Workplace
  • February 13 2020 The next generation of workers: What skills will they need?

    The future of work is changing. Driven by evolving expectations of Australian workers, shifting demographics as the more digital-native generation join the workforce, and technological advancements, the workplace is now moving into an era where some hard skills are starting to expire. While workplace disruption is not a new concept, the current pace of change Read More…

  • February 11 2020 Leading the change: Fender Katsalidis introduces equal parental leave

    Architecture firm, Fender Katsalidis, is introducing a new parental leave policy that will give eight weeks of full wage paid parental leave to both men and women, without distinguishing between primary and secondary caregivers. All team members, including those working part-time and on a casual basis, will be eligible, in addition to any government entitlements. A Read More…

  • February 3 2020 5 tips to attract, develop and retain the best talent in 2020

    As we settle back into the daily grind at work, businesses must prepare for a turbulent year ahead with research by Robert Half suggesting one in three (31%) employees plan to look for a new job in 2020. A competitive salary is no longer enough. Employees seek ‘work perks’ that make their lives easier, cheaper Read More…

  • January 24 2020 Employers beware! Many Aussies looking to leave jobs in January

    2020 could be the year for many Australian workers to take charge of their own career. According to research, almost two in five Australian workers are dissatisfied with their current job, while a further one in three are considering quitting to start their own business this year. The beginning of this week marked the arrival of Read More…

  • January 20 2020 Is flexible working destined to become the new norm?

    Flexible working is gaining a lot of attention in the media recently. You may have seen, for example, Microsoft Japan’s story on testing out flexibility with a four-day work week – where productivity was significantly boosted (by 40%) – or ideas of 6 hour work days that have been passed around.  A lot of employers use flexible Read More…

  • January 16 2020 The business of science

    Australia’s Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised medical research institute, performing cardiovascular research with a mission to prevent the spread of cardiovascular disease. The organisation is comprised of more than 150 collaborators who work together to conduct scientific and clinical research work. With a multitude of staff, scientists, researchers and stakeholders within the Read More…

  • January 15 2020 Small business owners raise concerns about wage theft law

    As it is seen in mainstream discussions in recent years, wage theft is the practice of denying workers their rightful wages or benefits in contemporary workplaces. It is recognised in various forms, including failing to pay wages, overtime, “off-the-clock” works and refusing employees’ entitlements such as vacation times and sick leave. Since last year, prominent Read More…

  • January 7 2020 Employee happiness and productivity influenced by office design

    Workplace wellbeing is a primary concern among business owners. New research from Signify has found investment in connected technology and smart office design is vital to attracting and retaining talent.   The survey of 500 small to medium business owners reported 80% of business owners saying retaining and motivating talent is a major business challenge. The report was Read More…

  • January 6 2020 The 6 changes in employee awards and legislation this new year

    A new suite of major changes to employee awards and legislation will come into effect this year, with payroll expert Tracy Angwin warning large organisations and SMEs that they must comply with them or face consequences by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Tracy Angwin, CEO of the Australian Payroll Association says, “Legislation and individual awards around employee Read More…

  • December 20 2019 2020 workplace predictions: Expert

    Dynamic Business recently asked Aaron McEwan, a Top 100 Global HR Influencer, about what he sees happening in the world of work for 2020. As a millennial workforce starts to take over, as digitalisation becomes the new norm for businesses and as wider trends and concerns such as climate change start to shape employee’s attitudes Read More…

  • December 16 2019 The key trends for the future that are shaping the workplace today

    The way we work is forever changing. New technologies and trends that came into force in 2019 have had a significant impact on the workplace. 5G is already speeding up day to day tasks, employee wellbeing has become a key focus for businesses, workers are demanding more flexibility and a whole new generation has joined Read More…

  • December 12 2019 No more crappy co-workers, please

    According to Gartner’s Q3 Global Talent Monitor, Australian employees are no longer entertaining negative experiences with their co-workers. The data collection from Gartner aims to evaluate how Australian employees are faring with their current employers and jobs. Co-working relationships now ranks as the third most important factor as to why employees leave their jobs, jumping up Read More…

  • December 10 2019 How startups can address gender imbalance and remove unconscious bias

    We know that unconscious bias occurs when we make quick judgements of people and situations without realising our preconceived ideas. These biases can be influenced by our background, gender, cultural environment and past experiences and whilst we might not be aware of these views, their impact can still be considerable.  Recent research from Deloitte found Read More…

  • 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…