Igniting Team Spirit Some of my most enjoyable and successful roles have been when I have had a great team around me. Ask anyone what they love most about work and in most cases, the first thing they mention is 'the people'. We spend a massive proportion of our life at work and we’re with our teammates far more than our loved ones, so liking your colleagues is important. Good teamwork makes the workplace a better place to be So, this got me thinking, ‘what does it take to create that happy workforce?’ Is it the employees that make work a better place to be? or is it the structured ethos of the organisations? Whatever your [...]
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Cold Weather Cold Weather Hazards and How To Avoid Them Winter is often a welcome change in Australia after our long, hot summers. With the southern states such as Tasmania, Victoria, SA, ACT and parts of NSW often experiencing freezing overnight temperatures – especially during winter, workers may face cold and possibly slippery conditions on work sites. Working outdoors is an inevitable part of the job for many people across the country. And when the temperatures drop, it is important that workers prepare for the ‘cold snap’. Stay Warm In Winter Workwear During the winter, dressing in layers is critical. Pay special attention to protecting feet, hands, face, and head. Up to [...]
It Starts With Us Do you have a calm persona in your workplace, then you get home and yell at your kids? Do you ever read a really inspirational quote or blog and think, “Yes! I’m going to think that way!” Then life gets busy and it never quite happens? Do you ever feel like you’re two different people living in the same body? Wanting to be one way, but acting as another? Everyone wants to become the best version of themselves, but few actually do. We’re our own worst enemies when it comes to achieving success, chasing our dreams, and living a life [...]
Notification of Injury Don’t delay…report today. On the job injuries are more common than you think. In fact, laborers are three times more likely to become injured at work than workers in any other industries. It’s a risky business! Many people who get injured at work think that the pain will go away in a couple of days, so they don’t want to go to the trouble of reporting an incident. Imagine this scenario, you go to work on Friday and injure your back lifting something heavy. You decide to go home, rest and see how it feels on [...]
"Must Have Good Listening Skills" What does that mean anyway? We’ve all seen job adverts with role descriptions that say “must have good listening skills” or “must have good presentation skills” or “must have good negotiating skills” but what does ‘good’ mean? Does it mean ‘not bad’? Top quartile? Better than average? How do you determine that? The underlying subtext is never explicit but always shadowing those three words “Good (Listening) Skills”, is it that these skills must be ‘good’ in context of the requirements for the role and situation? Traditional recruitment methodology looks at hard-skills and culture-fit to assess a [...]