AI and Robots – Boardrooms Beware

AI AND ROBOTS – BOARDROOMS BEWARE The reality of AI and Robots Globally, AI and robots are seen as the solution to the relentless pressures on business to produce faster, more flexibly, with greater personalisation, ever cheaper, and at a higher quality. Increasingly, the greater use of newer technologies is contributing to an industry transformation …

Coaching and Mentoring

COACHING AND MENTORING As leaders of businesses, we have many responsibilities.  These range from dealing with the day to day operational aspects of our businesses and handling business finances to developing the people working with us.  Each of these is critical and warrants much of our time and attention. The development of your people can …

Building a ‘Talent First’ Workforce

BUILDING A ‘TALENT FIRST’ WORKFORCE CEOs and hiring managers share the skills needed for a top performing workforce More and more businesses are trying to build a ‘talent first’ workforce. Why? Because it’s becoming increasingly clear that this leads to a more productive and efficient workplace. So much so that a study by McKinsey & …

The Integrated Governance Lens

THE INTEGRATED GOVERNANCE LENS A critical role The critical role of governance is more strongly valued today than ever before. Whether the organisation’s directors and leadership group believe this fully, goes to the insight into their governing roles and responsibilities. The gap between an alignment of the organisation’s governance architecture and practices, and what actually …

Contractor versus Employee

CONTRACTOR VERSUS EMPLOYEE Contractor or employee, a vexed question When a business considers engaging someone to perform work, often the decision is about whether to engage them as an employee or as a contractor.  The decision is sometimes quite difficult, and the difference has implications for items such as, yet not limited to, taxation, superannuation, …

Gaslighting at work: how do you manage it?

GASLIGHTING AT WORK: HOW DO YOU MANAGE IT? It’s a common form of psychological abuse in romantic relationships, but this expert says gaslighting is also a problem in our workplaces. “Didn’t you get my email? We moved the meeting ahead by an hour.” “I never said I was going to give you a promotion, where …

New Whistleblower Protection Laws

NEW WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION LAWS ARE COMING Introduction Although whistleblower protection has existed for some time, in one form or another, in Australia; many organisations will now need to prepare for compliance with the latest whistleblower protection. Australia’s latest whistleblower protection laws come into operation on 1 July 2019. These new changes seek to increase protections …

What is Single Touch Payroll

WHAT IS SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL? How will it affect my business? Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new way of reporting tax and super information to the ATO. From 1st July 2019, STP will apply to all employers. If you are using a solution that offers STP reporting, such as payroll or accounting software, you …

Are you paying your employees correctly

ARE YOU PAYING YOUR EMPLOYEES CORRECTLY? Changes to Minimum Rates of Pay   The Fair Work Commission has recently announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages for Australian workers covered by the Fair Work system. The increase applies from the first pay period starting 1 July 2019. Minimum rates of pay are highly regulated in …

Let’s do the waggle dance

LET’S DO THE WAGGLE DANCE Wisdom of crowds Many organisations appear to be ignoring the known wisdom of crowds. Multiple examples over a long period show when many people make independent guesses, their collective average is a more accurate estimate than over 90% of the guesses of the individual participants. So, the question must be, …

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