

43 min 1 sec

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 2020

36 min 37 sec

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 2020

22 min 15 sec

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 2020

31 min 51 sec

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 2020

59 min 22 sec

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 2020

32 min 14 sec

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 2020

27 min 43 sec

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. 

Apr 2020

27 min 23 sec