November 2018 Blog Posts (33)

7 tips to help boost office productivity

Staying productive can be a challenge. Every time the work day ends odds are you feel unsatisfied with what you’ve accomplished.

In your quest for improved productivity it is inevitable you’ll encounter factors that may weaken or extinguish your motivation and dampen productivity. We can help combat these problems with a combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts.

Here are seven tips to help you improve your productivity in the office.

1. Streamline…

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Added by Belinda Lyone on November 29, 2018 at 15:26 — No Comments

“We Want Training!”: When Client Expectations Stop L&D From Modernising

One of the most common phrases I hear from L&D professionals is:

“We want to modernise and use more digital but our clients expect, and just ask for, training.”

So, how do you change their minds to be able do something else – something more effective – instead?

The short answer…

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Added by Kiren Kahlon on November 28, 2018 at 19:34 — No Comments

How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation

Engaging in a difficult workplace conversation is one of those tasks that most managers and business owners would prefer to avoid. Yet the reality is that from time to time, workplace behaviour or performance will be below par and will need to be addressed. 

The key to conducting a challenging…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 28, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments

The 7 Jobs you Should be Outsourcing Right Now

No matter the size, all businesses have those admin tasks that are at once important, not urgent, and also really boring. There’s two options, you could

a) bump these tasks down the to-do list indefinitely, or

b) move away from the work you actually enjoy (and what you get paid for) to get them done yourself.

As a…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 28, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

A disciplinary action guide for underperformers

No doubt, we all cringe when we need to deal with an underperformer in the workplace. However, it’s important to note that managing an underperformer is common practice which most, if not all employers have to deal with at some stage. If not handled properly, it can lead to a disaster which can tarnish the reputation, viability and profitability of the employer’s business. Therefore, it is critical for employers to have proper disciplinary action policies/procedures in place to avoid any…

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Added by Emir Montazer (CAHRI) on November 25, 2018 at 19:15 — No Comments

Establishing Your Own RTO Agency - What You Need To Know

There are approximately 5,000 registered training organizations in Australia according to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). It is the fastest growing industry, by far. Many students are interested in mostly vocational education courses. These courses along with all the sought-after certifications are what Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) are offering. These institutions can offer many different types of certifications, from diplomas,…

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Added by Emily Wilson on November 23, 2018 at 22:22 — No Comments

Fly, eagle, fly – Lessons from the Manly Sea Eagles head coach resignation saga

The NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles have faced an uncomfortable situation regarding a key employee in recent times. Just as the club’s pre-season was about to start, it had two head coaches ready, willing and able to show up for training. Trent Barrett had tendered his resignation from the position in June 2018 and was serving out his twelve-month notice period. In the meantime, the club had also hired Des Hasler to replace Barrett as the head coach.

Despite hiring a new coach, the club…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 22, 2018 at 14:08 — No Comments

Muddying the waters: Adverse action taken against employee for failure to perform duties

The general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) make it unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against a person for a prohibited reason. Often, however, employees include claims of bullying and harassment that have the effect of “muddying the waters” about the real reason that adverse action was taken.

In Turley v James Frizelles Automotive Group [ 2018] FCCA 2989, an employee claimed that his employer took…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 22, 2018 at 14:06 — No Comments

Anyone can accessorise: The accessorial liability provisions of the FW Act

Findings of accessorial liability for contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) are now frequent occurrences. Most commonly, the individuals found to have been involved in contraventions of the FW Act are directors of companies, and those findings of personal liability result from prosecutions brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

However, employers and their managers should be aware that it is not only the FWO that is able…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 22, 2018 at 14:03 — No Comments

22 Types of Workplace Bullying Behaviour

Bullying is the scourge of many workplaces. There are few things which destroy office morale, tear apart team cohesion or cause good staff to leave as quickly as victimisation and harassment in the workplace. Interestingly, research has identified 22 different types of bullying conduct which might be encountered in the average workplace. 

