Nick Hedges
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How to identify a toxic work culture

It is no secret that workplaces need an inclusive, people-centric culture to thrive. This begs the question; why do toxic work cultures still exist, and more importantly, what can we do to fix it? Toxic workplace culture remains one of the key reasons that high performers leave their jobs and, in most cases, will have a negative flow through to the bottom line. So, what…See More
Friday
A blog post by Nick Hedges was featured

HR update: Minimum wage, award rate and superannuation increases

The Fair Work Commission has recently announced their decision regarding minimum wage and award rate increases which will come into effect on 1 July 2022. Here’s what you need to know:National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage will increase by 5.2%, which amounts to $40 a week. The new National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour. Award…See More
Jun 30
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

How to identify a toxic work culture

It is no secret that workplaces need an inclusive, people-centric culture to thrive. This begs the question; why do toxic work cultures still exist, and more importantly, what can we do to fix it? Toxic workplace culture remains one of the key reasons that high performers leave their jobs and, in most cases, will have a negative flow through to the bottom line. So, what…See More
Jun 29
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

HR update: Minimum wage, award rate and superannuation increases

The Fair Work Commission has recently announced their decision regarding minimum wage and award rate increases which will come into effect on 1 July 2022. Here’s what you need to know:National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage will increase by 5.2%, which amounts to $40 a week. The new National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour. Award…See More
Jun 27
A blog post by Nick Hedges was featured

Recruiting for the ideal team player

Effective recruitment practices are at the heart of every successful business and as we enter a new era of post-covid people practices, taking a fresh look at how we recruit; and specifically what qualities we are looking for, has become more important than ever. As part of our in-house professional development strategy, we recently attended a global event hosted by The Growth Faculty where we heard from Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and leadership consultant on building effective teams…See More
Jun 8
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

Recruiting for the ideal team player

Effective recruitment practices are at the heart of every successful business and as we enter a new era of post-covid people practices, taking a fresh look at how we recruit; and specifically what qualities we are looking for, has become more important than ever. As part of our in-house professional development strategy, we recently attended a global event hosted by The Growth Faculty where we heard from Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and leadership consultant on building effective teams…See More
Jun 1
A blog post by Nick Hedges was featured

The importance of conducting effective exit interviews

We recently blogged about useful strategies to maximise employee retention in face of “The Great Resignation”. Since the start of the pandemic, many companies have been disrupted by a sudden increase in employees leaving the business. If there are lessons to be learned over the past two years, it’s that employees desire greater connection with their peers and leaders both at a social and interpersonal level; as well as a sense of purpose, community and value within the workplace. While…See More
Feb 3
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

The importance of conducting effective exit interviews

We recently blogged about useful strategies to maximise employee retention in face of “The Great Resignation”. Since the start of the pandemic, many companies have been disrupted by a sudden increase in employees leaving the business. If there are lessons to be learned over the past two years, it’s that employees desire greater connection with their peers and leaders both at a social and interpersonal level; as well as a sense of purpose, community and value within the workplace. While…See More
Feb 1
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

Episode 9 is live - Risks with Recruitment

[Approx. 3.5 minute viewing time]Candidate attraction and selection is critical to the success of any business, and SMEs are no different.It’s often hard to just get your head around the entire recruitment process let alone seeing it all through. After all, who really has time to write a job description or capabilities statement for every role in the business? You’re (probably) not an expert copy writer, so how do you know if the ad you post online will even attract the right candidate? Should…See More
Mar 9, 2021
A blog post by Nick Hedges was featured

Workplace investigations - recent learnings

Workplace investigations are almost always a difficult undertaking for Companies. One aspect on which all managers, senior business leaders and HR usually agree, is the importance of getting the procedural aspects of the investigation right.   Getting it wrong will not only potentially increase the risk in terms of the Employer’s ability to defend any resulting disciplinary action that the Company believed was ‘fair, reasonable and just’, it also has the potential to have a detrimental impact…See More
Mar 4, 2021
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

