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Mar 24, 2009

Getting organised starts with clearing the clutter!

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The steps to decluttering whether it is the shed, office or home are the same. It can be difficult to know where to begin clearing the clutter but it can be a good idea to start in an area that does not need a lot done to it. This will take less time but it will give you a start. The following are some steps to get you decluttering: Have a plan Know how you are going to organise the stuff while you are going through it Use a systematic approach Gather boxes and suppliers you will need, such as boxes or containers with the following labels: keep in this area elsewhere donate recycle micro sorting and rubbish The elsewhere box is for any object that belongs elsewhere to stop you leaving the room you are...
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Feb 12, 2009

You’ve got mail – Controlling your Inbox

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We all have far too much to do everyday and would love more time to focus on the things we love, so why is it that so many of us double or triple handle our emails? To control your “Inbox” you have to establish new habits. The following guidelines will assist you to “manage your mail”. Set times during the day to check your emails. Perhaps aim for 3 times a day – in the morning, after lunch and before you go home for the day. Use the 2 minute rule – action anything that can be done in less than two minutes. Read each email and action it then and there . The majority of our emails can be handled immediately...
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Oct 30, 2008

Practical Staff Retention Ideas

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Following from last weeks blog regarding focusing on staff retention rather than recruitment I felt it was appropriate to provide some positive solutions or ideas. The objective is to create happy and loyal employees. Elements are taken from an article written by Nukte Ogun in May 2008. 1. Salary One of the biggest employee motivators, pay is what attracts us to most new positions and encourages us to stay. 2. Remuneration package Think about other perks, besides pay, which you could use to lure and keep staff, including salary sacrifice, bonus super and novated leases. 3. Respect Your grandmother had it right: treat others as you would like to be treated. 4. Resources Staff tire pretty quickly of faulty and out-of-date equipment. It doesn’t have to be the newest or the best (it’ll help if it is...
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