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October 11, 2021

Planning Your 2021 Holiday Marketing Strategy

Planning Your 2021 Holiday Marketing Strategy This year has undoubtedly been a year of change: a change of the world, ourselves, our habits and attitudes to […]
September 20, 2021

Ask ‘R U OK?’ Everyday

Ask ‘R U OK?’ Everyday ““Be kind to yourself; Be kind to others. Have courage and talk about it. There’s a lot of love out there.””  […]
August 17, 2021

Attract and Retain Talent in Today’s Hybrid Workforce

Attract and Retain Talent in Today’s Hybrid Workforce “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” – Simon Sinek Organisations are finally […]
July 10, 2021

Peer Recognition is the Secret to Employee Engagement

Peer Recognition is HR’s Secret to Employee Engagement Many leaders assume that what employees want most from their workplace is a promotion, more perks, or even […]
June 24, 2021

Tips & Tricks to Encourage Employees Back to the Office

    Encouraging Employees Back to the Office “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, […]
May 18, 2021

Employer Contributions to Increase to 10% – 1 July 2021

  Employer Contributions to Increase to 10% – 1 July 2021     From 1 July 2021, the current superannuation rate of 9.5% will increase to […]
May 16, 2021

Important SME Considerations Before Tax Time

    Important SME Considerations Before Tax Time 2020 sure brought a lot of changes! As such, you could expect some differences in this year’s Tax […]
March 20, 2021

Slow Paying Clients? 5 Tips To Help You Get Paid Faster

    Slow Paying Clients? 5 Tips To Help You Get Paid Faster Managing effective cash flow is imperative for the success of small businesses! A […]
February 20, 2021

Set Up New Hires for Success – Enhance Your Onboarding Process

     Setting Up New Hires for Success – Enhancing Your Onboarding Process “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” – Will […]
November 15, 2020

Boosting Your Employer Brand on Social Media

Boosting Your Employer Brand on Social Media Employees seek to work for organizations just as customers seek to do business with them: when they feel that […]
October 21, 2020

Drive Meaningful Strategic Growth

Purpose, Values & Habits – How to Drive Meaningful Strategic Growth  “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak “We are what we […]
September 28, 2020

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Workplace “People almost never change without first feeling understood.” – Douglas Stone   As much as managers would like to be […]
September 20, 2020

Strategies for Building a Powerful & Dynamic Network

 Strategies to Build a Powerful & Dynamic Network “Networking is a lot like nutrition and fitness: we know what to do, the hard part is making […]
August 9, 2020

Cheat Sheet: NES, EA, Modern Awards & Employment Contracts

The Difference Between NES, EA, Modern Awards, Employment Contracts & Company Policies Formalising employment relationships can seem daunting when we hear so many words thrown around […]
July 25, 2020

WHS: Hierarchy of Control Measures ⚠️

 WHS: Hierarchy of Control Measures “Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.” – F.S. Hughes When it comes to any risk – Work Health & Safety […]
July 21, 2020

Finding Happiness In the Third Space

Finding Happiness In The ‘Third Space’?  How to use life’s little transitions to find balance and happiness in the third space What’s the ‘third space’? Finding […]
June 27, 2020

Getting What You Want Across

Getting What You Want Across “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci Powerful Phrases to Enhance Copywriting. What is copywriting? For those who haven’t […]
May 24, 2020

The Benefits of Non-Monetary Incentives

  The Benefits of Non-Monetary Incentives  “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” – Simon Sinek When looking for a job, […]
April 20, 2020

Universal Rules for Resume Writing ✍🏻

  Universal Rules for Resume Writing ✍🏻 “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” —Carlton Fisk With the increasing number […]
April 4, 2020

Happiness at Work – Is it Necessary?

 Happiness at Work – Is it Necessary?  “When a manager embodies positivity, their influence touches their team, clients and even their clients’ customers.” – Dr. Aymee […]
June 29, 2017

Before You Hire – Know The Rules

January 22, 2018

Team Building: A Different Approach

Our approach to Team Building, a mindset shift that changed the way this team worked.
February 8, 2018

Team Building: Choose Your Reaction

The 2nd part of blog series on team building.
March 7, 2018

5 Positive Ways To React To Change

5 Positive Ways To React To Change Change management is difficult, but not impossible. It does take emotional intelligence, though. In the last blog I explored […]
April 14, 2018

7 Essential HR Checklists for Small Business

7 Essential HR Checklists for Small Business Why we love checklists – Human memory is fallible When things change, or we’re stressed, we forget the basics. Now […]
May 27, 2018

Before You Hire – Know The Rules

Before You Hire New Employees The non-negotiable list for hiring in Australia. There are many things you need to consider before you take the decision to […]
May 29, 2018

5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Job Descriptions

5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Job Descriptions Why have job descriptions? We all know that we’re supposed to have job descriptions for everyone that works for […]
June 2, 2018

What’s the Link? Training & Performance Reviews

What’s the Link? Training & Performance Reviews It’s important to link performance review outputs and training As we approach the end of financial year pay review […]
June 16, 2018

Having Difficult Conversations

Having Difficult Conversations How to Tackle the Elephant in the Room March 24th: “I started today knowing it wouldn’t be easy, and knowing it was probably […]
July 29, 2018

What Does a HR Advisor Do?

A Day In The Life of a HR Advisor HR is often misunderstood, we pulled together the research on what a HR Advisor actually does.   […]