8 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

8 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is like your secret weapon that can really differentiate you from your competitors. Engaged teams attract the best and brightest, and foster environments which encourage productivity, creativity and best practice at every level. We know that engaged teams can lead to productivity and profitability increases and disengaged teams cost time and money, so how can we practically improve employee engagement? Here are some key tips to get you started:
1) Operate from...
Posted in: HR Culture Staff retention  

Modern Awards

Modern Awards
If you employ staff who are covered under the National Industrial Relations system (the Fair Work Act), it is highly likely that many, if not most, of these employees will be covered by one of more of the 120 + Modern Awards. Modern Awards are effectively legal documents which outline the minimum terms of employment, including pay rates and other conditions, of employees who are deemed to be covered by them. They are structured in accordance with core industries and key occupations and we...
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Staying Connected (when you have a team who are physically and geographically disconnected)

Staying Connected (when you have a team who are physically and geographically disconnected)
Whether due to necessary changes in the mix of your 'on site' staff or due to the new ways technology is allowing for remote work to be an option within your organisation, the concept of keeping your team connected to you, your business and each other, has never been more relevant than right now. So how can you create, maintain or re-establish connection when people are physically and geographically disconnected? Firstly it's beneficial to understand what we mean by connection, ...
Posted in: Small Business Culture Performance Management Staff retention  

Remote Work Success Secrets

Remote Work Success Secrets
Whilst many (most) of us have recently been thrust into the world of 'working from home' and had to adapt on the fly to this change. Remote work in itself is not new, and in fact I believe the first half of 2020 and everything that came with that will mean that remote work, whether from home, a shared remote office or on the road, will be more prevalent in the future with employers realising the benefits, understanding the possibilities harnessing the value of being able to not only...
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Creating a COVID Safe Return To Work

Creating a COVID Safe Return To Work
As we transition back into a working world which represents the 'pre COVID' era again we are seeing some employers and their teams rushing back all systems go as if nothing has changed, whilst in many other cases there is a real sense of concern and uncertainty. Employers are unsure what's required of them, and how to handle employees who are reluctant to return, and employees are concerned about their obligations and responsibilities, and sometimes are afraid to speak up and vo...
Posted in: HR Small Business Culture Workplace  
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