Thursday, August 30, 2012

How the First Hour Of Your Day Can Set The Tone had a great article this week on what successful people do in the first hour of their workday.

The article shares how Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Craig Newmark [of Craigslist fame] and David Karp of Tumblr start their day and the difference it makes for them.

Do you have a ritual to start your workday or do you and your team just react to the activities of the day and end up leaving work exhausted?

Food for the full article here

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bankwest finds lost staff with technology

The concept of "hot desking" isn't new.
Many organisations have embraced both the fiscal and flexible benefits of it for many years.

Earlier this year Bankwest introduced it's "hotdesk" policy.
But with thousands of employees spread across numerous floors, the problem was staff found it hard to locate each other.

Enter technology.....the bank solved the problem by reworking existing software to create an app that runs on the company Intranet.

Read the full article in here including quotes from Bankwest CIO Andy Weir.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Harvard Business School Professor's Advice to Business

This week the Australian Chambers Business Congress was held in Melbourne.

One of the speakers Rosabeth Moss Kanter spoke on handling staff cuts, managing crisis and the recent interest in BHP's clean desk policy.

Today's Australian Financial Review has both an article and video on the key messages.

Take a look at the video here

The role of HR & L&D is changing and I believe we have interesting times ahead.
Love to hear your comments about the above.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Free Food. Does it make Happy Teams?

Melissa Mayer former Google staffer now Yahoo! CEO has introduced Free Food to the Yahoo! office in a bid to make the culture more like that of Google, known for it's employee benefits.

Many organisations offer a range of benefits to entice talent and to help retain staff.

Another organisation doing the same is US based on-line retailer Zappo's.

Want to see what they do to make both customers and staff feel special?
I recently visited their Call Centre Head Office in Las Vegas and compiled a special report.

Download it here

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Social Media & Corporate Obligations...the legal battle starts

Social media has no doubt become a "grey" area in business in recent years and a storm has been brewing for sometime over its use in the workplace.

The Financial Review's Technology section published an article on how companies can face legal action over how employees use social media.

If you are in a HR, IR or IT role, this article is a MUST READ.

Social media has been viewed as "the" current platform for direct marketing and brand connection but the implications of it not being monitored or ad hoc monitoring could be costly to business.

Read the full article here