Top Reasons Why You Should Take Employee Retention Seriously

Some businesses treat employees like cogs in a machine: lose a few and there are always plenty more to replace them with. But every person you employ means an investment of time and money. You’ve got to find them, bring them on board, and get them up to speed as quickly as possible. After all […]

Is Your Business Ready for Hybrid Working?

The Covid pandemic has changed the way we work and ushered in a new era of hybrid working – but is your business ready and able to offer this mix of on-site, off-site and remote working? When businesses were forced to close down their physical offices and workspaces, this brought technology to the fore. We […]

Tips for Dealing with Problem Employees

Just about every business-owner or manager has to deal with a troublesome employee at some point. Even after completing a thorough recruitment and onboarding process, you can still end up with a person who’s prickly to deal with, struggles to get along with others, flouts the company’s systems, or simply doesn’t care much about their […]

Contractor or Employee? How to Get it Right

When is a worker an independent contractor or an employee? Plenty of people ask this question as it can expose businesses and individuals to significant risk and costs under tax and employment law. Sometimes, a person might seek a contracting relationship for perceived tax benefits or the company might want to keep employment flexible. However, […]

Key Strategies for Motivating Employees

Every business wants a team of inspired, engaged people working hard to achieve shared goals, but getting and keeping employees motivated can be tricky. Every person is different and responds to different motivational drivers. For some it is money, others need recognition, while others find motivation within themselves and just get on and perform. If […]

Contractor or Employee – What You Need to Know

What is the difference between a contractor and an employee and whose responsibility is it to get right? An employee – typical characteristics works in the business and is integral to that business has rights and entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 has a reasonable expectation of ongoing work, agreed hours and duties is […]

Top 10 Time Wasters to Avoid

We all start out with the same 1,440 minutes each day, so why do some of us achieve so much more than others? How can we free up time to help lead a better business and ultimately achieve a happier life? The top 10 time wasters are, in no particular order: Lack of clear goals. […]

Surround Yourself with Champions

It is human nature to be influenced by the people in your inner circle. In fact, the odds of being successful are a lot higher if you surround yourself with people who are also successful. In a business context, consider very carefully the people and friends you associate with. Who plays a role in influencing […]

Social Distancing – Running Effective Online Meetings

In times such as these, businesses must adapt to remain productive. For many of us, face-to-face meetings are a key part of our daily business operation. Here are some tips to take your meetings online with minimal disruption. Find the system that works best for you. There is a range of free or low-cost but […]

Addressing Performance Niggles in Your Team

Performance niggles often fall into one of the following categories: Attitude, Skill, Knowledge, or Support. This is also known as The Performance Matrix. It’s up to us as leaders to develop an individual’s knowledge through training, coaching and systems, and to support our team as they undertake their work, especially at the beginning of their […]