If you have joined me over the past couple of weeks as we have explored why difficult conversations are sometimes necessary in the workplace, and how to plan for these – today is the big one! How to actually run that conversation.

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:33

Planning for a difficult conversation

Today I will share with you some tips on how to prepare to have a difficult conversation in your workplace - effective planning can lay a good foundation toward positive outcomes.

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Last week I completed a TAFE Statement in HR Mentor, Difficult Conversations in the Workplace. It was a great reminder that difficult conversations are sometimes unavoidable in business, but with the right approach and planning, they can achieve outcomes that are not necessarily detrimental for your practice.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:41

Do you have staff requesting flexible hours?

The National Employment Standards include a right for employees to request flexible working arrangements from their employer. Did you know an employer can only refuse such a request on ‘reasonable business grounds’? Let's check out what this means for us in our practices...

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:43

Getting the leap on staff leave

It is very near to Christmas and I find things get so hectic around here in our therapy practice. There seems so much to do and so little time, and the lead up to Christmas gets a little frantic. But why?

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We had the pleasure of catching up with friend of Maida Learning Natasha Ace in Melbourne yesterday. We are looking forward to a webinar Natasha is presenting for Maida Learning on November 25, and invited her to join the Maida Team as a Guest Blogger. Here is Natasha's blog below:

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"I've set up my private practice, I even have a few employees; however, they've been working for me for a while and the topic of pay increases has come up" How do I keep my hardworking employees/contractors if I don’t have enough money to give them a pay increase? 

This webinar helps you establish whether you have recruited employees or contractors, provides helpful hints on ways to keep your contractors/employees engaged, getting the best from your team without breaking the bank, and use of the EACH Method: Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, Humility.

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:40

How to avoid burning both ends of the candle!

As an employer, I am always thinking of my team and how I can provide a fulfilling work environment that is profitable, and pays everyone’s wages, whilst also creating a place that fosters good mindfulness in my team members, and prevents burnout. I have felt burnout in my career many years ago, and, going into my own business, I was very determined to never run a workplace where people feel overwhelmed and under appreciated. Here are three ways that I think are a good place to start to prevent burn out in our employees. Even if you don't employ staff, you can apply these concepts to your own setting.

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