What Is The Role Of A Support Person?

What Is The Role Of A Support Person?

There are times when you might have to deal with a performance management process, a disciplinary issue, a restructure or workplace change, or an internal investigation when managing your people. These situations are often tense and stressful for all parties. Traditionally, disciplinary meetings involved the employee on one side of the table and on the […]

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Employee Accountability – Why Won’t They Just Do Their Job?

HR On-Demand Question of the Month: 3 Questions you can ask to solve the accountability gap. When we are talking with businesses, too often questions arise such as “Why won’t they just do their job?” or “How do I hold people to the expectations of their role?” and “How do I stop doing their job […]

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The best way to handle difficult conversations in the workplace?

Difficult conversations – well it’s right there in the wording isn’t it? They’re difficult. As a Manager however, you are likely to have more than one difficult conversation in your career, so learning how to master them is the key to making your life – and your employee’s lives – much easier. Too often as […]

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Increasing Your Productivity At Work

It’s getting to that time of year where the days feel long, but your time goes so quickly! Before we know it, End of Financial Year will be on our doorstep, so how can you make sure that you are getting the most out of your hours at work? Well we’re here to give you […]

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HR On-Demand Question Of The Month

My staff member is underperforming, what do I do? When a staff member is under performing, it is important to act swiftly.  Problems ignored and left to fester do not resolve themselves, and often get a lot worse and harder to manage.  Nipping them in the bud is the best course of action. In the […]

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Never Underestimate the Power of a 1:1 Conversation

When we are talking with businesses, one key word always creeps into the conversation – Engagement. How can I build employee engagement? How can I encourage my people to engage with me? How can I get my people managers to engage better with their teams? It all boils down to 1 simple concept – Talk […]

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How to Prevent that Overwhelmed Feeling

This morning when I looked at my clock it read 9:50am, but the next time I looked up it was 3:45pm and I had no idea where the day had gone. Sound familiar? By the time it gets to 5:00pm, I’ll end up staying back at work because the list of tasks that need to […]

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Creating A Culture Of Accountability And High Performance

Trudy featured in UK magazine VQ this month. This month Trudy MacDonald, Managing Director TalentCode HR is featured in the Vistage UK Magazine – VQ discussing how to create a culture of accountability and high performance. Vistage operates in 16 countries around the world to support leaders make better decisions and achieve better results.   Creating A Culture […]

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Why are we scared to talk to our employees?

Recently I received a call from a long-term customer of mine who was dealing with an employee with excessive absences and wanted some guidance on how to deal with this situation. Now this is a very common question, in fact it’s possibly one of the most common questions we get at HR On-Demand, and no […]

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The Performance Review That Actually Works

It’s that time of year again where many businesses are preparing for their annual performance reviews. Once considered a fundamental tool to ensure employee performance that is in line with the business’ values, direction and standards, performance reviews are now often sidelined for tasks deemed more necessary. Time and time again I’ve heard from business […]

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