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  • Earlier in the year, Director of People Solutions, Mark Greenwood and colleague Georgia Nedkoff ran an online webinar and took a deep dive into assessing and developing culture, engagement and wellbeing in organisations through a number of case studies.   Webinar Agenda Introduction People Solutions, who we are Case Study Overview People Solutions Approach Case Study 1 – Well-being Diagnostics – Mining Case Study 2: Organizational …

  • How to support your employees after a company restructure

    Studies have shown that downsizing can negatively impact employees who remain with the company. Decreasing the workforce by just 1% has been found to increase turnover by up to 31% in the following year1. Following downsizing, employees who retain their position will often experience significant declines in job satisfaction, organisational commitment and job performance. As redundancies happen around them, they will evaluate the performance of leaders …

  • Why invest in outplacement services?

    When you hold a leadership role in any business, there is a strong likelihood you will be faced with managing an organisational restructure. While this change can be difficult to deal with on an emotional level, there’s also the challenge of deciding which roles must be made redundant. As your choices could potentially impact loyal and dedicated employees, you need to ensure there are proper processes …

  • In December last year, People Solutions team members Georgia and Courtenay ran an online webinar to a range of HR managers. The webinar delved deep into assessment centres, and how to successfully run them in a virtual world. We know that COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging environment for businesses, and many have had to adapt their entire business model to survive. The question is, how …

  • Measuring Candidate Integrity during Selection

    The understanding of organisational psychology has been progressively improving year after year. With this increased understanding, comes an awareness of the value it can bring to a business. Psychologists and organisational development professionals are being hired purely to understand how people operate in the workplace. Companies have recognized the importance of rolling out company-wide values – and the even greater importance of ensuring they’re upheld daily …

  • Embracing and recruiting for neurodiversity

    There has been an increasing interest and focus in recent years towards organisations recognising and leveraging the unique skillsets of neurodiverse employees – namely, those with neurological variations such as Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and ADHD. This unique skillset can include one or many of the following: ability to be hyper focus, to think outside the box and innovate, greater awareness and attention to detail, greater logical …

  • How to proactively access the hidden job market

    We have been speaking to our Outplacement clients recently about their concerns that there are relatively few jobs being advertised. However, despite the apparent drought, there are always jobs out there and we have clients moving into new roles every week. This is because many of these people are accessing new opportunities through the hidden job market, but even more importantly they are taking a ‘proactive …

  • As leaders of a business – big or small – we need to focus on the well-being of our people, while ensuring that we’re making the ‘tough decisions’. Of course, well-being is important – but not just for our people, but also for the leaders who are making the tough decisions. We have seen over the years as Career Transition Management and Outplacement Consultants, when it …

  • COVID-19 Employee Wellbeing Health Check

    There is a lot of information around about the mental health and well-being of employees working from home during COVID-19, and the ongoing impacts of this as restrictions subside in Australia. People Solutions decided to explore this directly by gauging what employees were really thinking and feeling during this time. Working with Cited we developed a brief ‘pulse survey’ asking employees about their current levels of stress, …

  • Virtual meeting etiquette – do you show your face?

    Last week, one of our consultants was in a virtual client meeting where only she and one other person had their cameras on. Unsure of whether she should turn hers off, or if this would be bad etiquette, she threw the question out to the rest of our team – what is the correct protocol or etiquette for using your camera during virtual meetings? With most …

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