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It is so important to any business to engage your staff.  Gallup Analytics recently reported “87% of employees worldwide are not engaged”.  That's a lot!When it comes to staff motivation and engagement there is no one size fits due to the fact that every business is unique.  There are so many ways that you can engage your staff, and you have to find the best fit for your business and your people.Typically the second half of the year is less productive than the first. This can be caused by the summer months app
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There is probably one thing in this world that remains consistent across all industries - that is the absolute importance of good old-fashioned customer service. Giving great customer service is free! It’s easy! And it should be a way of life. But sadly, for many businesses out there, its not.With competition fierce, and new businesses popping up daily, now more than ever is the time to teach your Employees the importance and benefits of giving great customer service.HR Central has been conducting snappy, interact
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In today’s digital age, more and more businesses can allow their employees to work remotely. Home offices can benefit both employees and employers, and lead to decreased costs and increased productivity. As someone who has worked from home for many years, here are some advantages to allowing your workers to stay at home.They’ll be more productive. A recent study found that employees who work from home are 13 percent more productive compared with their in-office team mates. When deadlines are looming, sometimes its h
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Bustling markets, rich in character and ripe with the aroma of traditional street food. White sand beaches, hot underfoot with crystal clear oceans gleaming in the sun light. There is no doubt that we all enjoy taking some well-deserved annual leave and heading off for a bit of R&R or on a whirlwind adventure. In the excitement of counting down to the big day, it can be easy to focus more on the trip ahead, and forget about the team and clients/customers you will be leaving behind. En

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Top 7 ways to improve Workplace Productivity

As Australians, we work very hard however productivity, innovation and efficiency are always key in the workplace.  So how can we be more productive?  There are many ways we can do this and there is not a one size fits all but here are a few tips to increase workplace productivity.

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Employees can be physically absent from work, but what happens when they are ‘absent’ when they are still working?There can be many reasons for this - some employees might feel unmotivated or under challenged in their current role, some may be looking for another job already and just riding it out until they secure one and some might have already given notice but really have no desire to still be there for their notice period.In situations such as this, Employers need to act. If an Employee gives notice and it’
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Most organisations have an employee who is a key player.  This may be someone who knows the business backwards, someone who is reliable and efficient.   If this person left the business they may leave you with a big gap. If so, you should seriously consider a succession plan.A succession (or exit) plan is a process where an organisation identifies and develops who could replace a key person in the business if an employee was to leave the business or retire.I recently heard of a story, where an employer was left i
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HRIS? Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report indicated digital HR as a key priority, with 74% of survey participants rating it as important to very important. So what is digital HR and how do you choose the right option for your organisation?As Client Services Coordinator for HR Central, I work predominantly on our Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and would like to share my tips on what to look for when shopping around for an HRIS for your organisation.  It sounds complicated, like you may well nee
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The Fair Work Commission increases the minimum wage to combat changes to Penalty Rates.

Yesterday the Fair Work Commission announced that they will be increasing the National Minimum Wage by 3.3%.   This increase will take place as of July 1st 2017 and is expected to increase weekly wages by $22.20.   While this may seem like a small increase, 2.3 million people in Australia will benefit from this decision.This decision follows on from another recent announcement surroun
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