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How to keep your contractor motivated?

. Recognising your contractors for their talents and skills and what they can bring to a business, has a serious motivating effect which can be contagious. It builds team morale and partnership among co-workers which will have a knock on effect on all business relationships and motivation. First of all, the recruiter, manager and contractor […]

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4 steps to recognize and deal with emotional intelligence

  Powerful disturbing emotions – such as anger, sadness or fear – can take us off track. Being able regulate to strong emotions – learn from them and not allow them to overwhelm us – is a characteristic of good leadership. It’s also the basis of emotional intelligence. The notion of ‘Antidote Emotions’ comes from the […]

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Blind Recruitment

In recent months there has been growing conversation around “blind recruitment”. Research from the Australian National University shows that people from culturally diverse backgrounds with the same qualifications and experience, often have to submit many more job applications to get as many interviews as an applicant with an Anglo-Saxon sounding name, an Indigenous person must submit […]

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Jobs of the future

Anniversaries often give cause to reflect on years past as well as on the possibility of things to come, Quay Appointments is celebrating 22 years in the recruitment business. In that time our economy, our technology and our processes have seen great change, and as a consequence of all 3 factors we have seen substantial […]

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How to avoid employing a workplace bully ?

At Quay Appointments’ last networking seminar last week, Keryl Egan clinical psychologist and Joseph Catanzariti vice president of the fair work commission presented on how to manage Workplace Bullying. The seminar provided a unique psychological and a legal perspective on this difficult to manage problem. Keryl and Joseph are the co-authors of the book workplace […]

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Delegating? Address intention not behaviour

Delegation is a productivity multiplier. Despite this, delegating is difficult for many leaders. Gerard is swamped with work. He likes the idea of delegating more work to his team but finds the reality challenging, and ends up doing most of it himself. The long hours are beginning to impact, while his team appears increasingly disengaged. […]