Healthy Habits Working From Home

I would like to thank Scott Henderson from CEO – BSI Learning Institute for being a contributor to this blog and allowing us to use what he shared with his team today. 

BSI Learning is committed to delivering a learning experience that produces beneficial change for both your people and your organisation. For more information about BSI Learning – click here.

Make Sure You Are Looking After Yourself

Putting my psychology hat on for a moment (and stealing from The ...

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Managing Remote Workers

With a significant number of the workforce now working in some sort of flexible role due to Covid-19 we thought it would be beneficial to discuss how you can effectively manage and communicate with your workforce during this challenging time.

Lets break it down and keep it simple:

  1. Treat them like they are in the office. Give your team as much access to you as possible. If we don’t have that access we can feel disconnected. Respond to them as quickly as possible.
  2. Communicate Regularly.  ...
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FAQs for Employers during Covid-19

COVID-19 raises significant challenges for most businesses in Australia. Companies around the globe face the task of operating their businesses – and protecting employees – amid the pandemic.

We have been fielding a steady stream of calls from all our Clients asking questions about the management and legal implications of the virus and how it is impacting their workplace.

We are not health specialists and obviously cannot provide medical information about COVID-19. That information is available from several credible sources:

World Health ...

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Annual Leave and Loading

All employees, except casual employees, are entitled to a minimum of four weeks annual leave, for each year they work.

Annual leave accrues on a pro-rata basis and you don’t have to work a full year before you are entitled to take your annual leave. For example, if you work half a year without taking any leave, you will have accrued and be entitled to half your annual leave.

Some awards, enterprise agreements or contracts of employment provide for more than four ...

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Why your employees are your best asset!

So, from the heading, it’s obvious I believe employees are an essential – no – critical part of any business success.

So here’s why I believe they are your greatest asset and this is based on my experiences in small, medium and large organisations.

First and foremost, they are your main link to your customer.  They can and should be able to identify your customers’ needs and potential trends as well as address any issues proactively and make suggestions on improvements based ...

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Macarthur Women in Leadership

At MacPac HR we are inspired to make a significant contribution in developing the leadership skills and capabilities of women across South West Sydney.

Women everywhere should have access to high quality programs that have such an impact they it inspires them to reach for the stars and access all the opportunities that are available to them.

This program is designed for:

Women who are currently in leadership roles, or aspire to become a highly effective leader in their workplace, the community or other groups and teams ...

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Genuine Leadership

Great leaders demonstrate behaviours that we generally recognise and appreciate [and applaud] from time to time. Genuine and authentic leadership is the ability to be receptive to everyone’s perceptions and the information and environments around them in order to continually adapt and learn.

You don’t necessarily have to have a big team that you are managing in order to be considered a leader and to need effective leadership skills.  Whether it is in your home, your community, your sporting organisation, individuals ...

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Remote Workers need Leadership AND Management

Many of us now manage teams that are located in different buildings, cities, states and countries. Managing a team that’s spread out in many different sites presents huge challenges, even for the most experienced managers.

We hope the following ideas help if you are in this situation and provide you with the specific knowledge and tools necessary to keep satellite staff and teams unified and motivated.

  1. Recruit Well

When selecting people to work away from the main office, choose individuals with the right qualities for this situation. Here are ...

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Where are all the great coaches?

When it comes to developing and assessing your teams, your managers are the lynch-pin to coaching and achieving the desired performance levels. So, helping your managers develop in this area is critical on both an individual level as well as for the organisation.  Yet for a variety of reasons, this valuable activity is often ignored.

It is often observed, in organisations across the world, that we take people who are technically proficient, or have been ...

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