Workplace
  • 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…

  • 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…

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