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The Cost of Unplanned Absences

It is a common misconception that ‘sick days’ occur most on either a Monday or Friday, due to an ‘unofficial long weekend’ or after a few more drinks than planned on a lazy Sunday. In truth, the most common day for an unplanned absences from work is a Tuesday. There is also a false perception about the proportion of false sick days in Australian business, the actual figure for genuine illness is around 90%.

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Boosting Employee Engagement at Your Childcare Centre

Boosting employee engagement involves constant improvement and communication, so it should go without saying that any strategies implemented need to be revisited and reassessed, to see if they were implemented successfully and whether they have achieved the desired goal.

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How to Solve the Work-Life Balance Dilemma

How to solve the work/life balance dilemma

One of the defining features of a modern working is having a healthy work/life balance. However, money concerns, peer pressures to work long hours, ambition and perceived hostility from bosses make it hard for employees to achieve the desired balance between work and life outside of work.

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Diversifying Your Workforce

As Australian society becomes more diverse over time, small businesses like childcare centres feel the pressure to become more culturally inclusive in order to remain competitive and relevant to its customer base and the marketplace in general.

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How to Build a Culture of Trust in Your Centre

Trust in the workplace is the backbone to every successful childcare centre. This is because employees are more willing to follow leaders they trust and believe in and in times of change a track record of trust between employees and managers can help an organisation weather the storm.

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Creating A Winning Culture At Your Childcare Centre

So you’ve just purchased a new childcare centre, and you’ve begun the transition period. Now’s the perfect time to set the basis for a winning centre culture. A good centre culture is a key to transitioning employees and families and will help to make it easier for you to implement changes necessary to the centre. The…

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Planning Your Transition When Taking Over a New Childcare Centre

New centre licensees and new centre directors often underestimate the importance of a well-prepared Transition Plan when taking on a new childcare centre. Change can cause tremendous upset if it is not communicated properly, and a detailed transition plan is key to helping you avoid this. Your plan should include your communication with staff and…

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Constant Communication Has Its Benefits

Working with children and making a valuable contribution to your local community can be a rewarding and satisfying experience for a Centre Owner, that is why I think more, and more professionals are making the career change and looking at taking the plunge into the exciting and playful world of child care.

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