Millennials! Do we still care? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Millennials! Do we still care?

By 2020, Millennials will account for over half of the world’s workforce. Research recommendations are divided, is adjusting our workplaces to engage millennials in a crowded and competitive employment market a good idea? Should we change our ways to meet this generations needs to perhaps enhance productivity and retention?  Do we care what Millennials stand for?  Should we have to …

Don’t listen to the haters! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Don’t listen to the haters!

wattsnext founder, Sue-Ellen Watts talks to SmartCompany about starting and running a business through economic hardship. Learn how fast you should grow, hire the right people and hire them early, don’t listen to the haters. SmartCompany has published a short article on the best advice from SMEs that started during the GFC. More than 10 years on, these companies are …

Why You Aren’t Getting What You Want In Business And In Life - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Why You Aren’t Getting What You Want In Business And In Life

I receive direct messages daily from my community seemingly asking for help with particular areas of their business and life. These topics range from engaging staff, firing someone (this is common), moving house, changing jobs, expanding their business, following a big scary dream and many others. They come from men and women, experienced and just starting out, people I know …

Are reference checks still a thing? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Are reference checks still a thing?

It’s a polarising topic, you either love them or hate them. Are reference checks in this digital world still worth the effort?  Is a social media scan and LinkedIn profile check enough? Reference check critics refuse to conduct them, believing they are the most frustrating part of the recruitment process, a tick and flick mere formality rather than a value-adding tool …

Why Does Recruitment Pi$$ Off Business Owners & CEO's? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Why Does Recruitment Pi$$ Off Business Owners & CEO’s?

It is the one business function that polarizes the global business world. Everyone, me included, has a spine tingling horror story involving recruitment. What is the best approach? As HR consultants, we have surveyed our clients and networks over the past decade. Business owners and CEO’s always share what they dislike the most about recruitment. The message has been loud and …

Where is my people problem?? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Where is my people problem??

If you have an engagement problem then you’re most likely to have a retention problem! Of course this leads to productivity and morale issues, and so the vicious cycle continues. But let’s take a different perspective. Could it be you actually have a hiring problem? Listening to a podcast recently by HR Works, Bob Kelleher challenged the status quo and raised …

Workplace Bullying is $6 Billion hole that Australian businesses aren’t managing well. - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Workplace Bullying is $6 Billion hole that Australian businesses aren’t managing well.

ABC Radio – Brisbane recently called on Matt Stent – our HR Strategist at wattsnext to cover this confronting topic. Along with a panel of experts discussed this huge problem that isn’t being managed well, and discuss what can you do to protect yourself, and what should organisations do to promote harmony amongst staff? To listen to the ABC interview …

Will you be the next big payroll scandal? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Will you be the next big payroll scandal?

Cosmetic company Lush has apologised for underpaying its staff $2million over an 8-year period. The company recently announced that it had reported itself to the Fair Work Ombudsmen after identifying that it had underpaid more than 5000 staff following the discovery of a “significant payroll error”. It has been identified that in some cases, some employees are owed up to …