The impact of employee health on business performance

The impact of employee health on business performance

Most businesses have a health and wellbeing policy, but understanding how employee wellbeing supports business goals is another thing entirely. Amanda McMillan, co-founder of Wellineux, says that it’s essential to link business strategy to the employee wellbeing strategy. Without this, argues McMillan, employees won’t see how these strategies support the business overall. Iain Hopkins, says…

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How to conduct an effective exit interview

How to conduct an effective exit interview

Exit interviews are one of the most important information gathering processes that your business can undertake. Effective exit interviews should provide insights into what your employees value and indicators as to why they are choosing to leave your business. It’s important to ensure that your business is set up correctly to conduct effective exit interviews…

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How to prepare for your new job (while still in your current one)

How to prepare for your new job (while still in your current one)

Feeling like you have ‘hit a ceiling’ in your current role is something most of us have experienced. While it can often cause you to search for opportunities outside your organisation, it’s often a good idea to firstly try and reconcile this with your current employer. There can often be stretch assignments or alternative opportunities…

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How to uncover the hidden job market

How to uncover the hidden job market

There’s often talk about the ‘hidden’ job market and that most of the time, jobs aren’t even advertised (over 80% of the time, according to Nancy Collamer, writing for Forbes Magazine). So how do you go about uncovering the hidden job market? Networking To be honest, I always cringe when I hear this one. ‘Networking’…

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How to encourage innovation in your organisation

How to encourage innovation in your organisation

Innovation is a term often associated with product development – how new products and services are developed and constructed. However, there are enormous benefits from employees bringing innovative thinking and problem-solving in their everyday roles. So what is the best way to encourage innovation in your organisation? According to Business Victoria, the first step is…

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What we can learn from watching dynamic leaders in action

What we can learn from watching dynamic leaders in action

Have you ever worked for a dynamic leader? How did it impact you? James Adonis, in his book ‘How to be Great’, cites Dorothea Dix as an example of a dynamic leader. Dix played a significant role in the transformation of the care of the mentally ill during her lifetime. After discovering the appalling and…

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How to get your Resume past the HR Department

How to get your Resume past the HR Department

We’ve all faced the situation of applying for a role and not making the shortlist (or even hearing back about our application). Quite often if applying for a role online, computer programs or ‘bots’ filter out the applicants that are seen to not possess the right qualifications and experience. So how do you ensure that…

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How to lead a business in challenging times

How to lead a business in challenging times

It’s said that a leader’s true colours are revealed when they lead in difficult times. In today’s climate of increased competition, fluctuating market demand and huge internal and external pressures, maintaining focus can be incredibly challenging. Moreover, it can be incredibly confronting to lead a group of people through uncertainty, fear and reach business goals…

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The benefits of ‘modest leadership’ to your business

The benefits of ‘modest leadership’ to your business

Of the hundreds of books written on leadership, there are few that tout the benefits of a modest leadership style to a business.  In his book ‘How to be Great’, James Adonis showcases some of the greatest leaders from history and unpicks what made them great. His feature on one of America’s most significant Presidents,…

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