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27 Apr

The Queen has done her succession planning…so should you!

Recently, the Queen publicly announced her greatest wish was for her son, Prince Charles to take her place on the throne as Head of the Commonwealth.  This in a basic sense is succession planning.  Before the need to take over, she has identified the next leader ensuring a smooth transition, planned and without fuss or

21 Mar

Happy Harmony Day!

Let’s all celebrate the beauty of diversity together. Here are some facts about multiculturalism in Australia!  

Archive Posts

  • 05 Mar 18

    5 Employee Induction Best Practices from HR Experts

    A lot of businesses overlook the importance of preparation when they’re about to welcome a new employee. An effective on-boarding process is vital to ensuring new employees receive the support and training needed to set them up for success in ...
  • 27 Feb 18

    "But I'm just a casual"

    How many times have I heard the phrases, “I’m just a casual employee, therefore regular rules of behaviour, work standards, and reliability don’t apply to me because I’m pretty much unemployed from the end of each shift.” “I don’t have ...
  • 23 Feb 18

    Industrial Manslaughter

    On the 23rd of October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017. This Act was introduced following a report commissioned in response to the workplace fatalities that occurre...
  • 20 Feb 18

    Should all businesses be implementing a #bonkban?

    It’s hard to escape it – the Barnaby saga that is. So as you listen to Turnbull’s delivery of the #bonkban, address, I’m sure you’re wondering if you should be rushing to do the same in your organisation. Whilst there is a much higher...
  • 13 Feb 18

    Company blog ticks all the boxes

    As I sat working on an upcoming presentation for a client about blog writing I reflected on the benefits of having a company blog and expecting employees to contribute. At wattsnext it is a part of each and every employee’s role...
  • 13 Feb 18

    Wages vs salary - changing an employee's mindset

    Do you have an employee who was previously paid an hourly rate but is now paid a salary? Are they struggling to understand the difference? Are they having difficulty understanding why they aren’t being paid for all the hours they work? I assure you...
  • 06 Feb 18

    How will the changes to HELP student loans affect your team members?

    One of the biggest responsibilities of being a business owner is looking after your employees. Whilst it may come as second nature to stay on top of major changes that effect the business directly, it is important to also be aware of changes that may...
  • 23 Jan 18

    Give yourself a break!

    As we settle in to the new year, most of us have been asking and answering the “how was your break?” question continually for the past couple of weeks. For some, the response is positive: “fantastic, I feel totally refreshed!”. However, in co...
  • 23 Jan 18

    The art of survival - is it strategy or tactics?

    You’ve walked in to the office for the first work day of 2018 full of gusto and inspiration from the clarity and perspective you gained over the holiday period. New goals, new ambition, new strategy. This new attitude will give the team the directi...
  • 09 Jan 18

    Sometimes it’s time to stop with the mentors.

    We have talked a lot about mentoring this year.  How to find the right mentor, ...
  • 20 Dec 17

    Merry Christmas from the wattsnext team!

    On behalf of the wattsnext team we would love to wish our friends, supporters and clients a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and prosperous New Year! We look forward to speaking with you all in 2018! Here's a special Christmas v...
  • 18 Dec 17

    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 ...
  • 11 Dec 17

    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 ...
  • 29 Nov 17

    So your company values look great on the wall? Now what?

    Last week I shared with you what I see as the biggest mistake businesses make when creating company values. You can read...
  • 24 Nov 17

    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 struggl...
  • 22 Nov 17

    If living company values comes easily they are the wrong values

    We all know that company values are critical to any organisation committed to team alignment and engagement. They are put in place to guide internal behaviour and drive a successful culture. Over the last few years we have seen company value...
  • 21 Nov 17

    From happy baby pose to corporate power pose

    I love hot yoga, I’m not overly good at it however spending 75 minutes sweating my little heart out forces my mind to focus on nothing but breathing and contorting my body into the appropriate positions and I walk out feeling like I have accomplish...
  • 14 Nov 17

    Inadequate Sleep

    “New research suggests that sleep is vital in allowing each cell, in every organ of the body, to continue to function. No wonder sleep deprivation is such a highly effective form of torture” - The Sleep Health Foundation I was recently involve...
  • 07 Nov 17

    A vision achieved but not as I expected

    For anyone who has worked with wattsnext or has heard me speak will know how important I think it is for every business to have a clear vision.  A vision in my view, is a goal/s the company wants to achieve in the future. At the tim...
  • 06 Nov 17

    Are you ready for a mentor?

    Having had mentors all of my adult life I am a big advocate for building connections with people who are where you want to be, or have experience in the areas you need to learn more about. We regularly see blogs written about how to choose the bes...