Debbie Morrison's Blog (15)

Avoiding employee burnout at Christmas

The festive season is a joyous time of year. But coming at the end of 12 long months (particularly the 12 months we’ve all just had thanks to the pandemic), senior managers and HR departments need to remain especially vigilant. For it can also be a challenging time for hard-working employees who may have one eye on taking a…


Added by Debbie Morrison on December 2, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

4 critical strategies for building better teamwork

Teamwork is one of the most powerful forces in any modern workplace. When it works, it’s a beautiful thing. Trouble is, while a united, company-wide approach to business is a proven success driver for senior managers and HR departments – delivering benefits everywhere from innovation and creativity, to efficiency and ROI – it can be tricky to…


Added by Debbie Morrison on November 5, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Workplace harassment: what every manager needs to know

In recent decades, Australian businesses have become increasingly sensitive to instances of workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying. Whereas not so long ago the bulk of workplace issues and conflicts were typically left to be ‘managed’ in-house, nowadays things are considerably different, forcing CEOs and HR departments…


Added by Debbie Morrison on October 27, 2020 at 11:11pm — No Comments

The 5 secrets to a great workplace induction process

Death, taxes and staff turnover. Nowadays, whatever your industry, it’s a fact of business life that employees will come and other employees will go. The good news is it’s a situation that can be harnessed by senior managers and HR to inject new energy and ideas, inspiring your team to even greater heights. Yet it also has the potential to be disruptive.…


Added by Debbie Morrison on October 21, 2020 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Are you using ‘huddles’ to unlock workplace efficiency?

When time is money, a more efficient workplace is a more profitable workplace. If you’re tired of your team wasting valuable hours each week in long, meandering meetings, we strongly recommend putting huddles to work in your business.


Every day, more and more forward-thinking employers and managers are embracing the…


Added by Debbie Morrison on October 14, 2020 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Divided opinions needn’t mean a fractured workplace

Diversity. It’s typically one of the greatest strengths of a thriving business. Yet while differences in skills, backgrounds and opinions can often be harnessed to great effect, inevitably some issues are so fundamental they can instead create tension and conflict, turning a smooth-running…


Added by Debbie Morrison on October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why workplace mental health is directly linked to your bottom line

Mental health challenges can be as devastating as they…


Added by Debbie Morrison on October 6, 2020 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Carrot or Stick: Which management style is right for your workplace

The western world has been drifting generally towards the left for some decades. In such an environment you might imagine the argument about carrot or stick management styles would be something of a no contest. Yet closer inspection across a range of businesses, workplaces and industries suggests otherwise. Whether you’re naturally inclined to…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 23, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Why executive decision makers don’t make decisions.

As specialist executive recruiters for almost 25 years, it’s one of the most common frustrations we still hear from employers. Why are so many executive decision makers reluctant to actually make decisions?


The logic is simple enough. After all, when you’re recruited into a senior decision-making position, it’s only natural…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 16, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Managing workplace mistakes so they don’t become disasters

Blunders. Errors. Epic fails. Balls-ups. Whatever you choose to call them, workplace mistakes happen for all manner of reasons. Perhaps it’s due to lack of attention? Employee stress or fatigue? Confusion over instructions? Poor team morale and motivation? In some cases, it could even be the result of malicious employee…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 1, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments

Tired of jugging? Why smart managers are outsourcing their HR

Are you a juggler? Perhaps you’re a plate-spinner? Spot fire putter-outer-er? Or maybe a furious water treader? Whichever metaphor you prefer, it’s a common management dilemma right across Australia. Seemingly infinite responsibilities, counter-balanced by a decidedly finite amount of time and money to address them. No…


Added by Debbie Morrison on August 11, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Business as unusual. Re-engaging teams in a post-Covid-19 workplace.


In the last few weeks there have been signs from both Federal and State Governments that Australia may soon start to emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. While there’s still much uncertainty – and no guarantee there won’t be more twists and turns – the roadmap for the easing of restrictions in coming months makes it an entirely…


Added by Debbie Morrison on May 12, 2020 at 1:20am — No Comments

Why we all need a professional roadmap.

Every time you hop in the car you have a destination in mind, right? While it’s pretty logical that you need to know where you’re going in order to get there, many of us overlook the same approach when it comes to reaching our professional goals.

Just like driving, knowing your destination guides pretty much all of your decisions – from planning the best route, knowing how much time you’ll need and…


Added by Debbie Morrison on April 1, 2019 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Well, well, well. How healthy is your workplace?

Mention the words ‘workplace health’ and most people immediately think of OH&S, or perhaps executive health checks and pre-winter flu shots. Yet true workplace health goes far beyond just the physical safety of you and your team members. In fact, the World Health Organisation defines ‘health’ as a ‘complete state of physical, social and mental…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 20, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Is IP walking out your door?

Have you ever considered how much it costs to lose a key team member? Some studies show it can be anything up to 200% of the person’s annual salary. At ELR Executive we actually think that seems rather low, especially if you factor in the associated ‘IP Drain’ – that is, the cost of the knowledge that walks out your door the day they leave. From our…


Added by Debbie Morrison on August 10, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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