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Late Again – Dealing with Punctuality

Late Again – Dealing with Punctuality

“Sorry mate, got a quick appointment to get to – I’ll be in later.” “Massive night gaming, bit too tired for work, will be in tomorrow – lol!” These are actual text messages some of my clients are receiving on a weekly, if not, daily basis! Some of their employees...

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The Boss Checklist – How do you stack up?

The Boss Checklist – How do you stack up?

Being a boss of tradies – such a great job, but it comes with a unique set of challenges. You have to have your wits about you, coping with supply issues, market competition, regulatory compliance, and skills shortages. The key to nailing all of this and being the...

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Want HR? Try No Nonsense HR

Want HR? Try No Nonsense HR

Working with leading tradies from across the country has taught me many things as an HR professional. Yet probably the greatest lesson of all is that when it comes to HR and fixing your people problems, tradies want No Nonsense HR – easy-to-apply HR solutions that fix...

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Dealing with that Tough ‘Informal’ Chat

Dealing with that Tough ‘Informal’ Chat

A common phone call I receive from my clients is “Leigh, my team member’s been stuffing up for a while. I’ve tried so many things, but I just don’t know what else to do?”My reply is always the same - it’s time for a chat with their employee. It might feel tough for...

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Leaving 2022, Welcoming 2023

Leaving 2022, Welcoming 2023

2022 has been challenging for several small-to-medium businesses. “It’s been just another year of business” is something I haven’t heard any of my clients say this year.However, this year has taught us many valuable lessons as employees, managers and business owners....

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Retaining your best staff

Retaining your best staff

A few weeks ago, a logistics client had an employee come to them at 10am saying he needed to leave at 1pm for a doctor’s appointment. My client said, “but you haven’t followed the leave process”. The employee replied, “if you don’t agree, I’ll go down the road as they...

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Bullying or Banter?

Bullying or Banter?

Over the past few months, there has been a steady uptake on one of Tradie HR’s most popular workshops - Getting Our Script Right: Taking Bullying and Harassment Out Of The Workplace. Managers, employees and businesses are wanting to know more about how to keep the...

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Dealing with your People’s Emotions

Dealing with your People’s Emotions

Recently a client called me as they had a team member in tears in their office, and they were at a loss as to how handle it. The client asked me “Leigh, you deal with these type of feelings, can’t you handle this?”. My reply was simple “I can, but it’s best you deal...

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