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Lessons I’ve learned in lockdown

In recent weeks, I’ve made an effort to reach out to many of our clients and colleagues within the industry. As I reflect on those, and as we all digest the news that our lockdown must be extended for the weeks if not months ahead, there are many common themes and sentiments. I wrote last month about “languishing” being that…

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Tips for Maintaining Employee Engagement During Lockdown

Tips for Maintaining Employee Engagement During Lockdown

As many Australians navigate yet another stint in lockdown with no tangible end in sight, the toll it has on mental health and wellbeing can’t be underestimated. No one is entirely immune from the social, health and financial impacts – from families straining to juggle home-schooling along with their regular jobs; single dwellers feeling isolated unable to connect with friends…

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Is your business prepared for the latest employment law changes regarding wages and superannuation?

Is your business prepared for the latest employment law changes regarding wages and superannuation?

As the new financial year approaches, it’s important to be aware of significant changes to the national minimum wage and superannuation guarantee that may impact your business. Minimum Wage Increase Following the 2021 Annual Wage review, the Fair Work Commission announced an order to increase the national minimum wage by 2.5%, to $20.33 per hour. The new full-time minimum wage…

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Building staff engagement: Episode 14

[3 min 18 viewing time] • How connected do your people feel to your business? • Do you provide new team members with a thorough onboarding process? • Are your staff adding value to your organisation or simply receiving a pay cheque? Business leaders – and SME owners in particular – often tend to forget about one of their primary…

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Establishing & aligning values in a business

[3 min 45 viewing time] • What are your organisation’s values? • How do they project what you want to achieve and what it’s like to work in your organisation? • What personal behaviours relate to each of these values? Have you ever actually sat down to unpack your organisation’s values? Do terms like honesty, collaboration, customer orientation, accountability, respect…

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Bullying & Harassment: Episode 12

Episode 12 is LIVE! [less than 3 minute viewing time] • Do you have a bullying and harassment policy in place?  • Are you checking in regularly with your employees?  • Do they really understand the concept of ‘procedural fairness’?  For anyone running a business, it is inevitable that at some point you will have to deal with a complaint…

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Compliance: Part 2 – Episode 11

Episode 11 is live! The fallout of a compliance breach can be dramatic for any business – not only financially but also when it comes to reputational damage. Nick Hedges explains why, quite simply, ‘compliance’ is all about keeping your business safe. Check out Nick’s video or better yet order your FREE copy of his book today at www.optimisingyourteambook.com.au to…

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