Practical steps to workplace psychological safety

July 28th, 2021

  In the context of the recent Australian parliament house debacle – there is much work to be done when the creator of the law fails in its own practice… Given that we all have a duty of care obligation under the Work Health and Safety Act (2011) to  identify and treat psychosocial hazards in… Read More

Top Questions For Performance Conversations

January 15th, 2017

Many companies like Accenture and Deloitte are moving away from the traditional one off paper based annual performance meeting with performance ratings to regular ‘in the moment’ conversations focussed on goal setting, regular review of goals to ensure progress and alignment, consistent feedback, and coaching. After intensive training in how to have a coaching conversation,… Read More

5 reasons why outsourcing HR is good for business

November 15th, 2016

There are some pretty good reasons why HR consultants are a smart use of resources for start-ups and small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s). Here are a few: Get more bang for your buck by contracting high level strategic HR support to address systemic issues in your business. Once HR systems are established on-going HR… Read More

Mental Health Week (5 -12 Oct, 2014)

October 9th, 2014

For all HR practitioners out there its Mental Health Week this week (Sun 5 Oct – Sun 12 Oct). This national wide initiative raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day that is held on 10 October. The aim of Mental Health Week is to… Read More

Resolving grievances in the workplace

October 8th, 2014

Having a structured and fair grievance resolution process for staff to raise and resolve concerns is vital for individual, team and business success on a number of levels. A grievance in the workplace can be defined as any concern or complaint an employee has in regards to individual or personal issues, or relating to another… Read More

The Art of Receiving Feedback

October 1st, 2014

The Art of Receiving Feedback Most people in the workplace really want to know how they are doing. They want to know if other people like what they are doing; if something could be done more effectively; or if boundaries are being overstepped. However the process of feedback can be quite threatening to human beings… Read More

The Art of Giving Feedback

September 22nd, 2014

There is an art to giving feedback to staff and if done well can build stronger relationships, personal growth and improvement of outcomes in the workplace. Feedback done badly can create a train smash resulting in a loss of morale, productivity and spike in recruitment costs. Want to know how to conduct a feedback session… Read More


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