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Operations manager: a day in the life

Sharon Costigan is operations manager for an ACT community service organisation. Before that, she worked in HR consulting and organisational development across the construction and community. Sharon joined us to share her experiences as an operations manager, her challenges, and how she tackles them. EE: Sharon, what’s a typical day look like for you? Sharon:…

Retaining your aged care staff: it’s not personal

It probably won’t surprise you to find this out: research shows that when staff leave, job satisfaction and working conditions are usually far more important than personal reasons. Research coming out of Griffith University shows that only 12 per cent of people’s intentions to leave were due to their own health, age or looming retirement….

How to plug the leaks in your payroll

When you’re responsible for managing payroll, you want to get the best return on your staffing dollar. And that means being on top of each point in your payroll system, so you can find and fix leaks: places you’re losing money. It may be a slow leak: losing a fraction of your total staffing budget…

How to engage Generation Y at work

Do Generation Y employees really deserve their reputation? We often hear Gen Y described as flighty. Unreliable. An overly large sense of entitlement. We wanted to find out how widespread that perception is, so we spoke to Adam (not his real name), an assistant manager at a Canberra-based childcare centre. Adam works with a large…

easyEMPLOYER Client Wins 2015 Innovation Pharmacy Award

Congratulations to Moodie’s Pharmacy in Bathurst, NSW, for winning the 2015 award for Innovation in Professional Services. Also known as the oldest pharmacy in Bathurst, the business was bought in 2003 by its current owner: pharmacist Paul Jones. Disillusioned by what the banner groups were offering, Mr Jones decided Moodie’s Pharmacy would instead become part…

easyEMPLOYER client wins 2014 Pharmacy of the Year.

Congratulations to Samantha Kourtis and the team at Charnwood Capital Chemist who had a well deserved win of 2014 QCPP Pharmacy of the Year.   The award was announced at the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference (APP) on the Gold Coast. Charnwood Capital Chemist was named the Innovation in Professional Services category winner AND was then judged…