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  • May 27 2019 What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?

    When most people think of taking annual leave, they don’t anticipate spending that time either sick in bed or in hospital with a family member. However, the reality is that unforeseeable events can occur and potentially derail an intended vacation or any leave plans. So, what are an employer’s obligations if their employees get sick Read More…

  • May 23 2019 Why media training is important for business leaders

    Byline: Leisa Goddard, Managing Director of Adoni Media With the explosion of social media and the insatiable 24-hour news cycle, it’s more important than ever for business leaders to have the confidence and skills to make the most of every media opportunity. Too many business owners and C-suite executives don’t know what to do if Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Interview discussion: the qualities of a great leader

    Ben Foote, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, shared his insights into the skills and strategies on upskilling and staying relevant in an ever-evolving workforce in an exclusive interview with Dynamic Business. As automation technologies take over more routine, people at work will spend over 60 percent more time using technological skills and over 40 percent Read More…

  • May 13 2019 Eight-speed economy the new challenge for business

    A Brisbane-based advisory firm says Australia is facing an eight-speed economy as an avalanche of conflicting forces converge to create an unprecedented air of uncertainty for business owners. Director Andrew Crealy says when the mining boom was in full swing a decade ago, businesses were grappling with a two-speed economy. “Put simply, this concept explained Read More…

  • May 10 2019 Mums supporting mums: flexible working hours

    For mums, the decision to head back to work after having a baby comes with some big considerations and mixed emotions. How do you continue giving your child the very best and feel fulfilled in your work life? The answer is different for every mum. But one common thread is the call for part time, Read More…

  • May 10 2019 A comparison of Coalition & ALP small business policies

    Today the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has released comparison findings on the policies proposed by the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) that will effect small businesses. The policies were assessed based on areas considered to be of high importance to the small business community. As part of the findings, COSBOA Read More…

  • May 10 2019 Employers can help stamp out predatory lending

    This year we have seen a significant power shift for consumers, with the government investing heavily in heightened financial protections. Through thorough reviews of bank reforms and consumer lending policies, control is slowly being readjusted back into the hands of the Aussie public. In fact, the 2019 Coalition government’s budget pledged $640 million to continue Read More…

  • May 6 2019 Admin ‘killing the dream’ of Australian Small Businesses

    Research reveals financial and emotional burden of administration on small businesses ahead of new Single Touch Payroll reporting regulation Australian small businesses estimated to collectively spend over $20B a year on admin and payroll Half of small business owners also willing to sacrifice wellbeing Reckon launches hub to help small business owners get ‘in the Read More…

  • May 3 2019 Parenthood almost ruined my business

    Decinda MacDonald was three years in to building her event planning business Event Society when she found out she was pregnant. She’d started the business in 2012 after she and her husband sold their house to clear debts and raise capital. While she’d been making progress, the business was not prepared for a major disruption. Read More…

  • May 1 2019 Let’s Talk: Business meetings

    Business meetings: face-to-face versus digital, where is the real value?  In a digital world, with so many digital meeting platforms available and with many new digital consumer experiences emerging,  it’s easy to see why this question is so relevant right now. There is arguably no longer a need to meet face-to-face or to be in the same Read More…

  • April 30 2019 Amazon Web Services Sydney Summit set to unveil the latest global technology trends

    Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today begins its annual Sydney Summit, showcasing the latest technology trends alongside some of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies and public institutions. More than 15,000 attendees are expected to visit Sydney’s International Convention Centre over the next three days, making it one of Australia’s largest Read More…

  • April 29 2019 Is podcasting the new team learning?

    I’ve noticed something dramatic occurring in my field of work. As a facilitator of change for teams and individuals I used to be invited to spend several days with teams over a year or more to undertake long term engaged learning that was face to face. People wanted to sit together in a room and Read More…

  • April 26 2019 Why startups can’t afford to ignore design and branding when launching their product

    Design is more than just a pretty font and it can’t be just an afterthought. Instead, it’s a quintessential element of product strategy, inextricably linked to business success, that must be considered from day one. If I told you that the best startup idea in the world would fail in today’s internet age without design Read More…

  • April 24 2019 CV hacks that work

    Adding digital evidence, putting yourself in the thick of the action and using a professional summary to highlight your unique selling proposition are three easy CV hacks that will help you reach the shortlist, says recruiting experts Hays. “As a jobseeker it can be tough to stand out, but there are a few tips that Read More…

  • April 23 2019 National research reveals SMEs’ top five funding frustrations

    Around 9 out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property security and a lack of flexibility as their major concerns. These are the findings of the latest SME Growth Index, conducted independently by banking market analysts East & Partners, on behalf of national working capital Read More…