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How to Clarify Roles in the Workplace

Read time: 5 mins Job roles can be slippery fish. The employee thinks they’re responsible for ABC, but the manager thinks it’s XYZ. So how do we fix it? Here’s the big secret: the best vehicle for achieving role clarity is through position descriptions.  I know, it’s not a very exciting prospect. And because of [...]

By |2021-11-26T18:13:03+11:00November 29th, 2021|Employment, Leadership, Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Recruiting Right – Use Psychometrics to Find Great People

Read time: 5 mins Psychometric tests, also known as pre-employment assessments, can double or triple your chances of hiring the right person. Unfortunately, most small businesses are not using this powerful tool. Recruiting the right people is one of the biggest factors in creating a great workplace culture. Research shows that you’re two or three [...]

By |2021-11-19T17:29:10+11:00November 22nd, 2021|Employment, Leadership, Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Does your Team Feel Appreciated? Engage Employees with Recognition

Read time: 6 mins Almost 80% of employees who quit their jobs cite a lack of appreciation as a key reason for leaving. Its clear recognition is vital, but how do you do it effectively? Recognition is a huge motivator. Research by the OC Tanner Institute shows that almost 80% of employees who quit their [...]

By |2021-11-12T12:16:33+11:00October 25th, 2021|Employment, Leadership|0 Comments

Proactive Restructuring: Five Indicators It’s Time to Restructure

Read time: 6 mins Most companies restructure reactively - maybe there’s too much work, or someone has left. But it’s far better to get strategic and restructure before you hit an emergency. When do you think about restructuring your team? Typically there are three triggers that drive organisations to reevaluate their team structures. Unfortunately, they’re [...]

By |2021-11-19T16:41:24+11:00October 21st, 2021|Employment, Leadership|0 Comments

Meetings that Matter: 5 Tips for High-Performing Teams

Read time: 8 mins We’ve all been to meetings that felt like a complete waste of time. But really, meetings should be a key planning and strategy tool. Here’s my 5 top tips on holding meetings that matter. Meetings get a bad wrap, often because it feels like they are held just for the sake [...]

By |2021-10-22T04:15:10+11:00October 11th, 2021|Employment, Leadership|0 Comments

Boomerang Employees: The Pros and Cons of Bringing People Back

Read time:  6 minutes Boomerang employees are people who leave your organisation and then want to return a few years later. The question is - is that a good thing or a huge mistake?    Are boomerang employees a good thing? Businesses are starting to pay more attention to boomerang employees. In 2015, a study [...]

By |2021-11-19T16:56:29+11:00October 4th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Faster and better decision making

I once had a senior manager ask why their business should bother creating a Company purpose and values. He had worked for multiple organizations, and some very large corporations which had their values plastered everywhere, but from his perspective these didn’t make any difference to the organization. They just became words and so he viewed [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:26:41+10:00September 20th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Production Focused Culture: Why Companies Put Profits Before People

At the start of 2021, employees of an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, began casting votes to form a union. If they won, the union would dramatically change the future of work in America and the billion-dollar tech giant. Amazon claimed a victory as the vote closed on April 9th, declaring that more than 50% [...]

By |2021-10-28T19:39:39+11:00April 28th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

The Power of Upskilling Employees: How to Get Started Today

For businesses to keep up with industry changes without hurting company morale or its bottom line, it’s best to consider the power of upskilling employees and how it can help a business become more agile and better equipped for any future disruptions.  With a rapidly changing landscape, businesses have to adjust and change the way [...]

By |2021-07-06T12:45:52+10:00April 12th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

5 Mistakes Leaders Make and How to Fix Them

We are all human, and as leaders it is important to remember that you aren’t perfect. You will make mistakes. Being aware of some common traps may help you to become a better leader to serve your team and customers.  1.     Ignoring feedback and other points of view. Just being the leader doesn’t make you the [...]

By |2021-03-25T12:30:17+11:00March 25th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments
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