What the latest Employment figures mean for Australian businesses

What the latest Employment figures mean for Australian businesses

Market Research group Roy Morgan has shown strong employment figures for the period of June 2021.  There was a ‘record high’ of 13.36 million people employed during the month, with 8.8 million of these being full-time roles.  The under employment rate remained the same as the previous month – 8.5%.   As well as this, job…

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The top five ways to show appreciation to your employees

The top five ways to show appreciation to your employees

Making employees feel acknowledged and appreciated is key to them getting the most out of their career.  Other benefits include increased work output and tenure. Survey results show that 40% of employees feel that the recognition they receive at work is an empty gesture.  So what are the best ways to show appreciation of your…

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How Managers can best support the mental health of their workers

How Managers can best support the mental health of their workers

One of the impacts of Coronavirus is the effect it’s had on employee mental health.  Depending on the nature of the work that employees undertake, many people have experienced heightened levels of anxiety due to impacts in their living situations, impacts on their employment status and their relationships.  Many relationships were impacted negatively by COVID. …

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3 onboarding tips to help new employees hit the ground running

3 onboarding tips to help new employees hit the ground running

With many businesses there is often such a focus on the recruitment process that key processes like an effective onboarding program are often overlooked.  With a focus on temporary work and the notion of the ‘Gig Economy’ many employees are staying in their roles for shorter periods of time.  HR OnBoard, an organisation focused on…

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4 Clever Strategies for job searching during the Pandemic

4 Clever Strategies for job searching during the Pandemic

Looking for work can be a challenging and emotional process at the best of times.  During a pandemic (and subsequent recession), it can often take a lot more effort to secure a role. If you are in a position of looking for work, here are some strategies that may help: Be Visible Thanks to networks…

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Strategy and Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Strategy and Planning Tips for Small Businesses

With 2020 being turned on it’s head, many businesses have had to re-adjust their business strategy to determine how changes to how we live might impact on how we consume goods, services and experiences. As charted in the “COVID-19 Small Business Roadmap to Recovery” by Deloitte, small businesses should take steps to re-focus post pandemic….

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5 Hiring Tips for Businesses During a Pandemic

5 Hiring Tips for Businesses During a Pandemic

While many businesses are experiencing a significant downturn due to COVID-19, many others are growing (healthcare, for example) and need to implement strategies to attract the right candidates in a virtual way. For many companies, the process of shortlisting candidates, interviewing, making offers and then on-boarding, all in a virtual way can be overwhelming and…

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Getting your Business ready for recovery post COVID-19

Getting your Business ready for recovery post COVID-19

Good business is always about people.  For those businesses that have stayed afloat and ‘steadied their ships’ during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the focus was mostly about looking after their people.  Insightful businesses focused on their staff and their customers before profit.  “Without empathy, nothing works” says José Andrés, Celebrity chef. Focusing on the light at…

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How to help your business prepare for COVID-19

How to help your business prepare for COVID-19

As the pandemic Coronavirus takes hold over our lives, it’s essential to ensure that your business has put in place the necessary policies and procedures to safeguard your staff and clients and your business.  People are feeling anxious, scared and stressed with the high degree of uncertainty about what the impacts might be for them…

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