Success Through People Blog

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Margot Gallagher

Writing a (legal!) job advertisement

Writing a (legal!) job advertisement
Optus featured in the news for all the wrong reasons last week, after placing a job advertisement seeking "Anglo Saxon" employees for its' Neutral Bay store (refer here for one of the news articles, this one from the ABC). As you might have expected, there was a public outcry and subsequently significant damage to the company, which is now in the p...
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Greg Mitchell

INFOGRAPHIC - Employee or Contractor?

INFOGRAPHIC - Employee or Contractor?
​ We frequently find ourselves helping business owners or managers distinguish between employees and contractors. While it might seem a matter of little consequence, there's much more than semantics at play. It's important to clearly understand the difference as the result goes a long way to determining the applicability of legislation and the righ...
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Greg Mitchell

Recruiting Right - The Evidence

Recruiting Right - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some more information on Recruiting Right and having the best people work within your business then check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Setting Expectations: A further key to achieving Success through People

Setting Expectations: A further key to achieving Success through People
Recently we've been taking a closer look at several elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model (to date we've covered Clear Vision and Strategy, Effective Leadership and Recruiting Right). This post looks at another key component of the model – Setting Expectations – what it's all about and how to achieve it. "Don't lower...
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Greg Mitchell

Being Accountable: Another key element to achieving Success through People

Being Accountable:  Another key element to achieving Success through People
Over recent month's we've been taking a closer look at each of the elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model . This month's focus is on Being Accountable. "Accountability breeds response-ability" - Stephen Covey So What's it all About? In addition to setting clear expectations, the best businesses foster a culture of acc...
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Greg Mitchell

Equipping Others: A further element to achieving Success through People

Equipping Others: A further element to achieving Success through People
Over recent month's we've been taking a closer look at each of the elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model . This month's focus is on Equipping Others. "We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors." - Lyndon B. Johnson So What's it all About? Staff need to have t...
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Greg Mitchell

Being Accountable - The Evidence

Being Accountable - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some more information on why we recommend you and your staff be accountable, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Equipping Others - The Evidence

Equipping Others - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some more information on why we recommend you equip your staff with skills to better your business and their productivity, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Managing Risk - The Evidence

Managing Risk - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some more information on why we recommend you manage risk within your business then check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Recruiting Right: Why It's Important and Top Tips

Recruiting Right:  Why It's Important and Top Tips
In our first couple of blogs on the 8 Elements to Success thtough people we've taken a look at what we call the Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200" elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model - Clear Vision and Strategy and Effective Leadership. This blog looks at another key component of the model – Recruiting Right – an...
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Greg Mitchell

Urgent, Important and Managing People - Lessons from Covey

Urgent, Important and Managing People - Lessons from Covey
A personal new year commitment to "better prioritise" has prompted me to reflect on the Time Management Matrix, originally proposed by former US President Eisenhower and more recently popularised in Covey's seminal work "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People".  For those who are not familiar or need some reminding, the ma...
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Greg Mitchell

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Effective Leadership

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Effective Leadership
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, become more, you are a leader " John Quincy Adams In the first blog, we considered the importance of every business/organisation having a Clear Vision and Strategy. Indeed, it is in our experience so important to have a Clear Vision and Strategy that we refer to it as one of the tw...
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Greg Mitchell

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Clear Vision and Strategy

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Clear Vision and Strategy
"The only th ing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision" Helen Keller As we rapidly head toward the end of 2016 and begin to plan for 2017, it's a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of every business/organisation having a Clear Vision and Strategy. Indeed, it is in our experience so important that we refer to Clear Vision...
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Greg Mitchell

Effective Leadership - The Evidence

Effective Leadership - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some convincing about the value of having 'Effective Leadership' in your business, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Clear Vision and Strategy - The Evidence

Clear Vision and Strategy - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some convincing about the value of having a 'Clear Vision and Strategy' in your business, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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© HRSuccess (c) 2015

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Greg Mitchell

Setting Expectations - The Evidence

Setting Expectations - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some convincing about the value of 'setting Expectations' in your business, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Greg Mitchell

Are you Getting the Biggest BANG for your Training BUCK?

Are you Getting the Biggest BANG for your Training BUCK?
​As business owners and managers, we all know the importance of ensuring that every dollar we spend is working for us, so with employment-related expenses being amongst the largest expenses that most businesses have, it's essential to ensure that we invest particularly wisely in this area. Despite this, one area that often escapes scrutiny is staff...
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Greg Mitchell

Leadership: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Leadership: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200
​Search for " leadership " on Amazon and you will be invited to purchase more than 117,000 books on the subject. It's been a prominent item of discussion in business improvement circles for decades.  This is not without good reason though, with effective leadership being a centrepiece of businesses that consistently achieve success. I often sa...
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Greg Mitchell

8 Elements to Success through People(c) - The Evidence

8 Elements to Success through People(c) - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some convincing about the value of more closely focusing on HR in your business, check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.
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Greg Mitchell

The Perfect Workplace - What Would It Be Like?

The Perfect Workplace - What Would It Be Like?
​Cleaning out my office the other day (a task that has been many years in the making!), I stumbled across an article in an old edition of Harvard Business Review (May 2013) that's worth a revisit. The article explores the interesting issue of the ideal workplace.  Based on research by the authors, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, who canvasse...
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