My Boss Stole My Boyfriend - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

My Boss Stole My Boyfriend

My Boss Stole My Boyfriend! At this time of year we hear a lot about office romance and the familiar stats are rolled out about co-worker fraternisation (a recent study reported 41% of employees have had an intimate relationship with a colleague)! It seems only natural, when we spend so much time at work, that our offices become incubators for …

The Year is Still New and Happy - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The Year is Still New and Happy

Ok, so it’s the start of a fresh year. New Year Resolutions were set, promises to self were made, and now it’s time to come out swinging. It time to get on that tread mill and start the grind to shed those holiday ponds. It the first full week of February, kids are back at school and we are exercising …

How to Launch Flexible Working In Your Office - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How to Launch Flexible Working In Your Office

How to Launch Flexible Working In Your Office BY DAVID SPENCE – officespacesoftware.com For many employees, the ability to dictate their own hours is a much sought-after company perk. The traditional Monday to Friday, 9-to-5 work week is fine for some, and in several industries it is an understandable non-negotiable. However, more and more, employees are craving the freedom that comes …

If you have casual staff, you need to give them this. Immediately!!!! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

If you have casual staff, you need to give them this. Immediately!!!!

Right to request casual conversion With the new year having been ushered in, 2019 has also seen a new requirement for employers to abide by in the complex realms of industrial relations, awards and the Fair Work Act. Without much fan-fare, the new year cheers of 1 January 2019 also had an impact on 2.24 million actively trading businesses, and the …

Your employees aren’t underperforming by choice! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Your employees aren’t underperforming by choice!

Underperforming Employees? It is very frustrating as a business owner when an employee isn’t performing. We feel the financial strain of paying wages for work that is subpar, we see the cultural strain of other team members becoming disgruntled picking up the slack and we have to deal with the strain of unhappy customers, one’s that we worked so hard …

How packing for vacation led to my 2019 business strategy - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How packing for vacation led to my 2019 business strategy

I returned from Hawaii last week where I spent 9 nights over the Christmas and New Year break with my family. The plan was beach, pool, exploring, dining and relaxing. Prior to going I posted a short YouTube clip as part of my daily ‘Sel Unfiltered’ on how I think packing for your vacation should be a lesson on how …

Your final task for the year is…. - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Your final task for the year is….

…..Reflection. To reflect on your year. Life is hectic and business is no different. We are connected 24-7 and rarely switch off. Let’s be honest with ourselves, this is not going to change, it is the new game and we need to get better at playing it Xmas is a great reset button. A time to breathe and spend time …

Should the recruitment process start with reference checks?? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Should the recruitment process start with reference checks??

Should the recruitment process start with reference checks?? I asked myself this question after having experienced some frustrating recruitment scenarios in recent months!  The quandary is, what happens when you have gone through the timely process of reviewing, shortlisting and interviewing thinking you have the perfect candidate only to have the reference checks tell you you’re wrong?! So, doesn’t it …

Trending in HR: Advice For Today’s Digital Workplace - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Trending in HR: Advice For Today’s Digital Workplace

Michael was recently interview by OfficeSpace and featured in their latest blog, below is a copy. To see the original please visit officespacesoftware.com Michael Fox is an HR Advisor at wattsnext who does much more than that. In a very fickle modern workplace that’s plagued by attraction and retention issues, his goal to find employees who match a company’s vision, …

Digital footprint | What's yours and why does it matter? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Digital footprint | What’s yours and why does it matter?

300,000+ digital footprint and growing. The wattsnext team collectively now has a digital footprint of 300,000+ across twitter and Linkedin alone. This doesn’t come easily, and the wattsnext team are continually working on further building this network. With so much effort going into developing this network, it goes without saying that we believe your digital footprint is very important. Although …