Changes needed now says HR coach

Written on the 17 April 2009

 

THE HR Coach Research Institute is urging employers not to wait for external change or government assistance, but to make workforce changes now to create jobs.
Founder Louise Broekman says her group’s initiative Just 1 Job aims to provide a platform for employers and employees to identify ways to increase margins which will create, sustain and ‘innovate’ jobs.
Her Brisbane-based HR Coach Research Institute has grown to 44 partnerships with 200 employees nationwide over the last two years.
Broekman cites a study with a professional service business that had great staff and management but the two just didn’t fit.
“We got them to ask what’s really going on, to create a plan, and from that staff turnover went from 50 per cent down to 5 per cent, and staff satisfaction went from 63 per cent to 76 per cent,” says Broekman.
“Then we saw that productivity increased by 50 per cent per employee which resulted in a 100 per cent increase in profitability.”
She says problem solving should be integrated into everyday business, and if every business focused on creating just one extra job there would be a great impact on the community.
“It’s not just about focusing on the big problems but looking at the little steps that can improve the workplace,” she says.
“This is critically important because people are feeling disempowered right now – the problem is so big but we need to focus on jobs, and to do that we need to have businesses that are successful.”

Latest News

COCHLEAR R&D INVESTMENT DRIVES NEW PRODUCTS AND BOOSTS PROFIT AND REVENUE

COCHLEAR (ASX: COH) has boosted its 2017 full year net profit by 18 percent to $223.6 million and has forecast furthe...

WESFARMERS BOOKS BUMPER PROFIT BUT SUPERMARKET WAR HITS COLES' BOTTOM LINE

SUPERMARKET giant Coles has posted its biggest slide in earnings since it was acquired by Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) 10 ye...

TREASURY WINES UNCORKS SWEET $269M PROFIT DESPITE INVENTORY WOES

REVEALING the fruits of its past year of labour, Treasury Wine Estates (ASX: TWE) has posted a 55 per cent increas...

TATTS GROUP POSTS PROFIT AND REVENUE DROP ON FEWER JACKPOTS AND BAD WEATHER FOR RACING

TATTS Group (ASX: TTS) has posted a full year net profit loss of 5.7 percent and a revenue decline of 8.4 per cent as...

Related News

WESFARMERS BOOKS BUMPER PROFIT BUT SUPERMARKET WAR HITS COLES' BOTTOM LINE

SUPERMARKET giant Coles has posted its biggest slide in earnings since it was acquired by Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) 10 ye...

ANALYSTS PREDICT WHAT AUSSIE LIVING IS LIKELY TO BECOME IN THE NEXT CENTURY

AS THE Australian population continues to grow, analysts are predicting what the country is likely to look like wi...

SEVEN WEST REPORTS MASSIVE LOSS AND CUTS CEO TIM WORNER'S PAY PACKET BY $450K

SEVEN West Media (ASX: SWM) has posted a full-year loss of $744.3 million and cut CEO Tim Worner's pay packet by ...

HOW MAKING MISTAKES AND PASSION SCORED WEIGHT LOSS PARTNERS A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S JANINE ALLIS

THEY partnered up to provide a scientific and targeted approach to dieting, and Kate Save and Geoff Draper cut Sha...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter