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Maximise the ROI of leadership training

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A recent study, from the University of Adelaide looked at factors that either supported or hindered "training transfer". Training transfer is the ability for leaders who have recently attended a training course, to master and use new skills in their workplace. A number of factors influence how...

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Welcome Roger Hughes, Client Director Consulting

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Highly regarded HR and performance expert Roger Hughes has joined Checkside as Client Director, Consulting. Roger has previously held positions as General Manager HR and HSEQ at Macmahon, Organisational Growth and Development Manager at Fortescue, and HR Manager at Ravensthorpe Nickel for BHP. Roger is...

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How will the 457 visa changes impact your business?

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On 18 April 2017, the Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. What is changing? The new TSS visa program will be comprised of a Short-Term stream...

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List: Top ten things that ‘A Grade’ SMEs do

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As the founder of Checkside, I was pleased to celebrate our 10 year anniversary this July.  During the last 10 years I have seen a lot of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) start, grow and – in some cases, stop.  As management consultants we...

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Six HR essentials for ‘A Grade’ SMEs

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It is fair to say that HR is considered a cost centre for most companies. And for SMEs, it usually doesn’t make financial sense to have a highly skilled (and expensive) HR team in-house. Most SME owners tend to choose one of 3 options: a)      Delegate 'HR tasks'...

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Six steps to choosing the right business adviser

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If you're shopping for a car, it's easy to find information on fuel efficiency, safety, price and other factors of interest to you as a purchaser.  And it’s relatively easy to compare models in order to find which one is most likely to meet your...

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Are you a hero or a hero-maker?

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I had an interesting meeting with a group of Perth based business advisers last week. We were talking about personal and company branding – and the potential ‘hero syndrome’, where the personal brand of a leader and the company brand are synonymous. There are certainly some...

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