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#35 A pragmatic approach to people leadership, Natasha Hawker, Founder and MD Employee Matters

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As the Founder and Managing Director of Employee Matters, Natasha Hawker knows all about the issues that keep the CEOs of SMEs up at night. Having worked in HR roles in corporations, and now running her own business, she offers an interesting perspective in this week's episode of The Caring CEO. Natasha runs Employee Matters with her husband, which is something that many of us could never contemplate doing, and shares how they make that work. In addition Natasha is also the author of From Hire to Fire & Everything in Between, and volunteers for Dress for Success, a NFP that helps women in need get back into the workforce. In her line of work, Natasha has to have a lot of difficult conversations. She shares with us the tried and tested way that she approaches these conversations. This is a skill that is not only used in the workplace, but in our personal lives as well. Anyone with teenagers, will want to hear this. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


24 Jun 2022

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From Hire To Fire And Everything In Between with Natasha Hawker

Young Family, Small Business

In this episode, Ben Walker interviews the Managing Director of Employee Matters, Natasha Hawker. Natasha is a leader in the Australian HR space – as well as a sought-after speaker, author, podcaster and media commentator. Natasha’s book “From Hire to Fire & Everything In Between” is an Amazon best seller and Natasha has helped Hire, Manage and Exit thousands of employees, for businesses around the world, over the last twenty plus years. Natasha leads the Employee Matters Group in helping business owners with their people-management and has turned her attention, of late, to mentoring and advising business owners. She has also recently graduated from the Australian Company Directors course. Tune in to hear Natasha and Ben talk in the context of what’s taken place over the last two years in HR space, the concept of discretionary effort, and also some personal tips from her about working with your spouse in a business, involving the kids, and what that means for the children as well in the business. Get in touch with Natasha Hawker W: https://www.employeematters.com.au/


28 Apr 2022

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Natasha Hawker and Darren Murphy talk employee fraud - identifying risk factors and protecting your business

Employees Matter

Darren Murphy is the Managing Director of Core Integrity - a specialist integrity risk consulting firm that works with corporate, government, and professional sporting organisations to help protect their people, reputation, and bottom line. An advocate for "prevention is better than cure", Darren looks to take an organisation's culture to the next level through proactive investment in people and ethos. Darren understands the complexity and sensitivity of integrity risk issues and is regularly called upon by his clients as a trusted advisor to navigate a crisis and respond in a calm, and considered manner. Darren's expert team packs a punch in the unique offering they provide to Australian organisations. Highly regarded for their work on developing safe speak-up cultures and supporting organisations through times of trouble, Darren's experience, leadership, and passion has contributed to Core Integrity's industry-leading reputation. They talk about * How Darren ended up where he is today and his interest in fraud* What made Darren start his business - Core Integrity * Employee Fraud, and how it differs from what usually constitutes criminal activity* What Core Integrity does and how they help business in curtailing and picking up on employee fraud* Some statistics on employee fraud, frequency and the most common types that occur in Australia* What is the Fraud Triangle ? * Risk factors for business owners, and how you can assess the risks to your business* Forensic technology, and how it can be used to uncover fraud issues* Employee reference checks and their value in terms of background checks* Creating a culture where it is safe to speak up * Red flags to look out forAnd much more Contact Darren:www.coreintegrity.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenmurphy/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fraud-rise-during-covid-3-ways-keep-your-company-safe-darren-murphy/


11 Jul 2021

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Natasha Hawker talks to Aideen Gallagher, passionate OT and Author

Employees Matter

Aideen Gallagher is an expert in the moving and handling of people with disabilities. She is passionate about the physical and mental well-being of people with disabilities and the caregivers who support them. She has developed a number of training programmes that are changing the way health professionals think about solving manual handling problems.Author of the #1 Amazon Best Selling book - The Manual Handling Revolution.Director of Risk Managed and we offer WHS consultancy. They specialise in keeping health workers injury free when caring for people with disabilities.


