Emma Lawson's Blog (22)

Should You Monitor Your Employees Online?

Big Brother inside the confines of your office space — a vanity or a necessity? 

Today, we live in a highly accessible society where data is made available to anyone and everyone. Yet, when…


Added by Emma Lawson on November 12, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments

Top 5 Essential Tips to Build an Engaging HR Website

Every professional in Australia at some point in their career needs to turn to an HR professional. This is exactly why the HR industry is a high-involvement one and the demand for jobs in it continues to increase. The good news is, we live in the age of technology and…


Added by Emma Lawson on October 11, 2019 at 22:00 — No Comments

What to do if you find yourself in a hostile work environment

In the perfect world, every employee works in a positive and healthy work environment every day. Unfortunately, nowadays many individuals struggle with hostile work environments. Those are situations where a person feels constantly uncomfortable at their place of…


Added by Emma Lawson on August 28, 2019 at 22:30 — No Comments

How to Start and Grow Your HR Department

Building a human resource department is necessary for every business. However, if you are still in the early stages, you might have problems hiring all the required people. At first, you might have one or two persons doing everything, which is tough. These five tips will help you…


Added by Emma Lawson on August 13, 2019 at 22:00 — No Comments

The Importance of Social Media For HR

Unless you are living the life of a hermit, you are most likely online in some capacity. Let’s face it, even Buddhist monks in Tibet use smartphones on daily basis. What is the go to place for anyone online? Social networks. This is where people find out info, brag about things and…


Added by Emma Lawson on August 9, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to Improve Payroll Automation

New technologies have made never-before-seen options possible when it comes to automation. Using the right tools, this time-consuming task can be automated and therefore finished faster and with less likelihood of human error. Every business should try to incorporate these tools and strive to automate as many processes as possible. Payroll is one such time-consuming task. Here are the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to payroll…


Added by Emma Lawson on June 20, 2019 at 22:05 — No Comments

How to Track and Measure Employee Performance

Measuring and tracking employee performance is an increasingly recognised way of optimising productivity and improving an organisation's effectiveness. Its key goal is to provide the overall structure for planning and analysing activities of each person, in the context of the business as a whole. In other words, to align worker and department goals to those of the…


Added by Emma Lawson on June 13, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments

Easy Ways to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

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…


Added by Emma Lawson on April 27, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

How to Scale Your Freelance Team?

Working as a freelancer can be a lucrative and rewarding experience, however, there’s one point at which your workload will be far greater than your capacities. For some, this may be an ideal scenario seeing as how you’ll always have enough work and, for the first time, even a chance to choose clients. Nonetheless, for others, this is more of a new opportunity than the endgame. What this means is that you can start hiring others to either help you out or do…


Added by Emma Lawson on March 26, 2019 at 22:16 — No Comments

Avoid being 'ghosted' by a recruit

Changing generations along with a growing business scene have brought about a few more novelties in the working world. From jeans being embraced as your go-to business casual staple to working with people you’ve never even met (remote freelancers, that is), the workplace has changed quite a bit. However, one change, in particular, has made the rising number of employees a tad restless: ghosting. The term may have very well been coined by the same group of men…


Added by Emma Lawson on December 27, 2018 at 18:11 — No Comments

Humane Career Choices That Can Enrich Your Soul

Are you happy with your current job? It doesn’t really matter whether it pays really well if you don’t feel good about doing it and come back home feeling sad and drained of all the energy. Feeling good about the work you do every day is an important aspect of being happy and satisfied, and when you know that you’re doing some good in the world, at the same time, the feelings intensify. If you’re looking for career options which will enrich your soul, here are…


Added by Emma Lawson on October 12, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Best Practices to Welcome a New Employee

No company can operate without great employees. Nowadays, top talents and skilled employees are highly sought after by various businesses both big and small. Companies are looking to hire as many employees that not only fit into their culture, but are also able to contribute to achieving business…


Added by Emma Lawson on April 27, 2018 at 19:35 — No Comments

4 Tips for Keeping Your Employees Satisfied

Happy employees represent one of the backbones of a successful, smoothly operating business. Obviously, at the most elementary level, the best way to keep people satisfied is to offer them decent salaries. Some articles on entrepreneurship claim that money is not more important than…


Added by Emma Lawson on March 19, 2018 at 20:42 — No Comments

4 Ways to Improve Staff Productivity

Productive and well-motivated employees are essential to every business success. They're not just able to perform exceptionally, but they're also more engaged and willing to make an extra effort to complete their tasks. It's safe to say that every organization is aspiring to have a productive workforce, so that they can grow and develop…


Added by Emma Lawson on March 12, 2018 at 22:38 — No Comments

Improve Your HR Department with 4 Easy Tips

Some say that your company is only as good as your HR department is, and there is a lot of objective truth to this – do a good job hiring-wise, and the business will thrive in passion and determination. This is exactly what your HR department is for; without a rock-solid HR team behind your brand, the very hiring process is compromised. While employee hiring, retention and satisfaction are all cornerstones of HR professionals, it is up to you, as the…


Added by Emma Lawson on January 10, 2018 at 6:10 — No Comments

How to Help People Lay Career Foundations

Planning your life and career is never easy. They’re very closely connected. After all, your career will play a big part in your development as a person. The truth is, life is a one-way street, but who says that that one-way street has to be a boring one?

If you’ve recently graduated and if you’ve already found that perfect company you want to work for, you’re certainly on the right track. What you need to do now is push yourself to the limit.…


Added by Emma Lawson on August 10, 2017 at 21:08 — No Comments

How to Do Employee Satisfaction Surveys

The most important precondition for an efficient job performance is being satisfied with it. If one is going to spend eight hours (on average) at work every day, then one should feel happy there. How many of your employees love their jobs? In order to create a happier workplace, you should know if your employees are satisfied with the work environment, their experiences with management, and their responsibilities and roles. Instead of trying to guess how they feel, use an employee…


Added by Emma Lawson on June 26, 2017 at 16:37 — No Comments

How will Abolishment of Visa 457 Affect HR

The abolishment of the Visa 457 program earlier this year is definitely the biggest political decision that will have impact on Australian HR in a long time. In case you haven't heard, Prime Minister Turnbull announced the abolishment of the program in April, replacing it with the Temporary Skill Shortage visa. It goes without saying that the decision caused uproar from both…


Added by Emma Lawson on May 26, 2017 at 22:32 — No Comments

Top 5 Tips for Recruitment Marketing

The world of recruitment has changed – it used to be that talented people went out and looked for suitable employment, trying to show why they think they might be a great asset to their potential employers. Interestingly enough, this is not the world that we live in today; in fact, nowadays, it is the employers who have to compete, in the goal of catching the eye of talented individuals. This entails them giving compelling offers to the candidates.

This has bred the reason behind the…


Added by Emma Lawson on May 18, 2017 at 19:51 — No Comments

Abolition of 457 Visas: The Impact on Employing Strategies

On April 18th 2017, the Turnbull-led government has abolished the Howard government-introduced 457 visa from the 1996-97 era. The government has announced that it will be introducing two new visas as the replacement for 457. But how will this impact the employing strategies of Australian businesses?

What will change

Firstly, the number of occupations…


Added by Emma Lawson on May 11, 2017 at 8:23 — No Comments

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