People and Culture

Understanding neurodiversity and autism as a superpower

April marked Autism Awareness Month, which works to increase greater understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people on the autism spectrum. During the month, the Cisco Disability Awareness Network and Special Kids Group in Australia and New Zealand shared a questionnaire to help educate employees…

April 29, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“It’s not about disability, it’s about differences, and different strengths we bring to the world.”

A diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace is something we are proud of at Cisco. Diversity is about embracing differences, and enabling people to bring different strengths to work. There are a number of initiatives close to the hearts of employees on missions to support inclusivity, and one…

April 17, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

We are Cisco! Cisco named one of Australia’s Inclusive employers

Diversity and inclusion are essential to fuelling the power of connection in thriving communities, and at Cisco a culture in which all people feel welcomed, valued, respected, accepted and heard is foundational. In Australia, we’re proud to be named an Inclusive Employer by The Diversity Council…

Giving back to communities at times of need: Cisco Meraki lends hands at Wingham, NSW

The last few months in Australia has seen the turmoil of the bushfire season make its way across communities, both far and near. Many people have been keen to support those who need the help, such as the extra hands to come together and repair physical effects of the elements, as well as rebuild a sense of…

February 7, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“I work in a job that did not exist when I was studying.”

A conversation with Emma Reid, Global Marketing Manager for Cisco’s Networking Academy Emma Reid is a well-regarded champion for diversity and equal opportunity particularly in creating programs that bridge the gap and enables a stronger sense of community within the IT industry. Emma is the Global…

December 19, 2019

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

2019: A Great Year at Cisco ANZ!

The year has whizzed past, and at Cisco Australia and New Zealand it has been jam-packed with world firsts, innovation, announcements, executive visits, volunteering, mentoring, a plethora of awards and more! As we officially shutdown for the year at the end of the week, It’s always great to reflect…

December 19, 2019

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Cisco’s Connected Santa – making special connections possible

This time of year is about connections – with family members, with friends, and for many kids they have one person in mind that they’d like to meet and share their hopes and dreams with. It can be an extremely tough time for children in hospital, let alone over the festive season. It can also be a challenging…

November 7, 2019

SMB

Top Three Small Business Challenges that can be Overcome

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Asia Pacific region are expected to scale up on limited resources. Business leaders have to do much more with much less while responding as quickly as possible to market changes. While digital transformation helps SMBs stay competitive, the journey…

October 31, 2019

COLLABORATIONS

Supporting an inclusive workplace culture in Singapore with tech – and why it matters

International Sign Language Day came by in my social media feed under the hashtag #IDSL2019 – in the form of a Scottish student who invented 100 new signs for scientific terms, to help make STEM jobs more accessible for the hearing impaired. It occurred to me how small actions and ideas can have great consequences…