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Recipe for Success: How raw pasta and sticky sweets can teach us how to build great Catholic workplaces

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It’s not every day we learn something fundamental about ourselves from a marshmallow and some uncooked spaghetti –  but the Creating Great Catholic Workplaces workshop was an opportunity to do just that.  Participants were asked to use these two foods, plus some string, to build a tower.  Everyone instantly began channeling their inner engineer, but…

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Increasing the minimum wage is our chance to get back to dignity

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The minimum wage is much more than a mere economic calculation, a forecast, a number rounded to the nearest decimal point. When we talk about the minimum wage, we speak in the language of numbers, relegating people to a cell in a spreadsheet. We often forget to pause, read between the lines and consider the impact…

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Performance Reviews: In Detail

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A performance review is a tool used by employers to formally document and evaluate an employee’s work performance over a particular time frame. Many organisations continue to understand “performance review” in terms of a traditional “annual review”. That is, a once a year meeting between a manager and employee that seeks to summarise the past…

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Performance Dashboards: the Fitbit for the Workplace?

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Do you wear a fitness tracker to monitor your real-time progress towards fitness goals, such as daily steps, sleep and calories burned? Does it motivate you to be healthier? What if you could have a similar tool for the workplace that could give you real-time feedback into your organisation’s performance and progress towards its KPIs?…

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