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How To Wheel Your Way To Success

We’ve been using the success wheel for many years, and every time we use it with a leadership client or team we get great feedback and they get great results. The beauty of this activity is that it’s ridiculously simple and yet super effective. In this post we’re going to share why and how we use the success wheel – and why it brings such successful results.…


Added by Jan Terkelsen on October 19, 2018 at 10:21 — No Comments

Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

What can employers do to support and effectively manage employees who may be struggling with their mental health?

With an estimated one in five Australian adults suffering from a mental illness in any given year, this is becoming an…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on October 17, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

A World-Class Welcome: How to Make All New Employees Feel Welcome in 3 Easy Steps

New employee onboarding is the process of getting new hires adjusted to the social, cultural and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly. It is the process through which new hires learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviours required to…


Added by Mathew Paine on October 16, 2018 at 16:52 — No Comments

When To Raise Your Voice

Why does someone raise their voice at other person/s in the workplace?

Some staff will raise their voice in the workplace to express or release frustration or anger. The release of wrath onto another person/s would be a breach of the organisation’s Code of Conduct and should not be tolerated or condoned.

There is a time to raise your voice in the workplace….only when the distance between the speaker and the receiver or the volume of background noise is such that one or more…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on October 16, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Supporting member wellbeing – best practice for funds and insurers

The life insurance and superannuation industries have a crucial role to play in reducing the financial and social impact of mental illness and supporting members’ wellbeing.

When employees are injured or become ill, it’s natural to think time off is what they need most.  However, extended absences can be counterproductive, and the human, financial and social costs can be enormous.

Employees dealing with health problems can experience the added emotional strain from lost income…


Added by Margo Lydon on October 15, 2018 at 13:20 — No Comments

Do you lead as a boss or are you a bossy leader?

I often work with leaders who are perceived as 'too bossy' or worse.

The interesting thing is that many of them are completely unaware of their ‘dictatorial’ leadership style. 

I once worked with a leader who had received 26 (!!) complaints about his behaviour and was clueless as to what the issues were that his staff had with…

Added by Thilan Legierse on October 15, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Creating Safety Culture in ‘National Safe Work Month’

We are almost half way through the National Safe Work Month, a national initiative to highlight the importance of work health & safety and workers compensation. I am confident that most interactive businesses have already taken advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe and positive work environment. If you haven’t already done something within your business, it might now be an appropriate time to host a workplace health and safety event, providing…


Added by Emir Montazer (CAHRI) on October 15, 2018 at 8:56 — No Comments

Humane Career Choices That Can Enrich Your Soul

Are you happy with your current job? It doesn’t really matter whether it pays really well if you don’t feel good about doing it and come back home feeling sad and drained of all the energy. Feeling good about the work you do every day is an important aspect of being happy and satisfied, and when you know that you’re doing some good in the world, at the same time, the feelings intensify. If you’re looking for career options which will enrich your soul, here are…


Added by Emma Lawson on October 12, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

FWC Findings And The Importance Of The Investigation

Minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal claim arising out of termination for serious misconduct.

If a poorly conducted investigation leads to dismissal, the business could find itself in front of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) with an unfair dismissal claim to argue.

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) will uphold an unfair dismissal claim (that meets jurisdictional qualifications) if the employment termination has been harsh, unjust or unreasonable.  A lack of natural justice,…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on October 12, 2018 at 13:06 — No Comments

Mental Health in the Workplace: Can your organisation afford not to invest?

On 10 October, individuals and organisations across the globe will recognise World Mental Health Day. Pleasingly, this day is one of many initiatives that are focusing on challenging perceptions about mental illness. Due in large part to this awareness, we are seeing increased recognition of the need to protect, promote and support mental health, not only in our personal lives, but also in the workplace.

Supporting mental health is not only a goal of critical importance in the…


Added by Mario Machado on October 10, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

For many employees, one of the most difficult aspects of navigating the modern workplace is deciding whether to disclose a mental health issue.

