Are you fighting the wrong battles with your staff? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Are you fighting the wrong battles with your staff?

I recently met with the senior management team (SMT) of a medium size national Australian business. We discussed many HR related topics with a theme of “how can they do it differently”. It was a light-hearted but productive discussion with great ideas flowing for how they could improve their overall performance and engagement. Until it went flat! Well for me …

Is your company uniform doing you more harm than good? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Is your company uniform doing you more harm than good?

I recently read that over 50% of Australian businesses have a company uniform that employees must wear. The main reason for businesses implementing a company uniform is to boost professionalism. However, from what I recently saw on a plane from Sydney to Brisbane employers may need to reconsider this! I was one of the first to get on the plane …

Five resolutions your HR advisor hopes you’ve made this year - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Five resolutions your HR advisor hopes you’ve made this year

While we are all fresh and ready to be better leaders this year, I thought I would take the opportunity to get you motivated with five resolutions to create your highest performing team in 2017! 1. “I will not put my head in the sand” It is so much harder to performance manage an employee, turn around a toxic culture, …

How to prepare your business for “sickies” this Australia Day - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How to prepare your business for “sickies” this Australia Day

“Chucking a sickie” might be accepted Australian slang, but with Australia Day fast approaching experts warn business owners to prepare now, before sickies are unexpectedly chucked at them. Australia Day falls on a Thursday this year, and many workers may be tempted take the Friday off to nurse their heads and lock in a four-day weekend. Click below to see the full …

Punk Rock and Evolution - We were all millennials (equivalents) once! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Punk Rock and Evolution – We were all millennials (equivalents) once!

So, to continue on the current topical point of millennials and their effect on the work place, I would like to propose that we were all millennials once. Retrospective evaluation would identify that each new generation has always been looked a suspiciously by the previous occupiers of the glass towers. The invention of rock and roll sent the world crazy …

Quit the generational BS! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Quit the generational BS!

This blog may not be well received. Many people may disagree, some may think I’m entirely missing the point, but I’m sick of hearing about millennials, baby boomers and any other generational label people are sticking on me, my colleagues and my friends. ​If I was the sort of person who loved wearing labels you would classify me as Generation X. …

4 tips towards creating a happy and rewarding professional life - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

4 tips towards creating a happy and rewarding professional life

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed since launching my human resources career, it’s that no two paths are the same. Yet irrespective of field, experience or expertise, we do all share the capacity to make healthy choices and decisions towards a fulfilling life. Most of what we read about a great career touches only on the outer tactics of success …