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How to manage a negative employee

Negative employees can be real energy zappers. Their negativity can be contagious and halt productivity for the wider team. Blaming others for incomplete work or poor performance, holding up projects, criticising company procedures and complaining ab...


Are your managers aware of high-risk HR situations?

For a busy business owner, experienced senior staff can be a great source of support. With good managers in place you can find peace of mind knowing that your business will continue to operate as normal if you are otherwise engaged. You’ve no do...


How to address poor time management with employees

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” “Something more important came up” “I don’t have time right now. I’ll do it later” Sound familiar? If employees are providing these common excuses when you ask them for an update...


What to do when an employee is always late for work

Employee timekeeping can be a major concern to employers. Particularly in businesses which require staff to clock-in. Lateness, absenteeism, even keeping track of sick leave can all act as a distraction to the time-pressed manager. There can b...


How to manage an employee under the influence of alcohol

Did you know that a quarter of people drink to get drunk at least once a month? A new report shows how this statistic has increased since 2011. Perhaps you are not too surprised by this as drinking is known to be a popular Australian pastime. With...


How to spot and stop sexual harassment in your business

Workplace sexual harassment has received global attention in recent years, thanks to progressive movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. However the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian wo...


How to spot and stop workplace bullying

It is sad but true that bullying is still a significant issue in many organisations. Safe Work Australia reported in 2017 that 37% of workers had been sworn or yelled at in the workplace. If left unaddressed, workplace bullying can manifest and have ...

wasting time at work

It’s time to address the time wasters on your team

Before we talk about the time wasters on your team, it’s important to note that time wasting is a human habit that all of us can fall victim to once in a while. “Not me, I’m always busy” you may say, but if you’re reading this post it co...


Why bullying needs to be banished from the workplace

Workplace bullying can have a devastating impact on the individual and erode your organisation’s culture. It is a risk to health and safety because it may affect the mental and physical health of workers. There is no place for bullying behaviour...