Employee productivity


The importance of job descriptions

9:39PM | Friday, 3 September 2010 |  The key to effective performance management is having good documentation, and that all starts with a position description for every staff member in your team.

Take the temperature of the office

7:00AM | Thursday, 5 July 2012 |  Does your office need a morale boost? Time to take the temperature of your work place and find out.

Start thinking about performance reviews

5:00AM | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 |  Instead of thinking of performance reviews as a chore, think of it as the time to have a big-picture chat about an employee’s career.

Bash out a project in an afternoon

4:16PM | Thursday, 19 April 2012 |  If your staff watch the clock on Friday afternoons, it might be time to challenge them with an unusual task.

Ask yourself if you would re-hire your team

9:45PM | Monday, 19 September 2011 |  While improving your hiring processes and policies is important in a growing company, business owners also need to be able to make tough calls on existing staff.

Take a Melbourne Cup tip

11:29AM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  It is a major responsibility of any employer to ensure staff are in their right roles.

Margaret Thatcher

3:41AM | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 |  Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.

Have a barbecue for staff and customers

3:03PM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 |  It’s the end of the week. Your brain is starting to malfunction, your staff are looking glassy eyed and everyone is watching the clock. Why not make the best of the situation?

Wolf Blass

3:42AM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 |  10% inspiration and motivation, and 90% perspiration gets you there in the end.

How much do employees appreciate holiday time?

2:44PM | Thursday, 17 February 2011 |  It has taken a long time for business leaders and employers to realise that pay for performance doesn’t work for everyone.