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Exploring the Risks of Poor Culture: Episode 5

Episode 5 is live [2 min 50 sec viewing time] • Do you really know the true cost of staff turnover? • Is there a chance some of your team members are feeling disgruntled right now? • Are you rewarding your staff appropriately? It’s a myth that the cost of losing a staff member is simply the salary you’ve paid…

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Connection & Culture: Episode 4

Episode 4 is live! [Just under 3 minute viewing time] • You know you want to create a winning culture, right? • Have you ever asked your team members what they want? • Is there a disconnect between what you’re creating and what your employees actually want out of their careers? If you are a small business owner and find…

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Approaching an underperformer: Episode 2

[approx 3.5 minute viewing time] Why are you so afraid of confronting underperforming employees? Are you concerned about the tension it may cause? Are you really prepared to accept mediocrity? Whilst you are certainly not alone, it’s important to realise that if you don’t deal with underperformance, you could find yourself on the slippery slope to reputational damage. However, if…

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Common people problems in small to medium businesses: Episode 1

How stable is your team right now?  Every high performing team is stabilised by three key elements: Open, transparent, and honest communication; A sense of trust; and Maintaining solid professional relationships Just like a 3-legged stool, if one of these elements snaps, this could lead to incredible damage to your business on all fronts. No matter how much you might…

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Managing Employee Health Issues

A question that we’re often asked for advice on, is ‘How do I best manage my employee’s health issue?’ Some examples of how this can manifest are:  an employee taking regular or significant periods of leave (for known or unknown reasons); an employee injury that leads to a Workers’ Compensation claim; an employee’s management of mental health issues; or perhaps…

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Two Key Legislative Updates

A key component of our service offering is to assist our clients to meet the legislative requirements in managing their people.  Here we share two recent legislative updates which have had potentially far-reaching implications for employers.  Personal Leave – What Defines a ‘Day’? Employers would be aware of the requirement under the National Employment Standards (NES) to provide employees with…

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Why Do We Need A Workplace?

A recurring topic of conversation amongst clients, colleagues, friends and neighbours has been: Are you working back at your workplace yet?  Are you still working from home?  Are you allowed back in the office yet? It’s genuinely been interesting to hear the approach that different companies, of various sizes and different industries, are taking in terms of managing their workforce…

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Ensuring Employee Productivity During a Global Pandemic

We are certainly living in the most bizarre of times. I was chatting with a friend last week about the situation. She said to me, “you know Nick I just had my 10 year wedding anniversary?” after sharing congratulations…my friend further commented by saying, “if you would have told me 10 years ago on my wedding day that in 10…

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