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Saving Time through Task Batching

Saving Time through Task Batching

For small to medium sized business owners, task batching is an effective tool in maximising productivity and time management. It allows you to stay focused on one type of activity at a time and reduces the time wasted from switching between different tasks.

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HR Efficiency using Technology

HR Efficiency using Technology

We all know that human resource management goes way beyond hiring, firing, and payroll. Businesses today must increasingly focus on creating an engaging, positive work environment, following rules and regulations, improving efficiency, and using data to make great business choices. With this in mind, choosing the best HR software that can meet the expectations of your business is hugely important…

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Assistive Technology for Virtual Meetings

Assistive Technology for Virtual Meetings

As the option to work from home or remotely becomes more readily available and acceptable, virtual meetings have become an essential tool for many managers. In fact, virtual meetings have revolutionised how managers conduct business in today’s fast-paced and dynamic work environment. As organisations adapt to remote and hybrid work settings, the reliance on virtual communication tools has increased significantly.

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Fair Work Commission Update

Fair Work Commission Update

The Fair Work Commission has made changes to the wording of the Retail Award concerning the pay rate for employees covered by the Retail Award to ensure they are compensated when they don’t get the minimum break between shifts.

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Are you Accidentally Undermining Performance?

Are you Accidentally Undermining Performance?

Leading a team can be a tough job. With the complexities of remote and hybrid teams, hiring and retaining people, ensuring they stay accountable, and promoting positive mental health, it can be draining. Even with the best of intentions, the pressures of work and the complexities of managing individual humans, it’s not a surprise that sometimes our actions can lead to our teams questioning their own abilities.

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Elevating Business Results through Team Performance Habits

Elevating Business Results through Team Performance Habits

As a business leader we are always seeking ways to enhance team performance. One of the best ways to foster high-performance is building habits. There is a lot written about ensuring everyone has clear goals and expectations. This is important. However, the best way to ensure high performance is that your team consistently perform the right activities in the right way.  

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Successfully Managing Underperformance

Successfully Managing Underperformance

There are many “hard” parts to being a people manager. One of the most difficult is telling someone they are not meeting your expectations. No one wakes up in the morning and wants to be bad at their job, make mistakes or cause problems. Yet on a regular basis that is the situation we, as business owners and managers, are faced with. So, what do you do to turn things around?

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Cascading Goals

Cascading Goals

We’ve talked about how to improve employee productivity in previous blog posts but let’s cascade down further! Are you giving your employees a sense of purpose by incorporating cascading goals into your business?

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Keeping Up with Change – If now NOW, WHEN?

Keeping Up with Change – If now NOW, WHEN?

Workplace evolution has been getting faster for decades, perhaps centuries. Due to rapid advancement of AI, work automation and general demands for productivity, it has and will continue to increase. Businesses must upskill and reskill their teams in order to survive and remain relevant.

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