We doubled our staff overnight: How to manage an explosion in business growth

Cam Northway, Founder & MD, Sweet&Chilli

Businesses often experience growing pains when their success requires them to expand their workforce. If not managed well, the business can be held back by inefficiencies, costly mistakes, existing employees leaving and clients feeling the stress. However, it is possible to grow in a way that brings your team and clients along for the journey… Continue reading We doubled our staff overnight: How to manage an explosion in business growth

Workplace fun guaranteed to increase productivity

Countless studies have shown that happiness leads to more success, increased productivity and overall workplace wellbeing in companies. However most workplaces are focused on success rather than happiness. The approach to creating a successful company needs to be flipped on its head to be successful. Instead of purely focusing on success and reaching targets, we… Continue reading Workplace fun guaranteed to increase productivity

Why so many new hires leave within the first year and how to prevent it

The expense of finding and retaining top-performing talent can challenge organisations’ profitability, and if employees leave within the first year, there are even more costs. Research shows that only 12% of employees leave their employer to earn more money.[1] That means most employers can take action to prevent staff turnover. One of the most common… Continue reading Why so many new hires leave within the first year and how to prevent it

Differentiating in a crowded aged care market

How do you differentiate your business in a crowded market whilst competing with larger, ‘powerhouse’ organisations? This is a question facing smaller operators in the aged care industry.  There’s no doubt, with the ageing population in Australia increasing as rapidly as it is, the aged care industry is in turn growing with no signs of slowing down. In… Continue reading Differentiating in a crowded aged care market

Looking good: how your small business can attract the very best employees

The employment pendulum is on the swing again. With such low unemployment, companies are desperately looking to recruit, ideally the best, candidates.  Employees, especially the most talented, have their pick of jobs and companies.  So, what can small-business employers do to be chosen by their ideal candidates? Pay  Of course, everyone knows it’s not all… Continue reading Looking good: how your small business can attract the very best employees

Why Jamie Pride is helping organisations deliver the staples of workforce engagement with REFFIND

REFFIND founder, Jamie Pride

Recognition, reward and opportunity; these are the three key staples in the diet of an engaged and motivated employee. Yet – delivering the right balance of these ‘dietary requirements’ can be one of the biggest challenges businesses face. When they don’t get it right, a disengaged workforce and low morale ensues. With 20 years’ experience… Continue reading Why Jamie Pride is helping organisations deliver the staples of workforce engagement with REFFIND

Ranking in the top 5 Best Places to Work in Australia, Intuit tells us how it’s done

Intuit team

The desire to be happy at work and enjoy your job is not an unreasonable one – after all, we spend the vast majority of our waking hours working. True – some of us submit to the notion that getting paid to work is not synonymous with enjoyment, but an increasing number of the workforce… Continue reading Ranking in the top 5 Best Places to Work in Australia, Intuit tells us how it’s done

Getting it right: A healthy work-life balance starts with culture

Fiona Hitchiner, Diversity and Work-Life Specialist at SeventeenHundred

If you’re a business owner who was driven to the start-up scene by the prospect of independence and a better work-life balance, then the question you have to ask yourself is this: would you wish for your own employees – the life-blood of your business – to view entrepreneurialism as the ultimate ‘escape hatch’ from… Continue reading Getting it right: A healthy work-life balance starts with culture