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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The 5 warning signs that a staff member needs to be replaced

The 5 warning signs that a staff member needs to be replaced

There are some situations when an employee and an organisation are simply not working out; whether it happens as a result of changes in the personality of the worker, a new supervisor, or some other circumstances, it is important that the issue is addressed right away. While it may be painful, it is sometimes very…

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The benefits of building great working relationships with your employees

The benefits of building great working relationships with your employees

In professional life we are involved in many different types of communications on a daily basis, but the interaction between employers and employees is critical in order for a business to run as smoothly as possible. Building positive relationships with your employees is crucial for keeping workplace satisfaction high, which in turn helps you maintain sufficient…

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How to deal with conflict in the workplace

How to deal with conflict in the workplace

In any environment where a variety of different kinds of people have to come together and work towards a shared goal, there will usually be disagreements and differences in opinions. While a healthy amount of respectful disagreement can be valuable to drive your business forward, if this type of interaction devolves into full on conflict, it…

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How to decide the Criteria for the Role you need to Fill

How to decide the Criteria for the Role you need to Fill

For small businesses, it can be a tremendous challenge to identify the exact traits and characteristics that are needed from new employees. The best small business professionals are often those who can take care of multiple tasks and have skills in several areas. The ability to decide the criteria for the role you need to…

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How to use employee feedback strategically, to grow your business

How to use employee feedback strategically, to grow your business

All too often, employers wait until an employee is leaving until they ask them probing questions about how they feel about the company, the opportunities for advancement, office culture and benefits. Generally employees leave a workplace because of disengagement and dissatisfaction. By developing a system whereby employee feedback is utilised to respond to employees, its…

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