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Human resources embodies so many important aspects of a business. There is a lot to learn –and a lot to write about. On our blog, you’ll find posts that discuss the key HR functions and our unique take on them…enjoy reading!

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Human resources library

Human resources embodies so many important aspects of a business. There is a lot to learn –and a lot to write about.

On our blog, you’ll find posts that discuss the key HR functions and our unique take on them…enjoy reading!

The 3 Biggest HR Strategy Mistakes You Can Make

For most businesses, an HR strategy is just as necessary as having an overall business plan. Your people must steer the business through often choppy waters to achieve its goals. Without a map and some navigational skills, you may drift aimlessly before sinking....

7 Steps To Take When A Star Employee Is About To Quit

We all know the horrible feeling. One of your top employees, who you’ve watched progress through the company, killing it at every level, one day knocks on your day and says “have you got a moment?” Seems like you’re not the only one to have noticed their talents....

Is Your Small Business A Prime Candidate For Outsourced HR?

Does your small business still manage all the HR in-house? It’s not uncommon for Australian small business owners to look after many of the HR functions like recruitment, orientation, conflict resolution, policies and procedures, payroll, and training themselves – or...

What are the Tell-Tale Signs of Leadership Potential?

Promoting from within can be an excellent way to retain talent and to provide career paths for ambitious young people – but how do you identify the people who will make the best leaders? When you are able to hire the right potential and purposefully build your...

Five Strategies For Successfully Hiring Potential

Below I look at five strategies that you can use to hire on potential successfully. They are not short-term fixes; rather they represent a longer-term change of approach for many organizations. But the results come if you stay with it. I have seen these results in...

Hiring on Potential: When Does It Make Sense?

With the Australian Human Resources Institute reporting increased employee turnover rates and a perceived ‘skills gap’ are never too far away from Australian employers’ minds, does it make sense to hire on potential rather than experience? Hiring on potential is...

How To Hire Your Organisation’s Future Leaders

Are you having trouble replacing leaders who have departed for new pastures? Or maybe your company is growing and you need a new batch of talented individuals to step up and take more responsibility? Even if you don’t need new leaders right now, it’s likely you will...

Performance Coaching Vs. Performance Management

Is ‘performance coaching’ just the latest way of labelling the eternal quest to raise productivity in organisations? Or does it reflect a fundamental shift in approach in how leaders work with employees, develop teams, nurture talent, and work towards mutually...

5 Ways That Outsourcing HR Helps The Bottom Line

Outsourcing HR may sometimes be resisted because of an organisation’s cultural preferences or internal policies, but there are also some misconceptions about cost. Cost should rarely be a reason for NOT outsourcing. In fact, there are very good financial reasons FOR...

Should Your Start-Up Outsource HR?

With many start-up businesses, the question of HR is often shunted down the list while financial, sales and marketing, and product development concerns take prime position. While this is understandable, as HR is a cost rather than a revenue-generating part of the...