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  • November 28 2019 Three steps to closing the gender pay gap

    Earlier this month, we heard news from the federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) that there has been only a tiny improvement in the gender pay gap – narrowing by 0.5 percentage points from 20.8 per cent from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. And, on average, men still take home $25,679 a year more than women. Read More…

  • November 22 2019 Building genuine professional connections in an app-first era of networking

    In an era where connections are often made without ever meeting in-person, what does this mean for building genuine, mutually beneficial relationships? We are all aware of the correlation between networking and business success. It’s critical in creating new business leads, filling voids in talent pools and can bring a wealth of knowledge necessary for Read More…

  • November 18 2019 How to safeguard your future job security in an ‘old school’ workplace

    With digital skills, automation and transformation dominating economic and workplace debate, Australian employees are feeling increased pressure to keep up. Skillsoft’s recent Mind the Gap study of employees across Australia and New Zealand shows a staggering 70 percent of employees believe their jobs are undergoing change due to digital transformation. The study also shows that Read More…

  • November 14 2019 NSW bushfires: What are employee entitlements during catastrophic events?

    Catastrophic weather conditions including extreme heat, strong winds, and low humidity are forecasted for Sydney and its surrounding regions today – the first time the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued the maximum level of warning in ten years. While Australia can experience a variety of natural disasters and wild weather conditions, such as floods, Read More…

  • November 14 2019 The 3 P’s of the workplace – it’s no longer just pay and perks, employees want purpose

    Over the course of our adult lives, we will spend up to 4,821 days working on projects that may not inspire or motivate us. Let that sink in for a moment! The reason these projects aren’t motivating us is that they do not align with our personal values… Increasingly employees are looking for more than just Read More…

  • November 6 2019 Unsatisfied? It’s not the job that’s the issue, it’s you

    Currently in Australia job satisfaction is at the lowest point it’s been in over 5 years[1], and as we approach the end of 2019, many will question if resignation is the right move for the New Year. Although it’s easy for individuals to blame their lack of fulfilment on their current role, Phill Nosworthy believes Read More…

  • October 18 2019 HR has a branding problem, wouldn’t you agree?

    HR is often seen as a negative thing in the workplace, and in small businesses and startups it can be hard to know what the best steps are to implement a successful HR manager or team to lead your teams to greatness. How can we overcome the negative connotations of HR at work, in order Read More…

  • October 9 2019 Finding the ‘sweet-spot’ in process automation

    When an organisation embarks on a process automation journey, a fundamental question quickly arises: exactly where do you start? With hundreds (or even thousands) of processes already in place, the idea of automating them can seem rather daunting. Another challenge stems from the fact that all the existing processes might not be working as effectively Read More…

  • October 4 2019 How creating an inclusive workplace can boost the business bottom line

    While the inclusive workplace has been on the boardroom agenda for years, it is now widely accepted that the business world must continue to place even greater efforts in fostering a culture of diversity in order to deliver business performance, employee wellbeing and build a fair society. However, putting this into practice remains elusive for Read More…

  • October 3 2019 How to foster mental wellbeing in your startup

    A startup can be an exciting place to work, but with the combination of long work hours and an uncertain future, the emotional rollercoaster of working in a high pressure environment can be tolling. It’s therefore important that founders take a proactive approach to mental health to ensure that they and their staff are both physically Read More…

  • September 27 2019 90% of businesses say employee legislation is confusing or contradictory

    New research from the Australian Payroll Association has found that more than 9 in 10 organisations find government legislation or employee awards difficult to interpret, with most agreeing that many of these clauses need to be revised or made simpler. The finding was derived from a survey of 520 payroll managers across a mix of large Read More…

  • September 24 2019 CEO turnover reaches three year high: Study

    New research from specialised recruiter Robert Half, published in the 2019 CEO Tracker shows increased movement in the ASX 200, with CEO turnover hitting a three year high of 22%. The third iteration of the annual study, which identifies the background and experience of current ASX 200 CEOs, also shows that while these CEOs are still overwhelmingly male (94%), Read More…

  • September 16 2019 Put away the beanbags – the simple secrets behind thriving company culture

    Across Australia, workplace culture has become the number one driver for business performance and attracting staff. In fact, Forbes recently reported that the majority of the global workforce (94% of executives and 88% of employees) believe that a distinct corporate culture is vital to corporate success. Contrary to the media’s obsession with ‘top-down’ change, this Read More…

  • September 11 2019 Why Konica Minolta chose to introduce a new parental leave policy

    Konica Minolta Australia, market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services, has announced its new parental leave policy aimed at creating a more equal and supportive environment for all parents in the workplace. The policy takes several steps to achieve gender equality, recognising that both parents have an active and essential role in their children’s Read More…

  • September 10 2019 How-to guide: Successful onboarding

    Recently Dynamic Business attended Gartner’s ReImagine HR event in Sydney, where Silk Road Technology presented insights on the importance of successful onboarding for attracting and retaining talent. The research included in the talk also demonstrated the cost implications for a business or organisation that doesn’t have a good onboarding process in place. Silk Road Technology Read More…