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Why Engaged Employees Make The Best Brand Ambassadors

June 9, 2015 | Sarah Savvas

Higher Purpose business

Brand ambassadors are the people who sing your organisation’s praises at every opportunity – to anyone who will listen. They are also known as advocates, and they are your unofficial, unpaid marketing team. They are an asset that money cannot buy, and the ultimate goal for every business owner is to build a database of […]

Before You Hire a Marketing Consultant – Read This

May 22, 2015 | Danielle MacInnis

strategy tactics

When thinking about hiring a marketing expert here are some of things you should consider: 1. Tactical V Strategic Skill-set.  Having a sound understanding of how to implement marketing campaigns is an important tactical skill but this skill can be picked up quickly or outsourced easily. Setting up a sound marketing strategy and an active […]

Part 4: 3 Ways to Fail-safe Your Prized Relationships – At Home and At Work

October 8, 2014 | Sue Lester

By compromising your values so you fit into a workplace you are setting yourself up for heartache.

It’s easier to mend a relationship than to find a brand new one and start afresh.  Consider the emotional and financial cost of divorce, of sacking and hiring staff, of ‘breaking up’ with a joint venture partner.  Are you wincing at the thought?  There are just 3 key reasons relationships, personal or business fail: 1. Clash in […]

Engaging Your Team Through On-site Training

July 4, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

How to write Your Own Biography

Corporate training has seen massive growth in the past three years, with training expenditures exceeding $130 billion worldwide. The reasons are due to both the economic recovery, as well as businesses discovering vast gaps in their employees skill sets. Although most companies understand the need for ongoing training, many have difficulty getting their workers excited […]

Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – Your People (Part 2)

April 22, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

Are you connected and feeling the love in your workplace?

Second only to the difficulty of accessing capital, the biggest complaint I come across from business owners is about finding and keeping good employees. Good employees are, without a doubt, the most valuable asset any company can have. And when times are tough, it is more important than ever to get the most out of […]

Parental Leave and Flexible Working Arrangements Changes

April 7, 2014 | Mandy Cann

Do you really have the time, expertise or money to waste on costly insurance policy mistakes. Why would you do it yourself? Get Informed!

Employees get unpaid parental leave when a new child is born or adopted. Parental leave includes maternity leave (for mums), paternity leave (for dads and partners) and adoption leave as well as other types of special leave. The key changes that were effective from the 1st July 2013 are listed below: Transfer to a safe job […]

Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – your people (Part 1)

March 18, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

Are you connected and feeling the love in your workplace?

Don’t you ever wonder what happened to the days when employees worked for one company for life or at least for the better part of their career, when companies treated employees like part of the family and employees were unwaveringly loyal to their employers?  With this era being as good as over, and with employees […]

New Bullying In The Workplace Laws

March 4, 2014 | Mandy Cann

Unhappy customers and clients are the last thing you need. Here's how to avoid common customer service mistakes.

With the new bullying laws coming into effect from the 1st January 2014, is your business ready to defend a claim if required?  The laws now allow those who are being bullied to go directly to the Fair Work Commission to seek an order.  The Fair Work Commission will make whatever order they see fit and […]

Can An Employee ‘Cash Out’ Accrued Annual Leave?

January 15, 2014 | Mandy Cann

Are you staying visible and connected, so new opportunities come your way?

For employees covered by an award or agreement, cashing out of annual leave is permitted if the award or agreement allows it. Award or agreement-free employees may agree to cash out annual leave at any time. However, in all cases the following applies: the employee must retain an entitlement to at least four weeks paid […]

How Does Personal/Carers Leave Accrue?

October 7, 2013 | Mandy Cann

Here is a quick synopsis of personal/carer leave entitlements in Australia.

The National Employment Standards establish minimum entitlements for permanent employees to receive: paid personal/carer’s leave unpaid carer’s leave paid or unpaid compassionate leave. These forms of leave are designed to help an employee deal with personal illness, caring responsibilities, family emergencies, and the death or serious illness of close family members. Casual employees are eligible […]