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Measure what matters - Developing effective and meaningful KPI’s-min

Measure what matters – Developing effective and meaningful KPI’s

If you’re serious about performance measures, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a valuable tool to help manage your business’ performance. KPI’s are goal based indicators that can help keep your employees on track and striving to do their best.  But if you don’t have a proper process in place to develop and measure those KPIs […]

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How To Create Your Own Social Media Policy

How To Create Your Own Social Media Policy

The beast that is best tamed! I’m not sure the world has ever seen something evolve as quickly as social media has in such a short space of time! And there’s certainly no stopping it now. In fact, it’s fast becoming our primary method of communication, which means that companies really need to set some […]

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The benefits of automating your HR

The benefits of automating your HR

There’s no doubt about it – automation is changing the face of HR. With so many tasks now involved in managing employees, businesses are now looking for ways to stream line processes, make tasks easier and save as much time as possible. It’s important to remember that HR will always be about people, but there […]

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Need a helping hand? How entrepreneurs can find great mentors when starting out

  For entrepreneurs just starting out on their start-up journey, it can at times be a lonely existence with little support. For this reason, it is important to find mentors who will help you find your direction and encourage you to reach your full potential. When you’re just starting out you’re full of great ideas. […]

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How To Avoid A Bad Hire In Your Business

For small and medium sized businesses, the makeup of your team can have a significant impact on overall performance. It comes down to not just having the right blend of skills but also the cohesiveness of the team and their engagement with the work that will give your business a competitive advantage. But what happens […]

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Employers entitled to rely on “the most relevant and comprehensive medical advice” in managing long term injured workers

In April, HR Legal reported on a decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) which granted an employer leave to appeal against an earlier decision in which the FWC had rejected the assessment conducted by an independent occupational physician at the employer’s direction. The worker had been injured in a skydiving […]

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Bullet Proof Your Franchise Recruitment: 5 Tasks You Must Standardise

25 percent of employees leave their jobs after just three months Like any other small business, attracting and retaining staff is a significant HR issue for franchises. And while many franchises will have certain procedures for recruitment, having a standardised recruitment and onboarding process can greatly reduce the number of false starters. It is estimated […]

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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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Four key areas of HR every SME needs to understand

I’ve been at the helm of many SMEs for over 20 years. One of the biggest problems I’ve seen during my time in the SME space is the struggle SMEs are having with HR. Because small business owners are so busy juggling everything that comes their way, taking care of HR often gets pushed to […]

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