Workplace Culture

Have you ever experienced arriving all fresh and ready to go for your first day at a new job but your manager is running late? Maybe the receptionist doesn’t know where your desk is (if you even have one)? Worse still, perhaps nobody is even expecting...

The idea of having performance appraisals can make team members feel all sorts of emotions. Some feel fear and anxiety, others may feel neutral or excited, or even entitled. As the time for performance appraisals approaches, here are 8 areas management can review in helping...

By Abraham Ash, Partner and Heloise Ormandy, Lawyer, Clayton Utz Disciplining and terminating employees for inappropriate use of social media is unfortunately a "hot topic" for businesses. The divide between "work life" and "private life" has become increasingly blurred, in large part due to the...

While it is now common for workplaces to strive for workplace well being, the role of culture is sometimes overlooked. In reality, workplace wellness programs including gym memberships, step challenges and flu vaccinations pale into insignificance when compared with the effects of workplace culture on...

The Art of Matchmaking 7-steps signature program focus on the organizational and employee needs throughout the employee journey; also known as employee lifecycle so that the employee experience, engagement and retention could be impacted in every step. For the last 10 years we’ve been experiencing...

As a Human Resources professional, if you and your team obsessed over all the metrics that every article on the web suggested you should measure to confirm whether you are running an effective recruitment process, you would end up spending most of your time measuring recruiting activities...

For the last 15 years I’ve been accompanying organizations to maximize performance, retention and engagement (earlier described as job satisfaction) by implementing strategies specifically design for Human Resources projects for the recruitment & selection team, learning & development team or the employee relations team. Today...

Managing a group of people isn’t always easy even if your entire team is sitting right in front of you. But the challenges faced by anyone building a team increase exponentially when that team is spread across different offices – whether the offices are at...

It was Bill Gates who said “we all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” That seems straightforward enough, right? Give feedback to your employee, and they will remain happy and loyal forever - win win! But...

Has someone asked you to plan your organisation’s health and wellbeing program? Or perhaps you’re a small organisation and haven’t done anything formal in the past but wonder if there is something that could help improve the health of your staff. As you get started, perhaps...