A lazy or unwilling worker can be frustrating for you and de-motivating for other staff members. Instead of replacing them, finding new ways to motivate your employee will be a more cost efficient method than to start again with someone new.
With businesses panicking in the face of a recession over the past six months, staff downsizing has often seemed like an obvious cost-cutting measure for businesses looking to survive a crashing economy. When a business’s goals are limited to survival, active leadership is often neglected – which actually contributes to decreasing your chance of survival over time.
Knowing more about Generation X and how they operate can help employers understand the generation. They’re progressing from young upstarts into mid-level management and beyond.
If you’re wondering how you can dramatically enhance the customer service experience in your business while decreasing the amount of time you actually spend on customer service activities, consider that the solution might be to empower your employees to do it for you.
Workplace productivity is essential in ensuring that your business works at optimum level, but despite its integral role in the workplace, the task of increasing productivity is often a time-consuming and frustrating job.
A guide to how much you can contribute to your super each year.
Having to replace someone who has retired, or simply decided they want a change, can be a challenging experience for a manager. As managers typically rely on their key employees, the transition may even have a detrimental impact on operations.....
With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time for employers to consider their end-of-year plans....
In the lead up to the end-of-year, employers should be thinking about the tax deductibility and fringe benefit tax implication of office Christmas parties. Many employers are caught out by failing to adequately understand the FBT impact of Christmas.
It is that time of year again, the holiday period is just around the corner and the excitement of the work Christmas party is setting in. Ideas are being tossed around about locations and caterers and the Christmas spirit seems to be flowing through the office....
If you’re really serious about encouraging your staff to be creative and contribute more to your business, then you really need to get creative in the ways you encourage them to do this.
"Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine." - David Ogilvy, Advertising Icon
‘They are lazy, selfish, overpaid, arrogant, spoilt, demanding and over-confident!’ But....
Have you ever sat down and figured out just how much it costs to replace an employee? Has a key employee’s resignation come at you from left field? We have examined the workplace from the employee’s point of view and come up with ten good tips to keep your employees happy and motivated.
As long as employees turn up to work and complete tasks, that’s all that matters right? Wrong! Learn what smart employers do to ensure they have happy employees!
Creating a successful and profitable business relies heavily on the employees you hire. As such, it is essential to respect and acknowledge every member of your small business team.
A major influence upon the success of your business is your staff. They represent the engine of your business and so to keep the business moving forward all components need to be working at an optimal standard.
We all know how important teamwork is for a thriving organisation. Without some degree of cooperation between your staff, literally nothing would ever get done. You might think that right now your team is working pretty effectively together and that they understand the concept of ‘teamwork’ – however, improving on and refining the way your staff work together can have massive implications for your bottom line.
Take this Age Diversity Checklist and find out how well your business scores on the age diversity of your staff and policies. Any "No" answers indicate an area for future development.
With a growing trend of increased longevity and the number of people in Australia working past retirement age increasing, it is important for businesses to adapt when considering handling their more mature staff members and taking on new employees.