‘How employers can help reduce workplace stress’

Workplace stress is the inevitable outcome of having to get a lot done within a limited time-frame, while being accountable for your performance. Up to a point, this keeps people motivated.

However, if stress levels are too high, it ultimately detracts from performance.

‘Everything You Need to Know About the Jobkeeper Payment’

The Australian Government has been widely praised for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has won plaudits for both the public health measures implemented to combat the virus, as well as policy measures intended to limit the economic fall out.

The centrepiece of the government’s economic response is the JobKeeper Payment.

‘The Only 3 Stress Management Techniques You Really Need to Know’

At the risk of stating the obvious, it has been a stressful time.

Not only are we living through a once in a century pandemic. To make matters worse, the measures we have taken as a result have destroyed the economy. Not to mention our social lives.

If you are feeling a little stressed, well, that is normal.

How to be more productive when working from home

With the corona virus outbreak threatening to overwhelm our health system, many of us are choosing to self isolate.

For others, it’s only a matter of time before we’re told to stay home.

This will mean an enforced layoff for some workers, such as those in hospitality.

Seven Essential Recruiting Strategies

Effective recruiting is essential to the success of any business.

The right team can make a good business great and a great business exceptional. On the flip side, unpleasant or dissatisfied staff and a toxic workplace culture can derail even the best businesses.

How To Break Bad Habits

Bad habits can be a huge barrier to success.

At the very least, they waste our time and stop us from achieving our goals. At their worst, they can be truly debilitating. They can threaten our health, our career prospects and our financial stability.

Last month’s post, ‘How To Build Healthy Habits’, described some useful techniques for incorporating healthy habits into our lives.

Five Tips for Retaining Top Talent

It’s never been more difficult to retain your best talent than it is today.

For a range of reasons, people change jobs far more often than they used to. According to Harvard Business Review, Baby Boomers are likely to hold an average of 11 or 12 jobs in their lifetimes.

A Layperson’s Guide to the Law of Director’s Duties

Most businesses in Australia are run through a company. Almost invariably then, if you’re a business owner, you will also be a company director.

You may even be a director of a company, but have little to do with running its business. For example, your spouse may have asked you to be a director.

Six Ways To Get a Better Night’s Sleep 

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a good night’s sleep. In his 2019 bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker writes that sleep “enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions [and also] recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite.

Five tips for having difficult discussions in the workplace

The workplace can give rise to countless situations in which the best way forward might be to engage in a difficult conversation. Perhaps an employee is falling short of their performance targets. It could be that you need to respond to complaints or grievances.