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Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

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Soft skills is a term given to non-technical skills that are highly related to a person’s work. These skills are required of employees to be successful in their employment. There are numerous soft skills that can be utilised in the work place and some examples are interpersonal communication, listening, time management and sensitivity or empathy with others. If a person naturally has this type of skill set it can make them far more successful …

Tips on Managing a Remote Team During COVID-19

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The widespread COVID-19 pandemic has turned 2020 upside down. With many sick, School closures, Airports shut, and the world locking itself down our normal 9-5 routine has dramatically changed. Globally there has been changes to the way people can live and work. Specifically, in Melbourne we are currently in a Stage 4 lockdown meaning we are still only allowed to work from Home, unless you are a permitted worker. If you are …

How to Keep the Team Connected During Isolation

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Keeping a strong team environment is difficult in the current climate. With most people still working from home, it’s hard to stay connected to everyone from your workplace.   Video Conferencing and emails are great ways of bringing together and contacting your team. As we know video conferencing like Zoom is mostly used in order to get your daily jobs done but having an end of the …

Changes to the Paid Parental Leave Scheme

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The changes were implemented at the end of this financial year on July the 1st 2020 for eligible employees.  We believe, the paid parental leave scheme is not controlled by the Fair Work Commission Act – it is established by parliament on a national level in Australia. The Fair Work act only dictates the general protection, the protection around leave, and the taking of leave.   The paid …

Benefits & Impact of Mindfulness in the Workplace

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Mindfulness which traditionally was practiced by Buddhist Monks is now taking over the world. If you haven’t heard of mindfulness before, you may only think mindfulness is practiced at health retreats or in yoga.   Mindfulness in the workplace is the latest trend to hit businesses globally.  Mindfulness in short, is largely focused around being in the present moment. Present breath, …

How to deal with a Negative Attitude in the Workplace

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It can be difficult as a manager to work out the correct way to approach employees who come to work with a half glass empty approach. Some employees will have their bad days, but if this is a daily recurrence as a manager you need to start confronting the issue head-on. Examples of negative attitudes in the workplace can be an employee consistently coming …

Tips to improve your Employees Job satisfaction

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As you probably already know, your employees makeup pretty much your entire business. Without them and their smart brains, working hard each and every day you wouldn’t be in the position you are today. Since they work hard for you I’m sure you would want to work hard for them as well, and ensure they are enjoying their jobs. Of course, …

Pros and Cons of a Career in Human Resource Management

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Are you currently dreading going to work? Or coming home after a long day, miserable? It is hard to be motivated to go into work, if unfortunately you aren’t enjoying your job.   Maybe you are in need of a career change.     According to the Australian College of Applied Psychology “five to seven career changes is the new average for a lifetime”. If you have only had 1 …

How to Complete an Employee Performance Review | hussetHR

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When most employees hear about their yearly “performance review” they want to run for the hills. It can be more nerve-wracking than most first job interviews.    The dreaded yearly performance review meeting is something that is well known to, unfortunately, increase anxiety in most employees, which we can understand! Sitting in a room with your management and HR executive can …

How to Stay Motivated and Work from Home effectively | hussetHR

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Working from Home is the new normal for a lot of workers now. As discussed in our previous blog post working from Home has its perks however with each day passing it’s slowly starting to get a bit lonelier, and a lot less exciting. With little indication of when we will be allowed to go back to our workplace, you may find it becoming gradually harder to find …