The best time for bad news is right now

Article by Charles Watson – Workplace relations and compliance specialist

One of the most difficult things to undertake when leading people is needing to discuss poor performance or unacceptable conduct. Harder still is holding a ‘show cause’ meeting that is likely to result in the termination of a worker’s employment. You have to deal with a little discomfort and an increase in heart rate, but you have no choice. The worker may be an ingratiated high performer in their role but if you don’t “do whatcha gotta do” …the losses will be bigger than you imagine.

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How to stop procrastinating: advice from a chronic procrastinator

Article by Ni Gao – Workplace relations specialist

Benjamin Franklin is reported to have said ‘You may delay, but time will not’. Everyone is guilty of it from time to time, or often. In an open consideration on procrastination and how to overcome it, Ni Gao, provides six actions she applies to keep things on track.

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