4 tips to re-energise your workforce as pandemic fatigue takes a toll

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Business leaders should try these tips to help re-energise teams, boost morale, and help avoid burnout…

Why a ‘people plan’ is just as important as a business plan

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Your business needs a people strategy, one that covers the embedding of culture and the projection of your team members’ career pathways…

The pandemic pivot: 5 ways coronavirus shifted HR priorities

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With the ups and down during the pandemic, one thing remained clear for businesses: exceptional HR is not an optional extra – it’s a necessity.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let’s talk…

Keep it human: How to boost engagement in a more digitised, flexible workplace

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, fast-tracking the digitisation of business and our ideas around flexible working.  While many people talk about the future of work in the context of big business, the topic is just as important for small businesses. The rise of ‘location-independent workers’ widens the talent pool for businesses… Continue reading Keep it human: How to boost engagement in a more digitised, flexible workplace

Why document management is critical for small business growth

Byline: Scott Crosby, CEO, Upstream The merit in going paperless for small and medium businesses (SMBs) is clear: digitally stored documents, information, and files save businesses time, money, and resources. SMBs are increasingly taking up document management technology to better manage their finances, customer data, and employee details, leaving behind the physical paperwork proven to hold… Continue reading Why document management is critical for small business growth

Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised, but recruiting expert Hays says they can be an organisation’s biggest asset – provided they have open and honest career development conversations, are given opportunities to develop their skills and are empowered by senior managers to make change happen. “As the link… Continue reading Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much… Continue reading Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

What Gen Z and other workers want from the work environment

81% of ANZ workers believe open plan is important to productivity and engagement, new research reveals Despite this, workplace distractions affect 99% of local employees Younger generations better at using technology to avoid distraction More than half (57 percent) of workers across Australia and New Zealand still prefer open plan offices over privacy-oriented floor plans,… Continue reading What Gen Z and other workers want from the work environment

Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up… Continue reading Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age