Yearly Archive: 2016

Christmas Gifts to Strengthen Staff Bonds

November 17, 2016 | General The jury is out as to whether Employers should give gifts at Christmas time and while there are many opinions, I am definitely pro gifts. Employees have given their time and energy to you over the year and there is never a better time than when the year draws to a close to reward them...
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Females Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling – Personal Story and Tips from a Talented Engineer

October 26, 2016 | Career Pathways, Getting A Job Harvest Recruitment had the privilege of meeting Geelong Engineer, Vicki Shelton, some years ago at an Engineers Australia conference and Vicki and Harvest Director, Maree Herath still catch up to this day, whether discussing business, sport, travel or theatre; all interests Maree and Vicki share. As she dabbled in Podcast interviews, Vicki agreed to be...
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Career Pathways Offered Through the Digital Economy

October 10, 2016 | Career Choices, Employment Trends Shhhhh…it’s yet to be given the attention it deserves but one of the fastest growing trends in employment, in particular, self employment is going digital! . For Generation Z’s it is intuitive as many have grown up only knowing technology. They now are avid users and buyers online; communicating on SnapChat and Instagram, undertaking frequent...
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Four Steps to Managing Redundancies Successfully

October 3, 2016 | Redundancy Can you remember the last time you had to do something really unpleasant, that might have even kept you awake at night? Maybe you had to make a decision about selling a home you love, put an aging parent into a nursing home, told the 30year old it’s time to move out, or take a...
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How well do you know your staff and what motivates them?

September 23, 2016 | Employee Engagement It can be tricky to understand what motivates your employees to come into work every morning. Are they emotionally or rationally committed? Rational commitment is motivation purely based on the exchange of time, expertise and energy for financial compensation. In contrast, emotional commitment is where employees are driven to work because of the passion and...
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How Else to Keep Staff Engaged at Work?

September 10, 2016 | Employee Engagement, General In 2014, a Direct Health Solutions survey found that 45% of short-term absences were the result of “chucking a sickie”. The survey estimated that absenteeism cost the Australian economy $32.5 billion in lost wages and lost productivity. Evidently Australian’s aren’t engaged at work. How then can an organisation get the most out of their employees? With...
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