Communicating with youth in the workplace appears to be one of the biggest challenges faced by an employer: a huge key factor being whether to act as a leader or a boss type of figure. There are certain traits that apply to a boss that can hinder communication, prove crucial to the relationship, and establish […]
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Homelessness is about more than not having a home; a home means a sense of security, stability, privacy, safety, and the ability to control living space (Mallet, 2004). Despite steady economic growth in Australia, homelessness increased by 14% between the 2011 and 2016 censuses. There are now said to be 116,427 people without a permanent […]
There can be times in the workplace when we find ourselves forgetting our etiquette or manners. It can happen within ourselves, with colleagues or with customers. Each generation has been taught to be respectful regarding others and has ideally learnt what level of respect to expect from to others. There are times, however, when the […]
It’s important that diversity is welcomed and embraced in the workplace: diversity of gender, race, age, background, among other things. What people sometimes forget, however, is diversity of workplace experience and staff longevity within a company. High staff turnover refers to the number of staff being employed within a company and the length of time […]
Honesty is a fundamental in every business and in working relationships of staff, management and customers. Honesty creates trust and confidence within a business: if customers trust you, they will return, spending more money and buying more regularly. As this reflects on your character, your employer will come to trust and respect you more and […]
When a person is entitled or behaves in an entitled manner, they believe that he/she deserves certain privileges or special treatment (often in an arrogant way). The term “Culture of Entitlement” suggests that a rising number of youths today have a highly unreasonable expectation about what they are entitled to and deserve in the workplace. […]
Failing to plan is planning to fail: A quote once said by Benjamin Franklin that is still more than relevant today. There are numerous reasons why being organised is important in the workplace. During an interview, planning will not only impress the interviewer, but it also assists with those first interview nerves. When you’ve planned […]
In the workplace, there can be sometimes be an unspoken rule of “what the employer says is always right”, but there comes a time when rules can be altered. There can be a case of bosses or supervisors telling you what to do, but rarely them asking for your thoughts or opinions on the task. […]
Labels and titles can sometimes be a tricky thing to understand, but it’s undeniably important to know what they mean to avoid making regrettable choices (think washing instructions on clothes or someone with dietary requirements misunderstanding food packaging labels). When it comes to types of employment, it’s vital to know the difference in terms and […]
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