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
  • May 15 2020 Social distancing officers… does your business need one?

    In the new world of work going forward, is it possible that your workplace and business will need a COVID-19 social distancing officer? Australia has made tremendous progress in limiting the effects of COVID-19 and all indications are that we are on the path to socio-economic recovery. For many businesses, this means a return to Read More…

  • April 28 2020 The brutal and bountiful reality of virtual accountability

    So we are now all living in the future of work. The shift to remote work was happening in a modest way before the crisis hit. But now, if the arrangement proves productive, it’s likely many companies will opt to reduce their overheads and end millions of people’s commutes by going big on remote. Those of Read More…

  • April 27 2020 How businesses can support parents during COVID-19

    How can employers best support their parent employees during this time, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many businesses to adopt work from home models? Recent weeks have seen many businesses and organisations embrace remote work to continue operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this is causing challenges for all employees, it’s a particularly challenging time Read More…

  • April 20 2020 8 tips for supporting employees’ health and wellness during COVID-19

    The new COVID-19 environment of home-based working and social distancing has not only posed unprecedented challenges in productivity for many workplaces, but it could also be affecting employees’ mental health. A leading workplace safety expert is urging organisations to prioritise the health and wellness of their employees during this challenging time, revealing the important benefits Read More…

  • April 16 2020 Top tips for leading remote teams during COVID-19

    What are the top things a manager should be doing when leading their teams remotely? The spread of COVID-19 has led to travel restrictions, school closures, and cities around the world moving towards lockdowns. Amid these new conditions, most of us still need to continue our day to day work. But the way we do Read More…

  • April 15 2020 How soft skills impact and translate in the world of working from home

    Many of us are adjusting to working from home with the increasing risk of Coronavirus. Some of us might not have the ergonomic set up that helps us to work without physical pain; we may be sharing a desk with our partners or family members who are also working from home; we might live alone Read More…

  • April 6 2020 Who is legally liable if workers catch coronavirus whilst working?

    As workplaces move to a work from home arrangement, it’s raised the issue of whether workers who catch Coronavirus while working from home are able to pursue workers compensation claims. Employment law expert Bruce Simmonds says the answer is a yes but with conditions and people working from home during the COVID- 19 crisis who Read More…

  • 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…