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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Dependent
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviours, and their impact upon business and organisation performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest and fina...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Power

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Power
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviours, and their impact upon business and organisation performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest article ...
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Paul Hoppenbrouwer

Be Prepared: Changes to Casual Employment Likely

Be Prepared: Changes to Casual Employment Likely
Highlighted very recently in the media is a case brought to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to increase the hours of casual employees to part time or full-time hours, effectively facilitating a conversion from casual employment to part time or full-time employment. In its initial decision, which has n...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Affiliative

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Affiliative
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest article...
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Paul Hoppenbrouwer

HR Q&A: When is Pro-rata Long Service Leave Payable?

HR Q&A: When is Pro-rata Long Service Leave Payable?
We were recently asked to clarify the circumstance under which an employee is entitled to payment of pro-rata Long Service Leave prior to accumulating 10 years of service. Unlike most other terms and conditions of employment, Long Service Leave entitlements are predominantly determined by State-based legislation (though any applicable Awards and Ag...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Approval

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Approval
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest article...
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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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Paul Hoppenbrouwer

Disciplinary Meetings and Support Persons

Disciplinary Meetings and Support Persons
​Recently we were asked "Is it mandatory for a support person to be present at a disciplinary meeting, and what do I do if the employee wants to delay the meeting because they don't have a support person?"  The short answer to the first part of the question is no - it is not mandatory for the employee to have a support person present. It ...
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Greg Mitchell

Surviving the Growing Pains! – Managing Staff in a Period of Growth

Surviving the Growing Pains! – Managing Staff in a Period of Growth
One of the common features of many of the businesses we come into contact with is that they are experiencing a period of rapid growth.  They have a proven product or service, they're doing the right thing by their customers and they're reaping the rewards of their efforts – terrific! But life is not always wine and roses as they say, and ...
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Greg Mitchell

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Competitive

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Competitive
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest article...
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Greg Mitchell

Fair Work Penalty Rates Decision

Fair Work Penalty Rates Decision
The Fair Work Commission on the 23 rd February, 2017 handed down a decision which impacts Award penalty rates payable to staff working Sundays, public holidays and, in some cases, loadings for early/late shifts. The decision impacts workers engaged under the following Awards: Fast Food Industry Award 2010 (the Fast Food Award) General Retail Indust...
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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

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Conventional

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Conventional
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This month's articl...
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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

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Self-Actualising

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Self-Actualising
In a previous article, we introduced the Human Synergistics Circumplex™, a proven framework to measure, report, discuss and better understand individual and collective human behaviour, and their impact upon business and organisational performance (refer: Catching Smoke: A Proven Framework for Addressing Culture and Leadership ). This latest article...
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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

“WHERE ARE THEY?”: Addressing Staff Absenteeism

“WHERE ARE THEY?”: Addressing Staff Absenteeism
It's 8.00am or so, you're alone in the office pondering the mountain of paperwork. The phone rings. It's Jill…"..bit of a cough, won't be in today". A couple more minutes tick by…ring, ring….."It's Bob, kids are sick and I need to take them to the doctor…can't make it in." Familiar story?.... Unscheduled staff absenteeism can be a sizeable problem ...
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