Allowing Employees to work from home – does it work?

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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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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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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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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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Constructive feedback is one of the best things managers can provide to their employees. When delivered properly it can, reinforce positive behavior, correct any negative performance and ensure a strong culture remains in your team.Some managers, however, are reluctant to provide constructive feedback, thinking that it may turn negative or be perceived as a harsh criticism by the employee.

How to provide constructive feedback without the anxiety!

Act immediately

Feedback is best giv
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Are you silly or sensible when it comes to managing staff behaviour at public events in the festive season?

Everyone wants to have fun at social events however there are risks that are associated with staff attending events that you host or that you and your company are invited to.  Whether the event is at your office, your home or venue and employees are required or encourages to be present, the employer’s obligations under the Work, Health and Safety Legislation remain the same.  Not only is there a Health an
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