Why we should all be having meetings with ourselves - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Why we should all be having meetings with ourselves

We have all had a lot of fun laughing at President Trump this week when he said he had a meeting with the ‘President of the Virgin Islands’, which is in fact himself. We all know that he wasn’t referring to having had a meeting with himself — he just got it wrong. However, I can say that I actually do …

The role of wearable technology in HR - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The role of wearable technology in HR

As technology has evolved it has become more involved and entwined in our lives. The introduction of wearable technology is an excellent example of this. Investopedia define wearable technology as “electronics that can be worn on the body, either as an accessory or as part of material used in clothing”. They define one of the major features of wearable technology …

Good-bye Holden – Will the march of the machines be repeated in other industries? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Good-bye Holden – Will the march of the machines be repeated in other industries?

This coming Friday, 20th October 2017, the Holden plant shut the doors on a dynasty of manufacturing that has embedded in Australia’s DNA and left a legacy that can tell a story for the future generation to learn from. The Australian car manufacturing industry is one that has seen the full spectrum of advancement from predominantly manual labor positions through …

HR should lead the way with social media - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

HR should lead the way with social media

It is no secret that we at wattsnext are keen social media enthusiasts. I have managed to grow my twitter following to over 25 000 in just under a year! By involving the whole team in our social media strategy, wattsnext has been able to cultivate a digital footprint of over 200 000 connections. Our social media strategy has proven …

The gig economy: how can your business leverage the trend? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The gig economy: how can your business leverage the trend?

It’s been labelled ‘The Gig Economy’… the significant increase in the amount of contract or temporary work across Australia and New Zealand and it’s not slowing down any time soon. An Uber driver might spring to mind, but the trend is finding its way into less expected areas. Big guns like Samsung are reported to be using online freelancing to …

Every business can change the world - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Every business can change the world

I have previously written about the importance of business owners/leaders knowing the purpose of their organisation, ensuring they can articulate this, and embed it into everything they do. Increasingly prospective (and existing!) employees are looking to work for organisations whose purpose or mission, and values align to their own and provide a vehicle for them to have a positive impact …