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Does a Resignation Need to be in Writing?

podcast May 22, 2024
People Powered Business
Does a Resignation Need to be in Writing?
19:15
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 219 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are answering a listeners question “does a resignation need to be in writing?”.

To answer this question we are going to look at how an employee can resign, and what a resignation doesn’t look like. We discuss what to do if the employee won’t put the resignation in writing, and I share my strategies for managing resignations when they arise.

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Non-Compete Clauses - Are They Worth It?

podcast May 15, 2024
People Powered Business
Non-Compete Clauses - Are They Worth It?
15:29
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 218 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I’m posing the question: non-compete clauses in employment contracts – are they worth the paper they are written on?

These are those clauses, often worded in really complex terms, that aim to prevent an employee from working with a competitor, setting up in competition, or taking customers with them when they leave.

They are complex and complicated, and not all that easy to actually uphold, I know as I have first hand experience!

So when should you use them, and what are the things to consider if you’re planning to include them in your employment contracts?

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The Value of the People Around Us in Business with Leanne Faulkner

podcast May 08, 2024
People Powered Business
The Value of the People Around Us in Business with Leanne Faulkner
27:35
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 217 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am thrilled to be joined by returning guest, Leanne Faulkner from Fortitude at Work to discuss her findings from her recent PHD research on mental health for micro and small business owners.

About Leanne - small business mental health advocate:

Many people in the business community might know Leanne as “the soap lady” or the “goat lady”.

Her youngest son had suffered with eczema from birth and in an effort to ease his discomfort Leanne learned how to make goat’s milk soap as a gentle protective skin care alternative.

In 2004, Billie Goat Soap began.

It was a humble affair initially and started in her kitchen. By 2010 the business had grown to employ over 20 people and sold the products in over 2000 outlets around the country.

Billie Goat Soap was the NSW Business Chamber Business of the Year in 2010 and the Myer Supplier of the Year (general cosmetics) at around the same...

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Mental Health Super Powers for Small to Micro Business Owners

podcast May 01, 2024
People Powered Business
Mental Health Super Powers for Small to Micro Business Owners
35:36
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 216 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am thrilled to be joined by returning guest, Leanne Faulkner from Fortitude at Work to discuss her findings from her recent PHD research on mental health for micro and small business owners.

About Leanne - small business mental health advocate:

Many people in the business community might know Leanne as “the soap lady” or the “goat lady”.

Her youngest son had suffered with eczema from birth and in an effort to ease his discomfort Leanne learned how to make goat’s milk soap as a gentle protective skin care alternative.

In 2004, Billie Goat Soap began.

It was a humble affair initially and started in her kitchen. By 2010 the business had grown to employ over 20 people and sold the products in over 2000 outlets around the country.

Billie Goat Soap was the NSW Business Chamber Business of the Year in 2010 and the Myer Supplier of the Year (general cosmetics) at around the same...

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Are They Really a Contractor or an Employee? The Facts You Need to Know

podcast Apr 24, 2024
People Powered Business
Are They Really a Contractor or an Employee? The Facts You Need to Know
19:22
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 215 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are unpacking yet more of the ongoing legislative changes that are imminently being rolled out and amendments to the Fair Work Act that are being made.

In this episode we are talking about the difference between employees and contractors – and what you need to know about the changes.

This is a topic that has been an ongoing debate, and lots of employers have been hiding behind non-existent loopholes, or assuming they can make their own rules when it comes to this issue. The truth is that isn’t going to fly anymore, and now is the time to revisit any contractor arrangements you have and make changes.

In this episode we start by looking at the definition of an employment relationship, and particularly what defines a relationship between and employer and employee versus that of a client and supplier or contractor.

We discuss when this takes effect, what you need to do, and how to decide...

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The Right to Disconnect – What Does it Mean?

podcast Apr 17, 2024
People Powered Business
The Right to Disconnect – What Does it Mean?
13:21
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 214 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are talking about the new right to disconnect laws and what they will mean for your business.

We start by discussing what a right to disconnect is, and what this all means.

Then we look at what we know so far in terms of the specific legislation and when it commences operation.

Then we take a look more practically about what this means for you and your business.

 

An Invitation - Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia 

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Do You Need a HRIS?

podcast Apr 10, 2024
People Powered Business
Do You Need a HRIS?
20:08
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 213 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are answering a listeners question – today’s question is: “do I need a HRIS”?

 

To answer this we look at:

 

What is a HRIS (Human Resources Information System)

 

How to choose the right one for your business and

 

Do you actually need one?

 

There is no doubt there are more and more players entering the market, and the options seem endless and overwhelming. In today’s episode, I share with you some questions to ask to help you determine whether now is the right time to implement a HRIS, and which one might be right for your business.

 

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Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia...

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When to Use Psychometric, Strengths and Personality Assessments with Your Team

podcast Apr 03, 2024
People Powered Business
When to Use Psychometric, Strengths and Personality Assessments with Your Team
16:35
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 212 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are talking about one of my favourite subjects – Psychometric Assessments!

Specifically we are discussing when to use Psychometric, Strengths and Personality Assessments with your team.

We start by unpacking the difference between these assessments, and when you might want to use each one, as they each have their own value and purpose.

We then look at how to choose the right one for you, out of all the options out there.

Finally I share the 4 key ways I love to use these assessments with teams.

As promised, here is the link to our previous episode where we had Charissa Lim, Disc Expert, talk to us about using Disc in your recruitment process - https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/Charissa-Lim

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Having the Important Conversations that Matter - With Mel Rosenthal

podcast Mar 27, 2024
People Powered Business
Having the Important Conversations that Matter - With Mel Rosenthal
29:58
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 211 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode I am joined by Mel Rosenthal, professional coach for founders, leaders and teams.

Mel is a Professional Certified Coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation and an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate (GAICD).  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Mel works with Founders and Leaders to drive growth for companies and the people in them.

She has been trusted by the leadership of companies including Who Gives A Crap, Minor Figures, Keep Cup, StartUp Victoria, QBE, Tyro, Champion Life, Thoughtworks, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Inventium, Advisian, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Swinburne University, Alinta Energy, ME Bank, Visy and Medtronic.

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The #1 Mistake You’re Making When Communicating with Your People

podcast Mar 20, 2024
People Powered Business
The #1 Mistake You’re Making When Communicating with Your People
23:00
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 210 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am uncovering the #1 mistake I see business owners and leaders make when it comes to communicating effectively with their people.

Do sometimes you feel your team aren’t listening?

Maybe that your message is falling on deaf ears?

That you’re being super clear, but they genuinely don’t seem to get it;

Or maybe you know you could be clearer but don’t want to be bossy…

Likelihood is, you’re making this mistake.

In this episode we start by talking about why our communication matters so much before unpacking the key elements of effective communication – and how communicating well is about so much more than what we say.

Then we get into the mistake – and I share with you some simple strategies to translate what you are trying to say, into a way your team can and will understand, listen and take action.

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