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Shining the Spotlight – launching BEA 2022

Shining the Spotlight – launching BEA 2022

Thanks to the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce team for gearing up for another great year of Business Excellence Awards in 2022. We love the theme of 'shining the spotlight' that the Chamber has adopted this year. We don't do that often enough do we …...

Fair Work Compliance July 2022

Fair Work Compliance July 2022

“You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people” Will Rogers  And isn't that the truth!! Compliance with legislation is important. In fact it is a foundation stone to a sustainable, well-run business.  But when it comes to managing...

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...

Don’t lose what we learned

Don’t lose what we learned

I was delivering a session on Communication in Leadership recently and I'd asked the group a question about the link between communication and connectivity. One of the participants gave me a response that got my brain ticking.  He said 'we did so...

Minimum Wage Review Released – 15 June 2022

Minimum Wage Review Released – 15 June 2022

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced the 2022 minimum wage review outcome.   The key points are as follows: 5.2% increase to the national minimum wage National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour This amounts to an...

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...

Our Strategy Journey – Moonshot Goal

Our Strategy Journey – Moonshot Goal

The evolution of our strategic plan has been remarkable - when we started in 2011 with just one person, it was very much 'fly by the seat of my pants'. And even when we ventured into formalising our strategy in 2015 we certainly didn't get it right...

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.  ...

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