The pandemic pivot: 5 ways coronavirus shifted HR priorities

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With the ups and down during the pandemic, one thing remained clear for businesses: exceptional HR is not an optional extra – it’s a necessity.

Workplace bullying may increase during the working-from-home period

The founder and director of Bullyology, Jessica Hickman

 We all know what’s happening in the world right now, but what seems to be hidden, dismissed and less talked about is the resulting increase in  ‘working-from-home bullying’.  For those who suffer work-related bullying (in or out of the office), harassment and/or domestic violence, the wholesale changes to work locations and dynamics that have arisen… Continue reading Workplace bullying may increase during the working-from-home period

Top HR tips: An insight interview with Chief People Officer at Sephora, Karalyn Smith

Dynamic Business attended the Qualtrics X4 summit in Sydney on Friday 31stMay, which featured some amazing speakers from organisations that are all using Qualtrics as part of their consumer experience management. The key note speakers, including Karalyn Smith from Sephora, Sonny Sethifrom Uber and Patricia Limanouwfrom Qantas shared business insight and expert advice.   We had… Continue reading Top HR tips: An insight interview with Chief People Officer at Sephora, Karalyn Smith

Three steps for HR leaders to capitalise on their moment in the spotlight

It’s a pivotal time for HR leaders in Australia. There is a growing understanding within the C-suite that employees are at the heart of how a company operates and innovates. HR leaders are finally being given a seat at the table to input on key business decisions. But this exposure and greater responsibility means HR… Continue reading Three steps for HR leaders to capitalise on their moment in the spotlight

What to do if your employee is on the 6pm news

A recent violent attack on police officers that splashed across national news has highlighted the need for better employment practices, particularly when a staff member is at the centre of the story. Human resources specialist Kelli McDougall from Fifth Eagle says many people were surprised that a female childcare worker was charged as part of… Continue reading What to do if your employee is on the 6pm news

Protecting your SME when an employee leaves

Small businesses and startups face as much risk in employment as larger enterprises but they are often less well-equipped to address these issues. When working in a small business, people tend to form strong personal relationships and employers plan to retain staff. Sometimes, however, businesses need to dismiss staff for a number of reasons. While… Continue reading Protecting your SME when an employee leaves

Branson is Wrong: you CAN train for attitude

Richard Branson is right about many things…but he’s wrong about attitude. One of his famous observations was that “you can learn expertise and gain experience but attitude is inherent”. In other words, you can’t train for attitudes – you hire attitudes. I believe that view is now defunct. By failing to train for attitude, organisations miss out… Continue reading Branson is Wrong: you CAN train for attitude

HR start-up Employment Hero lands third Series A investor and sees funding balloon to $4.5m

Cloud-based HR automation platform Employment Hero has added AirTree Ventures to team of Series A investors, bringing its total funding to $4.5 million. The Series A round was already over-subscribed after the freemium Service attracted $3 million from OneVentures and AMP New Ventures in June to finance growth, including an expansion into the UK market.… Continue reading HR start-up Employment Hero lands third Series A investor and sees funding balloon to $4.5m

How to get the most out of your staff without hiring or firing

Let’s, for a moment, imagine a scenario. You’re a business owner or manager, with a team of people under you. That team, which has been handpicked to fulfill the needs of your business, is underperforming. As a manager, you have goals to meet. Short of hiring new blood, or getting rid of those you feel… Continue reading How to get the most out of your staff without hiring or firing