Employee engagement surveys – are they worth it?

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Is your business in a ‘survey slump’? Over the years I have worked with many organisations that use annual employee engagement surveys. They send out the survey every year without thinking about why they are doing it, and they aren’t using the valuable data they are capturing in a meaningful or useful way. There’s no point asking your employees how happy they are on a scale of 1-10 if you’re not going to act on what they tell you! The purpose of an employee engagement survey should be to establish how emotionall
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‘Why do we need a bullying policy? We all get on like a house on fire’ is something I’ve heard numerous times over the years from business owners, whenever the word policies is mentioned.

There are three good reasons why your business should have a suite of workplace policies: 1. They set the standard of behaviour and performance expected of employees and provide clear parameters around what is and isn’t acceptable in your workplace. 2. They reduce the risk of problems in the workplace. Employees know
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Oprah Winfrey says, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the light inside yourself.”   A mentor is someone who has experience and wisdom in bucket loads and can help you in navigating the corporate jungle without getting downtrodden or disheartened.  Whether you are a new employee or a CEO, having a good mentor will help you not only advance and excel in your career, but also achieve more positivity in
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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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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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HR Central is proud to be part of the Stonnington Council Community and is introduced in the July/August edition of "InStonnington" https://online.flippingbook.com/view/594365/6  in supporting Small Business. As a business that offers expertise, support, advice and guidance to small businesses in the area, HR Central CEO, Damien Gooden believes there are several factors that enable HR Central to deliver. One key factor, he believes, is the importance of having
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