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Thursday, March 27, 2014
©Alison Hucks, Principal Avant Pty Ltd
In an ideal world, open communication equates to parties encouraging a free exchange of ideas, beliefs and information. Parties being able to approach each other directly with questions or concerns or being able to constructively challenge something they don’t agree with. Sounds reasonable? Of course it does! Yet in a large majority of workplaces this theory is not given the priority it deserves.
Open communication is a complex concept. It’s about having a strong foundation of mutual trust and respect; of actively seeking feedback; encouraging the opinion of others; and supporting people to contribute their knowledge, ideas, perspectives and experience.
When there isn’t open communication:
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Making the move out of your comfort zone and into a different state or territory presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Geographical location is not the only thing that makes the Northern Territory different to its eastern-seaboard counterparts. Your career could grow to new heights or you could see yourself doing something you never considered doing. Whatever the case may be, if you prepare yourself right then you will come out on top in the Top End.
As Darwin's longest serving Recruiter, HR Consultant and Principal at Avant, Alison Hucks shares a snippet of her extensive industry knowledge. Watch and share her video for insight into work and life in the Northern Territory:
For further information, contact the Avant team!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Avant recently announced the release of its first White Paper at a client function.
Avant White Paper explores the challenges that are currently facing NT employers in HR and Recruitment and offers recommendations and suggestions.
Click here to read it on the News and Research section of our website.
Monday, October 28, 2013
There are a number of meanings supplied for the word feedback in any English dictionary.
The origin of the word stems from the noise or the return part of output of an electronic circuit. It originated in the 1920’s.
- Negative feedback is defined as a rise in output energy versus the input energy – it usually is the one that produces a horrible sound from loud speakers.
- Positive feedback is defined as an increase in output energy which reinforces the input energy – it underscores the effective performance of your loud speakers.
Is it any wonder this word became immersed into the language of business?