The employees most likely to be early and late to work revealed - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

The employees most likely to be early and late to work revealed

The people most likely to arrive to work on time and those who are generally late have been revealed in a recent report examining workplace tardiness. The report, carried out by workplace management app Deputy, reveals Australia’s Baby Boomer generation are early to work 73% of the time. Click below to see the full Smart Company article and Ben Watts comments https://smartcompany.com.au/people-human-resources/69562-the-employees-most-likely-to-be-early-and-late-to-work-revealed/

Quirky management habits - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Quirky management habits

Do you have a quirky high performance habit? Our CEO Sue-Ellen Watts has been changing her voice message EVERYDAY since 2009! We asked her why she does this and she shared her 3 reasons for this quirky routine! It sets the expectations to the caller of when she can get back to them. If she is in meetings all day …

Leverage HR Tech to be more interactive and less transactional - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Leverage HR Tech to be more interactive and less transactional

We are well in to the age of digital disruption. In fact, if you haven’t already made changes to your HR function through technology then you’re already behind. While there are a number of business leading the way and jumping on board with technology trends, there are still some HR strategies that are falling behind and haven’t yet ventured in …

Try before you buy (and sell!) - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Try before you buy (and sell!)

Have you ever engaged a consultant that is telling you what you need to do without having done it themselves? Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of theories and methodologies out there that are tried and tested (and I’m not saying don’t work).  But have they ever lay awake at night thinking about the things that keep you …

Employee development – manager or employee responsibility? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Employee development – manager or employee responsibility?

One of the most common attributes of a great workplace is the opportunity for employees to access and engage in training and development. Almost every engagement survey we conduct, employees deliver a wish list when asked what further training and development opportunities would they like to engage in. It’s the general understanding now that training and development is important in …

Are incentive schemes worth your money? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Are incentive schemes worth your money?

“I want to implement an incentive scheme so my underperforming employees start hitting their targets.” “You want to do what!?” I cried in despair! I absolutely see the merit in employee incentive (or bonus schemes) because when done right, for the right roles and the right people, there are a lot of business and individual benefits that can ensue. But …

Farewell permanent office layouts, hello virtual teams! - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Farewell permanent office layouts, hello virtual teams!

Do you remember when working from nine-to-five was the norm? What about the aspirations of having the corner office with a view (maybe even just an office at all)? It’s hard to imagine that it’s not going to be long before what we now know as a “traditional office space” will be a distant memory, just like the fax machine. …

From the mouth of babes - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

From the mouth of babes

Before you start to read this blog, let me introduce myself.  I am a 40 year old mother of two who has worked full time since the age of 18, and have continued to do so right up to, and not long after the birth of both of my children. Why did I choose to work full time? Quite frankly, …

Diversity is a point of difference - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Diversity is a point of difference

An interesting people story came through my news feed the other day which celebrated an American high school basketball hero who scored 20 points in the last 4 minutes of his school’s final game.   What made this story so emotionally charged was that as the squads enthusiastic Team Manager, Jason had never played a game before; Jason was also autistic. …

Do you know what will help you stay sane? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Do you know what will help you stay sane?

We are taught a lot about why providing constructive feedback to employees is important, it helps with their development, usually their job satisfaction and can help you build trust to delegate more (so you can focus on the key areas within your role). But I want to share a different reason which I think a lot of you will connect …