News: Workplace Culture

Leadership and the Role of HR in Uncertain Times

In the space of one short month we’ve seen a buoyant business environment dramatically change in an unprecedented and unexpected way. Whilst the primary focus has rightly shifted to the…

Five strategies to build resilience

We’ve all heard the term resilience but what does it really mean? Broadly speaking, resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges. iHR Business Psychologist Steven Booker describes…

Keeping Remote Staff Engaged

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live and work. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, close to half of Australian workers are currently working from home. Working from…

How does a healthy work life balance improve staff productivity?

So much is said about it, but what constitutes a healthy work life balance? It can potentially be defined as the lack of opposition between work and other life roles; the…

Working from Home

Research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in late 2016 showed that almost one-third of the Australian workforce regularly worked from home. These statistics include structured agreements where employers sanction working…

Reverse Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the workplace is not new. Usually, its peers or subordinates who are the target. However, reverse or upwards bullying has consequences that are as just as devastating as…

Millennials in the workforce

A workplace culture that discriminates against age often comes at a very high price. However, managers who engage in the practice are not necessarily consciously aware of their biases. Ageism…

Cultural Holiday Considerations for the Workplace

As people become more globalised, workplace diversity is on the increase. It is becoming more common that cultural holidays vary among employees. As employers welcome and encourage diversity, consideration must…

Realising productivity after the holiday period

Everyone needs a break from work to stay focused and productive. Expecting employees to work continuously for months on end is not healthy and can lead to burnout. But returning…

Key findings about Workplace Training

The 2019 Industry Survey: Training in the Workplace conducted by iHR Australia in 2019 saw over 200 responses from a diverse range of participants. In this week’s article we highlight…