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What You Need To Know About Motivating Your Employees



What You Need To Know About Motivating Your Employees



Research suggests that less than half of employed adults think they are working at their peak performance level most of the time and 42% of Australian workers are only “somewhat satisfied” with their job. If our employees aren’t engaged and motivated at work, productivity levels will be down so it’s no surprise that the estimated cost of employee disengagement is

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Are Young People Too Lazy To Become Tradies?

Are Young People Too Lazy To Become Tradies?

According to the latest data from the Business Council of Australia “in June 2016 there were 282,900 apprentices and trainees in training, down 45% on the 515,000 in June 2012.” A common misconception used to explain these plummeting training rates are that young people are too lazy to undertake the physically demanding work that often comes with being a tradesperson.

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What You Need To Know If  You’re Hiring Millennials

What You Need To Know If You’re Hiring Millennials

It’s estimated that by 2025, Millennials will make up a massive 75% of the global workforce. Undoubtedly, you will already be working with, or looking to hire Millennials. Here’s what you need to know. Job hopping Young people are predicted to have 17 jobs over 5 careers and research says Millennials (when compared to Gen X and Baby Boomers) are

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5 Things That Are Costing Your Business More Than You Realise

5 Things That Are Costing Your Business More Than You Realise

Absenteeism, low retention rates and accidents can all have a massive effect on your business’s bottom line. But, what are the root causes of these issues and how can we avoid them to ensure we’re not throwing away money? Not training new staff properly It can often be difficult to allocate resources efficiently to ensure that new staff and apprentices

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When Chucking A Sickie Will Actually Help Your Business..

When Chucking A Sickie Will Actually Help Your Business..

While you might think that as long as your staff are coming into work, everything is fine, the truth is that employees who come in despite being too sick for work are costing your business more than you realise. The phenomena of ‘presenteeism’ is where an employee shows up for work but isn’t able to work at full productivity due

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How These QLD Tradies Are Raking It In

How These QLD Tradies Are Raking It In

Tradies are increasingly finding ways to rake it in compared to other industries. High rates of pay aside, tradespeople are using technology, vocational education and apprentices to set themselves apart and succeed within their industry.  With Australia in the midst of an unprecedented skills shortage there’s plenty of opportunities for individuals and businesses to capitalise on the demand for qualified

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What does the 2018 budget mean for your hiring plans?

What does the 2018 budget mean for your hiring plans?

The Treasurer handed down Budget 2018-19 at 7:30pm on Tuesday 8 May 2018. BUSY At Work examines the impacts to your business...

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Regan lands his first job with support from BUSY At Work

Regan lands his first job with support from BUSY At Work

Sixteen year old Regan Groszmann may be young in years but his determination to earn a living for himself has not gone unnoticed by BUSY At Work Employment Consultant Maroochydore, Felicia Daisy. After completing Year 10 at Immanuel Lutheran College last year the shy but enthusiastic teenager registered with BUSY At Work in late February not knowing what he wanted to

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Lucy finds her passion in spray painting apprenticeship

Lucy finds her passion in spray painting apprenticeship

Twenty three year old Lucy Williams firmly believes she has the right qualities to make it in the spray painting industry. Now three months into her automotive spray painting apprenticeship with Hervey Bay business David Nash Smash Repairs, Lucy is relishing her role and feeling confident that she has made the right career choice. BUSY At Work Industry Training Consultant,

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The Single Tool That’s Stopping Apprentices From Getting Their Work Done

The Single Tool That’s Stopping Apprentices From Getting Their Work Done

It will come as no surprise that the biggest productivity killer for your apprentice is the humble smartphone. Of all the tools on the job site, the smartphone is probably the most frequently used. This isn’t always a bad thing, but it’s definitely a tool that can be a source of distraction on the job. According to Pew Research Center,

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