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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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:48

Fraud in your practice

Yesterday Yvette and I attended the annual Women in Business Spring breakfast here in Wagga Wagga and I was a little shocked at a statistic shared by the guest speaker, the Honorable Michael McCormack, Minister for Small Business. In his address on small business across Australia, he stated that 15% of employees will steal from their workplace – either money, or products; 15% never will, and the remaining 70% might. They are higher fraud statistics than I ever thought.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:22

Are you paying super the right way?

If you are not the type of person to embrace the financials of your practice during the year, you should at least get into the financial spirit at this time of year. There are a few great reasons, the first is, the more knowledge you have about your business and where you are headed, the greater you will be in tune with the financial management of your practice. But! There is another great reason...

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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, 17 February 2015 08:01

How to check if you are paying staff enough

When we employ staff, once you have been through the orientation process and probation period, it can be often then forgotten to regularly check during their employment that you still have them on the right wage.  Have you thought about additional factors such as a uniform allowance, or travel money?  In Australia, we are governed by the Fair Work Act when it comes to hiring and managing our employees.  What does the Fair Work Act say about pays for allied health professionals?

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Saturday, 04 October 2014 19:09

What employees want!

I have 7 staff members and this year we were awarded the Wagga Wagga business chamber award for employer of choice.  Managing staff is not the easiest thing I have tackled in my career.  I was trained as a clinician, and definitely not trained in managing staff.  Before I started any recruitment, I took myself off to study HR management to ensure I was more likely to get it right, and 6 years on from recruiting my first staff member I feel like finally I feel confident that I am going ok.  

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