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Why are Business Owners willing to risk their business??

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yesterday, while I was talking to a business collegue, she made a good comment - "why are business owners so willing to accept a risk when it is so easy to fix". This comment got me thinking.  I am meeting with business owners everyday and I see them making such decisions.  For most it is simply a matter of whether they can afford to fix the problem or not - regardless of the level of risk. read more

The Cost of Losing Employees

Tony Perkins - Monday, July 27, 2009

I have met with a potential client in the last couple of weeks, who was not concerned over the level of turnover he was experiencing in his business. His turnover levels were around 50% a year and he had managed his business on this sort of rate for many years - his comment to me was that it was just what happened in his industry. read more

People Driving Results

Tony Perkins - Thursday, July 23, 2009

It suddenly occurred to me that the one blog I had not written so far was the one about our People Smartz tag line "People Drive Results". The one thing every business has in common is that people are involved.  Whether we are talking one person hanging out their own shingle or a company with 100's of employees - people are always involved. read more

Business Growth Expectations Rising

Tony Perkins - Friday, July 17, 2009

The HR Coach Research Institute has released its latest quarterly index of business in Australia. The HR Quarterly Index provides a summary of employment confidence in the business sector. The Report identifies a rebound in business confidence; however businesses need to be aware of management fatigue. read more

No Minimum Wage Rise - Should we be surprised???

Tony Perkins - Thursday, July 09, 2009

Over the last two days we have seen one of the final institutions of Work Choices demonstrate one of the basic differences between Work Choices and our new Industrial Relations laws. read more

Drive Your Business Forward - Not in Reverse!

Tony Perkins - Thursday, July 02, 2009

In a lot of businesses, appraisal time is one of tension and sometimes confusion.   read more

Managing Performance Issues - Don't Let Them Fester!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It is interesting the way businesses handle performance issues with employees.   read more

The New IR Laws - A Brief Overview

Tony Perkins - Sunday, June 28, 2009

A few blogs ago, I told you about the new unfair dismissal laws and how they affect small business. read more

Don't Pick The Wrong Person For The Job!

Tony Perkins - Thursday, June 25, 2009

One of the things I am often saying to my clients is that it is better to have no one in a role than the wrong person. read more

How to Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Your People

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The current economic environment is beginning to have an effect in the workplace. Where employers are growing increasingly concerned about business, employees are acting with greater respect and appreciation in regards to their jobs and their place in the workplace. read more


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