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7 simple ways to boost staff retention

- July 11, 2023 4 MIN READ

  According to experience management company Qualtrics XM, engaged employees are 87 per cent less likely to leave their organisation. That means reduced turnover costs in recruiting and training new staff and less lag time between training and full productivity, explains customer service and leadership expert Monique Richardson, author of They Serve Like We Lead.… Read more »

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How to make shift workers part of the team

- May 25, 2023 3 MIN READ

  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the skills shortage shows no signs of easing, with almost one in three Australian businesses having to find alternate ways to fill staffing gaps. One solution is contingent workers such as temps, casuals and shift workers. Part-time shift workers are increasingly filling positions once held by permanent, full-time… Read more »

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Hiring gone wrong: Here’s how to make it right!

- May 17, 2023 4 MIN READ

  The search for talent has become a hen’s teeth exercise. The process is exhausting and costly. Is it any wonder our hopes run high when presented with a sliver of skills and a thimble of talent? asks recruitment expert Roxanne Calder, founder of EST10. Our mind’s cry is, ‘yes, that can work!’. The exhilaration… Read more »

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How to help your staff with cost of living hikes

- May 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Australian working families are experiencing the steepest cost of living increase in more than two decades. Rising mortgage costs – together with soaring fuel, electricity and grocery prices – have meant financial pressures at home are affecting people’s performance at work, writes Phil Parisis, General Manager of My Business. As a small business owner,… Read more »

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Are you paying too much for new talent?

- January 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Stubborn inflation is forcing many organisations to pay more for new hires, especially given the shortage of key talent. But there are some ways to attract amazing candidates without breaking the budget, writes Aaron McEwan, vice president, HR Advisory, Gartner. According to a recent Gartner survey, 57 per cent of CFOs say they’ll increase… Read more »

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How to compete in a tough talent market

- January 11, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The tight talent market right now is making recruitment tricky for all businesses. In late 2022, there were more jobs available than people to fill the roles, and according to the National Skills Commission, recruitment was consistently more difficult last year compared with 2021. So, what is to come in 2023? Sally Elson, Head… Read more »

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9 tips to manage remote employees for better productivity

- June 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

Staff are now working remotely at least some of the time, and it’s imperative to evolve your workplace policies to accommodate this standard, writes Neal Woolrich, Director HR Advisory at Gartner. There are ways to make the remote work experience productive and engaging — for both employees and the organisation. To provide staff with the… Read more »