Merilyn Speiser
  • Sydney NSW
  • Australia
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What would you like to share about yourself?
I am an HR and Business Consultant, passionate about Talent, Performance, Leadership and Engagement.
Company website/blog
http://www.catalinaconsultants.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Leadership, Talent, Performance, Engagement, Diversity
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Merilyn Speiser's Blog

Managing Excessive Sick Leave

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:54 0 Comments

The great ‘Aussie sickie’ is supposedly embedded in our work culture – and can be a frustrating problem for any HR department to manage. Research shows that even the very ‘best’ employees are occasionally guilty of ‘chucking a sickie’. If it’s a one-off ‘mental health day’, then generally this isn’t too problematic for businesses.

But it’s when employees start taking sick days as a matter of course – or see their sick leave as…

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A HR dilemma - is bullying happening in your workplace?

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:30 0 Comments

Few issues are as hot in HR right now as workplace bullying. But working out whether you’re harbouring one can be difficult, especially as the fine line between tough love and, well, outright bullying behaviour, can be a fine one. With that in mind – and to help you avoid the potential cost, embarrassment and damage a bully can cause both to the victim and to your business – we’ve created this guide to spotting workplace bullies.

What constitutes bullying?

The best place to…

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The SME owner's guide to getting HR strategy right

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

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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Start-up to Global Domination - An HR Guide to Getting it Right

Posted on October 23, 2018 at 8:53 0 Comments

In the early stages of a business, most owners and managers focus on growth – almost to the exclusion of everything else. But by spending a little time on your human resources (HR) upfront, and then re-examining where you’re at along the way, you can save a lot of headaches and create a more dynamic, successful and profitable business.

There are many examples of startups where neglect for human resources, led to serious issues down the track. Some of the more high profile ones include…

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