The Importance of a thorough Induction

An induction is a formal introduction to a new employer, a new team, a new position.  The purpose of the induction is to provides information to the employee, helping them settle into their new position as quickly as possible.  The induction normally takes place on an employee’s first day, and…

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The Power of Exit Interviews

It’s been a month for exit interviews and this has reminded us – exit interviews are powerful.  We work off the premise that no resignation should be a surprise.  The two stand out exits this week were not surprises, we knew the employees may resign, we had been engaging in…

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Flexible Working now and post COVID-19

Over the past 12 months, many of us have been forced to work from home.  Although difficult at times, our team members (and us!) are keen to continue this pattern of work into the future.  We have all learnt that some of our team members thrive working from home and…

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HR Reporting – the benefits are worth it

As employers, we are governed by a myriad of laws outlining how to employ, manage and pay our employees.  They are numerous and complex.  There is talk of workplace reforms in the areas of awards, casual employment and enterprise bargaining to improve the system, allowing people to secure well paid…

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Post COVID-19

In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity – Albert Einstein March, April and May in 2020 have been very different.  We have isolated, altered the way we work, you may have supported children through online learning, gained weight, enjoyed too much wine or maybe exercised more than ever…

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New Year – Back to Basics

A new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings, time to reflect on what worked well last year and what didn’t.  In our complex world, where we are surrounded by new concepts and ideas, some of the best results come from doing what we know we should be doing.  If…

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Is the investment in learning and development worth it?

The short answer is – YES!  Of course it is! Back in the early 1990’s, embarking on a career in human resource management, believe it or not, I enjoyed the monthly task of preparing the end of month report.  We had targets to achieve, meaningful targets.  One of these was…

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Maximising Employee Performance

Are your employees as productive and focused as you need them to be? Would you like to work with them to improve their performance? There is no easy way to do this, it takes time, effort and patience, however you will reap the rewards if you consistently follow these 3…

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Training on the job

Do it normal Do it slow Do it together Off you go Having come from a training background, Train the Trainer was a popular training program for would be supervisors keen to develop their skills in training others, in particular new starters. When training a task, we…

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Recruit right the first time

Recruiting the wrong person is time consuming and expensive. Suddenly you find yourself training, retraining, managing performance, remunerating, and gaining very little in return. So what could you have done to prevent this from happening, and recruited the right person at the start? We juggle many priorities, we are often…

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