Workplace investigations - recent learnings

Workplace investigations are almost always a difficult undertaking for Companies. One aspect on which all managers, senior business leaders and HR usually agree, is the importance of getting the procedural aspects of the investigation right.   Getting it wrong will not only potentially increase the risk in terms of the Employer’s ability to defend any resulting disciplinary action that the Company believed was ‘fair, reasonable and just’, it also has the potential to have a detrimental impact…See More
Mar 2, 2021
A blog post by Nick Hedges was featured

New year, new hires and a new onboarding experience

Why creating an Outstanding Employee Onboarding Experience matters.You might be surprised to learn that the average cost of…See More
Jan 27, 2021
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

New year, new hires and a new onboarding experience

Why creating an Outstanding Employee Onboarding Experience matters.You might be surprised to learn that the average cost of…See More
Jan 25, 2021
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

How do I build a High Performance Culture?

It’s the million dollar question that comes up time and time again: ‘How can I ensure I am building a high performance culture?’It doesn’t matter if you’re managing a start-up, you’re a Department Head within a large organisation or run a small to medium sized business whose culture has come about by fluke. If you’re asking this question, then you know, or at the very…See More
Jan 7, 2021
A blog post by Nick Hedges was featured

Reflect & Rejuvenate for 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 is going to be a year that will go down in the history books. Of course, we are all acutely aware of the large-scale changes that the pandemic year resulted in. I am sure I am not alone in looking forward to the day that Covid-19 is not the number one subject of news reports, Twitter posts, parliamentary debate, and press conferences. While the pandemic was ‘unprecedented’ for so many reasons on a mass scale, people continued to face new sets of challenges and…See More
Dec 18, 2020
Nick Hedges posted a blog post

Reflect & Rejuvenate for 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 is going to be a year that will go down in the history books. Of course, we are all acutely aware of the large-scale changes that the pandemic year resulted in. I am sure I am not alone in looking forward to the day that Covid-19 is not the number one subject of news reports, Twitter posts, parliamentary debate, and press conferences. While the pandemic was ‘unprecedented’ for so many reasons on a mass scale, people continued to face new sets of challenges and…See More
Dec 17, 2020

Profile Information

What would you like to share about yourself?
Australia's Most Respected Authority on Optimising People & Performance -- Author, Speaker, Trainer, HR Advisor and Consultant
Company website/blog
http://resolvehr.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
- General workplace HR advice
- Training
- Terminations and performance management
- Workplace and staff documentation
- Performance Appraisals and staff engagement
- Developing clear values in the organisation
- Workplace training
- Workplace restructures
- Workplace investigations
- Recruitment and selection
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends

Nick Hedges's Blog

How to identify a toxic work culture

Posted on June 29, 2022 at 11:30 0 Comments

It is no secret that workplaces need an inclusive, people-centric culture to thrive. This begs the question; why do toxic work cultures still exist, and more importantly, what can we do to fix it?

 

Toxic workplace culture remains one of the key reasons that high performers leave their jobs and, in most cases, will have a negative flow through…

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HR update: Minimum wage, award rate and superannuation increases

Posted on June 27, 2022 at 13:30 0 Comments

The Fair Work Commission has recently announced their decision regarding minimum wage and award rate increases which will come into effect on 1 July 2022. Here’s what you need to know:

National Minimum Wage 

The National Minimum…

Continue

Recruiting for the ideal team player

Posted on June 1, 2022 at 13:30 0 Comments

Effective recruitment practices are at the heart of every successful business and as we enter a new era of post-covid people practices, taking a fresh look at how we recruit; and specifically what qualities we are looking for, has become more important than ever. 

As part of our in-house professional development strategy, we…

Continue

The importance of conducting effective exit interviews

Posted on February 1, 2022 at 4:30 0 Comments

We recently blogged about useful strategies to maximise employee retention in face of “The Great Resignation”. Since the start of the pandemic, many companies have been disrupted by a sudden increase in employees leaving the business. If there are lessons to be learned over the past two years, it’s that employees desire greater connection with their peers and leaders both at a social and interpersonal level; as well as a sense of purpose, community and value…

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