Yearly Archive: 2017

Dealing with End of Year Departures

December 28, 2017 | General Did a member or members of your team call it quits before Christmas? Are you worried that you won’t have the resources to hit the ground running in the New Year? Feeling stressed at the thought of carrying the load?   As a small business owner, now in my 9th year, I’m more accustomed to...
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How to integrate into a new team.

December 7, 2017 | General So you have started your new role! Congratulations! You have been excited about this for weeks, months and for some of you years! Well done, you took that leap of faith and landed the dream job and now the reality of a new work family is front and centre. How do you get this group...
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Don’t make your Christmas party a career limiting move!

November 30, 2017 | General In keeping with her growing reputation as Employer of Choice for Work Christmas Parties, Maree nailed it again last week with another ripper staff End of Year celebration!  A mini-bus picked us up at the office and off we all tootled for a…Wine Tour!  Yes!!  Imagine, 8 women and 1 bloke and a lot of...
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Building bonds over the festive season

November 16, 2017 | General Has it been one of those years? You may have been so busy you have been neglecting relationships with your staff or your peers. If business has been tough you may just want the bad year to end! Alternatively you feel your team or some members of your team have disengaged and you’re struggling to...
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How to use Christmas events to build team morale

November 9, 2017 | General Well, I am going to come straight out and say it – Harvest nails Christmas parties! In the last 2 years I have been with the company these have been a highlight.  My favourite was donning a wetsuit, taking a boat into the middle of Port Phillip bay and swimming with seals at Chinaman’s Hat...
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How Your Personality Contributes to Your Team

November 2, 2017 | General I remember when I first moved into recruitment, many moons ago, my organisation hired a “certain” personality style in most of their consultants. Back in the day we used MyersBriggs Type Indicator tests and, without a doubt the majority of recruitment consultants had an ESTJ personality profile. The ESTJ stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking and...
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Personal Goal Setting

October 26, 2017 | General Personal Goal Setting When I was 12 years’ old I went and got a paper round. Rarely heard of these days the job of a paper boy or girl but for me it was a means to an end. I was the daughter of a post office worker and full time stay at home mum....
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Workforce Planning

October 19, 2017 | General Workforce planning is a process in which an organisation analyses its current and future workforce needs based on its commitments, strategy and goals. This will include identifying the quality of its current employees in terms of their knowledge, skills and experience.     Benefits When successfully implemented, workforce planning can help businesses identify and anticipate...
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Resource Planning

October 12, 2017 | General According to a study undertaken by CareerBuilder in 2013 which surveyed more than 6,000 hiring managers worldwide more than half the employers in each of the 10 largest world economies have felt the effects of a bad hire. Many of those surveyed reported the actual financial cost in the realm of USD $35,000 – USD...
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The art of finding great staff

October 5, 2017 | General These days, the recruitment role in HR has morphed into Talent Acquisition.  Interesting.  Why do you think we are now focusing on talent?  Is that all there is to it?  Are we just looking for someone who can do a good job?  What if that’s a misnomer?  Are we really looking for simply talent –...
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