Engage your staff and kick goals for the rest of 2017!

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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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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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Your business is what you do best, it's what you know and what you work hard at.  But, managing people and being faced with employee HR questions?  Some of them are tricky, difficult and in most cases not something that business owners know enough about to give the right answer.  Infact, many business owners/managers will pretty quickly turn the other way when the topic of Human Resources is raised. So, how do you deal with employee relations questions? What do you do whe
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By Performance Reviews ( also known as appraisals), play an important role in an employees working life. Although performance reviews are not a legal obligation, they do offer many benefits.  Conduct regular performance reviews generally maintain stronger relationships with their staff, have higher retention rates and an overall positive culture within the workplace.What can conducting Performance Reviews do?Performance reviews can be done with the following objectives in mind:
  • Maintaining records in o
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Read about key effective strategies for your employees to make the most out of their working day...These days, employees are spending more and more time at the office–certainly exceeding the typical 40-hour workweek. However, increasing hours worked does not necessarily translate to increased efficiency.  So, how can leaders and managers improve employee productivity while still saving time?Here are some top tips of things you can do to increase employee efficiency in your business:

Enable flexible work

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Induction….the word has an almost clinical feel to it.  But it should be as far from clinical as possible to ensure that the best first impression is made on your new star recruit.  A fabulous induction process should set the scene for a successful and high performing employee to thrive in your business.  Comparatively, a poor induction process does the opposite and the new employee can come away frustrated, disappointed and disillusioned.  This is all before they have had a chance

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You mean feedback from my employees?Yes. That's right.Why?When I think about the front line, I think of the soldiers during World War II doing it hard in the trenches, fighting for their country. Looking at the front line from a business perspective, your employees are not dissimilar to these soldiers. They are the ‘soldiers’ at the front line of your business, working directly with your clients and customers and ‘fighting’ for the success of your company.Last year we blogged about the importance of p
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Welcome Back!  It's 2017.

The start of a New Year calls for some New Year's Resolutions.New Year’s resolutions don’t just have to be personal, such as getting fit, or cutting out sugar, they can be business focused too. Perhaps you have management resolutions in place, such as ideas around reviewing your staff management to assist in a more successful and productive year? Plans to get more organised or exploring new systems/technology to help you work more effectively may also be on your list.

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Poor diet can impact on work, seriously!

We all know that eating a healthy and balanced diet is an essential component of maintaining our overall health. But did you know that what your employees eat has a direct impact on their productivity?Food determines how well our bodies function. What we eat effects our performance at work as it has an impact on our mental clarity, energy and stamina. You may say, this this obvious! isn’t this just common sense? but who can deny that we, and our staf
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