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  • September 17 2019 “For businesses that do give back, the benefits are huge”; How-to tips from CEO Sue Karzis

    Some of the most profitable and ultimately sustainable companies are focused on collaborating for the good of the community, rather than their bottom dollar line. Why? Well, it’s a reflection of society. The Australia Giving 2019 Report, recently released by Fundraising and Philanthropy in Australia, found that 35% of Australians have volunteered in the preceding Read More…

  • September 13 2019 Your staff and their use of social media: Where to draw the line between work and home

    The boundaries between home and work are often blurred – particularly with the growth of the internet where our lives are increasingly public. A whole generation is entering the workplace who have grown up with social media, sharing their lives online, whilst many, perhaps less savvy workers might be using the various platforms to communicate Read More…

  • September 6 2019 The evidence-based pathway to becoming an Australian corporate leader

    The pathways to success for Australia’s top 50 ASX-listed CEOs have been revealed for the first time, in the most detailed examination of who our corporate leaders are, and how the community ranks their performance. University choice, country of birth, average age, international experience, undergraduate degree, social media use and whether the CEOs were promoted Read More…

  • September 4 2019 Building a life: how to step back from daily operations and make family and life a priority

    Many people start a business with the aim of spending more time with family or more time on hobbies or self-development, only to find that the business needs them there 24/7. Hobbies and family time go out the window, and the business owner finds themselves with even less freedom than they had when working in Read More…

  • August 27 2019 Overcoming the challenges of managing larger teams

    Successful business owners aren’t automatically great team managers however, as the business grows, the importance of managing teams grows along with it. And, regardless of how well the business is run otherwise, if a business owner can’t attract and retain top talent, it will be difficult to continue to grow in the long term, according Read More…

  • August 26 2019 What your employees really think about AI

    Recently, Dynamic Business attended the 2-day Gartner ReImagine HR event to hear the new trends, reports and insights from HR industry leaders and share them with our readers. HR leaders from all over Australia came together to uncover and discuss the latest HR and leadership trends, best practice, challenges and opportunities. One of those discussions was from Jonathan Read More…

  • August 23 2019 Staff reward schemes play an important role in building loyalty

    Retaining experienced and key staff is a core focus of many small businesses. An increasingly mobile workforce means taking a “job for life” is rare. The national average tenure in a job nowadays is three years and four months according to the Commonwealth figures, while a 2019 Deloitte survey out of the US suggests 49% Read More…

  • August 15 2019 What employers should be aware of before changing an employee’s contract

    Throughout the course of employment, circumstances can change and you may find there’s times when you need to alter your employee’s work arrangements. Read about how to do it legally here. Hiring employees means that you’re responsible for ensuring the terms of your employees’ contracts are being met. Whether this means paying the correct salary, Read More…

  • August 8 2019 How to identify decision makers within your organisation and turn them into innovation allies

    The Global Startup Genome Ecosystem 2019 report predicts that there will be no “next Silicon Valley.” Instead, they predict there will be 30 global innovation hubs scattered around the world. This report, which ranks cities in terms of their access to talent, funding and global connectedness, positioned Sydney as 23rd in the world – a Read More…

  • August 7 2019 Life after the landline: four workplace trends Australian business owners should be aware of, in 2020 and beyond

    By Audrey William What will happen to the Australian workplace as we move towards the third decade of the twenty-first century? Rapid change has become the new normal for Australian workers and employers, as technological and societal changes continue to up-end old ways of working. The past two decades have seen the virtual extinction of Read More…

  • August 5 2019 Why Gen Y are moving to non-bank lenders

    Gen Y is all about “on demand”. From TV to food and clothes, this is a generation all about convenience. Having been brought up immersed in technology, Gen Y like to order what they want, when they want, and from the comfort of their own homes. This is equally true with managing their finances. Generally Read More…

  • July 25 2019 How to retain talent

    Byline: Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth APAC, Slack The most important asset any business has is talent. An engaged and effective workforce can be the difference between business failure and success. It is therefore no surprise that attracting and retaining top talent happens to be a major challenge for the majority of companies. According to Read More…

  • July 22 2019 Motivation: 7 questions to ask yourself

    Building a successful business takes commitment, courage, and a significant investment of time, energy, and money. The process can involve countless setbacks, frustrations, roadblocks, and challenges. However, the sense of satisfaction business owners feel when their business is successful often outweighs the challenges along the way. It’s therefore crucial for current and would-be business owners Read More…

  • July 15 2019 Why competing is bad for business

    Competing and comparing are part of everyday life. From when we are young, and agonise over what everyone else got in the times tables test, or who came first in the running race, we’re conditioned to look around us, to see how others are doing, and strive to do better than them. Life Coach and Read More…

  • July 10 2019 There’s a 72% drop in face-to-face collaboration at work, so how can Australian businesses still harness group productivity?

    By: Andy Hurt, Managing Director, Poly ANZ A single great idea can change the world, but it takes many hands and minds working together to turn that great idea into a reality. Looking at our workspaces today – this rings true. It’s rare to find an office now that isn’t open plan, designed to harness the power Read More…