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Peer Feedback Can Supplement Management Feedback

Traditionally, management has been solely responsible for providing performance reviews, feedback and praise. This will always be important. However, the helicopter generation – those who have been closely supervised by their parents – typically need far more support and feedback than their line managers have tim ..

A Step-By-Step Guide To Managing A Resignation

In HR, everything has a process so here’s our guide on what to do when you hear the words “I Quit”? Cooling Off Period Sometimes things are said in the heat of the moment and the words “I quit” are often uttered at these times. However, as an employer, you have an obligation to  ..

Breaking News: Minimum Wage Now 3% Higher!

From the first full pay period beginning on or after 1 July, the new minimum adult wage will be $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hour. This minimum wage increase applies to all Modern Awards. In addition, you’ll need to ensure wages for the following employee categories are equal to (or higher than) the ..

Workplace Absurdity – What It Is And How To Remove It

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, the word “Absurdity” means stupid or unreasonable and according to Carys Chan, Assoc. Professor at RMIT University, workplaces often suffer from absurdity. Could It Apply To Your Business? Chan offers some examples of workplace absurdity which include: -  ..

Workplace Hazards - Includes Dirty Floors

When thinking about hazardous workplaces, it’s easy to think of construction sites, forklifts and toxic substances. But workplace hazards can be a simple as minor floor spills and equipment issues. This is certainly the case for a butcher and his first-year apprentice. While making sausages, a very small piece  ..

Underperformers: Tackle A Hard Conversation With A Simple Approach

On average, managers spend 14% of their time correcting the mistakes of poor performers according to research conducted by The Future Foundation. That equates to 33½ workdays each year. Yet many managers prefer to avoid having difficult conversations with their underperforming staff so the poor performance con ..

Hierarchies Or Flat Management Structures – Which Is Best?

Agility! It’s the buzz-word of the moment as businesses and their management teams try to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Customer and staff expectations, industry disrupters, technology and global political forces impact businesses of all sizes. Clearly, only the most agile will flourish. But how do you bec ..