Workplace

Dynamic Business has collated a variety of workplace articles that cover all things HR (Human Resources). We delve into topics such as employee engagement, employee satisfaction, work colleague relationships, work life balance, hiring and firing, attracting and retaining talent, performance management and workplace bullying… to name just a few!

Our workplace articles look to explore the common workplace staff issues and questions, and aim to help both the employer and employee.

The informative and advisory style of our workplace articles aims to guide managers and employers to make the very best decisions regarding both the happier side of things – i.e. workplace talent, employee happiness and performance management – and also the not so happy side of things - namely the firing, workplace discrimination and workplace harassment.

From the employee side of things, we talk about how to ‘manage your manager’, elevate your career, grow your talent, approach HR with a variety of workplace problems and learn all about your employee rights.

The insightful and thought-provoking workplace articles you see here, that may be the opinion of a business leader, small business owner or entrepreneur, are balanced with a more practical approach; talking annual leave, sick leave and other employer obligations that small business owners can frequently miss.

At Dynamic Business, we are keen to educate our readers on everything that may crop up in the small business workplace. For example, is it actually true that employee engagement increases with an office ping pong table? Or a beer fridge in the workplace, free for staff? Or are we more looking at workplace happiness factors such as meaningfulness in a job role, an alignment of values to the business and learning and development in order to create a productive workforce? Also, how important is location and job salary in employee satisfaction?

The generational change in Australian workplaces, as well as international workplaces, may be the reason for the debate around these workplace topics. We touch on this angle across the ever-growing collection of workplace articles at Dynamic Business, as well as other evolving influences such as politics, technology and digitalisation, globalisation and more.

In terms of answering these kinds of questions and anticipating workplace trends, we hope to provide both a comprehensive list of business leader and manager articles, where as a leader or manager you can check visit here to check the facts and get new ideas for your workforce and for engaging your staff.

This content may be particularly relevant for HR staff, HR managers and generally Human Resources departments, but we also make sure it’s applicable to a wider audience within the small business and startup community. In our small business network, we rely on our HR experts to give us the insider information, which will help other HR professionals but also people in management positions across different industries.

Workplace culture continues to be an area of focus for employers and employees, and on this page you will find lots of ideas and information around cultivating a positively minded workforce that are engaged and fulfilled, ultimately driving your business to success.

Startups and small businesses have a good reputation of creating great workplace culture, and a flexible work-life balance. However, of course this isn’t always the case; we see time and time again through our workplace interviews and articles that a poor workplace culture often leads to poor employee engagement, poor employee satisfaction and thus poor productivity and profits.

Read through our workplace articles here to cover all of this, and some more! If you’re looking for something specific regarding workplace, employee tips, employer tips, be sure to search for this in our search bar, to hone in on what you want to know and learn. We are sure that our experts can answer your work related questions, and deliver some fresh ideas.

Workplace
  • March 24 2020 The remote work conundrum: How to work from home efficiently

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect individuals and businesses across the globe, many governments and health organisations have advised working from home as a means to slow the spread of the virus. Indeed, many Australian businesses have already implemented mandatory work from home practices for their employees. Globally, we’re undergoing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment Read More…

  • March 20 2020 How to manage and thrive during remote working

    Around the world, millions of people are attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19 by implementing social distancing measures such as remote working. While Australia has not yet been placed into an official lockdown by the government, there has been a steady increase in people who are opting to work from home. “We’re being forced Read More…

  • March 19 2020 Employees wants employers to take climate action: Peakon analysis

    Australian employees have taken the charge on climate action with a 220% increase in employee comments on the subject. This data comes from Peakon, which analysed over 298,000 survey comments made by Australian employees. The inaugural 2020 Employee Expectations report aims to get clear on what exactly employees expect and want from their employers this calendar year. Read More…

  • March 19 2020 What are casual staff entitled to amid the coronavirus outbreak?

    With governments and workplaces now rapidly escalating their responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the crisis has shone a spotlight on the inherent precariousness of casual employment here at home. UPDATE: Casual employees (of 12 months or more) are entitled to government’s JobKeeper payment McDonald Murholme Senior Associate Arthur Hambas says that casual workers are Read More…

  • March 12 2020 Statistics on gender equality in the workplace and what needs to change

    The statistics of gender equality in the workplace in Australia reveal some disappointing insights overall, despite progress in some areas. For example, recently we heard the rather disappointing news that the gender pay gap only narrowed by 0.5 percent and that, on average, men still took home over $25,000 a year more than women. Women and girls Read More…

  • March 11 2020 The top workplace articles of 2019

    Dynamic Business has always been about the workplace, and in 2019 we covered a range of topics such as employee satisfaction and engagement, work-life balance, hiring and firing, attracting and growing talent, workplace trends and worker rights. Each year, we talk to experts from diverse backgrounds who provide us with the best information, tips and Read More…

  • March 9 2020 What do ‘efficient’ workplace environments look like?

    Efficient work environments are a trending conversation amongst corporate leaders and business owners. Yet the practical solution to their queries is in the implementation of artwork in the office. With countless ways to promote satisfaction amongst employees, there is no excuse to miss out on the opportunities to boost production and engagement, which are paramount Read More…

  • March 6 2020 What the big businesses are doing for International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is held annually on the 8th of March, as a celebration of women’s achievements. It is a chance for businesses, big and small, to show their customers and community that they support gender equality. Many big brands are involved in a marketing front, and/or they’re involved behind-the-scenes with some initiatives that showcase Read More…

  • March 2 2020 “Onerous and widespread change” to Fair Work Act introduced

    Changes to the Fair Work Act, introduced yesterday on March 1, will affect how employers pay their employees annualised salaries. Ben Thompson, a qualified solicitor and cofounder of Employment Hero, has called these changes “onerous and widespread.” We previously spoke to Tracy Anguin about the changes in employee awards and legislation, which you can find Read More…

  • 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…