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Nov

2011

The Challenges of Staff Retention

Economic Conditions If economic conditions improve, employers will have a battle on their hands to retain their staff as research indicates that two in five Australian workers were seriously considering leaving their employer. This number will rise if the economy strengthens. If the future appears uncertain, employers will need to avoid knee-jerk reactions or risk losing people who will be integral to growth in the medium term. Balance is essential between building the workforce ...

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Nov

2011

5 Tips to Building Rapport & Establishing Bonds

So, what is developing a rapport? Rapport is a term used to describe that two or more people feel in sync or on the same wavelength because they feel alike. By establishing good rapport at the outset we can gain commitment from others, conscious or unconscious, to trust the process and to trust our abilities even when they do not fully understand how the process works and what the ultimate outcome will be. They are far more likely to be open with you and share information, increase ...

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Nov

2011

Are you an Autocrat, Democrat or Delegate Boss?

Kurt Lewin (1939) is the behavioural theorist who believed that leadership could be categorised based on a leader's decision-making behaviour. His early studies formed the basis for three major leadership styles: Authoritarian or autocratic Participative or democratic Delegative or Free Reign  (laissez faire) Good leaders use all three styles, with one of them normally dominant. Bad leaders stick with one style for all situations and employee types. The Authoritarian style is ...

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Nov

2011

The Ins and Outs of Bollards

Are you considering the installation of bollards to protect your business premises?   Here is some information on what bollards do and key considerations before moving forward with this security measure: How to Choose a Bollard for Your Purposes If the bollards are for security or protection, a strengthened impact-absorbing bollard would be the ideal choice as they provide the necessary strength and resilience. Asset protection bollards for banks, ATM’s, government assets and high ...

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Nov

2011

Employee Training – Stick With It & Make It Sticky

Gwen Moran has written a great article in November Entrepreneur Magazine about training, in-house, external, the different types for different situations and a couple of interesting case studies.  I have summarised her article here. Hope you get some great ideas for your club from it. Case Study: Gentle Giant Moving Company, Massachusetts When Javier Muchado joined Gentle Giant, he thought he would be there for a few months and then move on. But the company's owners had other ideas. They ...
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