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Tap Into The Advantages Of Engaged Workers

  Employee engagement is a key theme for many SMEs as they struggle to attract and maintain talent in the highly competitive employment market. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work and in Australia only 24% of workers are engaged. Employee engagement isn’t the […]

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Cultural Change: Bucket Dippers or Bucket Fillers?

I never thought I would be able to apply the logic of an eight year old to my work life and have it improve my work relationships, productivity, and expand my outlook on life. It was the concept of “bucket dipping vs bucket filling” that intrigued me. Everyone carries alongside of them an invisible bucket […]

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Great managers don’t just manage employees

Great managers don’t just manage employees. They make sure their employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work according to a recent blog by David Grossman. Some of his thoughts are incorporated below, as they clearly align with the Brownie Points philosophy on employee engagement. Overlooking these fundamental principles can result in disengagement, […]

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Attention Gen Y business owners! Here’s your essential “HR how-to”

Born between 1981 and 1996? You’re fast becoming the new workforce majority and HR is more important than ever. So, your business dream is now a reality – you’ve built a loyal customer base (probably using Instagram), your product or service is selling fast, and you’ve had to put on staff to help meet demand. […]

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How good is your HR knowledge? Take this test to find out.

The best way to keep your HR know-how up-to-date is to put yourself to the test. Workplace rights and compliance issues are fast evolving so, you don’t want to be left behind on matters like pay and awards, leave, recording keeping and termination. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, this Fair Work quiz is […]

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You shouldn’t need to keep your boss posted on your womb status

DI Armbrust was discussing job interviews with two women in their early 20s, when both indicated to her that they thought they should advice prospective employers they were not going to have children. Armbrust asked why. They replied that they thought it might go against them if their prospective employers thought they would leave to […]

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Managing Flexible Working Arrangements: 4 Things SMEs Must Understand

As the owner of an SME, it’s more important than ever in this rapidly-changing business environment to get flexible working schemes right. Compared to ten, or even five years ago, employees are now looking for more of a balance between their personal and work lives. This can be a great thing as flexible working arrangements […]

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What’s so important about the onboarding process? (Plus, how to get it right)

Attention employers: here’s an easy way to help retain your talent. When research shows 25 per cent of employees leave their jobs after just three months, you know it’s time to address the reasons why, and stop it from happening to you. After all, staff turnover can cost your business tens of thousands of dollars, […]

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3 vital reasons why business owners should get the new hire experience right

Don’t let a shoddy onboarding process turn new employees off. These days it doesn’t take much for employees – especially the talented ones – to find a reason to move on, and fast. New hire experience matters, not only to them (they want to feel valued, challenged and supported in the job from day one), […]

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How To Create Your Own Social Media Policy

8 simple steps to creating a Social Media Policy for your SME. There’s no stopping social media now. In fact, it’s fast becoming our primary method of communication, which means that your company needs to provide employees with a Social Media Policy that guides without directing. For example, your policy should help staff feel empowered […]

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