I can’t believe it…off sick…again!

When I speak with Managers, one consistent issue is managing absenteeism. This can be genuine illness, or sometimes it is the employee is under performance management, or generally disengaged with the workplace. Managing excessive absenteeism Most absenteeism is genuine, and it is important to try and understand the reasons for the [...]

By |2018-06-05T14:37:45+10:00June 5th, 2018|Employment|0 Comments

Why International Women’s Day Matters

March 8, 2018 is International Women's Day. This is a day that was first observed in 1911, and was adopted by the United Nations in 1975. So why do we have an International Women's Day? Every year I hear men, and women, ask this question. Usually followed by "the next thing [...]

By |2018-03-08T20:32:24+11:00March 6th, 2018|Employment|0 Comments

Why you are being paid less because you are a woman

Today, September 4, is Equal Pay Day. Why today? Well, this is the day that as a woman you have now earned the same as the average man in Australia did for FY16-17. That's right, it takes women about 14 months to earn the average male yearly income. Here are some more [...]

By |2017-09-04T13:17:06+10:00September 4th, 2017|Employment|0 Comments

Four ways to decrease employee turnover

Recently I wrote about thinking about your employer brand can help you find great employees . So what happens once you’ve hired a fantastic employee? How can you decrease employee turnover? Four ways to decrease employee turnover 1. Get the induction process right Showing someone their workspace and wishing them well is not going [...]

By |2017-07-12T15:08:00+10:00May 8th, 2017|Employment|0 Comments

Why you can’t find great employees

People management is one of the hardest things we need to do. This is because it doesn’t matter how many degrees you have, or how long you have been in business, people are all different. We aren’t widgets that fit into categories, and we are incredibly complex. One thing I often [...]

By |2017-03-15T12:09:36+11:00March 15th, 2017|Employment|0 Comments

How to make dreaded performance reviews work for you

I'll share a secret with you. Everyone* hates performance reviews. Managers, employees, HR staff....  Seriously, it is true. So why do we continue to do them? There are articles in the media every year which highlight Companies that abolish performance reviews with a cry for everyone to follow suit. Unfortunately, the reason [...]

By |2017-03-15T11:53:07+11:00February 1st, 2017|Employment|0 Comments

What first impression do you give as an employer?

You know the saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression"? This applies equally to you as an employer as it does to the candidates you are interviewing and employees you are hiring. From your job ad right through the recruitment process to day one, that employee [...]

By |2017-01-24T10:42:12+11:00January 24th, 2017|Employment|0 Comments
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