Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (7)

Recognising your team - 8 ways to say "Thank You" without saying the words

A recent report in HR Magazine by David Woods reported “Employers are failing to inspire their staff and make them feel valued, with only 21% of employees believing their company cares about its staff, according to a YouGov survey of over 1,000 workers, commissioned by performance consultancy, River Marketing.

The results don’t surprise me, although I think it’s a downright shame that people aren’t experiencing a greater sense of value from the workplace. People need to feel valued,…


Added by Christina Lattimer on May 29, 2012 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

How to reduce staff turnover with a flexible culture

Staff turnover is an ongoing headache for most businesses.  Even booming industries like mining & resources are experiencing their fair share of hurt with with 18% of workers leaving within the first 12 months and with total turnover costing over $140 million per…


Added by Nicole Underwood on May 28, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Motivating for Behaviour Change

Motivating for Behaviour Change

This article was originally written and posted in January 2008. It is still just as relevant today in 2012 as it was in 2008.


Presenting a full-day strategic program to business people and executives in northern Queensland, a very fine person, who had…


Added by Ric Willmot on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Have you ever thought about becoming or engaging a mentor?

Having a mentor can be vital to your successful career plan. While some businesses create structured mentoring plans, sometimes the relationship grows organically and you may already be someone’s mentor without even realising it. 

If you are in a mentoring relationship, have you given much thought to what that means? 

Mentors provide insight and guidance, provide encouragement, and share ideas and their own experiences to help another person on their own journey. Typically a…


Added by Chip McFarlane on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 — No Comments

Best Practice Graduate Development Strategies

In a four part series, the team at DBL have put together a comprehensive 'how-to' guide for best practice graduate development. Although by no means exhaustive, the series is a great resource for graduate managers both new to the industry, and for veterans looking for new or fresh ideas to enhance their existing program, enjoy!



Added by Matt Chaplin on May 16, 2012 at 15:31 — No Comments

Organisational Change - Making the best of bad news

Its not the change - its how you do it!

I recently held a workshop which had a section around organisational change and particularly redundancy.  It’s obviously a big subject at the minute, and one which is exercising many managers and HR professionals.

What struck me about the difference within this workshop to those I had held before was that there was less discussion about the case for redundancy.  …


Added by Christina Lattimer on May 9, 2012 at 4:35 — 3 Comments

Employment Separation - Don't over-think it!!!!

At some stage in your career you will be called upon to effect an Employment Separation. This is unavoidable, and anyone who says they never will is kidding themselves.

It is a somewhat traumatic event for an employee. In most cases they will not truly understand why they are being terminated. Others may see it as a relief. Some will see it as an opportunity to extort money from the employer. Others will view it as an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things.

All this…


Added by Michael Cosgrove on May 7, 2012 at 10:36 — 2 Comments

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