Staff Retention Re-imagined

Staff Retention Re-imagined
  We have all experienced the pain of turnover before, after spending time hiring, training, guiding, and leading someone in your business that you were desperate to retain suddenly leaves. It can be frustrating, disappointing, and even surprising, yet something that is a reality to owning a business, leading people, and managing teams. When we talk about 'retention' what exactly do we mean? There are obviously various definitions around, but fundamentally it is about keepi...
Posted in: HR Small Business Culture Performance Management Staff retention  

The Value of a Clean Slate

The Value of a Clean Slate
  Do you ever get the feeling you are trying to squeeze a square peg into a round hole when it comes to your team and the changing needs you have in relation to the skills mix in your business? It's not that people are doing a bad job, or underperforming, but simply that the skills and attributes they have no longer suit the business, or that the business has changed and needs new skills. All businesses face these changes, this year it may have been magnified in more businesses...
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From the Vault - Lessons Small Business Owners Can Take from Steve Jobs.

From the Vault - Lessons Small Business Owners Can Take from Steve Jobs.
  As I was reviewing, researching and reflecting on what I felt compelled to write about in this weeks blog, and what information I could share that would be most beneficial to you, the business owner, leader or manager, I took a look through my 'back catalogue' for inspiration. I've been writing blogs, on and off, for more than 10 years and sometimes you forget about ideas that never came to fruition or just weren't right for the time.   In doing this exercise I...
Posted in: HR Small Business Brand Culture Performance Management  

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  

Understanding Generations at Work

Understanding Generations at Work
  We all hate being put in boxes, myself included, but sometimes it's hard to deny the similarities with certain groups, or cohorts of people. One such way we see these similarities is in our generations. So those people born between certain years are referred to as a certain 'generation'. Why those years? Well social analysis and research shows us that people born between specific timeframes have the same world experiences growing up, and this ultimately helps shape who ...
Posted in: HR Small Business Culture Performance Management Staff retention trends Workplace  

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