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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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enableHR Launches Self Service

Tony Perkins - Friday, April 10, 2015

enableHR has launched the employee self service module to Australia's leading online HR and WHS system - enableHR. Called "enable Self Service" (eSS), this system allows employees of any size organisation access to many aspects of their employment records - improving communication and compliance. read more

10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yesterday, I visited a small business in the hospitality industry.  We had an interesting chat, largely about how to use their award to the best advantage of their business and their employees. read more

Lets Make People Management "Simple"

Tony Perkins - Thursday, April 11, 2013

I often visit small and growing businesses to discuss with them their people management needs. Their need is a very simple one - "I just want to treat my people right and make sure I am compliant". Unfortunately,until recently, that need could not be addressed in a simple manner and many employers would place the need in the "too hard" basket.   read more

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

Queensland Government Jobs Assist Program

Tony Perkins - Saturday, October 31, 2009
Please Note: The Queensland Government Jobs Assist Program is no longer available.  However, we are more than happy to assist companies with advisory and mentoring programs to improve business performance and improve employment opportunities.  Contact Us For More Information read more

Why Business Owners Need More Time

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You will have seen me write before that the two things business owners need more than any thing else is cash flow and time. Today's blog is all about the later - time.  Now in researching today's blog, I found many documents, reviews, white papers about time management - making lists or setting goals.  While it was tempting, this is not what this blog is about! read more

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



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