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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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Paul Hoppenbrouwer

The Humble Position Description

The Humble Position Description
The Position Description, otherwise known as a Job Description, Job Specification, JD, PD or JS is a humble document, often forgotten about altogether or at the very least, under-rated in terms of its value! Position Descriptions come in many forms - some are short and to-the-point, whereas others can be quite comprehensive and lengthy. Position De...
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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

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Oppositional

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Oppositional
In a previous blog, 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 ).  Today's blog foc...
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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

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Perfectionistic

Focus on Leadership and Culture: Perfectionistic
In a previous blog, 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 ).  Today's blog foc...
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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

EnableHR Feature of the Month: Contractor Management

EnableHR Feature of the Month: Contractor Management
We've had some great success lately helping our clients to better manage their HR and WHS responsibilities by supporting the implementation of EnableHR, a web-based system already in use by over 8,000 Australian organisations. Each month we highlight a specific feature of EnableHR. This month, we take a look at Contractor Management. Click the imag...
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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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