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It all started back when …

It all started back when …

In today's labour- and skill-short market terms like 'attraction' and 'retention' are all the rage. Businesses are looking at what programs, incentives and benefits they can add to their EVP (employee value proposition) so that they keep their good...

Feedback: The Ultimate Respect

Feedback: The Ultimate Respect

Feedback. Challenging to give; difficult to receive – even when it is positive we Australians still seem to struggle with giving and receiving feedback! I think a lot of people feel awkward giving positive feedback – maybe because they didn’t get...

Culture – the ultimate competitive advantage

Culture – the ultimate competitive advantage

Put simply, the culture of a company is the sum of the behaviours of all its people (Michael Kouly). Our workplace culture gives us a sense of identity, ensures we attract and retain the right people, and gives us a deeper sense of connection.  ...

Ho Ho Ho – without the Oh Oh!

Ho Ho Ho – without the Oh Oh!

It’s that time of year again where everyone is preparing to wind down for the silly season. But let’s be real … no-one is actually ‘winding down’. The seasons don’t stop turning in the horticulture and agriculture industries; the building trades...

Managing Employee Complaints

Managing Employee Complaints

At some point you may be faced with a complaint from an employee regarding the behaviour of another employee. While dealing with a complaint may seem relatively straightforward on paper, putting it into practice can be harder than it seems.  A...

Our Vision, Our Space

Our Vision, Our Space

Our vision is to achieve mastery in our space by having a position on all things people, leadership, strategy.  It is a vision for a reason - a vision is a goal or an aspiration, it is not your current state.  We are not so egotistical as to think...

Gender Equality – will enforcement and quotas really work?

Gender Equality – will enforcement and quotas really work?

- Naomi Wilson writes... The QLD Government recently released their latest research into gender equality.  It is packed with statistics relevant to both the workplace and home life. To be honest, I find the ones about home life and in particular,...

Values – hire, fire and live by them

Values – hire, fire and live by them

Do you have values in your business that are so fundamental that you are willing to hire by them, fire by them, and take a financial hit to live by them? If not - you should. Values are the core beliefs that guide decisions, attitudes, and...

Post JobKeeper – do you have a plan?

Post JobKeeper – do you have a plan?

JobKeeper 2.0 will come to a finish at the end of March 2021.  And with it, the Job Keeper Enabling Directions that eligible employees could make under the legislative changes that Fair Work released during Covid-19 will also cease. Business who...

Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?

Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?

What a powerful question right?!? No matter which employer we've asked this question of, it never fails to get a similar reaction. There is the intake of breath to give a quick answer ... then a pause and look of puzzlement ... you can almost hear...

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