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Creating amazing leaders

Jennifer Ritchie . Monday, March 26, 2018

I have been thinking a lot about leadership lately, and the impact a leader can have on you as an individual and the broader team. How much keener are you to go to work and put in extra effort wh ...

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Employing your first employee

Jennifer Ritchie . Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Some of my most recent clients were small businesses with questions relating to hiring staff. Whilst there is a raft of information out there it can be difficult to sift through to determine exac ...

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Do small businesses even need a HR Strategy?

Jennifer Ritchie . Monday, July 18, 2016

You may ask do small businesses even need a HR (or people) strategy? I believe that small businesses with as few as 10 employees should have a people plan. It would be difficult to achieve your  ...

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The Interview Process

Jennifer Ritchie . Thursday, June 02, 2016

Our previous blog discussed a range of issues to consider prior to hiring a new staff member. This article will outline the next step in the recruitment process: the development of a formal inte ...

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Employing people the right way

Jennifer Ritchie . Friday, April 15, 2016

In an ideal world the applicant we decide to employ would immediately fit with our culture and perform the role to a high standard. However this is not always the case and through the implementati ...

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Managing underperformance

Jennifer Ritchie . Friday, March 18, 2016

Having worked in HR for many years, I have found one of the most difficult tasks for supervisors or managers of people is managing performance, or more specifically, underperformance. It i ...

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Implementation of anti-bullying policies and procedures helps Adelaide restaurant avoid anti-bullying orders

Jennifer Ritchie . Friday, March 04, 2016

In the Fair Work Commission recently, an Adelaide restaurant was able to prevent being issued with anti-bullying orders as it had implemented sound anti-bullying policies and introduced related tr ...

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