Recognising Resignations

Recognising Resignations

By: Leigh Olsen, Director, Tradie HR, August 2019    How many of you know of people who have been “written off’” by their employers after handing in their notice?  Ever heard the expression “they are dead to me now?” Maybe this has happened to you.  I remember...
Are you an ‘Employer of Choice’?

Are you an ‘Employer of Choice’?

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains what makes an “Employer of Choice” Recently a number of clients have been asking me what they can do to be considered an “Employer of Choice” in their industry. They want to be thought of as a “good employer” looking after their...
Time to Get Some Sleep – How To Keep Your Staff

Time to Get Some Sleep – How To Keep Your Staff

Many employers in our industry are regularly losing sleep. Why? There’s one common problem for all of us – we are often faced with trying to find ways to keep our staff – again and again. It’s frustrating, it’s tiresome, it’s a burden. The days of people staying at...
The Know-it-all and Difficult Conversations

The Know-it-all and Difficult Conversations

How many of you know people who talk the talk but little else? They are the best at this and the best at that and they have done this bigger and better than anyone else, but on the delivery front they are strangely silent?  Having to have conversations with these...
‘It is what it is’ . . . but it doesn’t have to be!

‘It is what it is’ . . . but it doesn’t have to be!

How many times have you heard “it is what it is”, and wondered what that actually means? “You’ll have to pick up Dave’s work as he’s rung in sick again — it is what it is, sorry”. “Those suppliers are always late with their delivery — it is what it is”. “Oh don’t...