Australia & New Zealand

July 28, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Lightbulb moments out of the Executive Shadowing program

Each year the Cisco Australia and New Zealand team runs the Executive Shadowing program. Open to all employees, the program partners employees with an executive, shadowing them in their role with a day in the life to learn along the way. It’s a great chance for employees to get exposure to different areas…

July 13, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Returning to work in a year unlike any other

Over the last 18 months, the notions of work/life integration have been under the microscope as we consider how best to transition to a safe, trusted and productive hybrid work model. We speak to one of the Cisco team, Sahar, who recently came back to work after taking a break last year. Hear what it has…

June 18, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Bringing your whole self to work, proudly

It’s Pride Month globally, a celebration and recognition of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Two Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) community with various events held around the world. June is marked to recognise the Stonewall Riots taking place in 1969 and is an opportunity…

May 25, 2021

SMB

The cloud is calling – the time is right to pick up

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has majorly affected business operations around the country and despite the obvious restrictions and issues it has caused, we have also seen significant advancements made as a result. For many businesses prior to the pandemic, the concept of a hybrid or full working-from-home…

A look at teams for teams week

Over the past year, we’ve all done our best to connect with our peers in a hybrid model. We’ve always had flexible working practices at Cisco, and a culture of trust that gives employees the confidence to make decisions about how they work. However, it’s important to make time for human connections and…

Hybrid working during Ramadan

As the world continues to work in a hybrid model, we are all starting to have a deeper understanding of everyone’s lives and the many different aspects they balance along with their work life – kids, studies, parents, faith. We asked our employees to share their insights around Ramadan with us. Wasim…

April 22, 2021

CYBERSECURITY

A look at SecureIT for Girls in ICT

The need for more women and girls in the technology sector continues, at a time when diversity numbers in the industry are at an all-time low. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum revealed Australia’s ranking in the Global Gender Gap Index had dropped significantly to beyond 50th place, moving…

Earth Day: Protecting our Precious Planet

One of the reasons I love working at Cisco is the freedom to pursue your passions, and make an impact. For me, that’s protecting what’s precious: our planet. Based in Australia, there is wonderful nature all around me. Being fortunate enough to be able to travel and see some of nature’s wonders, I’ve been…

March 8, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Reflections from our female leaders in technology

As we mark another International Women’s Day, today is all about stopping to reflect and celebrate the achievements of women. But it is also a moment when we acknowledge the work that remains to be done to further embrace inclusion and gender equality. Particularly when it comes to leadership in the…