Keeping your employees happy and motivated isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Achieving and maintaining a well-motivated and efficient team can be a tricky operation: especially these days, as managers juggle the realities of a difficult and ever-changing economy with the needs of their staff.
Companies, especially startups, are known to introduce many innovative changes to business processes and even the work environment (in general). This includes the improvement of work-life balance among employees, putting a premium on talent and productivity over output quantity, engaging customers before introducing product changes, and so much more.
Often in the job market it is more common for employers to emphasis what they are looking for in an employee, after all they are who will be paying your salary, so it is vital they get the best fit for the business. But what about what the employee wants? The relationship between employer and employee must mutually beneficial for long term success.
Smart employers know how important it is to hire the right person the first time. This is because recruiting and training new staff is both time-consuming and not cheap. With this in mind, here at RecruitWest we have prepared some helpful guidelines for assisting your new hires to ‘hit the ground running’. Of course, the first few weeks of a new hire’s contract are some of the most crucial.
RecruitWest, a leading supplier of recruitment solutions to the WA Mining, Engineering, Construction and Logistics sectors, is happy to announce it has partnered with Silver Lake Resources in resourcing their mine site personnel for the new Aldiss Mine, South East of Kalgoorlie.
The theme we're focusing on this month is Workplace Health and Safety - so, we compiled this infographic outlining some key statistics surrounding workplace injuries in Australia.
The statistics come from Safe Work Australia's recent reports on workplace injuries.
Apart from the obvious injuries and death, penalties and compensation associated with workplace incidents, there are significant indirect costs when WHS systems fail. Poor safety performance can have a large impact on business operation and performance - often as a result of reduced productivity and low morale.
Being paid what you are worth is something all employees deserve.
Unfortunately however, the reality can be very different.
Studies have shown many organisations are quick to take things away from their employees - with bonuses and vacation time often falling by the wayside.
Preparing for an interview does not have to be stressful. The key to success is preparation and presentation – with researching the relevant organisation at the top of the list. Today’s job market is highly competitive, especially in the labour hire area, so it is important for candidates to brush up on their skills - and to ensure they always put in their best effort before meeting potential employers.
There are many ways to assess staff performance.
Performance reviews have traditionally always been a good indicator.
However, in today’s rapidly changing workplace, many organisations are now reassessing their formulaic annual performance review methods.