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People and Culture in the Pet Care Industry

In our most recent episode, we got to discuss many of the misinterpretations in the HR world, particularly around bullying, harassment and discrimination with people and culture specialist, Cheryl McKenzie.

Human resources play a vital role in any organisation by managing and developing the workforce. It is responsible for recruiting and hiring employees, managing employee benefits and compensation, ensuring compliance with Fair Work regulations, and promoting a positive work environment and supporting employee development.

People and culture are two of the most important factors that shape an organisation. The culture of a company is the set of shared values, beliefs, and practices that define how things are done within the organisation. It is created and reinforced by the people who work there, and it has a powerful influence on employee behaviour and performance.

When it comes to people, having a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial for organisational success. A diverse group of employees brings a range of perspectives and ideas, leading to more creative and effective problem-solving. Inclusion, on the other hand, ensures that all employees feel valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. When employees feel included, they are more engaged and motivated, which leads to better performance and retention.

Creating a positive culture and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce requires ongoing effort and commitment from leadership. It is essential to establish clear values and communicate them effectively, provide opportunities for employee development and advancement, and hold all employees accountable for promoting a positive culture.

In summary, people and culture are closely related and both crucial for organisational success. A positive culture promotes employee engagement and motivation, while diversity and inclusion lead to better problem-solving and decision making. To achieve both, leadership needs to be committed to creating a positive culture and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.

If you enjoyed this episode and would like to speak to Cheryl, you can contact her by the following.

Phone: 0419 673 217
Email: unleashacademy@gmail.com
Website: www.unleash.academy (website in development)

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