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Your End of Year Team To Do List

podcast Dec 13, 2023
People Powered Business
Your End of Year Team To Do List
23:18
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 196 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am sharing with you what should be on your December 2024 Team To Do List.

As we’ve spoken about on some recent episodes of the podcast, December is a key time to focus on engagement with your team, and despite feeling like we’d love to crawl under the desk, this is not the time to do that.

But it’s about more than just engagement at this time of year, there are number of other things we should be doing before the year is out to set ourselves up for a better 2024.

Some of the things that should be on our list for December include:

  • Doing a compliance check for the year that’s gone, are your documents up to date?
  • Do your clean slate exercise, so you have a resourcing plan for the year ahead;
  • Map out your calendar for key team events in 2024;
  • Close any open loops – have you done what you promised your people this year?
  • Thank your people!
  • Give them something to look forward to...
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The 3 Biggest Pre-Christmas Mistakes Business Owners Make When It Come to Their Teams

podcast Dec 06, 2023
People Powered Business
The 3 Biggest Pre-Christmas Mistakes Business Owners Make When It Come to Their Teams
17:05
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 195 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are chatting about the critical pre-Christmas period, and some of the biggest mistakes business owners make at this time of year when it comes to your team.

We know, this is a tough time of year, we’re all exhausted, we’re stressed, we’re both overwhelmed and excited, and paying attention to our teams engagement level is often not top of our priority list.

But that’s a mistake and in today’s episode I share why, the mistakes to avoid and what you can do instead.

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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Tackling Fear as a Leader in Our Business

podcast Nov 29, 2023
People Powered Business
Tackling Fear as a Leader in Our Business
19:59
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 194 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am joined by the fabulous Juliet Robinson from Big Goals to discuss tackling fear as a leader in our business. This is a topic we certainly don’t talk enough about.

Whether you are fearful of stepping into your first leadership role, or having a moment of feeling fear of tackling a tricky conversation, dealing with conflict or some other challenging situation, this discussion is for you.

Juliet and Kristy-Lee share their experiences working with leaders who are in a state of fear, or who have fear holding them back, as well as their own experiences of when they have experienced the feeling of fear in their leadership journey.

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.

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Only A Third of Employees Are Engaged - Why You Should Be Worried

podcast Nov 22, 2023
People Powered Business
Only A Third of Employees Are Engaged - Why You Should Be Worried
21:03
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 193 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today were unpacking a new study released by Gartner HR research which has some disturbing stats regarding engagement.

At their Reimagined HR conference in the US in October they released the report which found  that only 31% of employees reported that they were engaged, enthusiastic and energized by their work!!  Keyia Burton, senior principal, advisory in the Gartner HR Practice said that “despite organizations making investments in engaging their employees, our research shows that almost 70% don’t feel as engaged as they should be and aren’t feeling a meaningful connection to their job.”

Today is discussed how and whether this translates to us, we looked at defining what engagement is, whether this is just slump normal for this time of year and why we should be concerned about these findings.

What about you? Are you seeing this trend, and what are you doing in your business...

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The Team that Got You Here May Not Get You There

podcast Nov 15, 2023
People Powered Business
The Team that Got You Here May Not Get You There
21:23
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 192 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

First up - as mentioned in this episode, if you want to join me for the 2024 Team Planning Workshop just click here to register now

In today’s episode I share with you that I am sensing a season of change with our teams. Some change we won’t love, but will be unavoidable. Some change will be change we choose to make, or need to make for the next stage of our business journey.

And that’s what we focus on in today’s episode. The fact that the team that got you to where you are now, may not be the team to get you to where you want to go next.

In this episode we spoke about the reasons for this, and how the resourcing needs in a business will always change.

We also spoke about the Clean Slate Exercise to help you identify if in fact you do need to make some changes.

You can listen to the full Clean Slate Exercise here:

Once you have your ideal future team mapped out what next? What do you do...

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The 5 Biggest Staffing Challenges SME’s Need to be Ready (and have a plan) For

podcast Nov 08, 2023
People Powered Business
The 5 Biggest Staffing Challenges SME’s Need to be Ready (and have a plan) For
21:24
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 191 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode we are discussing the 5 biggest staffing challenges (or you may want to view them as opportunities) that every small to medium sized business needs to be ready, and have a plan for in 2024.

The reality is the staffing landscape is changing, both in Australia and abroad, and we are very much returning to a global workplace again.

If we are not ready for these changes and challenges, we will be left behind.

I firmly believe small to medium sized businesses have a huge opportunity right now, if we are ready and being ready means having a plan.

Today we are discussing what is changing and why, the five biggest challenges I see coming and what we should do next.

There is no doubt that the pandemic has moved the world of work forward 20+ years – a controversial opinion some might think, but something I have thought to be the case since early 2020 – I knew then we were always...

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How I Plan for a Successful Year With My Team

podcast Nov 01, 2023
People Powered Business
How I Plan for a Successful Year With My Team
22:16
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 190 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode I’m sharing a little behind the scenes of how I plan for a successful year ahead with my team.

I like to plan for a calendar year ahead, and for me timing is key – and November is the time I plan.

Today I share the importance of timing and what may work for your business, the value of stepping away from the day to day work environment to plan more effectively, and when and what of your plan you should share with your team.

How do you plan for your year ahead? I’d love to know. Join us in our Facebook Group and share your experiences.

 

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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EAPs and Wellbeing Programs – Are They Relevant for SMEs?

podcast Oct 25, 2023
People Powered Business
EAPs and Wellbeing Programs – Are They Relevant for SMEs?
19:04
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 189 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast we are talking about employee wellbeing, specifically wellbeing programs, Employee Assistance Programs and whether they are relevant for small to medium sized businesses.

Whilst wellbeing as a concept is about the entirety of someone’s life, and as such can’t be entirely our responsibility as an employer, we certainly have some responsibility for our employees wellbeing whilst at work, and can take proactive steps to help them improve their wellbeing, which has some great flow on effects to their performance, motivation and engagement at work.

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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The Journey Everyone Takes to Becoming a Truly People Powered Business

podcast Oct 18, 2023
People Powered Business
The Journey Everyone Takes to Becoming a Truly People Powered Business
27:39
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 188 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast we are chatting about becoming the boss, and the journey I have noticed every business owner goes through in building their business and their team to become a business that is truly people powered.

You see this is a journey I notice our People Powered HR members take, it’s one I have taken and it’s one every small business owner makes. It’s not always a straight line, sometimes we bounce between the stages in the journey, but that’s how we learn and create a stronger business for the future.

The stages we all go through are:

  • Having an Idea Powered business, where we are a start up, full of enthusiasm and ideas;
  • Being You Powered – where we are starting to build our team and outsource things, but we are in the drivers seat across everything, and involved at every level;
  • Becoming Person Powered where we have a team of key people and roles,...
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New Positive Duty Laws - Are You Compliant?

podcast Oct 11, 2023
People Powered Business
New Positive Duty Laws - Are You Compliant?
20:29
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 187 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

In today’s episode of the podcast we are retuning to a more technical discussion about one of the more recent legislative updates – the introduction of positive duty laws to prevent sexual harassment and sex based discrimination in the workplace.

These laws were passed in late 2022, but given the gravity of the changes being implemented, employers had a grace period to get their house in order. From December 2023 though, the Australian Human Right Commission will be able to commence legal proceedings against employers who are failing to meet their positive duty obligations, and no one, not even small businesses, are exempt.

In todays’ episode we re cap what the positive duties laws are, what they mean for employers. and the AHRC guidelines for achieving compliance with these new requirements.

As always, if you’d like to connect with other small business owners to chat all things HR and...

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