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Show me the values

Just as personal values tell us about an individual, so too do the values of an organisation.

As an organisation, your values paint a picture of what you stand for, support your vision, shape your…

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Added by Richard Wynn on April 5, 2017 at 10:46 — No Comments

Are you really succeeding?

I wrote recently about the power of connection. In an ironic twist, today my internet connection died – predictably at a supremely inconvenient moment. This created a farcical ‘signal quest’ as I frantically ran like an addict from café to café, “do you have wi-fi, do you have wi-fi?” Finally somewhere did.…

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Added by Mark Hodgson on April 5, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Bullying: What's the Role of Leadership?

Workplace bullying is somewhat of a scourge in modern society. Broadly categorised by Reach Out Australia as any behaviour which is physically, mentally or socially threatening and takes place in the employment context, it can have an enormous impact on staff effectiveness, employee retention, the number and type of worker's…

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Added by Harriet Stacey on April 5, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

A Guide To Your First Job In HR

At the core of every business is HR; a champion of the modern-day professional. In rapidly expanding global industries, the human resources department must keep pace with new workplace practice, technology and high turnovers.

Getting the interview was the first step, now the real work begins. Working in a different environment and to a new standard should be viewed as a unique opportunity. Read on to learn more about navigating the world of HR in just a few…

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Added by Helen Sabell on April 4, 2017 at 11:03 — No Comments

An Employee's Sense of Control Can Improve Engagement

Giving employees a sense they have some control over their work and environment has the ability to drastically improve the level of motivation they bring to their jobs and engagement as…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on April 3, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

A People-Less HR Function?



What the digital revolution will hold for the HR function and talent

For decades, Human Resources has driven transformation programmes that have aimed to build better working practices, processes and experiences for employees, managers and candidates.  

Early…

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Added by Amy Poynton on April 3, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Take it from the top: Charities under scrutiny in wake of class actions and FWO inquiry

It is quite common to be walking on a busy street or in a shopping centre and be approached by someone asking for a donation for a specific charity.  Have you ever wondered about how much these “fundraisers” are being paid?  Well, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has.

Since October 2016, the FWO has conducted investigations as part of its Inquiry…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 31, 2017 at 9:16 — No Comments

How to Survive a Job from Hell

Not having to work sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Still, pretty much everyone you know has a job which allows them to pay rent and bills, buy food and clothes, and go on a vacation every now and then. Jobs are great because that’s how we make money, but that doesn’t mean they’re always…

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Added by Nate Vickery on March 30, 2017 at 22:07 — No Comments

How to Keep Your Team Motivated Through Transition

When employees don’t know the day or hour of their departure and experience emotional turmoil around leaving, it can be hard to keep them productive and focused in their role. So how do you keep your team motivated when they know they are leaving?

Here are four tips to help you engage your transitioning team and protect your employment brand in the process.

1. Keep your team informed

By keeping the lines of communication open, you can significantly…

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Added by Mark Brand on March 30, 2017 at 21:19 — No Comments

Why a Happy Employee Is Not Necessarily an Engaged Employee

A couple of years ago, an exquisite article was published on Wharton's website, describing the modern job market as a…

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Added by Nate Vickery on March 30, 2017 at 20:59 — No Comments

Employee phone home: Truck driver not unfairly dismissed for failing to adhere to mobile phone policy

Mobile phone use during work hours can cause an unwanted distraction. Other times, the use of mobile phones may be restricted due to safety reasons.

Similar to our blog…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 30, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

4 Simple Steps to Create a High Performing Career

While being part of a high performing team is great at any time, it’s even more powerful if it’s in the context of having your own high performing career. Many take a passive approach to this, waiting for opportunities to arise then exploring them as they go along. While this is fine to do, we advocate a more proactive approach, most specifically through career planning.

We cover the subject in this week’s People Leaders Podcast episode but if you prefer to read,…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 30, 2017 at 5:08 — No Comments

Distraction reaction: Site operator shares liability with negligent heavy machinery operator distracted by mobile phone call

A site operator has been ordered to share the damages bill with a negligent worker and subcontractor employer after the ACT Supreme Court found that the site operator’s safety rules and practices were deficient.

In 2012, Huon Contractors Pty Ltd (Huon) conducted work on a subdivision development in the ACT.  Huon had engaged numerous…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 29, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Pinch of Thought - Why connection trumps capability

I recently ran a leadership workshop where I showed Dr Brené Brown’s excellent Ted talk. I’ve watched it many times and usually concentrate on the section where she discusses vulnerability. But…

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Added by Mark Hodgson on March 29, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

3 Ways HR Can Leverage Software Solutions for Quick Wins

Human resources is a department that the executive suite looks to for tangible improvements in people and business outcomes. Using relevant software and technology to build scalable people oriented…

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Added by Lance Hodgson on March 28, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

How Employee Feedback Impacts Engagement

Employees who receive helpful, continuous feedback from managers not only work better and are more motivated, but they’re also much more engaged.

A survey conducted by leadership trainers Zenger Folkman…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 27, 2017 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Generation Z Hiring Trends

Time goes by so fast and another generation is ready to take over the world (and your office). Meet Gen Z-ers, the demographic born between 1994 and 2000. They’ve already entered the workforce, and the statistics say that by 2020 they’ll make up 20% of it. There are many stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding the world’s first true digital natives, but one thing is for sure: unlike Millennials, who are usually perceived as lazy, self-obsessed, and narcissistic, Gen Z-ers…

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Added by Nate Vickery on March 27, 2017 at 19:14 — No Comments

Unexplained Injuries in Care – 3 Tips for Investigators

It goes without saying that injuries occur in all workplaces, not just the community sector. Yet there are certain unexplained injuries within care environments that should receive particular attention. 

We set out our top three 3 tips for investigators when confronted with an unexplained injury allegation in aged or disability care…

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Added by Harriet Stacey on March 27, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

5 Reasons to Get a Better Roster for Your Business

Staff are the heart and soul of any business, which is why perceptive staff scheduling should be a keynote priority for any SME.

As an employee, you may not have power over the rostering system. But what you can do is call out your boss on schedules that just don’t cut it. Ultimately, smart rosters benefit employees, management, and the business as a whole.

So how can you improve your staff scheduling? Here are five key reasons for deciding that now is the right…

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Added by Alex Packett on March 24, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Working hard for the money: FWO sends out warnings about payment and pay methods

As harvest season is fast approaching, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has reminded growers that they need to be familiar with their obligations under the Horticulture Award 2010 (Horticulture Award).  The reminder has been issued in response to claims that labour hire contractors are approaching growers and offering workers at very low rates of pay.…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 24, 2017 at 14:39 — No Comments

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