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Business Concerned About Lack of Work and Sales

Tony Perkins - Friday, October 19, 2012

The latest Quarterly Index from the HR Coach Research Institute as been released providing a summary of industry confidence in the business sector. Points of Note include: read more

Unfair Dismissal Claims Increase by 9 Percent

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fair Work Australia this week released its latest annual report.  It is interesting reading. As you can see by the title of this post, the number of unfair dismissal claims has once again risen over the year 2011-2012 to a total of 14,027.  This is an increase of 9.2%. The "headline" number for the government in this report is the number of claims settled overall under this system - 81%.  Evidence that the system is "working" they say. read more

October WebinHR Program Released - Great Webinars for Small Business

Tony Perkins - Thursday, September 27, 2012

The October WebinHR program has now been released! Great topics including "Is it costing you too much to pay your people" and "How do you hire for skill and fit". For more information on these great webinars for small business - Click Here  read more

Keep the Momentum Going - Fill that Sales Funnel

Tony Perkins - Monday, September 03, 2012

Nearly everyone we talk to at the moment is describing things as quiet.... One of the best pieces of advice I could give in these situations is simple - don't let momentum drop off and keep your sales funnel full. Many businesses in a turndown take a negative approach, they reduce costs and cut down on business development activity.  In many areas of expense, cutting costs during a downturn is sensible.  However, business development is not one of those areas! It is the momentum of your business development activities that is the lifeblood of your business.  read more

Working from Home - Not as simple as it sounds!

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Occasionally at People Smartz we see trends beginning to develop in regards to the areas we are asked to assist businesses. At the moment, we seem to have a "run" on businesses approaching us to assist with issues that have arisen as a result of working from home arrangements. Over the last three months, we have assisted a number of businesses and organisations to "sort out" these arrangements.  The majority of these businesses were not for profit and run by a "volunteer" executive or elected officials.  Over time, the nature of these businesses had resulted in there being a lack of awareness in regards to the activities of employee/s of the business - in one case, the Executive did not even really know the physical address of their "office"! read more

Developing a Plan for your business

Tony Perkins - Friday, August 17, 2012

Last week I met with a small business owner who was having trouble "executing" her business plan. It turned out that her "plan" had been developed for her by a trusted advisor and was largely devised from a template which looked predominantly at financial indicators. The "plan" told her that she needed to achieve a certain gross profit, achieve certain ratios and keep costs to a certain level. read more

WebinHR- Webinars for Small Business - September Program Now Available

Tony Perkins - Thursday, August 16, 2012

The WebinHR Program moves into it's second month in September! This month's topics include "Moving your business from Good to Great" , "eLearning" and "Emotional Intelligence" To find out more - visit our WebinHR Page and Book Your Attendance Now! read more

Wages Pressures Continue to Be An Issue - Quarterly Index

Tony Perkins - Monday, August 13, 2012

The HR Quarterly Index provides a summary of industry confidence in the business sector from the HR Coach Research Institute. This quarter has produced an interesting result, as businesses seem to be preoccupied by tightening margins. The positive economic news received during the quarter has beenovershadowed by the impost of an increased minimum wage and the introduction of the Carbon Tax. read more

Improve Your Knowledge - August WebinHR's

Tony Perkins - Thursday, August 09, 2012

This month, People Smartz is pleased to offer clients and visitors to our website the opportunity to register for 3 informative webinars designed to assist small business owners and managers. Conducted by industry experts, this month's webinars cover topics such as "Termination Tips and Traps", "identifying OH&S Concerns" and "Using Personality Profiling to Retain, Re-engage and Recruit" read more

Business Confidence Rising - Wages Pressure Becoming a Concern for Business

Tony Perkins - Friday, August 03, 2012

The HR Coach Research Institute has released its latest quarterly index. According to the research: "The last quarter has shown a marked change in business sentiment in Australia with an increase of 6% in overall business confidence.  The last half of 2011 saw a 15% drop in business confidence so the increase offers welcome respite.  There is, however, a lot of ground to make up from the highs of 2007 and early 2008. read more



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