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%.
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.
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.
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.
The jobs market has changed and in today’s fast paced environment many employers are finding that they no longer hold all the cards when it comes to retaining staff.
When you hear the phrase “employer of choice” what comes to mind? Is it those cool fun companies that you see in the movies like Google, Apple or Amazon?
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.
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…
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…
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.