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Renewal – The Eighth Dimension of The High Performing Team Assessment Tool

Gone are the days where the measure of a professional’s success was how late they stayed at the office or how much they sacrificed in the name of work. Business leaders have worked out the price of such a culture was way too high, resulting in poor performance and poor health for their workers.

This is why renewal, the eighth and final dimension of a high performing team is so vital, as we discuss on our latest podcast episode. People leaders need to not only…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 23, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments

Think Twice to Maximise your Influence

It’s been one of those weeks. Running around like the proverbial fly, continuously aware of a ticking clock… get to the meeting … tick; send that proposal… tick; make those calls…tick; fill up the car … tick; pick up X from Y … tick…



We’re all juggling time. There are still only 24 hours in a day, yet, by…

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Added by Mark Hodgson on March 22, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

What Should Replace the Employee Engagement Survey?

It’s time to rethink the employee engagement issue.

The change we need to make is to redefine engagement beyond an annual HR measure to a…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 21, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

The day I received crappy news – and how it changed the way I now break bad news to others

Let’s face it – life can be challenging, especially when you’re a leader.

Yes, you have the status, the salary and the company car. But with that comes all the hard stuff, too.

Being in charge is not all beers and skittles (most workplaces have banned alcohol now anyway). Every leader has…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on March 20, 2017 at 14:36 — No Comments

An HR leader's dream program

HR leaders dream about implementing programs that solve all workplace and workforce issues. While this silver bullet or program-cure-all doesn’t exist, there is one approach that gets closer to that dream scenario than any other - a good mentoring program.

Mentoring is a business practice that almost every HR executive would agree is ‘good’, and yet it is a…

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Added by Lance Hodgson on March 16, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Leading on Purpose

How do you start your day? Do you get up a 5am for a comprehensive workout followed by a healthy breakfast, or do you hit the snooze button to get in 10 more minutes and end up rushing out the door with barely enough time to make an instant coffee? At work do you dive right into emails, or do you actively avoid looking at your inbox before the “serious” work is done? These are just a few (polar opposite) examples of the morning routines of highly successful leaders. On the face of it, the…

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Added by Alistair Kerr on March 15, 2017 at 15:47 — No Comments

We Don’t Talk Anymore: The “Human” in HR – Part 3

Human resources management is experiencing a digital revolution as online platforms and data collection solutions flood the market.

If the make-up of a workforce can be understood and managed through data alone, will future HR departments be the domain of data analysts?

In…

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

Back yourself, it’s the only way forward

I was inspired by the candid, relatable stories in …

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Added by Emily Wilson on March 15, 2017 at 15:03 — No Comments

Resolutions up and applications down: Unfair Dismissals Quarterly Report released

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released its Unfair Dismissals Quarterly Report for the period October 2016 to December 2016 (the Report).  The Report revealed that there has been a decrease in the number of applications lodged with the FWC compared to the same period in previous years. 

Resolutions have also occurred more quickly,…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 15, 2017 at 14:50 — No Comments

In the heat of the meeting: Can a resignation given in a heated moment be accepted?

We know people can say or do things that we do not mean when we are under pressure, feeling stress or are angry.

In rare incidences (often in the context of disciplinary meetings), an employee may indicate that they wish to resign only to later try to withdraw their resignation or claim that they did not really resign. Can a resignation given “in…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 15, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Toxic Grinch: There's one or more in every workplace

We’ve all observed the person who dampens enthusiasm or spoils our enjoyment of work. These folk, whilst few in number, erode workplace culture and they are something of curse for HR professionals given the distractions they engender and the work they create. 

In recent days Fairfax media ran an article in their Executive Style column – How to spot a toxic employee before you hire them. All well and good but somehow they keep popping up and are generally well ensconced…

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Added by wayne faulkner on March 15, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

How to position yourself as a leader

In today’s competitive environment, standing out can actually be the thing that gives you an edge. For instance, if you’re positioning yourself for a leadership role or promotion, It’s important to develop a strategy to consistently demonstrate your personal leadership…

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Added by Nina Mostafa on March 15, 2017 at 10:12 — No Comments

The top 5 articles on brainstorming

Chances are you've led or participated in a brainstorming session. Brainstorming is, after all, one of the most common tools for creative problem-solving. 

There’s a ton of content out there about it, but much of it isn’t based on research. My team and I…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

One clause you definitely need in your standard employment contract

Employers have the legal right to give lawful and reasonable directions to their staff.  No question.

An employee who wilfully disobeys a lawful and reasonable direction by their employer breaches their contract of employment, pure and simple.

Depending upon the circumstances, such a breach by an employee can justify disciplinary action or even termination.

An efficient way for employers to direct staff is to embed them in written policies, that are communicated to all…

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Added by Mark Hemery on March 10, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Women in HR Leading the Charge for More Women in the C-suite



There are many benefits to having women in leadership positions. In fact, research has shown that women bring a diversity of skill sets, and less gender discrimination in the management ranks, often leading to greater profitability.  However, while…
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Added by Denise Tan on March 9, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Have you got “the right stuff” when it comes to super?

Superannuation payments and calculations can be a tricky thing for employers, of all sizes, to get right. These challenges came to light last month when the Financial Sector Union of Australia (FSU) claimed that 7,000 part time staff did not receive their full super entitlements from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), with claims dating as far back as 2009.  The full extent of the potential underpayment is…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 8, 2017 at 12:55 — No Comments

Workplace gender gaps remain: Could de-gendering gender diversity be the solution?

It’s International Women’s Day today and while there’s a lot to celebrate, results from a recent survey show workplace gender gaps remain in career progression, pay and flexible working options.

The survey, by recruiting experts Hays, also suggests that de-gendering gender diversity by offering and accepting equal parental leave and flexible working options without career consequences for women and men could improve female representation in the workplace: 81% of respondents…

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Added by Eliza Kirkby on March 8, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

4 reasons HR needs to be more bullish

HR has always been a critical function of business - because without people, businesses really do struggle. But never before has HR been so important to the strategic side of a company’s functioning. HR, people, culture, and…

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Added by Lance Hodgson on March 9, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

I, Robot: The “Human” in HR – Part 2

Today it seems like every HR magazine or e-newsletter contains an advertisement or article on “HR tech” that promises to provide all manner & quantity of data on a workforce. There is also a running conversation about how HR will become more automated in the future with computers supervising robots!

Until such time as the robots and computers do…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 8, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Does the NDIS Complaints System Have Enough Reach?

For those vulnerable people across Australia living with disability, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been heralded as a much-needed security net. And for those caring for disabled individuals, the NDIS provides a framework for sustainable care arrangements.  

In many ways, the introduction of the NDIS is the ultimate…
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Added by Harriet Stacey on March 8, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

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