What's your story?

What’s your story? #11: Paula Ford

As the next installment in this popular series, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to the latest…


Calculating the costs of hiring the wrong person

How much does it cost you to fill a vacant role by hiring someone who’s not right for the job?…

7 Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends for 2016

This article by David Mizne first appeared on the 15Five leadership blog, reproduced with permission. Balance at Work partners with 15Five…

What's your story?

What’s your story? #10: Trevor Lloyd

Our latest career path story is from Trevor Lloyd who was recently awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia…

24,000,000 on our island

On Monday night, Australia’s population reached the milestone of 24 million people. That’s double the population when I was ten…


Please don’t say “I’m only a ….”

In many conversations I’ve heard people – often women – describe themselves in this way. Every time, I cringe because…

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What's your story?

What’s your story? #9: Santa Claus

We have a very special guest for our December career story – Santa Claus! What’s your current position and what…

staff morale

5 easy ways to boost staff morale over the holidays

Nothing kills a sale faster than grumpy or disinterested staff. Whatever type of customer-facing business you run, you can’t afford…

career help

5 tips to manage your staff during the holiday rush

For many businesses, including retail and hospitality, the holiday season brings many opportunities. Increased traffic, a higher turnover of stock…

360 degree feedback surveys can work for you

Here at Balance at Work, we recently managed a 360 degree feedback survey that saw 1360 feedback surveys completed for…

What's your story?

What’s your story? #8: Susan Toole

What’s your current position and what do you do? Admin / Bookkeeper for Balance at Work Pty Ltd and Corptraining. HR…

Paradox theory and team dynamics

This article was originally written and posted by Dr Dan Harrison. You can read the original version here. In today’s…

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