Workplace morale is the collective attitudes and feelings of your team. When morale is high, team members are cheerful and confident. Focusing on morale in the workplace not only improves productivity but also reduces absenteeism, promotes collaboration, esteem and satisfaction. It benefits your people and the business, writes Katrina Crittenden from Zimplify. But where do… Read more »
Australia’s business leaders have no concept of company culture according to a report by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). The ‘5 Hard Truths About Workplace Culture’ found C-lsuite executives at Australian companies are unlikely to recognise the signs of poor company culture. The report suggests boards and CEOs need a reality check. They have to… Read more »
The new year has dawned and with it comes new aspirations. A recent survey by leading recruitment company Citrus Group has found almost a quarter of Australians left their last role due to a lack of career progression. So how can you ensure your business has the opportunities to keep your staff happy? While a… Read more »
Fatter pay cheques are no longer the be-all, end-all when it comes to keeping employees engaged, happy and productive in the workplace, writes Employment Hero’s Chief People Officer Alex Hattingh. Employees want employers who make employment easy for them. Employers who live up to the belief that there is more to a job than just… Read more »
For many Australian companies, a transition across to the lush, green pastures of New Zealand is a natural move. Culturally, it all might seem like a cake walk. You’ve been to Queenstown for a lovely weekend, and besides the remarkable scenery, it’s all pretty much the same over there, right? While our flags look pretty… Read more »
Chern’ee Sutton is a 20-year-old indigenous artist from Queensland with a successful small business. Her heritage lies with the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland and she started painting when she was just 13-years-old. When she was experiencing trouble at school during her early teenage years Chern’ee was encouraged to enter a… Read more »
Boutique cinemas have been an integral part of our entertainment culture for decades. Many of these cinemas, built in the early 1900s, are still standing today. We’ve chosen 10 treasures from around the country. If you have a small business and you would like the chance to featured on Kochie’s Business Builders then please let… Read more »
Anyone who has visited the country recently knows the growth in China is real, and very visible. In 1950 some 544 million people lived mostly in villages; by 2015, the population had ballooned to 1.38 billion people, with 56 per cent living in cities. The scale of construction being carried out to accommodate this population… Read more »
Husband and wife duo Megna Murali and Aarjit Iyer have been running an online spice store called Spice Quarter for the past year. They supply freshly blended, dry spice mixes with matching recipes. Spice Quarter’s spice blends combine the freshest herbs and spices into unique flavours. They sell a range of enticing spices, spice sets and… Read more »
Culture. Everybody talks about it, from small businesses to big corporations, yet not everyone gets it right. It can be a difficult thing to describe, let alone create and it’s an easy thing to get wrong. In my experience, it’s a broad mix of the right people, and a company that has a clear purpose supported… Read more »
Sometimes it really pays to take a step back and get an independent expert opinion.
Here are the five biggest things when it comes to building a sustainable and realistic culture for your team.