How to Prevent that Overwhelmed Feeling

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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How can I reduce sick leave in my business?

It’s an unfortunate truth that no matter how well planned and executed a Company’s HR Strategy is, there is always a component of unknown risk when it comes to our employees. Now that risk can present itself in many ways – claims, tribunal action, resignations – and for the most part, a strong Strategic Plan […]

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5 Secrets to Maximising the Performance of Your People – Part 3 of 3

This is the final article in a three part series that explores the secrets to maximising the performance of your people. Part one and two discussed the importance of “Defining Great”,  “Measuring Great” and “ Rewarding Great” for your people in order to maximise performance and productivity. We follow now with Secrets #4 and 5 […]

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5 Secrets to Maximising the Performance of Your People – Part 2 of 3

This article is the second in a three part series that explores the secrets to maximising the performance of your people. Part one discussed the importance of “Defining Great” for your people and your business as the blue print for all your people initiatives. We follow now with Secrets #2 and 3 Secret #2: Measure […]

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5 Secrets to Maximising the Performance of Your People – Part 1 of 3

“Imagine where my business would be today (and what my life would be like) if I got this right 10 years ago!”  It was this statement from a customer that really got me thinking about the broader impact of getting the people side of business right. Increased profits? more time to work on the business? […]

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Performance Reviews that actually work!!!

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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Creating a Culture of Accountability: How to have effective one on one meetings

How effective are your one on one meetings? What is the key to high performing staff? Almost any Manager you ask will tell you that it’s regular and open communication – but why do we find it so hard to do? Do we not have enough time to communicate? Or do we simply underestimate the […]

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