Understanding Employee Engagement

Understanding Employee Engagement
What exactly is 'Employee Engagement'?   Like many others you may think it is a bit of the HR buzzword and a fluffy concept made up by someone trying to create work for themselves in a big corporation.
There is a popular misconception that it's about keeping people happy, making sure they're having fun at work, giving employees everything they want, beanbags in the staff room, chocolate biscuits in the kitchen and all of those perks. Keeping staff happy and making ...
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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Self-Care Is Not Selfish
  Let me ask you a question. As the business owner, leader, manager, the head honcho, how important is 'self-care' to you? In fact, what does self-care even mean to you?   Why am I asking you this? And what on earth does this have to do with your team, your HR compliance, and your business success?   Well I wanted to let you in on a little background and share my experience in realising just how important this is to our success as business owners. I wanted t...
Posted in: Small Business Culture Performance Management Workplace stress  

The 8 Top Traits All New Hires Should Have

The 8 Top Traits All New Hires Should Have
In the world of HR we are always ruminating on the skills v's fit tension when hiring new staff for organisations. Commonly these days, the cultural and team fit far outweighs the skills requirements, but obviously new hires still need to have the fundamental and foundational skills to get the job done otherwise what's the point in hiring anyone? In saying that, my advice to business owners, leaders and managers over and over again is this: you can hire the most technically competent ...
 

Top Tips to Setting Your Team Up for Success in 2021!

Top Tips to Setting Your Team Up for Success in 2021!
Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! Every year, without fail, as everyone returns from their holidays or the regular shut down period, and the workplace starts to look a little more like normal, everyone, including management, can sometimes suffer from a little bit of 'return to work itis'. This year however, we're expected to see this trend more than ever. After the year that was 2020, and the continued uncertainty about the future, coupled with the 'new normal' of hybr...
 

Is indecision ruining your recruitment?

Is indecision ruining your recruitment?
"I can't make a decision because you have presented 2 great candidates if we hired one of them we'd always wonder whether the other would have been better...." This was the exact words that came out of the employers' mouth after we had carefully and meticulously conducted a thorough and rigorous recruitment campaign for them, providing a strong shortlist. So strong in fact that they simply couldn't (and didn't) make the final decision. Whilst the team rig...
 

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