Revisiting values

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Values.  Ah, yes..... In our recent blog we suggested that EOFY was a great time to conduct an internal HR review within your own business. Whilst you’re in a contemplative mood it’s also worth revisiting your organisation’s core values to see how they are standing up. Do they resonate with your employees? Do they accurately reflect the way you engage with customers and treat each other at work? Perhaps your business has never got around to articulatin
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Feedback that is constructive is vital to employees’ ongoing development.  Feedback clarifies expectations, helps people learn from their mistakes and builds confidence. Positive feedback is easy – it’s not hard to find the right words to tell someone they’ve done a good job, or congratulate them on meeting a sales target. When things are going well it can be easy to become complacent about giving praise but stopping and smelling the roses is important to build employee confidence and encourage a culture in whic
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Recently one of my Clients called me and asked “How can we turn our toxic culture into a positive, when we have existed with a bad one for so long?”  It’s a common problem, and one that if not rectified can have major ramifications for your business.  So what happens when the culture in your busin
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With the Silly Season fast approaching, many businesses are now readying themselves for the end of year festivities and a well-earned break. Work pressures can decrease and people tend to be more relaxed as we head to the end of the year.  But, with the jingle of bells there can be staff problems relating to a multitude of things, such as inappropriate behaviour at the Christmas party, a careless Social Post, and a big one - too many employees taking holidays at the same time, leaving your business unde
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The 8th to the 14th of October in 2017 is Mental Health Week.  This in combination with World Mental Health day on the 10th of October, may have you wondering how do you deal with Mental Illness in the workplace? As a manager, employer, or business owner it is  likely that over the course of your career you will have to supervise an employee that has mental illness. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in five Australians are affected by mentaContinue Reading
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Team Building, is it?  Picture this: You are up in the trees, clinging for dear life. “Jump!” your teammates on the ground are screaming. “You can do it!” You close your eyes and let go, swinging through the high ropes course that your Employer has thought to be a wonderful team building exercise. Heights are your biggest fear. You feel no love for your team at this point, and far less for your Employer! It may be funny to read, but many companies really do put their employees through programs such as th
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Across Australia, in any industry or workplace, you will meet Employers dealing with poor performance from their team members. The impacts of this can have far reaching consequences, and if left untreated, can severely damage the spirit and future performance of your team.

According to recent studies, the most common causes of poor performance are absenteeism, lateness and inconsistent standards of work related tasks and duties.

Research suggests that absenteeism costs
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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 all approach. 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 approaching, staff workload can decrea
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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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