We outline these different types of bullying and provide tips…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 21, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

How secure is your data in the cloud?

Data security is increasingly becoming an issue of concern, particularly with more business activity being facilitated by the internet, for instance, transactions, data storage and business applications. And with businesses utilising cloud computing in growing numbers, naturally security around how data is stored in the cloud is an issue.

Generally security measures offered by cloud providers are good and many have invested heavily in this area. As security measures for cloud…

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Added by Andrew Tucker on November 21, 2018 at 15:22 — No Comments

How to Improve Productivity at Work by Ben Eatwell. Part 2 of 2

My last post covered how business leaders are looking to build agility and foster innovation into their organisations by using Project teams. Now I want to look at the second approach that came out from my research: breaking down roles into activities and subsequently optimising tasks.

Prioritisation 

According to a report by…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 21, 2018 at 8:21 — No Comments

The Enneagram – Discover The Core Values Of Your Team

We’re big believers in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and its benefits for the corporate world. But there’s another personality system we like to use, the Enneagram. 

We’ve been using it for over 20 years now, but for whatever reason, it doesn't have the widespread interest in corporate Australia that it probably should…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on November 20, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Are You Wasting Money On Expensive Executive Search Fees?

There’s one topic in the recruitment industry that continues to divide people: the fees charged by recruiters, especially those in the executive search space, for their services.

I’m talking predominantly about the larger global blue chip search brands, but also many of the other executive search companies that present themselves in Australia.

Despite it being a hot topic for years now, little has changed, but it definitely needs…

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Added by Richard Triggs on November 20, 2018 at 10:45 — No Comments

7 Effective Ways to Promote Safety in the Workplace

Keeping the employees safe while they work is one of the most basic and most important duties of any employer. It is their legal and moral obligation to make sure that no one can get hurt while working for them. However, it can be a bit complicated, especially if the job is such that provides many opportunities for physical harm. Sometimes a safety hazard isn’t perceived as such, and sometimes the employees aren’t careful enough and get hurt…

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Added by Emily Wilson on November 19, 2018 at 21:22 — No Comments

4 HR tips to deal with workers compensation claims

Even if your company has taken every safety precaution seriously, injuries can still happen. They are a necessary evil in some jobs and they have their consequences. Working in human resources puts you at the forefront of these situations. There are procedures you should follow when incidents occur and a worker files a compensation claim.

1. Injury claims should be investigated

After an incident has occurred, you should collect all the facts and…

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Added by Daniel Brown on November 16, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Work Christmas Parties: 3 Tips for a Fun Festive Function

It's the end of a long year. Employers and staff alike have worked hard and are looking forward to the opportunity to catch up, celebrate, network and relax.

The work Christmas party is often anticipated as an ideal way to farewell the working year, reward staff, and anticipate the year ahead. However, employers must understand that a successful - and incident-free - Christmas party is dependent upon good planning and…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 14, 2018 at 14:43 — No Comments

How to Improve Productivity at Work by Ben Eatwell. Part 1 of 2

Since I joined Weploy earlier this year, I’ve been talking with small to medium business leaders across a wide range of industries. My goal was to understand how customers are using Weploy and what drives them to hire temporary staff. It was immediately clear that they are all trying to increase workforce productivity by boosting…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 13, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Digivizer’s Top 5 Hiring Tips for the Jobs of the Future

This is a guestpost written by Emma Lo Russo, the CEO of Digivizer, an award-winning social and digital analytics platform that allows companies of all sizes to analyse in real-time their digital marketing programs in a simple,…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 13, 2018 at 12:59 — No Comments

Give Me a Chance!

I think back to when I was nearing the end of high school, and I didn't really have a clue what I wanted to do career-wise. I don’t think I was alone in that position. I started a course at Uni and then switched to another, I graduated, then all of a sudden was in the market for employment. I think quite a few graduates then and now, are left looking at a closed door with a sign saying “More experience needed!” It can become a vicious cycle.

Part of my mission in joining…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 12, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

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