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Mahua Das

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Member Since July 2013

St Leonards, NSW, 2065

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I am an HR professional recently started my own consultancy. My preferred area of work is organisational change management. I live in Sydney, love to travel and also am an avid foodie.

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Team Management

EOFY: Time to Focus on a Few Other Workplace Matters beyond Next Year's Budget

~~As we are coming closer to 30 June 2014, the focus is naturally on budgets and other money matters. However, savvy managers are also taking advantage of the financial year-end to review, re-assess and act on a few other important workplace matters.  Timely interventions in these matters will save money and efforts in both short and long terms. In some cases, the savings could be significant. #...

Human Resources

Five ‘must know’ tips on probation of new employees

You invest a massive amount of time, energy and money to recruit a new employee in a vacancy. Naturally, you would want a successful outcome of this investment. On some unfortunate occasions, the match between the person and the job doesn’t work out. That is the time to be honest and make a hard decision to implement a clean cut.  Probationary period gives you this opportunity to objectively ...

Team Management

Employees, the internet and social media - are you managing your risks?

A Facebook Story You would think that at this day and age, everyone would know the protocols of posting comments on their private Facebook pages if they are in any way connected to their professional life.  Well, obviously not. An employee of a credit management company posted a remark on his private Facebook page, which cannot be interpreted as anything but sexual harassment of another employ...

Team Management

Three essential tasks in January that will give you enormous return for the rest of the year

Early January is an ideal time to pause, take stock and consolidate all the good work that was done in the last six months. Before the year gets older and too busy, it will be smart to look into three essential elements of People Management and take some actions. Whether you have 5, 50 or 500 employees, these apply to all. As you tick them off your list, it gives you peace of mind to know that, ...

Human Resources

Looking Forward To The Office Christmas Party?

‘Tis the Season to be jolly As the festive season approaches, most of us are organising our Office Christmas Parties. This end-of-year festivity is a great opportunity to celebrate our journey in the last 12 months and thank the staff for their hard work.  It is time to be jolly indeed! This brings in mind the responsibilities and obligations of the managers in relation to the health and sa...

Team Management

When performance management becomes bullying

It is no longer sufficient to turn up at the workplace to do a 9 – 5 job. The existence of every role is rationalized by cost-conscious businesses and outputs are carefully measured against rigorous standards. At this day and age, businesses can hardly afford to carry a non-performing employee. So, when cracks start to show in the desired level of performance of an employee, most managers w...

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Mahua Das
Mahua Das, Director at

Asked this question - Human Resources

Are you interested in building a strategic alliance?

Hi Andrew



I am so sorry, haven't visited SavvySME for a while and missed your question.  Yes, very happy to have a chat offline, because payroll packaging is something that my clients do look for. It will be a great value add to my offerings. Thank you so much and apologies again.


Team Management

Promoting a talented employee to the next level should be a good news story ............ right?

Meet Andy. Andy works for a medium sized travel agency where six months ago, he was a star employee. Bright, engaged, motivated, he constantly outperformed himself as a travel sales agent. So, when his supervisor’s position fell vacant, the owner of the Agency did not think twice before offering the role to Andy. And, as an ambitious and talented person, Andy was only too happy to accept the ad...

Human Resources

Why Every SME should build a business case before hiring

Are you thinking of creating a new role to take some load off your shoulders or finally filling in a long standing vacancy? If you were hiring new people without creating a proper business case – perhaps you would want to review that practice. Building a business case before hiring helps you make more informed and balanced decisions on investing in additional resources. What is a business case...

Team Management

EOFY: Time to Focus on a Few Other Workplace Matters beyond Next Year's Budget

~~As we are coming closer to 30 June 2014, the focus is naturally on budgets and other money matters. However, savvy managers are also taking advantage of the financial year-end to review, re-assess and act on a few other important workplace matters.  Timely interventions in these matters will save money and efforts in both short and long terms. In some cases, the savings could be significant. #...

Human Resources

Five ‘must know’ tips on probation of new employees

You invest a massive amount of time, energy and money to recruit a new employee in a vacancy. Naturally, you would want a successful outcome of this investment. On some unfortunate occasions, the match between the person and the job doesn’t work out. That is the time to be honest and make a hard decision to implement a clean cut.  Probationary period gives you this opportunity to objectively ...

Team Management

Employees, the internet and social media - are you managing your risks?

A Facebook Story You would think that at this day and age, everyone would know the protocols of posting comments on their private Facebook pages if they are in any way connected to their professional life.  Well, obviously not. An employee of a credit management company posted a remark on his private Facebook page, which cannot be interpreted as anything but sexual harassment of another employ...

Team Management

Three essential tasks in January that will give you enormous return for the rest of the year

Early January is an ideal time to pause, take stock and consolidate all the good work that was done in the last six months. Before the year gets older and too busy, it will be smart to look into three essential elements of People Management and take some actions. Whether you have 5, 50 or 500 employees, these apply to all. As you tick them off your list, it gives you peace of mind to know that, ...

Human Resources

Looking Forward To The Office Christmas Party?

‘Tis the Season to be jolly As the festive season approaches, most of us are organising our Office Christmas Parties. This end-of-year festivity is a great opportunity to celebrate our journey in the last 12 months and thank the staff for their hard work.  It is time to be jolly indeed! This brings in mind the responsibilities and obligations of the managers in relation to the health and sa...

Team Management

When performance management becomes bullying

It is no longer sufficient to turn up at the workplace to do a 9 – 5 job. The existence of every role is rationalized by cost-conscious businesses and outputs are carefully measured against rigorous standards. At this day and age, businesses can hardly afford to carry a non-performing employee. So, when cracks start to show in the desired level of performance of an employee, most managers w...

Team Management

Promoting a talented employee to the next level should be a good news story ............ right?

Meet Andy. Andy works for a medium sized travel agency where six months ago, he was a star employee. Bright, engaged, motivated, he constantly outperformed himself as a travel sales agent. So, when his supervisor’s position fell vacant, the owner of the Agency did not think twice before offering the role to Andy. And, as an ambitious and talented person, Andy was only too happy to accept the ad...

Human Resources

Why Every SME should build a business case before hiring

Are you thinking of creating a new role to take some load off your shoulders or finally filling in a long standing vacancy? If you were hiring new people without creating a proper business case – perhaps you would want to review that practice. Building a business case before hiring helps you make more informed and balanced decisions on investing in additional resources. What is a business case...

Human Resources

I am a solo entrepreneur - why should I care about Human Resource Management?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah, who with her partner runs a small Surveying business in a country town near Perth. Sarah thought Human Resource Management (HR) was an unnecessary concept in the first two years of the life of a micro or small enterprise. The primary concerns that keep the owners awake at night are cash flow and marketing. If they can get over these...

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Mahua Das
Mahua Das, Director at

Asked this question - Human Resources

Are you interested in building a strategic alliance?

Hi Andrew



I am so sorry, haven't visited SavvySME for a while and missed your question.  Yes, very happy to have a chat offline, because payroll packaging is something that my clients do look for. It will be a great value add to my offerings. Thank you so much and apologies again.


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Phil Khor
Phil Khor, Founder at

Asked this question - Digital Marketing

Has anyone used Instagram or Vine for online marketing?

Hi Phil



Just read a fantastic blog posting by Hubspot to answer this specific question.



Here is the link: http://blog.hubspot.com/brands-jumped-instagram-video-li. Not sure whether the link will work or not - however, if you go to Hubspot's blog site, this is the most current blog they have on.



Thanks



Mahua


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