When it comes to creating a happiness culture at work there’s no one right way, but there’s plenty of wrong ways If it’s got to do with what’s happening at work, or what’s happening between people at work, I can help.

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Ask Andrea: I’m ready to ask my boss for a pay rise and want to get a yes, any tips?

By Andrea | July 12, 2017

Let’s start with what not to do. In fact the worst thing you can do is to rock up to your boss and say I deserve a pay rise. Your request will most likely be met with a cynical expectation for you to “prove it”. When this happens most people flap around trying to find […]

Ask Andrea: How do I keep great staff when I’ve got no money for pay increases?

By Andrea | July 6, 2017

Excellent question. Using money as an incentive to stay is actually quite complex and situational. Ever been in a job where you just wouldn’t stay with that employer regardless of how much you were paid. I certainly have. What this tells us is that there are factors beyond pay increases that determine if we will […]

High performing employee that annoys everyone. How do I balance things?

By Andrea | June 19, 2017

I’ve dealt with a situation just like this very recently. There was an employee that was fantastic at his job, he worked really hard, brought in loads of revenue but and it’s a big but, the other staff were annoyed by his bad habits. The superstar employee wouldn’t clean up after himself, leaving others to […]

Ask Andrea: How do I get my staff to perform better?

By Andrea | June 13, 2017

Ask Andrea: How do I get my staff to perform better? And can you give me solutions that actually work, please. We’ve been at this work thing for centuries yet we still haven’t come up with the silver bullet that guarantees staff will consistently perform to the level we want them to. That’s not to […]

Ask Andrea: My boss is an asshole, what do I do?

By Andrea | June 6, 2017

To be a really effective boss you need to have asshole tendencies. Ever met a boss that is all sweetness and light and then watched your co-workers take full advantage of them. A better question to ask is “why is my boss an asshole”, so you can work out the best strategy to handle them. Let’s look […]

Ask Andrea: Frustrated about staff using mobile phones in work time – how do I handle it?

By Andrea | May 29, 2017

I’m really frustrated because my staff are constantly checking their phones: they’re texting, they’re waiting for a response to the text, they even take personal calls during work time.  I’ve tried telling them to stop it but they don’t listen and make me feel bad for saying anything about it. How do I stop it? […]

Happier staff make for better business

By Andrea | April 20, 2017

One of my first jobs was working in a serious Melbourne law firm as a paralegal. I was in my early 20’s, fresh out of uni, waiting for the career job to come along. I worked there with a team of about 10 easy going, happy, fun loving, people in the same situation. At 8:30 […]

The #1 Thing You Need to Know to Have Success with Staff Webinar Recording

By Andrea | February 14, 2017

Grab a cup of tea and your head phones and let us teach you how to supercharge your efforts at getting what you want from your staff. If you are ready to quit all the staffing frustrations for good, we can help you. Join award winning people management coach, author and staff whisperer Andrea Tunjic […]

People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses

By Andrea | January 29, 2017

75%* of staff leave voluntarily leave jobs because of their bosses. This statement came up on my Facebook feed and I decided to see what sort of response the post had received. The response was massive – thousands of likes, comments and shares. It clearly hit a nerve for many people. Is it true? Unfortunately […]

10.5 tips to save 10% on your staffing budget

By Andrea | January 17, 2017

10 and a half tips to save 10% on your staffing budget Do you feel like your profits are being held back by the staffing costs in your business? Maybe every July you take a deep breath to work how you can possibly afford yet another award wage increase. Let’s start thinking of staffing costs […]

Work complexity is out and simplicity is in for 2017

By Andrea | January 10, 2017

Are you too busy? Someone asks you out for lunch and you say “no I’m too busy for a lunch break”. A staff member asks for help and you send them away while you point at your massive to do pile. Or maybe you equate busyness with being good at your job. When we are […]

Committed staff or not, your choice

By Andrea | December 12, 2016

Ever had that one liner that you knew if you said it everyone would be shocked and a little bit stirred up by? I’ve got one and it’s a beauty. A couple of weeks back I did a Q and A session with a mastermind group of business owners and leaders here in Cairns. The […]

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