Office Induction: HR
The cellists and violinists tend not to just show up to the matinee without learning the performance piece; surely even the most apathetic bowman will browse the sheet music at least once before the show. When you start a new job, take a leaf out of one of the more interested player’s books and get...
Posted on Friday, 6 July 2018
Sexual Harassment
We have made leaps and bounds in many ways as a species; for example, it used to take months to sail around the world and now we soar across oceans and aisles in a matter of hours. So, that’s pretty nice. But alas, some matters that seem obvious and easy to fix or avoid still remain a significant...
Posted on Monday, 17 July 2017
Making Decisions
Making any decision can be a stressful thing, made more so when there isn’t a clear right or favourite choice, like chomping your way through a packet of M&M’s until you’re left with only your two favourite colours – how do you choose which colour to eat first. Like I said, it’s not easy and yet...
Posted on Monday, 26 June 2017
Running a Productive Meeting
Just as opinions abound in life, so too do meetings. And just most people have opinions about most things, most business hold meetings in equal measure. But while they may be plentiful in incidence it does not guarantee that they are all effective. In fact, a lot of meetings are not. Everybody...
Posted on Friday, 26 May 2017
Conducting Performance Appraisal
Performance appraisals are necessary, and while not quite evil, they are generally delivered and received with the reluctant and unenthused manner of a teen being dragged to a fifteen year family reunion with distant relatives they’ve never met. That is to say, performance appraisals are often not...
Posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Learning From Failure
Imagine how things would be if Wilbur and Orville Wright had blamed the weather for their failure to fly the first few times. They would have never made the necessary modifications to their designs to achieve flight. We’d probably still be crammed into stuffy damp steamers for months on end...
Posted on Thursday, 19 January 2017
Blended Learning
Blended Learning may not be the most household terminology, but chances are you either know of, or are indeed part of such an environment. It is basically just the mixing of two different learning styles or methods, like the bog-standard face-to-face student-teacher approach and incorporating the...
Posted on Monday, 14 November 2016
Hire So You Don’t Have to Fire
Hiring and firing; veritable poles apart in intent, but each equally as thorny as the other in process. The analogous track to those contrary objectives is their outcomes, as Newton suggests, is equal and opposite. Where a good hiring decision will birth a good employee who breeds accountable,...
Posted on Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Aged Care Making the Workplace Safe
Slips, trips, and falls are collectively one of the most common causes of injury in aged-care workplaces; and all of them are completely avoidable. A proactive approach to safety and cleanliness is the foundation of a safer workplace. Always keep an eye out for potential hazards and address...
Posted on Monday, 8 August 2016