How to increase employee efficiency when working from home

How to increase employee efficiency when working from home

The demand for a strong and diverse workforce in today’s competitive marketplace means that employers must be open to flexible working arrangements to secure the best talent. The productivity of remote workers has often been debated. While many employees feel that they are more productive when working from home, there is often a perception by…

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The most effective ways to reward staff

The most effective ways to reward staff

Increasing productivity from existing staff is one of many ways to drive business growth – so what are the best ways to go about it? Generally, happier employees tend to be more productive ones, according to many sources. So how do you effectively reward employees and at the same time, benefit your business? Simple Praise…

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How do you pick the right one?  Top tips for effective employee selection

How do you pick the right one? Top tips for effective employee selection

The process of employing new staff members can be long, tedious and expensive – and that’s if you manage to select the right candidate for your business. If you pick a candidate that doesn’t commit to 12 months in your business – or one that stays but doesn’t have the right functional capabilities, engagement or…

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How networking can increase the likelihood of you getting a job by 10 times

How networking can increase the likelihood of you getting a job by 10 times

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably read a lot about the benefits of networking and thought: ‘But I hate networking.’ Am I right? But what if your network increased your chances of successfully obtaining the job you want by 10 times? Would you think about networking any differently? In a blog post by Donna…

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Why it pays for your workers to be happy at work

Why it pays for your workers to be happy at work

There are tons of articles on the benefits of having an engaged workforce – higher staff retainment, lower rates of absenteeism and greater levels of productivity. But what are the benefits of increased levels of being happy at work? A clever infographic by newtohr.com portrays the benefits of happiness at work for both the individual and the…

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How to develop effective performance reviews

How to develop effective performance reviews

I feel sorry for performance reviews. No, I really do! They are almost universally hated – by Managers who spend considerable time analysing and reviewing them, for staff who spend time completing them and HR Managers and Business leaders who devise them. There also seems to be a mis-alignment of the role that performance reviews…

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DIY Recruitment?  Here’s what you need to know:

DIY Recruitment? Here’s what you need to know:

Sometimes when recruiting for your business requirements, you may not always have the budget available to engage professionals. So DIY recruitment might be necessary.   if you are entering the recruitment space and you’re a bit of a novice, here’s a guide on everything you need to cover: Get clear on what you need Sounds simple enough,…

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Minimum wages increased by 3.5%

Minimum wages increased by 3.5%

The national minimum wage will be lifted by 3.5 per cent – as announced by the Fair Work Commission last week. This change will directly affect around 1.5 million Australians on award wages. From the first pay period commencing on or after July 1 2018, the minimum wage is increasing to $719.20 per week, or…

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