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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

Never stop learning - Become the Master of the human resource management

People are a company’s most valuable asset. As a human resources manager, you are in charge of keeping that asset available and treasured. The company relies on you to deal with interpersonal problems among employees and between employees and employers. As you are dealing with constantly evolving people, learning is absolutely a part of your job. Improving on some of these fronts will increase your effectiveness as a mediator.…

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Added by Emily Wilson on November 9, 2018 at 20:07 — No Comments

How To Build A Career As A Board Executive

I often get approached by people looking to build a career as a board director. Many are just starting out, while others might already have one or sometimes two board roles, and are looking to grow a full portfolio to keep them occupied after retiring from their executive life.

Other times people have a desire to move into a board career earlier in their life. The good news is there are more opportunities than ever as the desire for diversity increases, not only in…

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Added by Richard Triggs on November 7, 2018 at 13:02 — No Comments

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

When conducting investigations or otherwise making determinations in the workplace, it is essential to avoid bias, whether conscious or unconscious. It is equally important to avoid a situation where co-workers believe decisions made in the workplace are biased - whether real or perceived.

WHAT IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS? 

Unconscious bias may take a number of different forms,…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 7, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Improving Employee Recognition: 5 Thoughtful and Sincere Ideas

Most people are not willing to go the extra mile if they don’t feel appreciated. Would you want to work for a boss who never acknowledged your effort or said “thank you” if you worked late for free? No, of…

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Added by Catherine Palmer on November 7, 2018 at 8:03 — No Comments

Where Do You Sit: Above The Line Or Below The Line?

This post is about one of the most impactful behavioural models we've come across in the last 18 years. It’s called ‘above the line and below the line’ where the line represents choice. We can choose to operate either above the line or below it. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. But in its simplicity, lies its strength.

One of the reasons this tool is so impactful is that it brings values to life in a…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on November 6, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Personal-IT - Personal devices in the work context

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 1, 2018 at 8:37 — No Comments

Leadership And The Trickle Down Effect Of Culture On Your Organisation

What if the Board and Senior Management/Executives really knew what the culture of the organisation was like – not just globally but at individual team levels?

What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level and were acutely aware of exactly how the culture was impacting on the ability of staff to deliver on or fulfill their individual role in the business?

What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level were acutely aware of how ultimately the total sum…

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Added by Catherine Gillespie on November 6, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Employee-centric Approach to Automation: How to Make it Work

The market may be at its most competitive right now, but there are still a lot of opportunities for businesses to grow. The changes happening enable small and medium-sized businesses to compete with larger…

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Added by Catherine Palmer on November 2, 2018 at 10:16 — No Comments

Australian Businesses Need Better Onboarding Practices

Businesses in Australia have an onboarding problem. A survey of 460 hiring managers by Robert Half found that over 60 percent have had new hires resign during their probationary period. Worse,…

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Added by Mathew Paine on October 31, 2018 at 14:04 — No Comments

Procurement and Corruption - The Warning Signs

Effective procurement requires the ability to foster productive relationships and to secure the best possible terms within a contract or project. However, there can be a fine line between savvy negotiation and a gradual descent into corrupt and/or fraudulent behaviour. 

Despite robust legal and policy requirements relating to procurement activity, fraud is nevertheless an ever-present problem within the supply chain…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on October 31, 2018 at 12:46 — No Comments

I'm no Wonder Woman - Supporting the mental wellbeing of business leaders

Reports estimate that 45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition at some stage in their lifetime and the mental health and wellbeing of employees is recognised as a significant workplace issue.



Businesses and regulators have now acknowledged that psychosocial hazards should be managed as a safety risks and that employers have work health and safety duties in relation to psychological…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on November 1, 2018 at 8:28 — No Comments

Helping your employees to future proof their careers

The 2018 “Future of jobs” report by the World Economic Forum listed the top 10 careers that will be in decline by 2022 as a result of the increase in robot technology. How many of your employees are at risk? 

  1. Data entry clerks
  2. Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll clerks
  3. Administrative and executive secretaries
  4. Assembly and…
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Added by Karen Schmidt on October 31, 2018 at 11:59 — No Comments

The SME owner's guide to getting HR strategy right

Many small business owners don’t have a lot of time to devote to implementing a bespoke HR strategy. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get it right.

Running and growing any business takes serious time and effort. And very often so much of that time and effort is spent keeping customers or clients happy that you have very little chance to get around to anything else, especially your HR.

But if you leave your human resource strategy to chance, you shortchange yourself and your…

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Added by Merilyn Speiser on October 31, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Public versus private cloud

More and more businesses are moving away from on-premise servers and infrastructure, and instead adopting a total cloud IT environment.

And like many businesses, you’re probably thinking about how your business could be further leveraging the cloud to increase efficiency and reduce running costs.

Having your entire IT environment in the cloud reduces the need to host, update, maintain or backup IT environments, so you no longer have to invest in on-premise servers, expensive…

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Added by Andrew Tucker on October 26, 2018 at 13:58 — No Comments

3 Ways to be More Socially Responsible in Business

A company with a big heart and good citizenry shows its customers that it is a company that cares, that is not just there for the profit. This in turn breeds trust and loyalty in customers. A successful company will have in place socially responsible and transparent values for each of their stakeholders including employees, customers and investors. 

Social responsibility is the suggestion that we, as either individuals or in business, have an obligation to act for the benefit of…

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Added by Belinda Lyone on October 25, 2018 at 14:36 — No Comments

Employee wellbeing: a responsibility and a strategy

No matter the size of a business or its revenue, its greatest asset and most valuable resource is the people. How we take care of ourselves is a 24/7 consideration – and that extends to our time spent in the office. Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2018 survey found that human resources and business leaders around the world overwhelmingly see employee wellbeing…

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Added by Francesca Di Stefano on October 24, 2018 at 17:37 — No Comments

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