Not every employee is required to be open about their condition, and there is often a fear of the potential consequences for their career if they are. 

We take a look at when an employee is obligated to disclose, what employers must do,…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on October 10, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

What Do You Want? We’re Here To Help You Get It…

At People Leaders, we’re always happy to hear from our readers and listeners. But today, we’re getting really interactive. If there are things you really want and you’re willing to try and make them happen, we want you to get in touch and tell us all about it. Why? Well, what we really want is to put all our knowledge and experience, tools and resources at your fingertips to help you get what you really…


Added by Jan Terkelsen on October 8, 2018 at 12:24 — No Comments

The future role of Human Resources in career planning

A recent report by Monitor Deloitte on the Future of Human Resources paints an interesting picture for the future role of the profession:

“The days of Human Resources as we know it at present may be numbered … shifts in the role and importance of unions in the business world, employee preferences regarding…


Added by Karen Schmidt on October 5, 2018 at 12:19 — No Comments

The #1 Mistake We’re All Making In L&D

‘Learning Needs’ are too often identified from afar. Whether it’s from our organisation’s leaders; department heads; line managers; or from others in HR. We’ve all been there:

“Hi L&D, our managers need to be better coaches, could you deliver us a course,…


Added by Kiren Kahlon on October 4, 2018 at 19:15 — No Comments

The top 5 signs that your team needs coaching

All teams come across different challenges in the workplace. Some of these issues can be resolved with a quick discussion or team meeting, while others can be a little trickier to overcome.

Some of these more challenging issues can creep their way into your team’s workflow – damaging productivity and team success. These issues can sometimes act like a virus, going undetected until it’s too late and you experience your team performance crumble before your eyes.

A team coach…


Added by David Leahy on October 4, 2018 at 14:50 — No Comments

Job Stress, or Psychological Injury?

Being aware of job stress, and proactive about its potential effect on staff and their ongoing mental health, is an important component of ensuring employee satisfaction and OHS in any business. 

But it is crucial not to confuse job stress with a psychological injury, which may or may not have been caused by the work environment. 



Added by Vince Scopelliti on October 3, 2018 at 12:32 — No Comments

The Gift of Gratitude

In a recent LinkedIn post, we celebrated World Gratitude Day by offering ‘The Gift of 5 Minutes’ gratitude ‘sticky pad’ notes for our valued clients and LinkedIn connections. You can view the post here. I would like to expand on the thoughts shared in this post and hope you come to experience (or are already experiencing) the many rewards that flow from a daily practice of expressing…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on October 1, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments

When Is A Fixed Term Contract Of Employment Not A Fixed Term Contract?

A recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) determination (Nesci v The Playford Hotel - [2018] FWC 5777) should have many employers scurrying to review the contracts of all fixed term employees.

On 5 July 2017 Ms Nesci accepted a 12 month fixed term contract of employment which gave the start and end date of the contract as 3 July 2017 and 5 July 2018 respectively. This contract included an automatic unprotected “minimum…


Added by Catherine Gillespie on September 28, 2018 at 17:21 — No Comments

Transforming first impressions and employee experiences with digital document workflows

What are digital document workflows?

As technology evolves and becomes intrinsically integrated into everyday tasks, the nature of work is changing drastically. It is now imperative that organisations are preparing for this change and taking advantage of the solutions cutting-edge technology can provide.

A great example of how organisations can leverage the digitsation of workflows can be seen by exploring the Human Resource (HR) industry. HR teams are…


Added by Chandra Sinnathamby on September 28, 2018 at 12:10 — No Comments

3 cloud computing trends affecting businesses right now

It was only a few years ago that if you asked a business leader if they were using the cloud, they would only have a vague idea about what that meant. But today cloud computing has become part of the everyday business landscape.

In Australia, it is estimated that 76 per cent of businesses are utilising cloud computing (StollzNow Research), with 46 per cent of non-cloud users planning to use cloud services in the future. Thanks to this growth, the market for cloud services was…


Added by Andrew Tucker on September 28, 2018 at 10:35 — No Comments

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