6 Apr 2021

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HR & Your People During COVID-19 with Natasha Hawker

Mid Market Matters

Natasha Hawker, Director of Employee Matters, joins Craig West to share her views on the future of work post-COVID-19, why she thinks Jobkeeper is a ‘game-changing’ opportunity that many businesses are missing out on, and how business owners can take advantage of the current ‘downtime’ to improve their business systems, efficiencies and value.


11 Jun 2020

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Natasha Hawker Interview – Hiring, Managing and Retaining Employees in your Allied Health Business

Private Practice Made Perfect

Human Resources is one of the hardest things to manage when it comes to business. Employee Matters is a company that helps small to medium businesses hire and manage better. They offer services on HR that is fully flexible depending on the needs of your business and help you maximise profitability and productivity through your employees. Natasha Hawker, Founder and Managing Director of Employee Matters, joins us in this episode of the Practice Made Perfect Podcast, to talk about all things HR. From recruitment, management, mental health in the workplace, and so much more. It was a wealth of knowledge talking to her and I’m happy to be sharing this conversation with you today. Episode highlights: Overview of Employee Matters Products & Services offered by Employee Matters Mental health in the workplace. Natasha’s understanding on the statistics on mental health and mental wellness for business owners. Mental wellness as self-care strategies. Mental health prevalence in the workforce. Natasha’s thoughts on Employment Assistance Providers (EAP) services. Recruitment as a pain point for businesses. Great ways to make applicants feel absolutely loved and involved as the next necessary teammate. Pro tips to think about on your Employee Value Proposition. Recruiting work of Employee Matters. Seeing students working as allied health assistants and transitioning to fully paid work. The importance of managers becoming great leaders. What it takes to run a great business. Tips and concerns on retaining people in the allied health industry. Natasha’s reasons for doing what she does, why she does it and how she helps businesses Useful Links Natasha Hawker Website Natasha Hawker LinkedIn From Hire to Fire and Everything in Between Employee Matters Website Source Bottle Nacre Links:  Website LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram PinterestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


29 Dec 2019

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How to Exit Non-Performing Staff with Natasha Hawker

Business Processes Simplified Podcast

Guest’s Background: Natasha Hawker is a business owner, who has been running Employee Matters with her husband and business partner Mark for the past five years, they have 9 employees. Employee Matters works with clients across Australia and has international clients from USA, UK, and Asia. Employee Matters helps small to medium businesses hire better, manage better and if required, exit better. She has worked in Employee Relations for over 23 years, working both nationally and internationally, including twelve years at Accenture, one of the top global management consulting firms. She is routinely featured in the SMH, Australian Financial Review and The Huffington Post and she is a regular writer for Flying Solo and Her Business. She has been nominated for the Telstra Businesswomen of the Year and Small Business of the Year and she has personally hired, managed and fired over 15, 000 employees.She is also a professional speaker and author of ‘From Hire to Fire & Everything in Between’ which is available in all great bookstores, and also on Amazon. But before life as an entrepreneur, Natasha had a successful corporate career and now she uses her corporate best practice knowledge and applies it in a way that makes commercial sense to small to midsize business. She is renowned for helping small businesses grow their businesses faster than ever before through their employees. Website: employeematters.com.au The Employee Termination Process Based on Their Performance Step 1: Have all the foundation steps in place. Step 2: Steps prior to a performance management meeting. Step 3: Script of the performance management meeting. Step 4: Conduct a performance meeting. Step 5: Deal with the emotional side. Support the show: https://www.systemhub.com/podcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Oct 2019

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How To Build Employee Assets And Not Liabilities With Natasha Hawker!

Career Disruptors

Today on the show we have Natasha Hawker, and Natasha is going to talk to us about How to build Employee Assets and not liabilities.Natasha is the Director of Employee Matters, she’s also a speaker and Author. With over 25 years’ experience she is an expert in employment relations, recruitment, performance management, terminations and mediation.Natasha is routinely featured in the SMH, ABC Radio and The Huffington Post and she is a regular writer for Flying Solo and HerBusiness Network. She has an impressive background and we are honoured to have her on the show! So Welcome NatashaIn this episode you’ll learn:- The 9-step employee asset model- Why employee relations and HR best practice are so important.- The short- and long-term consequences of a broken employee relations and HR practice.- The key elements to building a high preforming culture.- The 3-step strategy to rebuild the trust of your team and increase engagement.- The concerning truth about mental health in the workplace and what we can do about it.Here’s how you can further connect with Natasha Hawker:Employee Matters Facebook Natasha Hawker LinkedinNatasha Hawker Twitter Employee Matters Linkedin Employee Matters WebpageEXTRA RESOURCES :The 9-step Employee Asset Model: https://vimeo.com/353763181


