KEEPING YOU INFORMED
Some Thoughts from the World of HR
You want to establish actionable KPI targets that are tangible and immediately relevant. Aim too high with your targets, and you risk deflating your team before you start. Aim at a target that doesn’t exist today, and you’ve created noise without any signal. Here’s a process for setting actionable KPI targets.
For many organisations, volunteering is an afterthought, but instead, volunteering should be a priority because of the unique advantages. Volunteering looks differently for each business, and volunteer efforts range from a company-wide volunteer day to allowing employees a set number of paid hours to volunteer in lieu of work.
It’s officially Autumn! Although it feels unseasonably warm now, cooler weather is on its way and with that comes cold and flu season! How can the flu impact your workforce? What can you do to help prepare your employees and encourage wellbeing?
One of Australia’s most popular jobs websites, SEEK, has recently confirmed that the Australian employment market ended 2017 on a high with new online job ads up 15% year on year. According to the Australian Department of Employment, New South Wales has been the largest employing state of Australia during 2017, employing over 3.8 million workers.
The start of each year is a time for many of us to set New Year’s Resolutions for ourselves and our businesses. We are ready and willing to do what it takes to create a better us or company. But as the weeks creep by, things might slip and suddenly we are back in our old patterns again.
We’re excited to announce that the Impact HR team is expanding. We welcome Kerry Downes — she’s a Senior HR Expert who has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources working for a variety of companies in hospitality, entertainment, manufacturing retailing and distribution.
The truth is that if I slip into using “Corporate Talk” of workforce planning with some of my clients, they break into a cold sweat and think I’m about to make managing a team really hard. The reality is very different. Workforce Planning doesn’t have to be hard. It is just as important in a smaller business as in a big business – possibly even more important.
As a small business owner, budgeting for Christmas gifts can be challenging. There’s the Christmas party, potentially slow cash flow during January to think about and (in some industries) the burden of leave loading to get your head and budget around. However, after working hard during the year, the team deserves some recognition.
ife is so much more rewarding and fun when you are working as part of a team that is successful and achieving the desired outcomes. Let’s face it; no one wants to be a failure. We all want to do well and be a part of something successful – that’s just human nature. So why is it such a challenge to create high performing team at work?
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