The Latest from Kristy-Lee

Hiring Well Is Just The Beginning

podcast Oct 26, 2022
People Powered Business
Hiring Well Is Just The Beginning
20:41
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 137 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today's episode we are talking about why hiring well is just the beginning.

Making great hiring choices is absolutely essential to team, and ultimately business success, there is no doubt. But if everything beyond that is broken or non existent our great hiring efforts will be a total waste, and we’ll end up with a revolving door of staff.

Today I shared the P.E.O.P.L.E Pathway, the exact framework that I assist our People Powered HR members follow and I work with my consulting clients to implement. It is the journey every employee follows in your business. Getting every step right is critical to team success.

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How to Achieve Business Success Through Your Team

podcast Oct 19, 2022
People Powered Business
How to Achieve Business Success Through Your Team
20:54
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 136 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast we are chatting about achieving business success through our teams.

The thing I know to be true is this: having the right team is the only way to have success in business, without losing our nights, weekends and sanity. But for so many business owners they feel like their teams are not the key to their success, and may even be holding them back – certainly as though a weekend off is far from reality.

Today I encourage you to define what success means to you (because until you know what that is it’s pretty hard to strive to achieve), and the key elements to team success that are critical to building the right team.

If you’d like to share some thoughts on this or ask a question, I have an invitation for you.

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Becoming the Boss – Your Journey to Becoming a People Powered Business

podcast Oct 12, 2022
People Powered Business
Becoming the Boss – Your Journey to Becoming a People Powered Business
27:17
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 135 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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You Can't Make Money Without a Good Team - with Chantel Gilbert

podcast Oct 05, 2022
People Powered Business
You Can't Make Money Without a Good Team - with Chantel Gilbert
36:09
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 134 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

I am super excited to be joined by special guest, Chantel Gilbert from Bluegum Electrical Solutions on today’s episode.

Chantel generously shares with us her business journey, the importance she places on team, and some of the challenges, lessons and wins she has had along the way.

As a member of our People Powered HR community, I have seen firsthand how Chantel has really stepped into the role of CEO in her business, and the passion, dedication and commitment she brings to looking after her people, and creating a culture of trust, reliability, impeccable customer service and high performance.

As she points out in our discussion, you can’t make money without a good team. Realising this has been key to their business growth and success over the years.

If you’d like to reach out to Chantel, you can contact her and find out more about Bluegum Electrical Solutions at ...

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The Key Elements of Effective Onboarding

podcast Sep 28, 2022
People Powered Business
The Key Elements of Effective Onboarding
26:21
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 133 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast we are discussing the importance of onboarding new employees. For many small businesses they see onboarding as something for big corporates only, and something HR should take care of. Noting could be further from the truth. Effective onboarding is even more important for small businesses, because without it turnover increases and retention is lowered, which has a ripple effect on the entire business.

Today I shared with you the 4 core elements of effective onboarding that any business could implement right now. These were designed by Dr Talya Bauer from the SHRM Foundation and include:

  • Compliance;
  • Clarification;
  • Connection;

 

Like building blocks, you need to start at the base, the beginning, with compliance, but stopping there will see you’re your onboarding efforts falling flat.

If you’d like to ask questions or start a discussion about effective...

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How To Keep Great Staff

podcast Sep 21, 2022
People Powered Business
How To Keep Great Staff
22:34
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 132 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast we’re talking about something that I know is top of mind for many small business owners right now – how to keep the great staff they have!

The reality is, it is harder than ever to keep great people right now. They are getting offers and opportunities placed in front of them every day of the week, and at some point in time they might start to think the grass does look greener on the other side.

The stats support this, with data out of the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing us that resignation rates are at a 10 year high and unemployment is at a 50 year low.

So how can we keep great people in this environment? In today’s episode I share with you 3 fundamental concepts you need to be paying attention to when it comes to retaining the best people:

  • Making the right decisions;
  • Harnessing their greatness;
  • Creating complete alignment.

All three concepts...

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The High Risk Pre-Start Zone

podcast Sep 14, 2022
People Powered Business
The High Risk Pre-Start Zone
18:35
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 131 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast we’re talking about the High Risk Pre Start Zone. This is the period of time between an applicant accepting your offer of employment, and them actually starting with you.

Right now, you’re probably doing a whole range of things during that period of time to get ready for your new starter, but they know about none of them.

Conversely, they have other employers talking to them and other offers being extended to them. They have no more connection with you than any other employer they are interviewing with, so it’s easy for them to take another option during this period.

By putting in place the 3 strategies I shared in today’s episode you’ll have the best possible chance that they’ll be there to start their role with you on day 1!

If you’d like to ask questions or start a discussion about this dangerous pre start zone, I have an...

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The 5 Step Framework to Screening Resumes in a Competitive Market

podcast Sep 07, 2022
People Powered Business
The 5 Step Framework to Screening Resumes in a Competitive Market
25:47
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 130 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast, I’m sharing a 5 step framework to screening applications in a competitive market.

The thing is, when we are short on applicants for a role, our usual screening methods tend to go out the window, and as a result we don’t shortlist effectively, which means we are at risk of making poor hiring choices. And what I know to be true is that you can’t outrun a bad hire.

So whether you have 5 applications or 5000 effective screening is essential, and this 5 step framework is super simple to follow and will keep you on track for great hiring choices.

If you’d like to ask questions or start a discussion about note taking, I have an invitation for you.

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Document, Document, Document!

podcast Aug 31, 2022
People Powered Business
Document, Document, Document!
20:36
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 129 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode of the podcast, I have a warning, I may get a little bossy! Today we are talking about one of the simplest things you can do to protect yourself and your business from employee issues – and that is to take notes!

Today I encourage you to document, document, document!

I know it never feels like we will need the notes, until we actually do, and we can easily fall into the trap of thinking we will remember the details of the discussion, but the truth is we won’t.

In today’s episode I discuss when to take notes and why it’s so important to document these notes in relation to discussions with our employees.

If you’d like to ask questions or start a discussion about note taking, I have an invitation for you.

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Using Psychometrics in the Recruitment Process with Charissa Lim

podcast Aug 24, 2022
People Powered Business
Using Psychometrics in the Recruitment Process with Charissa Lim
38:12
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 128 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am joined by Charissa Lim of Impact Persona to chat all things Psychometrics Assessments, especially in the recruitment process.

Charissa is a Certified Behavioural Consultant and DISC advocate who’s passionate about helping businesses gain first-hand insights into the people's behavioural traits through one of the world's most popular personality profiling tools. 

She's on a mission to save businesses and hiring managers time and money - especially those who find psychometric assessment reports complex and not to mention, costly.

Working with hiring managers, recruiters and career coaches,  Charissa has created a variety of bespoke DISC reports that are not only cost-effective but are also very simple to digest.

People come with different personalities. Charissa's goal is to harness the power of DISC Profiling to help her clients make informed hiring decisions, and...

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