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Supporting your business’s people journey, now and into the future

The Internet is a wealth of information. When you’ve got a burning HR question, it’s easy to just google it. But how do you know the information is relevant, credible and correct—especially as HR legislation within Australia evolves and compliance requirements change? The answer is easy. Choose a reliable source who has expertise and experience delivering effective HR solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

The Exceler8 HR Happenings Blog aims to provide useful, actionable and interesting HR resources to help business owners, leaders and employees. From start-ups to large corporations, you’ll find authentic and accurate information to help your business with HR and more.

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COVID 2022

So that was Christmas (but the war is not over)🎶

January 2022. Is it a déjà vu or Groundhog Day? Probably a mix of both with a little ‘feeling like death warmed up’.  My family is one of the many millions of Australians stuck in isolation as close contact or sick with COVID. Unfortunately, we are the latter so it’s a fun time with 2…

Leave liability (2)

Leave liability – are you exposed? Here’s your sunscreen

Summer is coming.  Borders are opening.  We can smell mango in the air and 2022 is just around the corner.  We are all cautiously hoping the new year will be a vast improvement on 2021. Most importantly, will it give us the freedom to plan (dare I say it?) a holiday?     Whatever your holiday plans are,…

Emma leaves The Wiggles to reassess and realign

Is it the Great Resignation?

OH NO! That’s the collective cry of anguish (expletives deleted) of parents and grandparents around Australia at the earth-shattering news when Emma Watkins announced she was leaving The Wiggles. Of course, like most kids under 4, my kids quickly moved on to asking, “what’s for dinner?” or “he’s got my teddy”, but I certainly took…

Copy of Team Building and Workplace Culture - Exceler8

Attracting Employees & Top Talent

2021.  With the ‘training’ we all received in 2020, we thought 2021 was going to be cinch. Wow, how wrong we were. Now the challenge of attracting employees is rearing it’s head. For any business trying to recruit at the moment, it’s not about finding top talent…..any talent is proving difficult. Unlike a peacock, you…

HR Mistakes

Top 3 HR Mistakes You are Making Right Now

Yes, I know, making a mistake is a learning experience. But it can be an expensive experience, whether in dollar terms or a loss of a relationship with your team. It is far better if you can learn the lesson without the cost so here are 3 mistakes I hope you avoid. The definition of…

Dubler & Moloney

Are you a ‘Dubler’ Leader?

Tokyo 2020/2021.  They were games that weren’t supposed to happen.  They were the games we didn’t know we wanted but desperately needed.  But it wasn’t the gold medals that will leave a lasting impression.  It will be the golden nuggets of wisdom and strength from extraordinary athletes. To quote a few of the more memorable…

When WFM bites you in the bum

When working from home bites you in the a$$…..literally!!

Currently, my work colleagues are a 3 ½ and 2-year-old and today we hit an all-time low.  My 2-year old’s melty involving him biting me on the a$$!!  Needless to say, we were both in tears. Now I’m not sharing because I think I’m the only parent suffering this working from home fate.  Parents with…

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Top 5 HR Headaches

What is your number 1 business problem? If it is employing people (those HR Headaches), you probably already know you are not alone. Many business owners are card-carrying members of the “Bring on the robots” party! It’s also true that people are the key to growth in your business and that means that we must navigate the…

Working from home challenges

Making Working from Home, Work

One of the twists and turns of 2020 was the working from home phenomenon. Until there are satisfactory vaccination levels, we can bank on having Marty McFly ‘Back to the Future’ moments with continuous working from home government mandates. Many large businesses adopted a hybrid-working model a long time ago and had the systems and…

Team Development and Intelligences - Exceler8 - Image of a brunette lady holding a picture above her head of a black hand drawn light bulb

Intelligences and Team Development

I seem to be spending a lot of my time in planes lately, which has the advantage of allowing me to catch up on reading articles of more general interest. Last week I read a couple of articles that particularly attracted my attention from the point of view of team development for any small business. Team development is…