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Well run businesses don’t need to worry about TikTok trends!

This ‘quiet quitting‘ phenomenon is very interesting to observe… from a HR professional and business owner perspective, I have conflicting thoughts.. I am getting asked a lot to comment and talk on this, but I do like the lovely Arianna Huffington (who I saw do an incredible keynote at SHRM22) call for joyfully joining!  Quiet quitting is certainly a subset of the ‘Great …

Quiet quitting in an employee’s market - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Quiet quitting in an employee’s market

The talk of the town in the HR / People Manager / Business Owner world at the moment is the term “quiet quitting” but just what is quiet quitting and why are people freaking out? Let’s look at it: What is Quiet Quitting? Quiet quitting (I believe) was a term first mentioned on the Tik Tok platform and refers to …

Quiet quitting is a choice I don’t understand - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Quiet quitting is a choice I don’t understand

Most of us are privileged enough to be able to choose how to conduct ourselves and come out to the other end still standing on both feet independently of the choices we made. Most of us are privileged enough to live in countries where you get paid if you injure yourself surfing at the weekend or hangover from a wild night. Most of us are privileged …

People Look to Leaders to Lead - Lessons from George W Bush - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

People Look to Leaders to Lead – Lessons from George W Bush

SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. interviewed 43rd President George W Bush in front of 20,000 human resource professionals. George W Bush spoke of the importance of humility, asking questions, seeking opinion and learning from the great leaders across the world. He said that leadership is not about the individual, but collaboration and intent.

How much information is too much? The balance between transparency and oversharing. - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

How much information is too much? The balance between transparency and oversharing.

Small organisations typically battle between the desire for maximum transparency and the worry it will all blow up in their face. The perfect recipe for disaster is small organisations (and their employees) wanting to keep the same level of transparency or familiarity as they double and triple in size. Now don’t get me wrong, transparency is great! A family feel, open door policies are fantastic but, in …

Queensland Leaders Update June 2022 - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Queensland Leaders Update June 2022

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Queensland Leaders event for the first time – and there were a lot of things I liked about the session. Initially – there is an ‘Ask the Expert’ session where my senior Clint Adams and I paired up with Gary Myburgh, a consultancy business owner in the I.T space. He had …

4 Tips for Strategic Workforce Planning - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

4 Tips for Strategic Workforce Planning

In part 2 of my blog series focusing on Inflation, Minimum Wage and Strategic HR I’ll be covering what SME’s can do to better manage their workforce to set-up for long term success (if you haven’t yet read part 1, check it out here). This blog focuses on Workforce Planning and how adopting a well thought out strategy catering to operational …

Queensland Leaders Update May 2022 - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Queensland Leaders Update May 2022

On Thursday 12th May, Ben and I attended the Queensland Leaders monthly event at Brisbane City Hall. This time before getting stuck into the Expert Mentoring Sessions, Ben was tasked with delivering one of the three Industry Expert Workshops. He presented some great insights into the concept of Sustainable Culture and provided a quick but very useful Self Audit for the attendees …

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Is your Culture Sustainable?

Is your culture sustainable? To answer this question, we first must define culture. Ask one hundred business owners how they define a good culture, and you will get 90 + different answers based on their individual experiences. We have been HR and Business Advisory Consultants at the wattsnext Group for 15 years and one thing that has never been more difficult …