Staff Performance Reviews – setting goals and a vision for the year ahead

Leading into the end of the year is an important time in any business. It is a time to plan for the year ahead, reflect on what is working and what hasn’t worked and most importantly, address any staff issues that may be present in your team.

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Meeting Madness – do we all ‘meet’ too often?

There’s no question that regular meetings in business are essential. Whether it’s between team members, between a Manager and their direct report, a Consultant and their client – meetings take place all day every day around the world and can be a very effective form of communication.

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Do you know what your Staff really thinks of you?

It is common for many managers to assume their staff members are happy, have clear directions about their role and expectations and will come to you if they have any issues. However many people find that the prospect of approaching their manager or supervisor  a very daunting prospect and will often keep secret any issues they are experiencing.

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The Flexible Working Arrangement – does it work for you?

In today’s world – with so many advancements in technology, most of us have multiple electronic devices that do everything from tracking our exercise and sleep patterns, waking  us up or allowing us to read emails at any time of the day,  in any place in the world. This has meant that the idea of a ‘flexible’ work schedule and working environment is a common occurrence with most employees and almost a necessity when negotiating employment contracts. Read more

Six Reference Checking Points to Consider by Michael Murphy, Partner

In the last couple of years there seems to be an increase in a number of high profile employees being investigated and removed from companies after it has been discovered that they do not have the experience or credentials they claimed they had on their CV and at the interview.

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To Have the Greatest Impact, You Can’t do it All Alone

If you could be smarter, should you? If you could be richer, should you? According to successful entrepreneur, life coach and businessman Tony Robbins, we need to be asking ourselves “if I could be ‘anything’ more, should I?”

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How to get your Employees Engaged Quickly and at No Cost

By Michael McIntosh

A 2012 Gallup survey showed that only 24% of Australian employees were actively engaged with their work (and Australia ranked 2nd best!!!). Imagine that – only 1 in 4 genuinely cared and were out there doing their best for their employer every day?

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“Schmooze” or you lose……the importance of networking and relationship fostering.

In any given working week you’ll probably receive multiple emails inviting you to the latest ‘Business Networking Event’. To many, the idea of being in a crowded room with a bunch of strangers swapping business cards is something that fills them with dread.  And while that is only one way of networking, the concept of networking in general is something that few actually relish.

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Top 5 Places to Advertise a Job and Find the Perfect Employee

There’s no denying that hundreds of jobseekers come across job boards and job websites every day.  So how do we ensure we can stand out or attract the best employees out of those who actually reply to a job we have advertised? The important thing to take into consideration is where to post the job advertisement in the first place and how we can best target possible candidates suitable for the job. Here are some recommendations for where to start…….

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The Recruiting Question: Could you work for the person you employ?

There are many tips and various ways to approach recruiting and experts from all different organisations will share their advice about strategies they have used.   A lot of companies have a “one size fits all” approach and sometimes this can be very transactional in its approach instead of focusing on the outcome that is the best fit for the individual and organisation.

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