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Baby it’s cold outside! Don’t fall victim to the winter blues

Baby it’s cold outside! Don’t fall victim to the winter blues

A chill is in the air and the days are getting shorter. People start to spend more time inside and that dreary winter weather can play havoc with employee motivation and productivity. But don’t let that get your employees down. Now is the time to help them get back the spring in their step. Below […]

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Developing your staff is good for business

Developing your staff is good for business

Does your company regularly invest in professional development for its employees? If not, it may be time to reconsider the many benefits that it can bring to your business. A lot of small business owners shy away from investing in employee education and training because they think that it will cost them too much. But […]

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Engaged staff = Happy staff

Engaged staff = Happy staff

The importance of employee engagement can’t be understated – It’s one of the key elements of a having a successful and productive business. There have been endless studies that show that engaged employees are assets to your business. They are more likely to voluntarily invest extra time and effort into their jobs and more likely to […]

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What’s so important about the onboarding process?

Attention employers: here’s an easy way to help retain your talent. When research shows 25 per cent of employees leave their jobs after just three months, you know it’s time to address the reasons, and stop them from happening to you. [...]

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Tap Into The Advantages Of Engaged Workers

  Employee engagement is a key theme for many SMEs as they struggle to attract and maintain talent in the highly competitive employment market. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work and in Australia only 24% of workers are engaged. Employee engagement isn’t the […]

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Cultural Change: Bucket Dippers or Bucket Fillers?

I never thought I would be able to apply the logic of an eight year old to my work life and have it improve my work relationships, productivity, and expand my outlook on life. It was the concept of “bucket dipping vs bucket filling” that intrigued me. Everyone carries alongside of them an invisible bucket […]

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Great managers don’t just manage employees

Great managers don’t just manage employees. They make sure their employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work according to a recent blog by David Grossman. Some of his thoughts are incorporated below, as they clearly align with the Brownie Points philosophy on employee engagement. Overlooking these fundamental principles can result in disengagement, […]

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Attention Gen Y business owners! Here’s your essential “HR how-to”

Born between 1981 and 1996? You’re fast becoming the new workforce majority and HR is more important than ever. So, your business dream is now a reality – you’ve built a loyal customer base (probably using Instagram), your product or service is selling fast, and you’ve had to put on staff to help meet demand. […]

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How good is your HR knowledge? Take this test to find out.

The best way to keep your HR know-how up-to-date is to put yourself to the test. Workplace rights and compliance issues are fast evolving so, you don’t want to be left behind on matters like pay and awards, leave, recording keeping and termination. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, this Fair Work quiz is […]

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