Author: Sue-Ellen Watts

09 Jan

Sometimes it’s time to stop with the mentors.

We have talked a lot about mentoring this year.  How to find the right mentor, how to be the best mentee.  Mentoring has played a significant role in my career since I started in HR nearly 20 years ago which is why I write about it a lot.  I am a big supporter of both

18 Dec

The best incentive program that fits all businesses

At wattsnext we are regularly asked about the best bonus or incentive program to implement within a business. Nine out of ten questions are focused around the best way calculate the bonus or commission. Often no matter how much effort is put in to the best possible calculation, it is still complicated and riddled with a number of

11 Dec

This is the number one way to engage your staff

The most common question I am asked as chief executive and founder of HR consulting firm wattsnext is ‘how do I increase performance in my business?’. Most business owners I speak to think their staff are great but believe they could be better. Usually the first place HR professionals and business owners look to solve this

24 Nov

The 10 second task that changed my life

8 years ago I found myself with a newborn baby, a toddler, a startup and all the overwhelm that comes from this.  My biggest stress was that whatever I was doing I always felt I should be doing something else.  When I was with my baby I was struggling to be truly present because I

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