The first thing you’ll notice about Christine is her focus, warmth and passion for developing and motivating people to become the best they can be through training, open communication, and personal development.

Christine applies practical, engaging solutions to meet the many aspects of client needs, based on her experience in decision making roles, project management and leadership development.

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21 September 2018

MANAGING ABSENTEEISM Absenteeism is a term typically used when referring to employees unplanned, unscheduled or pattern of absence from work. Whilst there are various leave types available to employees, unplanned and unscheduled leave can lead to loss of productivity, loss of business...

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10 September 2018

PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS Performance Appraisals are a great way for managers to evaluate their employee’s behaviour, achievements and discuss areas for development or improvement in an objective way. Good appraisals encourage open two-way communication between the employee and the manager and can assist...

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31 July 2018

New domestic violence leave laws – what employers need to know What is “family and domestic violence leave”? It’s a sad reflection of a societal problem that it has been deemed necessary for legislation to be passed to allow sufferers of domestic violence...

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27 July 2018

A reference check is traditionally completed after a potential candidate has been successful throughout the shortlisting and interview stages and is an essential way to get feedback from their previous employers. A reference check typically acts as a source of truth –...

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29 June 2018

We have previously discussed Employee Reward and Recognition, and how it is an important part of the employment lifecycle and can promote positive behaviours and increase employee satisfaction. One of Cornerstone’s suggestions to reward employees was awarding employees time off for...

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18 June 2018

It’s is safe to say that workplace grievances come in all shapes and forms. Some are more complicated than others, and some are easier to resolve than others. In small business, issues amongst employees can cause a huge impact to the team...

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01 June 2018

Earlier this year, we posted a blog on Position Descriptions – what they are, and why they are important. To refresh your memory, PD’s allow clarity for the employee and the employer. PD’s empower the employee to know what their responsibilities...

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18 May 2018

You may have heard the old saying “You’re only as good as the people you hire”. Whilst this maybe true in running your own business, it is also important that the business invests in developing staff. By providing training opportunities and mentoring...

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04 May 2018

It’s important that business owners know and understand the differences between the different types of employment. Each employment type has different requirements which Fair Work requires employers to adhere to and be aware of. Let’s explore these in a bit more...

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20 April 2018

four steps to attract and retain great employees Fantastic employees can be your greatest asset, and possibly your greatest cost. Therefore recruiting and retaining the right people from the start can play a huge role in achieving your businesses success. When 90%...

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