The Latest from Kristy-Lee

Performance Reviews – Why They Matter More Than Ever

podcast Apr 05, 2023
People Powered Business
Performance Reviews – Why They Matter More Than Ever
17:51
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 160 of the People Powered Business Podcast. Today we’re discussing why doing performance reviews is more important now than ever before.

We’ll start by unpacking what are performance reviews and why do we avoid doing them.

As business owners, leaders and managers putting off reviews, or avoiding them completely is more common than we’d like to admit. Whether it’s due to time constraints, fear of negative reactions, and lack of experience with formal evaluation processes – I’ve heard all the excuses under the sun!

So I want to make the case for why you should do performance reviews. So I’m diving into the reasons why employers should conduct regular performance reviews. We discuss the benefits of providing feedback and evaluations, such as increased employee performance, accountability, and productivity. We also explore how performance reviews can help identify skill gaps and provide opportunities for employee...

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Why Hiring (and holding onto) the Wrong People Impacts Team Morale

podcast Mar 29, 2023
People Powered Business
Why Hiring (and holding onto) the Wrong People Impacts Team Morale
18:49
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 159 of the People Powered Business Podcast. Today we’re discussing why Hiring (and holding onto) the Wrong Employee Impacts Team Morale.

The truth is, we’ve all made bad hiring choices in the past, it happens, but when we hold onto the wrong people it can have a significant effect on the entire team. It impacts productivity, it impacts momentum, it impacts mood and impacts motivation and morale.

So in today’s episode I’m sharing how to identify the early warning signs that you’ve hired the wrong person. We also unpack the reasons we are tempted to hold onto these wrong hires, and why we can be so resistant to do something about it. And then I share 3 key ways holding onto the wrong people impacts team morale.

If you’d like to continue the conversation on this, please join us in the Facebook Group HR Support for Australia Businesses via this link:

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

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How AI Can Help With Your HR To Do List

podcast Mar 22, 2023
People Powered Business
How AI Can Help With Your HR To Do List
25:18
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 158 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re talking about how you can use AI (yes AI!) to get some things off your HR ‘to do’ list!!

Now unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, the likelihood is you’ve heard a little about AI recently, and like everyone else in business that I know, I decided to have a play to see how it could be used to help our People Powered HR members, my consulting clients and my team.

And my mind as blown!!

I am all about efficiency, productivity and saving time, and AI does that in spades. But like anything there are pros and cons, and some of the technology certainly has its limitations, and we discuss those in this episode as well.

Today I share with you 3 ways I have used AI recently and that you can too to get some HR ‘stuff’ of that to do list. 

I hope you love this chat about leveraging AI to help with your HR tasks.

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Motivating Your Staff: The 3 Biggest Roadblocks to Success

podcast Mar 15, 2023
People Powered Business
Motivating Your Staff: The 3 Biggest Roadblocks to Success
24:02
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 157 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re talking about the 3 biggest mistakes I see business owners and managers make when it comes to motivating their teams. These road blocks really do hold back their success when it comes to building a motivated and high performing team, yet they are completely avoidable.

 

#1 – You’re failing to provide clear goals and objectives. When people aren’t clear what’s expected of them they become disengaged very quickly. They can be confused, which leads to frustration, which in turn impacts motivation. Being clear is not mean or bossy, in fact it’s the opposite. As Brene Brown says ‘clear is kind, unclear is unkind’.

 

#2 – You’re micromanaging. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the micromanager. The person that is hovering so closely over every detail of what your employee is doing they feel like they can’ breathe without your...

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Transform Your Team from Good to GREAT

podcast Mar 08, 2023
People Powered Business
Transform Your Team from Good to GREAT
24:31
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 156 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re discussing how you can transform your team from Good to GREAT.

Consider this, how would it feel to have a motivated and high performing team? At team who love coming to work, who do amazing quality work, and who you can rely on wholeheartedly.

What would it mean for you to have that team? Maybe you could take a day off, do more of what’s important to you, even take a holiday!

Maybe it just means less stress, loving your business more or being able to grow.

In todays’ episode I share three of the foundation strategies to transforming your team from good to great.

