07
Nov 18

Employee Engagement: A serious concern in Higher Education

Author:Ash Natesh

  Employee engagement is a top talent issue that is plaguing many organisations at the moment. But the once that are most complacent is the Higher Education Sector. According to a Deloitte report university employee engagement has benefits such as increased faculty retention and enhanced student attainment. Source: Deloitte Report Why should employee engagement be … Continue reading Employee Engagement: A serious concern in Higher Education

28
Oct 15

Why 43% of your Employees Bad-Mouth your Business

“The average Australian worker would not recommend their workplace to others, is disinclined to do any more work than what’s expected, and is probably on the hunt for another job.” That’s according to a survey of over 3,000 workers carried out by Engaged Marketing earlier this year. Only 20% of respondents were classed as ‘promoters’ … Continue reading Why 43% of your Employees Bad-Mouth your Business

16
Sep 15

Employees are the New Customer

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  When you visit your favourite ice cream or gelato shop, do you go for vanilla over all of the other exciting and varied flavours? My favourite is usually salted caramel if I am really feeling like a treat…(although I am not sure any sugar is a good idea while I am trying to get … Continue reading Employees are the New Customer

01
Sep 15

Do You Have the 3 Key Ingredients for Employee Engagement?

Engagement isn’t about bowls of fruit and open bars, although an open bar at work on a Friday afternoon would be nice! Engagement is about understanding what gets each of your team members out of bed in the morning, wanting to join you in the office and do an awesome day’s work. It takes authenticity … Continue reading Do You Have the 3 Key Ingredients for Employee Engagement?

26
Feb 15

How to Retain Quality Staff, by the Organisation Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Graham Opie, CEO of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, NSW (MND NSW) kicked off our Getting Workforce Ready for the NDIS conference in Sydney this week. Speaking about how to attract and retain quality staff in the face of change, particularly as the NDIS approaches, he shared some insights from the recent Ice Bucket Challenge … Continue reading How to Retain Quality Staff, by the Organisation Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

05
Aug 14

HR leading through change…without the $

Very often, organisational change coincides with limited budgets.    This makes HR’s job or leading organisations through it even harder. NASA recently found itself in this situation.    The organisation was undergoing significant change with the end of its Space Shuttle Program and this was coupled with Government budget cuts and the US Government shut down. Fortunately for them … Continue reading HR leading through change…without the $

12
Jun 14

The importance of internal communication in periods of change

“We’ve always done it like this.” “I’m not sure why, but this is how we have to do it.” “I don’t have time to change the process.” Sound familiar? Resistance to change is common and in fact it’s human nature to ask why something is being changed. So how can we bring stakeholders and staff on … Continue reading The importance of internal communication in periods of change

04
Dec 13

Tips & challenges from our delegates: Setting & measuring KPIs

Like so many before me, I worked retail while I studied. In my final year there the company introduced a daily KPI tracking sheet. Every team member, every day, would get five red, amber or green stickers. Results were stuck up in the back room for transparency and accountability and it was my job to … Continue reading Tips & challenges from our delegates: Setting & measuring KPIs