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6 HR Megatrends to Watch Over the Next Decade

I have to confess. I didn’t come up with the term Mega Trends. My father tells me it was a bestselling book published in 1990 (Google says it was too). But it was adopted as the title of the recent Advisory Board Centre’s Mega Trends Summit 2022. The glossy brochure proclaimed the summit’s goal was…

Listen to what top candidates are telling us

Recruiting? What candidates AREN’T telling you….or you’re not listening

Recruitment.  Hands up if it’s doing your head in? I’m currently supporting an unprecedented (yes, that word again!) number of clients planning to grow their team or replace team members.  Of course retaining the right employees (download my retention tips) is the best way to avoid recruitment headaches but we all have to recruit at…

Sharing the workplace love

Love is in the air

Is love really in the air? (I’m not talking about the current season of MAFS!) In case you have missed it – Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. But who needs a valentine when your employees love you . . . right? Did you respond – “You’re dreaming Melissa. (And besides, I love chocolates)”? I know…

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…

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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…