Leadership tips: team meeting mistakes

Whether your business loves or loathes team meetings, one thing is for sure – good leadership is very difficult to achieve without the leader engaging with the team. Take in the below leadership tips, and avoid these meeting mistakes. Team meetings are an excellent forum for leaders to communicate important messages, to provide organisational updates… Read more »

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Don’t ignore poor performance

Q: One of my employees is just coasting along with poor performance. For some time now she hasn’t been achieving as much as my other staff and doesn’t seem motivated. How do I get more out of her? A: Poor performance can be really frustrating for employers, but it can be improved with the right… Read more »

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Employee poor performance: how to improve it

Q: One of my employees is just coasting along. For some time now she hasn’t been achieving as much as my other staff, is quite negative and doesn’t seem motivated. How do I improve employee poor performance in this case?  A: Employee poor performance can be really frustrating, but it can be improved with the… Read more »

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Post redundancy support

Q. I am planning to make a position redundant soon but I am concerned that the long term employee who is in the role won’t cope with the news.  I need help with redundancy, particularly following the redundancy.  A: Being retrenched is a significant life event for many people. How a person reacts and copes… Read more »

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Annual leave – can you cash it out?

Q. My employee has requested to cash out some of his annual leave to pay off some debts. Is this allowed under Fair Work legislation? A: Employers should ensure they understand the rules around cashing out annual leave prior to agreeing to any requests to do so. Employees can receive payment for annual leave instead… Read more »

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The true cost of your employee turnover

Many workplaces struggle to retain staff. If this is true for your workplace it may feel like a revolving door of employees coming and going. But how much is employee turnover costing your business? It’s common to assume that the cost of employee turnover includes those direct costs such as the time and money spent… Read more »

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Termination and notice periods

Q. I am planning the termination of a staff member who is currently on probation. The notice period is one week. Can I tell the employee not to return to the workplace for the notice period, and do I have to pay for the week considering the employee won’t be working it out? A: Yes… Read more »

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Probationary period

Q. How long should a probationary period be? A: A probationary period is similar to a trial period where both the employer and the employee have an opportunity to take a period of time to assess suitability for a new position. Common probationary periods are either three months or six months, running concurrently with the… Read more »

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Get flexible – or lose your best employees!

The topic of flexible work is on everyone’s lips at the moment – especially your employee’s lips. Recent commentary on employee engagement is strongly highlighting that the most desired benefit for employees is the option of flexibility in their jobs. In a recent study by Seek, work-life balance was the most important factor considered by… Read more »

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The National Employment Standards

Q. I keep hearing about the National Employment Standards in relation to employment? I have no idea what this means can you tell me what this is as i am struggling to understand? Should i already know what this is? A: NES stands for National Employment Standards. These employment standards are the minimum employment entitlements… Read more »

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