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    Tips for successful outsourcing [cheat sheet]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 14-Mar-2018 02:00:00

    Outsourcing is hardly a new phenomenon in business, but globalisation and technological advances have made it a much more common one.

    Many small to medium-sized enterprises – including my own – have a ‘virtual team’ of service providers who work in concert with the regular team of in-office staff members.

    We have created the following cheat sheet based on our experience and that of our clients who also have valuable outsourcing partnerships.

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    Topics: Free download, Advice, Staff, Running your business, cheat sheet, outsourcing, business advice

    Our Dynamic Performance Checklist and the key 6 elements of managing staff

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 16-Aug-2017 03:19:00

    Our Dynamic Performance Checklist is designed to help business owners and managers encourage and develop staff into a high-performing team.

    The Dynamic Performance Checklist has 6 key elements that you as a manager, owner or leader in the business need to think about as you go about your day-to-day activities:

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    Topics: Staff

    7 tips for managing your virtual team [cheat sheet]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 05-Jul-2017 05:30:00

    ‘Virtual teams’, ‘virtual resourcing’ and ‘contingent workforce’ are fancy ways of saying outsourcing.

    They’re modern terms, but their development is based on the very old business adage of ‘do what you do well and rely on others for the rest’.

    Globalisation and technological advances mean small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly outsourcing to drive efficiencies, but managing virtual teams also presents its own challenges.

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    Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff, Running your business, cheat sheet

    What is employee fraud and who is most likely to commit it?

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-May-2017 05:31:00

    When undertaking valuations for business owners or due diligence for business buyers, we occasionally find large variability in a business’s financial results, such as a year or two that runs significantly against a positive trend and is difficult to explain.

    In other circumstances variations are not as obvious, such as:

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    Topics: Advice, Staff, Running your business, Fraud

    Hiring staff – what to do before you interview [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-May-2017 04:42:00

    It’s very hard to hire the right person for a job if you don’t actually know what that job will entail.

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    Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff, infographic

    Free download – Professional development plan [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 22-Mar-2017 04:00:00

    The JPAbusiness Professional Development Plan template has been designed to help business owners and senior managers prepare senior staff for additional duties in future roles.

    Use the Professional Development Plan when discussing role progression and/or conducting performance reviews with your senior team members to identify strengths, weaknesses, issues and gaps in achieving their career objectives, as well as your business goals.

    Click the image below to download your free template:

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    Topics: Advice, Staff, Running your business, Template

    How to conduct a performance review [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 01-Mar-2017 05:30:00

    When hiring staff it is important to document the job position to be filled, document the responsibilities and capabilities associated with the role, and clearly communicate these to the individual coming in to your organisation. (We discussed this process in detail in our Staff Recruitment eBook.)

    A Performance Review is about taking stock of how the individual and the team they’re operating in is performing to those original responsibilities over the longer term.

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    Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff, Training and Professional Development, infographic

    Free download: Staff Training Plan [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Jan-2017 05:04:00

    The JPAbusiness Staff Training Plan template has been designed to help business owners and senior managers manage their staff training needs.

    Use the Staff Training Plan when conducting performance reviews with team members to help identify skills gaps and map out a plan for your employees’ future training.

    Click below to download your free template:

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    Topics: Free download, Staff, Training and Professional Development, Template

    Staff training and professional development – why it's not about ticking boxes

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Jan-2017 04:03:00

    When an employee decides to ‘get on the bus’ every morning and come to work for you, there are a range of factors that affect their decision. Some of these may include:

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    Topics: Work Environment, Staff, Training and Professional Development

    How to improve staff productivity and business culture through IR compliance

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Dec-2016 05:08:00

    As a business owner, if you choose to underpay your employees, not properly record and account for their entitlements, not respect and fulfil your obligations to them under the National Employment Standards, or tolerate an environment that is either unsafe or disrespectful of community standards with regards to issues like bullying, harassment and equal opportunity, you will be penalised.

    This punishment is not necessarily about getting ‘found out’ by a union or an association representing employees, or about the government regulator chasing you for something you’ve failed to do.

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    Topics: Staff, Industrial relations

     
    Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
     
     

     

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