3 Actions to take today to get your Award compliance on track

In the wake of the most recent high-profile underpayment situation with Woolworths, it's once again highlighted how difficult Modern Awards are to interpret, and how easily misinterpretation can land a business in trouble!

Here's three tips to implement today to give you a little peace of mind when wading through the deep waters of legislative compliance!

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What are your people plans for 2020? It's strategy time!

At Club Sandwich we broadly categorise the many facets of HR into two main areas: Culture and Compliance. When it comes to your annual People & Culture strategy both of these areas should get some air time, but how do you decide who's your leading lady and who's the understudy?

Of course, there is no one size fits all, but we've assembled the big-3 considerations to kick-start your first strategy planning for the new year!

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Give them a chance to say it behind your back: 5 steps to a great feedback survey

Recent years have seen a surge in the popularity of 'real-time feedback' and 'pulse surveys', focusing on very regular (like think weekly!) feedback opportunities.

Now, don't get us wrong, we think regular opportunities for feedback are a great thing, and performance feedback should never be withheld until a formal performance review situation. BUT, we do think we can get 'feedback fatigue' when those weekly and fortnightly pulse surveys come around a little too often!

We've included the 5 steps of our team survey process and why it's one of our most cherished people tools!

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It really is about the journey: How to nail the 4 stages of employee on-boarding

Have you considered or updated your employee on-boarding experience recently? Those first few days, weeks and months (not to mention the recruitment process too!) are critical for getting team members up to speed and functioning as contributing members of the squad, as quickly as possible.

We popped below the 4 key stages of employee on-boarding, and what you should be considering at each!

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Prevention is better than cure: 3 areas to get proactive & save a headache down the track

We’ve all heard the classic saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’. And although we know it to be true, we so often let the easier road, a love of instant gratification, or classic avoidance get in the way of being proactive in our businesses, and lives in general. To keep the HR doctors away, we’ve put together the keys areas to get proactive in your people management.

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Event - Future Females - Managing for Success: Formal Performance Management

It might seem weird but we love supporting businesses through performance management processes. It can be one of the most difficult things to go through, for both the manager and employee, in an employment relationship. To play a part in making it a less awkward, less scary and more fair experience gives us a little buzz of satisfaction!

So when we were asked to speak about performance management at the latest Future Females event, we were pretty stoked!

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Featured - TalentVine LinkedIn - Setting expectations for new team members

The team from TalentVine are keen to promote positive HR and recruitment practices for all their clients and connections. I recently spoke to Connor from the TalentVine team about the importance of setting expectations for new hires and existing employees. We also sat down to have a chat about how Club Sandwich came about and what we hope to achieve!

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Featured - Office Garden. Incorporating plants and flowers into your workspace

Nothing works better to breath new life and brighten up office spaces than fresh seasonal flowers. As Kateena Mills, Founder and People and Culture Consultant at Club Sandwich advises: “Plants look amazing and give an office space a visual clue and feeling of life and growth! However, they also clean the air of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which reduces negativity and stress. It can also reduce sick leave associated with respiratory complaints and headaches.”

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Have you got the right tool for the job?

I recently tweeted about psychometric assessments (if you don’t already follow me on Twitter I’m sure you can’t wait to now!) and was flooded with responses about what tools different business prefer and what they use the tests for. Evidently, some people are very passionate about why their test of choice is considerably better than another. I’ve used a number of different assessments over the years so thought I would share some of my insights on what to consider when looking to use psychometric assessments with your team.

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Event - WIDAC Brisbane - ‘Overcoming the Workplace Bully’

This event explored issues around bullying in the workplace, discussing what is considered to be bullying, processes and avenues available for resolution, empowering individuals to take action, and understanding the flow on impacts of our behaviour. Panelists answered questions from the WIDAC team and live anonymous questions from the members and guests.

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Stop treating others how you'd like to be treated.

We’ve all heard the age old saying (probably from our Mum) that goes “Treat others how you’d like to be treated”. This little diddy probably got a lot of us through our younger years with a little less biting, hair pulling or name calling than may have otherwise been our natural instinct. But, is this thought process the right one to carry into our working careers as people managers and colleagues?

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NASA approved office decor that looks good, zaps negativity and reduces sick leave.

We are firmly on the indoor plant (mega) bandwagon and as I look around the office I can count 16 green friends that bring a heap of joy to my current outlook. But it isn’t just aesthetics that indoor plants have to offer. A report compiled by NASA in 1989 is still being referenced today as a source for the positive impacts of plants on our lives indoors.

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The key to business bliss

No big revelations here! It’s no surprise that communication is key in business; and life, really. We all know this, but still communication is consistently cited as the top frustrations among employees (and customers for that matter) when completing feedback surveys. Whether it is communication of expectations, communication between departments, or communication of the company direction and plans it is always up there, and most often sits across multiple facets of your business.

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