It's time your business stopped replacing people - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

It’s time your business stopped replacing people

One of the first things that usually happens when someone resigns is to immediately start looking for their replacement. If all is well, we ask the departing person to help with the recruitment and then conduct the handover. Hoping that the change is as smooth as possible with minimal impact on the business. However, this is not the best approach to ensuring …

I put my money where my mouth was - and it didn’t pay off - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

I put my money where my mouth was – and it didn’t pay off

This article first appeared in Virgin Unite.  To view the article click here It was the fourth speech I had given in a month on the topic of the “Future of Work”. I was sharing stories about what we can all expect as our workforce changes due to technology and more millennials entering and leading our workplaces. During this particular …

Richard Branson on the most important skill any entrepreneur can have - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Richard Branson on the most important skill any entrepreneur can have

Virgin Airlines founder and influential entrepreneur Richard Branson believes there are certain skills and abilities that put successful entrepreneurs ahead of the pack. Establishing yourself as a successful entrepreneur can be a hard journey, one that Branson himself knows well. The entrepreneur is well versed in failure and recently revealed in an NPR podcast the moment that made himself re-consider one of his …

When your mentor falls off the pedestal you had them on - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

When your mentor falls off the pedestal you had them on

Last year I wrote a blog sharing what I thought were the three key things to look for in an awesome mentor. I went back to read this blog recently after being asked to mentor an amazing young woman who has the world at her feet. Of course, I was honoured and humbled to be asked to mentor her as she …

Is your company uniform doing you more harm than good? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Is your company uniform doing you more harm than good?

I recently read that over 50% of Australian businesses have a company uniform that employees must wear. The main reason for businesses implementing a company uniform is to boost professionalism. However, from what I recently saw on a plane from Sydney to Brisbane employers may need to reconsider this! I was one of the first to get on the plane …

Five resolutions your HR advisor hopes you’ve made this year - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Five resolutions your HR advisor hopes you’ve made this year

While we are all fresh and ready to be better leaders this year, I thought I would take the opportunity to get you motivated with five resolutions to create your highest performing team in 2017! 1. “I will not put my head in the sand” It is so much harder to performance manage an employee, turn around a toxic culture, …

How to prepare your business for “sickies” this Australia Day - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

How to prepare your business for “sickies” this Australia Day

“Chucking a sickie” might be accepted Australian slang, but with Australia Day fast approaching experts warn business owners to prepare now, before sickies are unexpectedly chucked at them. Australia Day falls on a Thursday this year, and many workers may be tempted take the Friday off to nurse their heads and lock in a four-day weekend. Click below to see the full …

How Gloria Jean’s is rallying behind an employee who received racist comments at work - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

How Gloria Jean’s is rallying behind an employee who received racist comments at work

National coffee chain Gloria Jean’s will reportedly be advocating anti-racism message in stores across the country following a customer interaction in its Cairns store that went viral. Mashable reports African worker Josie Ajak was working in the Cairns store last Saturday when a customer refused to be served by her due to her being dark-skinned. A friend of Ajak’s witnessed the interaction, and …