The increasing responsibility of Franchisors

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It is fair to say that the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill has been the elephant in the room in the franchising space. While its introduction is positive to help regulate the industry, it has also introduced confusion around how this will change the franchisor and franchisee relationship, and what steps will need to be taken to comply and reduce risk. The Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill seeks to amend the Fair Work Act and tighten the levels of responsibility between a franchisor and franchisee. The Act will be intr
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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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Too often when things get financially tight in business, the importance of training tends to slip down the rungs...However, this is not necessarily a sound strategic move for businesses trying to succeed in a competitive industry. Why invest in employee training during economically challenging times? The short answer is because training and developing your employees could be critical to the future success of your organisation. Training has come a long way. It’s not just about obtaining a University degree or Tafe dip
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Being patient with your recruitment is key. You will regret it if you rush through this process in order to get a bum in a seat!

Sometimes timing is in your favour and you have a candidate ready to jump in. You’re one of the lucky ones. Most recruitment is time consuming and often is difficult to get that perfect person. It is however my advice that patience is key as well as being prepared.

When I get ready for an int

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Providing feedback to your employees can be difficult, especially if that feedback isn’t positive.

How do you provide feedback to your employees?  Here are the do's and don'ts for providing feedback to your employees... Some employers opt to provide negative feedback in the form of a ‘feedback sandwich’ providing positive, negative and then positive feedback again.  This acts to ‘soften the blow’ for what the employer actually wants to tell the employee.  However, this can come across as insincere a
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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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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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