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Frustrated with an Employee? Here's why....

podcast Jun 08, 2022
People Powered Business
Frustrated with an Employee? Here's why....
24:53
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 117 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Is It Me Or Is It Them?
 
As mentioned on today’s episode, if you have a frustrating employee on your hands I have created a great new resource to help you identify what sort of problem you are dealing with, and the exact strategy you need to fix the problem.
 
Click here to get your free copy of the Guide - www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/guide
 
Today we unpacked one of the biggest challenges we face as business owners – why we are frustrated with an employee!
 
The thing is, if we’re frustrated with an employee it’s always because they aren’t meeting our expectations – whether performance or behaviour based, things aren’t happening as we expected.
 
But – are we actually clear on what our expectations are? Have we clearly communicated and articulated them to our people? and are they realistic and reasonable for the person...
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How To Motivate Disengaged Employees

podcast Jun 01, 2022
People Powered Business
How To Motivate Disengaged Employees
23:18
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 116 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re talking about something I get asked about at least once a week – how can I motivate a disengaged employee!
 
I know engagement sounds like one of those ‘HR faffy terms’ but it is a real thing, and it has a direct impact on a range of factors including performance, attendance, retention, and a whole host of other things. Today we delve into the definition of engagement and why it’s so important for our business
 
Plus I share 6 easy tips to re engaging unmotivated employees on your team.
 
Is It Me Or Is It Them?
 
As mentioned on today’s episode, if you have a challenging employee on your hands I have created a great new resource to help you identify what sort of problem you are dealing with, and the exact strategy you need to fix the problem.
 
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The Hidden Benefits of Investing in Training and Upskilling Your People

podcast May 25, 2022
People Powered Business
The Hidden Benefits of Investing in Training and Upskilling Your People
24:27
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 115 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re talking about the hidden benefits of investing in training, developing and upskilling your staff.
 
For a long time there has been a misconception that learning and skill development is an employees responsibility. But times have changed, and I’m going to challenge you on that. The reality is the skills that got the employee to us, and to where they are now, are likely not the skills that we need in them in the future, so it really is our responsibility to develop their skills and provide the training they will need to be successful in our workplace in the future.
 
For many businesses, training is seen as a cost, but when done correctly it really is an investment, not only in the individual employee, but in the business. Research shows us that a majority of Australian employees want to learn new skills, are concerned about their lack of skill development at work, and...
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Your People and Cyber Security Risks

podcast May 18, 2022
People Powered Business
Your People and Cyber Security Risks
45:16
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 114 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we have a guest joining us, Michael Trimblett – Ethical Hacker and Small Business Cyber Security expert.
 
Today Michael shares with us his expert knowledge about how small businesses can and should be protecting themselves from cyber security risks, and what we need to know about where our risks lie.
 
Importantly Michael points out that people are our biggest risk points, and also that having the right people in terms of providers to support us is critical to protecting our businesses.
 
Michael was kind enough to share a number of resources with us, you can locate those here:
 
 
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You Encourage What You Tolerate

podcast May 11, 2022
People Powered Business
You Encourage What You Tolerate
27:26
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 113 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re discussing something that I know is a constant challenge for business owners, leaders and manager alike – it’s setting and upholding boundaries.
 
We really aren’t great at it, and today we discuss some of the reasons for that, as well as why boundaries are so important and what type of boundaries you might want to put in place.
 
As Tom Landy says “You get what you demand, and you encourage what you tolerate” and the key message there is that it’s what we tolerate that becomes the challenge. When we tolerate performance, behaviour, or anything else that is not acceptable, we are only encouraging it to continue.
 
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Why 46% of New Hires Fail

podcast May 04, 2022
People Powered Business
Why 46% of New Hires Fail
22:17
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 112 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re unpacking a staggering statistic – that is that 46% of new hires fail! That’s right – almost half of all new hires don’t make it through their first 18 months.
 
Now that’s a shocking number at the best of times, but in an environment where businesses have resorted to ‘panic hiring’ due to the lack of applicants in the market, it becomes even more concerning that there is a higher chance you’ll find yourself in this situation.
 
In today’s episode I share the 3 magic ingredients you need to ensure successful hiring decisions and be on the right side of the numbers. It really is this simple, and comes down to 3 key things:
  • Creating the right role;
  • Hiring at the right time;
  • Finding the right person, someone that has the skills, motivation and is a great fit.
 
Without all 3 it’s pot luck at best – so they...
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3 Ways to Create the Clarity Your People Crave

podcast Apr 27, 2022
People Powered Business
3 Ways to Create the Clarity Your People Crave
24:24
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 111 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re chatting about something that I was quite surprised I hadn’t already covered here on the podcast – clarity. When it comes to running a successful business clarity is absolutely king, but when it comes to our staff we sometimes aren’t so great at being clear. We fear that it makes us ‘mean’ or ‘bossy’ but actually clarity is what our people want.
 
When we aren’t clear with our people about what is expected from them, we are actually doing them a disservice.
 
Today I share with you 3 things you can do right now to create clarity for your team, and ultimately to help the business.
 
The first thing is to get clear on your organisational structure by doing the Clean Slate Exercise, you can check out more on that here.
 
 
 
The second thing is to get clear on roles and responsibilities by updating or creating...
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Curiosity is Cool

podcast Apr 20, 2022
People Powered Business
Curiosity is Cool
17:04
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 110 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
 
 
Ok so today I admit this is slightly left field to last weeks technical episode, but it’s something I have noticed that not enough people are tapping into when it comes to their teams.
 
 
 
That is their superpower of being curious. We all have the super power, but we forget to use it, we forget how valuable it is, and yet it’s free, and at our disposal.
 
 
 
When we get curious we ask better questions, we have better conversations, we get better information and ultimately this enables us to make better decisions.
 
 
 
Without curiosity we make assumptions, we join non existent dots and even worse we become apathetic.
 
 
 
Today I share with you why curiosity is cool and how you can leverage the power of curious conversations with your team.
 
 
 
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Using IFA's To Protect Your Business

podcast Apr 13, 2022
People Powered Business
Using IFA's To Protect Your Business
16:30
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 109 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
 
 
Today we’re getting a little technical and looking at one of the most underused, undervalued and overlooked HR documents that really are critical to protecting your business – the Individual Flexibility Agreement, or IFA.
 
 
 
If you have staff on your team who are covered by a Modern Award, and you don’t to everything 100% as per the Award, you probably need an IFA in place.
 
 
 
Whether you’re paying loaded rates to absorb allowances, you need flexibility as to when staff work, or you loathe paying staff more when they are on annual leave, an IFA is likely what you need.
 
 
 
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Attracting Great Applicants in the Current Market

podcast Apr 06, 2022
People Powered Business
Attracting Great Applicants in the Current Market
20:33
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 108 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re chatting about a challenge that I know many of you are facing right now – that is finding applicants in the current market. It’s tough out there, isn’t it?
 
The thing is, when it comes to finding great staff, what worked before simply won’t work now.
 
In today’s episode I shared 3 things that you need to consider right now in order to actually attract people to your business.
 
You firstly need to treat recruitment like a marketing activity, and write ads that compel the ideal person to take action and apply.
 
You also need to understand who your ideal applicant is, where they are hanging out and how to get in front of them.
 
Finally, you need to show – not tell, and where possible harness the power of video to demonstrate how great it is to work with you.
 
If you can do these 3 things, you’ll have the best...
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