• June 18, 2018

    Emotional empathy can drive SME performance – Employees to show more empathy to SME business owners

    At wattsnext we are in the privileged position to work closely with many business owners who are so emotionally engaged with their business that they “hurt” when things are not going right. When I say hurt, this is deep emotional, psychological responses and to some extents physical illness when things aren’t going right in their

  • June 12, 2018

    Minimum Wage Increase of 6.8% in 12 Months!

  • June 7, 2018

    The future of Human Resources in Australia: Are you taking the right steps for the future?

    It’s becoming more and more evident that the human resource profession is growing rapidly. Research conducted by Deloitte Access Economics found that the Human resource profession within Australia is expected to grow by 2.3% annually between 2016 and 2022. This is a huge number compared to the 1.5% increase that is expected in the overall

  • May 30, 2018

    ALERT: Are you mitigating your risk? Mental Health in the Workplace

    Wattsnext have seen mental health issues within our client base triple in the past 12 months. Hardly a week goes by where we don’t have a client or someone in our network reach out for guidance in this area. Evermind conducted a survey of small business employees and it is a stark reminder that mental

  • May 21, 2018

    Do you strike the balance? Micro and Macro Management

    A manager’s role is to nurture the growth of an employee and there are particular managerial techniques which can be used to positively impact that growth. The inherent requirements of an employee’s role will assist in the way you strike a balance and it is at your discretion to determine what that balance demands… What