21 Aug 2019

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Natasha Hawker on The Importance of HR & How To Increase Your Giving As Your Business Grows

Inspiring Business for Good Podcast Archives | Inspire Accountants - Small Business Accountants Brisbane

Natasha Hawker is the Director and Owner of Employee Matters - a company that helps small to medium businesses with their HR requirements. She is a speaker and author and helps entrepreneurs, both nationally and internationally, get the best from their employees. Natasha admits that she’s always felt drawn to helping others, from being the ‘agony aunt’ to her peers in school to tagging along with her mum while she volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Natasha remembers being particularly affected by the loneliness of some of the older people in her community and reflects on how she was able to make an impact simply by communicating with them. In this episode, Natasha talks about her first foray into being a business for good through the Dress for Success initiative, which provides workplace attire and career support for disadvantaged women. Natasha also reveals her plans for getting more women in the boardroom and her desire to mentor more female entrepreneurs. Natasha goes in-depth about the tools she uses to help entrepreneurs navigate the business environment, from employee skills training to practical legal advice. She expounds the importance of being transparent with your employees; communicating your goals, and developing a passionate team. Natasha also discusses the idea that you can make an impact on your clients, employees and your cash flow while also giving back, and explains how you can step up your giving as the business grows. Enjoy!What You Will Discover in This Episode: How to step up your giving as your business grows. The importance of integrating your giving into what you do. Why your global impact goals need to be scary. How investing in education is good business sense. Why employees are your competitive edge. Why you should create a highly engaged team. The importance of having an internal communication strategy. Why Human Resources is a critical business asset. Resources: Employee Matters Natasha Hawker Connect with Natasha: Natasha's Twitter Natasha’s LinkedIn Are you enjoying the podcast? Listen to the episode here and leave us a review:iTunes: https://itunes.apple. com/au/podcast/inspiring- business-for-good/ id1442173853?mt=2Stitcher: https://www. stitcher.com/podcast/ inspiring-business-for-goodSoundcloud: https:// soundcloud.com/ inspiringbusinessforgoodGoogle Podcast: https://www.google.com/ podcasts?feed= aHR0cHM6Ly9pbnNwaXJlLmJ1c2luZX NzL2NhdGVnb3J5L2luc3BpcmluZy1i dXNpbmVzcy1mb3ItZ29vZC1wb2RjYX N0L2ZlZWQvSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Gfg1nuJFEZpzRocWWWi2U?si=1hhfmpRsQiOAnEDk47EV5wDon’t forget to subscribe on iTunes to be notified when new episodes are released.Episode show notes proudly produced by Content Jet.The post Natasha Hawker on The Importance of HR & How To Increase Your Giving As Your Business Grows appeared first on Inspire CA - Family Small Business Accountants Brisbane.


2 Apr 2019

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Plugged & Unplanned 5.3 - Natasha Hawker

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In her early career, Natasha Hawker worked in Banking and Finance and as a Recruiter before focusing her skills on Human resources. Today she is the director of Employee Matters, which provides employee support to small businesses who want to maximise profitability through their employees but struggle with hiring the best, understanding the legislation and firing non-performers. Natasha’s book From Hire to Fire and Everything in Between explores her 9 Step Employee Life Cycle - hire, manage, well being and exit. Tony chats with Natasha about the delicate process of firing employees, engagement levels in the workplace, her new book and much more.Books mentioned in this podcast:From Hire to Fire and Everything in Between by Natasha Hawker —> https://bit.ly/2Bvq7sgHost: Tony NashGuest: Natasha Hawker


14 Feb 2019