"From little things, big things grow..." (Paul Kelly)

What’s happening with Casual Conversion?

by Seed People Consulting Team in General Update, SMB Support

Casual conversion Newcastle Hunter Valley HR advice Last week the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision related to Casual Conversion provisions in Modern Awards. So what do you need to know about now?  

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HR Essentials Breakfast for SMBs – Port Stephens

by Seed People Consulting Team in SMB Support

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Join us for our HR Essentials Breakfast, supporting SMBs in Port Stephens

Join us for an interactive complementary breakfast session with a group of peers who also operate similar-size businesses.  We're keeping the group small, so that you can get the most out it - first in, best dressed, so reserve your ticket now!  

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Your People, Your Business – Lunch & Learn for Small-to-Medium Businesses (Newcastle)

by Seed People Consulting Team in General Update, HR Projects, SMB Support

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Join us for our first Lunch & Learn, supporting SMBs in the Newcastle & Hunter Region

Join us for an interactive complementary Lunch & Learn session with a group of peers who also operate similar-size businesses.  We're keeping the group small, so that you can get the most out it - first in, best dressed, so reserve your ticket now!  

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The Power of Vulnerability … scary, but true.

by Seed People Consulting Team in Leadership Development, New To Leadership Coaching, Team Development

This classic TED talk came across our desks again this week ... how do you trust, or can you expect trust, without vulnerability? Brene Brown gives amazing insigVulnerabilityht into her studies into the value of vulnerability, applicable for how we collaborate both at work and at home. So grab yourselves a cold glass of water (it's hot here today!), sit back and reflect ... https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability…

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Kids in the Boardroom

by Seed People Consulting Team in Leadership Coaching, Leadership Development

As a mother and daughter – I was always being told (and tell my daughter) that we are capable of anything. We are not confined by gender to be successful - only by ourselves.   The 2014 #LikeAGirl campaign strikes a chord in me (as I’m sure it will with you). It is a short YouTube video that shows how children perceive the role of male and female. It also shows the pinnacle at which we are divided into gender.  

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If you build it, they will come

by Seed People Consulting Team in Leadership Coaching, Leadership Development

‘If you build it, they will come’if you build it I’ve always loved this line out of Field of Dreams (1989). From a self-awareness perspective, we spoke last week about what self-awareness (missed it? Read here) is and why it’s important: the alignment of your internal world and your external world, enables you to increase your focus on doing what you’re best at, as well as increase your personal effectiveness to achieve your goals (both personal and professional). This week, we’re focusing on the ‘how’.  

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How do I see what I am thinking?

by Seed People Consulting Team in Leadership Coaching, Leadership Development, Uncategorized

“How do I see what I am thinking?” Yesterday, my daughter chirped up from the backseat of the car and said ‘Mummy, how do I look inside my brain and see what I am thinking?’. I love the questions of children … whilst I appreciate the medical industry would have a different (and more medically accurate!) response to mine, my first thought turned to self-awareness. This was my chance to introduce my daughter to my work! So I responded, “The best way for us to see what we are thinking is to increase our self-awareness, honey …”, but I had already lost her to what was happening outside the car window. It sparked my thinking on one of my well-loved topics … how do we best describe ‘self-awareness’? What’s it all about? Why is it really that important? And, most importantly, how do we ‘get’ self-awareness?  

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The WIIFM of Position Descriptions

by Seed People Consulting Team in HR Projects

We hear you – position descriptions are not the most exciting part of HR! They are however a hygiene factor that is regularly overlooked by organisations. We’ve been working with a number of clients recently, on the design and implementation of new Position Descriptions., We’ve had some great conversations around why they need current and integrated Position Descriptions in their businesses ie, what’s in It for me (or WIIFM). Let's explore further …  

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3 Things to Ask Yourself Before Embarking on a Leadership Development Journey

by Seed People Consulting Team in Leadership Development

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent globally per year on leadership development initiatives.  Are we spending our leadership development dollars in the right places? Start by asking yourselves these simple questions ...  

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Your Top 5 Tips to Nailing Networking

by Seed People Consulting Team in Career Coaching

Some of us love it, some of us it aren’t so keen, some of us know we should do more and some of us need a helping hand to get better at it. We are talking about networking… an opportunity for like-minded professionals to come together, either physically or virtually, to share ideas and create new business opportunities. There has been much written on this very topic – just search online and you’ll see much advice on it! Well not surprisingly so, we’ve been talking to a whole lot of people recently (yes, we’ve been networking to our heart’s content too) and we’ve taken this chance to highlight the best ideas on how to nail your networking skills. As a result, we are happily sharing our top 5 networking tips for the week…  

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