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Performance Management is Dead? Really?

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

On an almost daily basis we have been seeing blog articles, scholarly journals and all sorts of reports reporting the death of performance management.  Even journals like Harvard Business Review and many respected HR Journals are reporting similar stories. read more

The new way of doing business - Connecting Advisors

Tony Perkins - Monday, November 09, 2015

Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety can be confusing for small and medium sized business owners.  And these are only two areas where these businesses must somehow stay "on top" of things.  Managing the books, ensuring tax is paid, meeting compliance requirements for their own particular industry are only a few of the items which complicate the life of a small business. read more

Sometimes its not about compliance - its about building your business

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Office Christmas Parties - Be Prepared!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yes it nearing the end of the year.  We are entering party season - a great time to unwind, rub shoulders with workmates etc.  This can be a fun time! But end of year parties have a very serious side as many of these antics lead to "regrets" after. Recent research in Australia found that 70% of people believed that hitting the booze led to a more "personal" feeling amongst staff.  Nearly a quarter of females interviewed admitted that their boss had made a pass at them at an office party. read more

Top Five Small Business HR Questions - September Edition

Tony Perkins - Thursday, September 05, 2013

At People Smartz we receive a large number of phone calls and website hits every month from clients, ex-clients and others requesting information regarding Small Business HR Issues. We have been keeping records for sometime about the questions asked, however, for the first time this month, we have decided to publish the top 5 topics based on the questions asked.  Our top five for the last month are: read more

People Smartz named as State Finalist in Telstra Business Awards

Tony Perkins - Monday, July 01, 2013
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Small Business Danger - Doing What You Think is "About Right"

Tony Perkins - Sunday, May 19, 2013

A recent press release from Fair Work Australia says a lot:

"Operators of fast-food food outlets in Brisbane have found out the hard way that paying staff what they thought was about right isn't good enough."

"What's particularly concerning is that many employers claimed to have limited knowledge of the basic entitlements of their staff, Acting Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Bill Loizides, said." read more

Business Confidence - Major Indicators Improving?

Tony Perkins - Monday, May 06, 2013

The latest quarterly index of confidence in the business sector has been released from the HR Coach Research Institute read more

People Smartz wins Business Excellence Award

Tony Perkins - Friday, April 12, 2013

Business Excellence AwardIn an outstanding performance this quarter, People Smartz has won the Client Heartbeat "Business Excellence Award - Partnership Category" for the Professional Services & Consulting Industry in Australia.

Through an independent evaluation process the leading consulting firm scored a weighted "Partnership" score of 8.9/10 as determined through an independent survey conducted across People Smartz's entire customer base. Scores were calculated based upon the question asked to clients "How collaborative and proactive do you find us in supporting you?". read more

New Year Brings Sense of Optimism

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The latest HR Coach Quarterly Index has been released.  The HR Quarterly Index provides a summary of industry confidence in the business sector. According to Index,  "The new year seems to be bringing a sense of conservative optimism with it. Although business confidence hasn't risen, it hasn't worsened, indicating that business sentiment could be leveling out."  According to the index, business indicators appear to be trending into positive territory  read more



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