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Discovering Leadership

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Developing and Understanding your Leadership Style
“The Magnetic Personality”, “Inspiring Others”, “Strong personality and Integrity”


When talking about leadership we often think in terms of leading others but leadership begins within. In order to succeed you first of all need to have self-leadership.This is about having your personal house in order before you can model these qualities for others. Self-leadership is about being comfortable and secure in who you are. The keys to leading yourself are:
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Discovering Leadership

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Developing and Understanding your Leadership Style “The Magnetic Personality”, “Inspiring Others”, “Strong personality and Integrity” When ta ..

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Happiness is...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happiness--in your business life and your personal life--is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things:

1. Blaming.

People make mistakes. Employees don't meet your expectations. Vendors don't deliver on time.  Read More >


Happiness is...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happiness--in your business life and your personal life--is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when  ..

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Life of an Intern part 3

Friday, June 23, 2017

Welcome to part 3 of my journey at Realise Performance
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Life of an Intern part 3

Friday, June 23, 2017

Welcome to part 3 of my journey at Realise Performance Week 7 This week, I was informed that the cost of replacing an employee in senior ..

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Pay, Benefits and HR Issues - What are the key challenges for Aged Care and Community Services organisations in 2017?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We have now completed our 2017 review into Remuneration and HR Issues in Aged Care and Community Services. Thirty four organisations with a combined turnover of $1.69 billion made it a robust insight into the sector for 2017.

This year, these organisations grappled with rapid change and funding issues. The full roll out of Consumer Directed Care in Home Care as well as the restructuring and reduction (in real terms) of ACFI payments in Residential Aged Care have placed increasing financial pressure on providers in both the Home Care and Residential Care Sectors. On top of these pressures the sector continues to struggle to attract and retain quality staff. The combination of these factors means that the employment and retention of quality staff is now one of the sector’s highest priorities.   Read More >


Pay, Benefits and HR Issues - What are the key challenges for Aged Care and Community Services organisations in 2017?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We have now completed our 2017 review into Remuneration and HR Issues in Aged Care and Community Services. Thirty four organisations with a combin ..

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Outsourcing you recruitment

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is cost effective and efficient.   Read More >


Outsourcing you recruitment

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is cost effective and efficient. It could be the solution needed for your organisation. The RPO mo ..

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Life of an Intern part 2

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Welcome to part 2 of my journey at Realise Performance
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Life of an Intern part 2

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Welcome to part 2 of my journey at Realise Performance Week 4 This week I learned about redundancy, redeployment and retrenchment. I also ..

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What does Customer Service mean for Aged Care, Community and Disability Services…

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Having trained hundreds of staff in Aged Care, Community and Disability Services since CDC was implemented in 2014, the hardest thing to hear was “I guess we should start thinking about customer service”.
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What does Customer Service mean for Aged Care, Community and Disability Services…

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Having trained hundreds of staff in Aged Care, Community and Disability Services since CDC was implemented in 2014, the hardest thing to hear was  ..

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Registrations for Realise Benchmarking are OPEN

Friday, January 20, 2017

Are HR Metrics important for Aged Care and Community Care providers?

The ageing of Australia’s population and its resulting ageing of the country’s workforce are set to create some significant challenges to all employers, in particular providers of aged care and community services.  Read More >


Registrations for Realise Benchmarking are OPEN

Friday, January 20, 2017

Are HR Metrics important for Aged Care and Community Care providers? The ageing of Australia’s population and its resulting ageing of the coun ..

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Life of an Intern part 1

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lauren Mijatovic
I am currently undertaking an internship with Realise Performance. I have just completed a Bachelors Degree in Business – Majoring in Marketing at the University of Technology, Sydney and have experience in a broad range of marketing and sales roles. I am undertaking this internship in order to gain understanding of HR from a practical perspective through work experience and to diversify my skill set.

Week 1

My first week and introduction to Realise Performance was excellent. I was introduced to all of the employees who helped me to settle in and who were happy to answer any questions I had. Realise Performance has an extremely positive and synergetic office environment where employees feel free to share their expertise with one another when working on projects.

My first task was to conduct research on behalf of an existing client. The client was looking to acquire a business and its employees, so they wanted to understand their employee liabilities for the future. In order to understand this, data was collected for the past five years covering the consumer price index, the wage review increases and relevant awards

Next I started to analyse the data. This involved calculating the yearly changes and the averages for every year. Next, I worked with one of the Senior HR consultants to estimate future award increases that would enable us to forecast employee costs for the coming years.

Week 2

During my second week I read through Fair Work Australia’s New Work Order Report series. This enabled me to learn about the importance of employees of the future developing and possessing Enterprise Skills. Enterprise Skills are transferable skills that enable young people to engage with a complex world and navigate the challenges that they will inherit. They include problem solving, communication skills, creativity, teamwork, financial literacy, digital literacy, critical thinking and presentation skills.

In contrast, technical skills are often specific to a particular task, role of industry. Technical skills include qualifications such as licenses, certificates or degrees but also include skills acquired on-the-job that are specific to the role or the industry.

In Australia, we have lost more than one million lower skilled jobs in manufacturing, administration and labouring and have gained over a million jobs in knowledge and service industries. The rate of innovation and automation affecting our workforce has prompted key commentators to indicate that young people will need to possess transferable skills that can adapt to new jobs.

The FWA report uses data to quantify the importance of Enterprise Skills. This data was collected from more the 6,000 websites, from which 4.2 million unique job advertisements and were retrieved over the past three years. The findings are hard to ignore, over the past three years, employers have listed more enterprise skills in their job advertisements. As examples, the proportion of jobs that demand critical thinking has increased by 158%, creativity by 65%, presentation skills by 25% and team work by 19%.

What an eye opener for me. Now having some understanding of these statistics and the growing importance of Enterprise Skills I realised I am an employee of the future. It is vital for me to focus on developing these transferrable skills rather than just developing traditional technical skills. As a result, I am looking into further developing my digital literacy and presentation skills through courses and on the job.

Week 3
During my third week I researched prospective clients. The purpose of this task was to build up new contacts to whom we could send our newsletter.

This task taught me one of the ways business development occurs in a Human Resources firm. Before this exercise I only experienced business development in sales and marketing and now realise that these skills are transferable and useful across different industries.

My third week also consisted of sorting through client documentation to ensure these documents were electronically stored. This task emphasised the importance of record keeping, specifically in human resources. Companies have a legal obligation to keep certain records however keeping good records is also efficient, saving both time and money.

Maintaining up to date employee records make everything from recruitment, right through to employee training and development and even dismissal easier and less stressful.

Keeping client records current not only ensures you are able to provide exceptional service but also provides opportunities for further interaction and business development.

Finally, business owners have the responsibility to protect both their company and their personal assets. Good records are documentary evidence which can be called upon if required.

Looking forward to my next post. Stay Tuned...
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Life of an Intern part 1

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lauren Mijatovic I am currently undertaking an internship with Realise Performance. I have just completed a Bachelors Degree in Business – Major ..

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Return to work programs for Carers in all shapes and forms: Elder Care

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This series of case studies and personal accounts will outline areas of return to work that should be considered within organisations. It is important that work places are safe and supportive. If there is any area of returning to work you are unsure of please contact us (02) 8624 3300.  Read More >


Return to work programs for Carers in all shapes and forms: Elder Care

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This series of case studies and personal accounts will outline areas of return to work that should be considered within organisations. It is impor ..

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