The Impact of Overwork - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The Impact of Overwork

Written by Jay Stephens – Bill Butler You should never take being overworked for granted. Head and backache, constant tiredness, the inability to focus for extended periods, feeling overwhelming, insomnia and emotional exhaustion are all key warning signs of impending burnout. How many of these are you experiencing right now? Burnout is a big issue in Australian workplaces. It is something that as …

#SHRM19 Keynote: Brene Brown, Leading with Vulnerability

Another great guest blog, this time from Working Title HR – See the original at https://workingtitlehr.com/single-post/2019/06/24/SHRM19-Keynote-Brene-Brown Monday is underway, and that means one thing to me: Brene Brown. She’s a PhD, she’s a Social Worker, she’s a researcher, an author, a speaker on vulnerability, shame, and courage. And her TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the 5 …

Instant Asset Write-Off: How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Original blog by our friends at Aliva – Check it out here https://aliva.com.au/2019/06/12/instant-asset-write-off-how-can-it-benefit-your-business/ The 2019 Federal Budget ushered in several benefits for small to medium businesses, one of which was an extension to the instant asset write-off initiative until June 30, 2020. Haven’t heard of the scheme? You’re not alone – research conducted by American Express revealed that almost half …

Step Outside Your Bubble - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Step Outside Your Bubble

This blog was written by wattsnext’s CEO Ben Watts as part of the #SHRMBloggers team for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. To see the original article click here. As I started packing my bag for #SHRM19 last night (SHRM is the largest Human Resource conference in the world) I had a moment of panic. My heart started racing. I …

A Message to Managers! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

A Message to Managers!

Stop, connect, measure, communicate and align your team for the next period. We hit the middle of the year with a thud, and a scratch of the head that asks “where did the last 6 months go?”. We started the year fresh and filled with hope. Now we are starting to see the team lag with the fatigue of the …

The Dynamic Duo: How Facilities Can Help HR Retain Top Talent - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The Dynamic Duo: How Facilities Can Help HR Retain Top Talent

BY ZOE NORTH – officespacesoftware.com Employee churn has a negative impact on the morale of remaining employees, kills productivity and is incredibly expensive. In fact, training a new employee can cost between 1% and 2.5% of a business’ total yearly revenue in recruiting and training. It’s no wonder employee retention is such a priority for businesses. So how can a company …

The cost of doing business: Unfair Dismissal v Adverse Action - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The cost of doing business: Unfair Dismissal v Adverse Action

Managing a team is no easy task. The employee lifecycle is one full of ups and downs. One of the greatest ‘downs’ is termination. As a business owner, it is almost inevitable that at some point in time, you will be required to terminate one of your staff members. The termination process can be stressful and emotional. In Australia it can …

What does the recent Election mean for Women Workers? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

What does the recent Election mean for Women Workers?

The time surrounding an election can often be a period of confusion. A lot of promises are made in the lead up to an election and the possibility of a new government can bring about a lot of change. However, this change is not always wanted. It is now confirmed that the Coalition will be in power for another three …

How to Convince Your Boss to Help You Grow Your Career - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How to Convince Your Boss to Help You Grow Your Career

wattsnext founder Sue-Ellen Watts (Sel) was featured in a recent article by The Uncommon League. In the article titled ‘How to Convince Your Boss to Help You Grow Your Career’ Sel talks about her experiences with dealing with tough feedback from mentors. To read the full article, please head over to The Uncommon League.

Entering the Workforce - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Entering the Workforce

No matter where you are in your career, everyone remembers the daunting and nerve-wracking first day of a job. For myself, my first day into the big world of work was quite recent. MY FIRST DAY ENTERING INTO THE WORKFORCE…. Although my first day was as daunting as ever, it was surprisingly a breeze. I will give some of the …