Noise in the workplace is one of the most efficient productivity killers there is. Not only that but it’s also one of the easiest ways to cause misinterpretations around the place. Moreover, a scenario in which it’s difficult to hear is usually not the one where people feel comfortable talking. Just think about it, is a nightclub a perfect place…Continue
Added by Emily Wilson on May 15, 2019 at 23:00 — No Comments
Let’s say you’re a scrappy young startup. You’ve got an innovative product and a dedicated team. While you’re certainly not working out of your friend’s garage anymore, you’re still in a pretty small, bare-bones office space without too many frills—which is just as well, because there aren’t too many people around to appreciate those frills. This is all well and good for now, but you know that it’s not going to be this way forever. Heck, maybe it’s not even going to be this…Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on May 14, 2019 at 1:00 — No Comments
For employers, the completion of a workplace investigation can feel like the end of a marathon. The relevant issues have been aired and discussed, a report delivered and decisions made. However, it is also important to effectively share relevant information with affected parties and the broader organisation as the investigation process draws to a close.
It is likely that employees and other stakeholders affected by…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on May 8, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments
At this point, we’ve all heard the statistics: more diverse teams promote internal innovation, improve sales, and develop better products. You don’t necessarily need a reason to strive for inclusiveness in the workplace, but there are plenty of them to choose from. In spite of this fact, many or even most businesses are still struggling to create diverse workforces. This can be attributed to a whole host of factors, from work environment to historical factors, but on some…Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on May 7, 2019 at 18:40 — No Comments
I’m starting with the assumption that we all agree it’s actually OK not to agree all the time. (Yes I see I’ve asked you to agree and we said we don’t actually have to! But just go with it. OK)?
So, what do you do if you are the facilitator in a conversation and people aren’t agreeing? Or, if you are a manager and…Continue
Added by Zandy Fell on May 7, 2019 at 6:00 — No Comments
They are the modern-day superheroes who play a critical role in providing quality healthcare to our siblings, parents, children and community. Their whole ethos is centred around helping others – yet the question must be asked, who is helping the health professionals when they face their own health challenges?
The mental health of our valued doctors and health workers is an ongoing concern and, for 85 per cent of doctors, mental illness is not just something they treat but something…Continue
Added by Paul Gordon on May 2, 2019 at 15:24 — No Comments
In 2019, one of the terms we are going to hear more about is the ‘T-shaped employee’.
The term T-shaped employee was popularised a couple of years ago by Tim Brown, the CEO of the IDEO, a California design firm known for its innovative practices.
A T-shaped employee is an individual who has deep knowledge and skills in a particular area, along with a willingness and ability to make connections across disciplines. The horizontal bar of the T represents the ability to collaborate…Continue
Added by Rosie Cairnes on May 1, 2019 at 16:51 — No Comments
Improving employee productivity is arguably one of the most complex tasks you could be required to undertake as a business owner or an HR professional, though with the right data and a reliable guide, the process might not be as difficult as you imagined.
Depending on the type of business you own or manage, you’ll need to make a few changes, invest in some new equipment and implement a few exciting new strategies. You’ll find that the productivity boost won’t happen immediately,…Continue
Added by Gina Banks on May 1, 2019 at 16:43 — No Comments
It is one of society's great shames that our most vulnerable individuals are often open to abuse by those entrusted with their care. However, it is somewhat edifying to know that stringent legal and regulatory measures are in place in Australia to ensure that employers and others act quickly when allegations arise of abuse in care.
In the case of issues involving children, organisations such as the Ombudsman mandate…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on May 1, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments
With all the news coverage on major data breaches and cyberattacks on famous corporations, cybersecurity remains a hot topic. There is, however, a common misconception among small and medium-sized businesses that these types of attacks are targeted only at the big guys. Possibly as…Continue
Added by Catherine Palmer on April 29, 2019 at 10:50 — No Comments
Any success a company may have is founded on the minds and bodies of its staff. They are its most valuable resource, and employee satisfaction should be among top priorities for any successful business. After all, a happy employee is a productive one. By taking care of your staff, and improving their office life, you can tap into their maximum potential, and improve business performance. With this in mind, we take a look at ways to change your company in order…Continue
Added by Emma Lawson on April 27, 2019 at 18:21 — No Comments
There can be many questions, fears and insecurities that arise in the course of a workplace investigation. Experienced investigators are often asked by witnesses and other staff to divulge what has been said and by whom. This is unsurprising; after all, for one or more people their reputation and/or job could be on the line as a result of accusations made.
Workplace investigators must take care when dealing with the…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on April 24, 2019 at 13:11 — No Comments
It’s no secret that recruiters in 2019 need to spread their employer brands across multiple channels in order to catch the attention of qualified job candidates. Most recruiters tend to focus on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram—with good reason—but there’s also more to life than tweets…Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on April 23, 2019 at 18:33 — No Comments
2018 was ‘the year of privacy’, raising questions across the globe about the security of sensitive information. With the rate of cyber security incidents increasing by a staggering 33% each year, it’s an ever-pressing issue for Australian businesses. So, what are the key cyber security threats to consider in 2019, and how can your team be empowered to respond effectively?…
Added by Erica Dearn on April 23, 2019 at 11:02 — No Comments
Your employees make the core of your company. They are the ones who will help your business thrive. So, it goes without saying that it's necessary to make an effort to create a sense of teamwork among them.
The more your employees get to know each other, the stronger their relationships will be. In return, they will become a more effective team. In case you are considering possible activities for your employees, here are some of the best options.…Continue
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You have your company’s employee value proposition nailed down. You have your ideal candidate personas broken down by position, and you've selected a number of social channels that might be good fits for running targeted ad campaigns. Now, you're wondering how best to implement this strategy and begin spreading your employer brand and EVP to an audience of future applicants. Maybe someone has brought up the idea of using …Continue
Added by Damian Samoila on April 17, 2019 at 19:27 — No Comments
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on April 15, 2019 at 12:07 — No Comments
When conducting a workplace investigation, it is essential that there is consideration given to maintaining an appropriate balance between professionalism, impartiality and empathy.
By ensuring that this balance is maintained, employers are best able to protect the interests of staff, and safeguard against allegations…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on April 17, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments