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5 Steps to Plan Your Return to Work Post-Pandemic

Australia is reopening, and businesses are beginning to plan their return to the workplace. A well-thought out and meticulous approach is critical now more than ever. The return to work post-pandemic is not like any other kind of return to work any of us have experienced before and there are multiple aspects to consider. Logistics, travel arrangements, sanitation measures are all going to be priorities that most of us haven’t had to worry about too much…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on June 23, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments

How to Hire in 2020

Business as "Unusual"

Shopping centers, restaurants, and beaches are filling up again and Australia is preparing to return to work. But the Coronavirus Pandemic has seriously impacted the economy and for most of us, the environment has changed, leaving us with challenges we’ve never experienced before. Many business owners have been forced to close their doors and let go of their staff, and for those that have managed to survive, the workplace environment is far from…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on June 11, 2020 at 17:44 — No Comments

"Seven commandments" for managing a remote workforce

Due to the measures taken by the Australian Government in regards to COVID-19, the prospect of managing a remote workforce has become a real proposition for most organisations at the moment. 

Here at Weploy we have formed an internal COVID-19 Response Management team that meets on a daily basis to review new information; re-evaluate our protocols to appropriately reflect the current state of the health concern in each of…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on May 8, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments

Your Home Office Checklist

A calm, quiet and safe space from which to work is a basic right for each and every one of our Weployees, but at the moment we’re having to create these spaces for ourselves, at home.

 

Unfortunately we don’t have Office Admin staff, cleaners or receptionists to help us recreate the same environments we’re used to in the workplace, and there are things we cannot always control when it comes to our home environments... but we aim to set everyone within our community up for…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on May 5, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments

Which is Better, Chatbots or Humans?

We live in a world where digital technology is second nature. Options include remote car starters from your phone, doorbell cameras to alert you of your neighbourhood moves, and even virtual doctor visits. These options are easy, quick, and come with the click of a button. But when there is a question or concern, what do we do as consumers? The same digital access that grants us 2-day shipping and zero human interaction may lack the answers a customer needs when a problem arises. So the…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on May 4, 2020 at 18:17 — No Comments

Mental Health at Work



Work-life Balance

It’s a message that we’re continually hearing companies sing on about as part of their employer branding, which makes sense as research does…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on December 3, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Question I Wasn’t Expecting: Technology and Company Culture



Sitting on the panel at a recent Hubspot event, I was posed a question that made me stop and think.

“How will…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on December 3, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Hiring Bias No One Talks About

Non-For-Profit Organisations are organisations that are operating for their purposes, and not for the profit or gain of individual members. They are usually either Charities, or bodies that are providing services to the community. Examples…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 28, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Can Tech Make us Better Humans?

We were delighted to be invited to this year’s CEBIT Australia - the three-day conference that brings together tech and business with legendary keynote speakers, cutting edge exhibitors and thousands of industry insiders. We spoke on a panel moderated by Susie Bayes at The Guardian about how Tech can Make us Better Humans. …

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Added by Sara Kaplan on November 27, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

How to build a personal leadership panel

Studies show that there is still a severe lack of women in senior roles in Australia. There is a huge gender pay gap, and we still see discrimination in the workplace. But how can individual women cut through these infuriating statistics and break into the C-suite? We wrote up an inspiring talk by the Head of Video at Twitter, Lottie Laws on how she managed it. 

Wife. Mother. Ex-Premier League Basketballer, regional Volleyballer and…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 10, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

4 Techniques to Beat Decision Fatigue

We are subject to certain biases and limiting factors when making decisions. When the average person is reported to make up to 226.7 choices per day on food alone, it is unsurprising #DecisionFatigue is becoming a greater problem which is limiting our ability to make decisions on the whole. Here, Weploy COO Ben reveals his top techniques to ensure he is optimising his decision making ability.

When I…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 10, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Truth of the Gig Economy

What is the “Gig Economy” anyway? 

Defined as a “Labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs” - Gig work is not a new concept. The hype around the Gig Economy, however, has risen in Australia of late, largely down to the widespread adoption of digital platforms like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airtasker. Whilst short term “gigs” and freelance jobs have been…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 16:19 — No Comments

The #Gigster Series - Employee Gigster Types

Experienced career trainer, author, Independent LinkedIn Specialist and of course, professional Gigster - Sue Ellson has a background in career development, human resources and online publishing. #Gigsters is her fourth book and provides a user friendly guide to navigating the new world of work and the kind of life choices we have like never before. Here she gives us an insiders guide to…
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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

How to Make Better Decisions

When I think about the best leaders I've worked with there has always been one element that stands true. I trust and respect their decision making. I don't have to want to be their best friend, but I have to believe in the decisions they make.

I'm faced with a multitude of decisions every day and my biggest priority, both professionally and personally, is to constantly improve how I make decisions. So I thought I'd share the four most important principles I've…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

Challenging Assumptions - A Practical Guide to Innovation

I want to talk a little bit about Marvin Pipkin and what he can show us about challenging assumptions. When the United States Army Scientist returned to civilian life and joined General Electric in the 1920’s - he was set the “impossible” task of creating a lightbulb that was frosted on the inside. But Marvin, not understanding this was a joke for new recruits, set about as if it were possible, and in 1925, the new internally frosted light bulb was completed.

Creating and using…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Secrets of a Growth Hacker

Growth hacker, startup Unicorn, serial entrepreneur, nature lover and part merman Eddie Dostine has had tenures in the early stages of Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker. Here he tells us a little about his career path and reveals a few important learnings from growing businesses.

My first work experience was at the early stages of Uber Australia, where I interned whilst completing my masters at Sydney…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Temporary to Permanent Staff Conversion: An Employer Guide

It’s a problem we’re finding ourselves faced with more and more frequently. One of our Weployers hires a Weployee through the platform for a few hours, a couple of weeks or months, and like Kate Winslet to a slowly, tragically dying Leonardo di Caprio hanging onto a fragment of the majestic Titanic vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean - they just can’t let go. Our pool of Weployees are so…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 9, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

What the Foodora Case Means for Contractors Vs Employees

The three workers were allegedly asked to sign a contract entitled “Independent Contractor Agreement” when they started work, implying they were contractors - filling in their ABN number and…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 5, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

What is Work-Life Balance?

New research by US Compensation, Culture and Career Monitoring site Comparably.com shows some pretty dire results when it comes to employee satisfaction. An anonymous survey was conducted to discover the Best Companies for Work-Life Balance, and asked employees a series of questions including “Are you satisfied with your work-life balance”, “How long do you take for lunch breaks” and “On average, how many hours do you work per day”. The key findings state that:

  • 51% of…
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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 5, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

How a chicken dinner turned into $1m in funding

By Tony Wu

You read about it in the blogs, hear about it from a friend of a friend and see it in the news, but when push came to shove and we needed to raise some money for our start up, we had no idea what the “correct” way of doing it was. So for us, we decided to do what we knew best - Hustle.

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Step 1: Identify a problem

It all started when our co-founders Nick and Vince were having dinner and that chat turned to the common…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on September 4, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

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