Merivale: Bringing Magic to the People Experience

Merivale: Bringing Magic to the People Experience

To say that Merivale has evolved over the years is an understatement. Today it is known as Australia’s largest privately-owned restaurant and hospitality business, but just over 60 years ago, the family-owned business began life as a fashion house. Fast forward to 2018, and Merivale now has over 70 brands and venues in its extensive portfolio. As leaders in the hospitality business, Merivale have a reputation for guest centricity in absolutely everything they do and consider their people their most ...

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Does Engagement Drive Performance? The Chicken and Egg Question

Does Engagement Drive Performance? The Chicken and Egg Question

If you have ever linked employee engagement scores to business outcomes (sales volume, customer satisfaction, financial & operational performance, etc.), you have likely been part of a “chicken or egg” discussion: does engagement really drive performance? Or is it the other way around, so being part of a winning team and having high performance (and getting the rewards) drives engagement? This debate often turns very philosophical and with more opinions than fact, and you know what they say about opinions ...

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The Remote Worker is Dead – Long Live Distributed Teams!

The Remote Worker is Dead – Long Live Distributed Teams!

Can we all agree that companies who call their remote workers back to the mothership are simply delaying the inevitable? Remote work is here to stay. No matter what product you sell, people are your most valuable asset. And being remote-friendly is a good way to maximize it for a number of reasons. You have a better shot at hiring the perfect candidate if you’re flexible about where they live. The tech to support remote work is getting better by the minute. Decades of experience has shown ...

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Workplace Happiness is More Powerful Than You Realise

Workplace Happiness is More Powerful Than You Realise

With disruption and change all around us, studies clearly show that a manager’s behaviour has a huge influence on happiness at work. Good leaders motivate and energise their employees, creating a level of happiness that makes employees go the extra mile for their business and their customers. Bad managers spread frustration and stress. Alexander Kjerulf is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. During his session at at HR Innovation & Tech Fest he’ll share some tried ...

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6 Ways of Creating a Learning Culture

6 Ways of Creating a Learning Culture

Learning is no longer just the role of students or apprentices. Technological advances, such as AI and automation, are creating an environment of almost constant change. Organisations that don’t encourage and enable their employees to adapt will lose their competitive edge. Employers need to hire for future needs – needs that may not have even been identified yet. In addition, traditional employee learning and development strategies are based on a stable and predictable environment. That, for better or worse, no ...

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