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May 5, 2009

Are You Really Saving By Cutting Back?

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Recession, tighten our belts, cut backs, retrenchment and ‘batten down the hatches’. This is what we constantly hear and read in the media about businesses and the year ahead. Does this mean we should all live in fear of loosing our jobs, expect prices to sky rocket and escape somewhere else? Does it mean we need to stop living the great Australian way of life and start sacrificing our leisure activities, cut back on the kids after school activities and save every spare cent? All this, whilst we work extra hours so our employer sees us as dedicated and for no extra remuneration. Hang on a minute – we all deserve more respect than this in our jobs. Remember good people are hard to come by in any economic time. Isn’t...
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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 Resources Staff tire pretty quickly of faulty and out-of-date equipment.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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