  • Understand the foundations of motivation. Without this knowledge, you’re almost certainly wasting time and money in motivation techniques that simply aren’t working;
  • Problem solve from the bottom up. If you solve all the problems for your people, they never learn to think for themselves, innovate and grow. You...
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From the Vault - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

podcast Mar 01, 2023
People Powered Business
From the Vault - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
20:33
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 155 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re revisiting one of our most popular and listened to episodes where I chat about the 2 types of motivation our employees need.

Many employers focus on what we call extrinsic motivators, in that they try and motivate their staff using a source external from the person. Could be a reward, an incentive, a bonus, a gift, lunch – those kinds of things. These thigs usually cost money, and when they don’t have the effect the employer was hoping for – in that the employee is not more motivated across the board, or more committed to their role, the employer becomes resentful of the motivation process.

The truth is, these extrinsic motivation techniques can work effectively, but only when the employee is already intrinsically motivated in the role, and as a result engaged. Without this foundation piece of intrinsic motivation, the extrinsic tactics are a short term win at best.

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Mastering The Mental Game of Being The Boss

podcast Feb 22, 2023
People Powered Business
Mastering The Mental Game of Being The Boss
20:16
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 154 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re talking about mastering the mental game of being the boss.

Let’s face it, no one gets into business for the love of people management, and most of us don’t actually know what we should be doing when it comes to leading, how we should manage and what this whole ‘boss’ gg is about.

Perhaps you’re always feeling the need to say yes to your team, maybe you’ve struggled with setting boundaries, having difficult conversations, you feel like it’s your job to make your people happy all the time, or you’re pulling your hair out because no matter what you try they just aren’t doing what you want.

In today’s episode I discuss why spending some time improving your boss skills is super valuable, I share some of the most common challenges I see other business owners face time and time again, and I share 3 tips to help to start yo master the mental...

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The End of The Great Resignation - Real or Not?

podcast Feb 15, 2023
People Powered Business
The End of The Great Resignation - Real or Not?
19:18
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 153 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re chatting about the phenomenon known as ‘the great resignation’ – what is it, are we still in it and if not what’s next?

 

Whilst terms like the great resignation are fun for the media to pick up and run with, what do they really mean for our businesses, and how do we best understand how to navigate the challenges it presents?

 

There are no doubt there are signs in the market that things are shifting, there remains significant challenges when it comes to finding, keeping and motivating staff.

 

 In todays’ episode we discuss what I’m seeing and how I think the future is looking.

 

An Invitation:

 

What’s you experience, what are you seeing at the moment when it comes to your business? I’d love to know. Join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can learn more about what’s...

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Is It You Or Is It Them?

podcast Feb 08, 2023
People Powered Business
Is It You Or Is It Them?
25:07
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 152 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re looking at a burning question I see so many business owners, leaders and managers asking themselves when they have a problem employee on their hands – is it me or is it them?

So often as managers we feel like we are going insane when it comes to our people. we second guess everything we are doing and how it relates to our employees performance – and we always tend to blame ourselves for what’s happening.

We think we are over working them have a capacity issue, we see that they are just doing enough, but they aren’t doing anything wrong so we feel we’re over reacting, the issues are subtle, so maybe they aren’t a big deal, or they seem to have an answer for everything, which makes us certain the problem is us.

In reality, sometimes we are to blame when we have a problem with one of our team. Perhaps we’ve hired the wrong person for the role, we...

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Compliance Update – Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave

podcast Feb 01, 2023
People Powered Business
Compliance Update – Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave
17:00
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 151 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today is a compliance update on one of the Industrial Relations reforms which have recently been announced.

Back in Episode 140 we introduced the raft of changes coming as part of this reform, with a key focus on job security, protecting employees rights, removing the gender pay gap and continued wage increases. You can listen to that episode here:

https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/IR-Reform-Update

Today we looked at one of the changes that is taking effect immediately, as of 1 February 2023, the introduction of Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave into the Fair Work Act and Modern Awards.

For all business employing 15 or more employees, including regular casuals, this change is happening right now. For the rest of you the 1 August 2023 is when this commences for you.

It sees 10 days of Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave become available to all staff, including full time, part time and...

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