Do you have a workforce of quitters? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Do you have a workforce of quitters?

As people managers we are always trying to achieve a balance between providing positive feedback to our employees whilst also being able to discuss poor performance when expectations are not met. I recently had a discussion with a chief executive about a particular employee who is a quality and valued member of the team, but is not developing at the …

How can HR help business embrace the future? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How can HR help business embrace the future?

How well connected you are used to be measured by the number of physical handshakes you made throughout your business life. Today your ‘social currency’ is your digital footprint. How many digital connections, followers or friends have you accumulated through your social media platforms?  Yes, platforms as in plural.  It doesn’t count if you have a Facebook account to keep tabs …

I don’t want to be an entrepreneur - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

I don’t want to be an entrepreneur

Not so long ago I was returning to Australia from living and working in London and feeling like this would be the perfect time to try something new, different and potentially risky. I had no real assets but also no debt, no job, no lease and all of my belongings were already boxed up. 5 days after landing back in …

The rejection phone call - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The rejection phone call

The recruitment process is a long journey that is made up of many important aspects, one of the most important being made up of two types of phone calls; the phone call to the successful candidate and the phone call to the unsuccessful candidate. Despite this, getting back to unsuccessful candidates is something that many employers and recruiters don’t seem …

An open letter to the medical community… - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

An open letter to the medical community…

Its 9.00pm on a Wednesday night and the darts competition at the local pub is in its final round.  There have been a number of beers shared as part of the battle and unbeknownst to me, one of my team is the winner of the local competition, again!  There are more beers and little sleep as a result of the …

How your daily coffee can make an IMPACT - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How your daily coffee can make an IMPACT

For the wattsnext team, 2017 is all about IMPACT. How we impact our clients, how we impact our community and how we impact each other. Now as the resident office health nut and waste reducing Nazi, it was also very clear to me that we could also make a serious positive environmental impact, just by making one simple change. Without …