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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10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019

10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019
Undoubtedly the way we work is changing at a rapid rate. Largely this is with thanks to advancements in technology and the growth in the ability to leverage the likes of AI in the workplace which is creating efficiencies and opportunities to remove manual transactional tasks at a rapid rate, meaning some 'jobs' will no longer exist as we know them now. The recently released 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report from Deloitte Human Capital Services has surveyed 10, 000 respondent...
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Why is outsourcing your HR function good for business?

Why is outsourcing your HR function good for business?
You've hit that point in business where you need a little more help, you need the team to step up, you need to spend less time putting out fires and being a counsellor. Perhaps you're noticing that the team isn't humming along quite like it used to, absenteeism has increased, or you've had a compliant made by one staff member against another. Maybe you've had an unfair dismissal claim lodged against you, you've started to get the feeling one or more staff members ...
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Work Trials - Legal or not?

Work Trials - Legal or not?
As an employer or manager, it can often be difficult to determine an applicants exact practical skills simply by reading their resume and conducting an interview. All job seekers are determined to make the best impression they can at interview, and that will include how they answer questions and what skills they do and don't possess. Whilst in an ideal world we would take everyone's comments at face value and trust the accuracy of the words that are spoken, the reality we all exper...
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Are you a NSW Business Hiring Staff?

Are you a NSW Business Hiring Staff?
  Here Are Some Financial Incentives you may not be aware of
Whether you are adding another new employee or finding your first, it can be a stressful and disruptive process and making the decision on when to do it can be a difficult one. Is there enough work? Do we have the space? And most importantly is it in the budget? Not just the cost of wages, superannuation, insurance and equipment but also in the time that you, as the business owner, need to spend on finding your ne...
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