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
  • July 31 2020 Ageism in the workplace starts as early as 45yrs old

    About 20% of Australian mature workers – aged 55 years and over – say that they have difficulties finding work or securing sufficient hours. One of the primary reasons for this is their age, even though they are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce.  Older workers are more likely to be discriminated against in the Read More…

  • July 22 2020 Flexibility, safety and reskilling: learnings from COVID 

    Workplace safety will become as important to a 2020s office as it is to an outdoor worksite or the mine, while flexible work is here to stay as employees call for permanent work-from-home options, the new 2020 FlexCareers Report reveals.  Based on answers from 1622 employees across over a 12-day time frame (17 to 29 Read More…

  • July 10 2020 Four skills you’ll need to survive in a post-pandemic professional world

    Working in the white-collar sphere calls for a selection of soft and hard skills but the coronavirus crisis will force us to acquire some brand new ones – and fast, writes Nintex HR Director, Jacqueline Anderson. It’s no exaggeration to say the world has changed utterly this year and it’s happened at bewildering speed. COVID-19 Read More…

  • July 2 2020 Australia not ranked in Top 10 countries for ‘most inclusive workplaces’

    To encourage businesses to take a stand against discrimination and push for a progressive future, Global Workplace Providers Instant Offices have gathered and analysed data on what diversity and inclusion looks like in workplaces around the world. Delving into which countries had the most inclusive workplaces based on The Kantar Inclusion Index, the top ten countries Read More…

  • June 23 2020 Workforce management expert calls for rethink on 9 to 5 working week

    The CEO of a national workforce management company is calling on Australian employers to rethink the need for their people to be sitting in an office five days a week, instead focusing on what individual workers need to achieve without a set time allocated. APG Workforce CEO Glenn Redman says his organisation has employed many Read More…

  • June 16 2020 Employees must legally return from JobKeeper

    The JobKeeper scheme has confused many employers and business owners since it was introduced, and now the confusion centres around asking employees to return to the workplace, mainly due to people’s coronavirus Health & Safety concerns. Perhaps the discomfort with returning to work is also somewhat due to people’s new preference to work remotely, or to continue Read More…

  • June 15 2020 The daily commute may change for good

    The world, as well as commuter’s attitudes towards transport, have changed dramatically since COVID-19 shut down our cities. Mass transit and rideshare services have been something to avoid. “Micromobility” operators have taken a hard hit during the lockdown with many companies announcing redundancies and restructures. Uber announced in May that it is leading a US$170 Read More…

  • June 12 2020 The world of work post-pandemic

    David Piggot talks us through his opinion of the new world of work – in terms of working from home, flexibility and technology – post pandemic. Whether it’s working at the kitchen table or balancing your laptop on an ironing board, by now we have all figured out a way to make our at-home office Read More…

  • June 12 2020 Half of Aussies don’t feel comfortable returning to the workplace

    More than half of Australians (52%) feel uncomfortable about returning to the workplace right now, with the vast majority (93%) of people saying it is important that they are allowed to work remotely at any point if they feel unsafe. This is the key finding from Qualtrics’ Return to Work & Back to Business Study, Read More…

  • June 5 2020 237 global companies weigh in on remote working and returning to offices

    The survey results are in as 237 global companies weigh in on what they really think of remote working and the return to the office. As government restrictions are eased and Australian businesses prepare to reopen, employers, in accordance with the government’s ‘return to work’ roadmap, are beginning to ask their employees to return to the workplace.  The question remains: what will the post-pandemic workplace look like and how Read More…

  • June 3 2020 8 tips for managing sickness in the workplace

    New research shows most Australians will only stay home, taking the day off work, if they are really unwell. The Australian National University study found that 96.5 percent of non-healthcare workers and 99.2 percent of healthcare workers, said they went to work with minor flu symptoms.  HMS Medical director Heather McLellan-Johnson, who is managing director Read More…

  • May 29 2020 Mature age workers particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 job losses

    Federal and State governments are being urged to protect the mature workers who are especially vulnerable to job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns. Suggestions are for the government to continue to pay a higher weekly benefit to mature workers or lower the aged pension age due to the increased competition now for jobs. Gold Read More…

  • May 28 2020 HR Legal’s tips for developing your COVIDSafe plan

    Many workplaces are now receiving the green-light to open their offices and begin reintegrating their staff back into the workplace, however this can only be done with a COVIDSafe plan in place, as per the government’s announcement on lockdown easing. Commencing the return to work seems like a straight-forward task, however, for many Australian businesses Read More…

  • May 28 2020 What do millennials look for in their job roles?

    Millennials now make up around half of the nation’s workforce and yet persistent myths could be making it harder than it needs to be for organisations to successfully integrate this new generation of workers into existing teams.  Jaen Snyman, national business manager – modern workplace, Empired, said, “Apart from being digital natives, millennials aren’t really Read More…

  • May 22 2020 How to support your employees’ wellbeing during COVID-19 disruption

    Never has it been more important for employers to lead with compassion, understanding and empathy to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of their employees is not compromised.   In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a marked shift in the way businesses are run and people are managed. TAL, like many Read More…