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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

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

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

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

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

Simple Time Management for Small Business People

Tony Perkins - Sunday, November 06, 2011

During a presentation to a group of business people last month I was asked a question about the importance of long term planning in a business. The person asking the question phrased the question to reflect his own situation where his time on a day to day basis was totally involved in the here and now - “How can I find time to think long term?” This is a great question! And the simple answer is... read more

What Successful Businesses Do Differently

Tony Perkins - Friday, September 30, 2011

Ever wondered what successful businesses do differently?  We may have some answers for you in a new white paper! read more



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