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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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Mastering Delegation

Mastering Delegation

  As a leader and manager, someone who employs people and is building a team, the ability to successfully delegate tasks, responsibilities and authority is, or will become, critical to your ability to grow and develop your business. However, it's a skill that often we struggle with. Even those who can delegate, often don't do it as effectively as they could, and for those who own their own businesses, and are building their own team, this can be a really tough art to master, ...
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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 ...
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The Legislative Framework Explained

The Legislative Framework Explained

For many business owners who find themselves hiring staff and building a team, being compliant and doing things 'right' can be of real concern. It can feel overwhelming and like an extra layer of complexity you hadn't considered when setting out on your business journey.

Understanding the entire ecosystem that is the industrial relations framework in Australia might really assist in demystifying and simplifying the complex legislative environment that underpins the employment r...
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Successful Leaders Do These Things

Successful Leaders Do These Things

In my view, leadership is one of, if not the most critical attribute in successful organisations. Businesses who can not only survive, but thrive in tough environments, and continue to exist beyond the lifetimes of their founders and their original dream team, must, by their nature have great leaders., without that they are surviving in spite of themselves and will ultimately fail to continue.
Importantly, leadership is not a position, or term of rank within any business. Great leaders ca...
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