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TimeStation is a versatile,
cloud-based time and
attendance app that allows
you to track employees
using an iPhone or iPad.
It’s ideal for small and
and free for those with up to
QR-coded employee ID
cards that are then scanned
by a mobile device as an
employee clock s on or off
for the day, regardless of
The reporting function is
basic but has most things
This simple but effective
app is best for small
businesses that need
more clarity on employee
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL GUIDE TO INFORMATION GRAPHICS: THE DOS AND DON’TS OF
PRESENTING DATA, FACTS AND FIGURES
DONA M. WONG, WILEY, RRP: $31.95 (PAPERBACK) AND $37.95 (HARDBACK)
This guide, fi rst published in 2010, is both
a technical reference and a DIY resource
for users at most levels in creating
The introduction makes the key point,
“When a chart is presented properly,
information just flows to the viewer in the
clearest and most efficient way.”
Having lived with PowerPoint for years,
most of us gained our skills through
experimentation. Yet a guide like this
would have moved us along much faster.
The book is well structured and user-
friendly. It’s technical, but designed to
show us the why as well as the how. At the
same time, it’s not complicated to access
specific solutions and enhancements.
It offers significant value to those who
need to make outstanding presentations. I
highly recommend it.
GEOFF DE LACY
THE BIG BOOK OF TEAM COACHING GAMES: QUICK, EFFECTIVE ACTIVITIES TO ENERGIZE,
MOTIVATE, AND GUIDE YOUR TEAM TO SUCCESS
MARY SCANNELL, MIKE MULVIHILL AND JOANNE SCHLOSSER, MCGRAW HILL, RRP: $35.95
This is one of the most straightforward,
easy-to-follow books I have read on
team coaching. You don’t need an
organisational development background
or specialist coaching skills to understand
the games and be able to orchestrate
them with your own team, or even teams
you’re unfamiliar with. A basic ability to
facilitate a group will suf fice.
The games are based on the premise
that team coaching is underpinned
by equal segments of coaching, team
building and facilitation in equal parts
a model designed by the authors.
The games are designed to help build
team cohesiveness and prepare teams
to move forward as one, ultimately
improving engagement and productivity.
The book has 59 games categorised in
10 areas, allowing you to zone in on the
right type of exercise for your team. The
exercises are physical and/or verbal, and
allow plenty of choice, depending on your
team and facilitator’s personality.
HR DIRECTOR, SBS
WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON’T GET YOU THERE
MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, ALLEN & UNWIN, RRP: $24.99
Although the book’s title grabbed my
attention, my initial thought was that it
could be one of those publications that
give very little or nothing at all.
However, it con fi rmed my beliefs
of what it takes to get to the top, and
that remaining complacent because you
are doing a good job is a mistake that
ultimately leads only to failure.
Marshall Goldsmith identifies some of
the behaviou rs that prevent people from
continuing on a journey of improvement,
such as doing only the bare minimum.
This is an easy-to-read guide on
identifying behaviou rs and habits that are
having a negative impact on your life and
how to overcome them. It doesn’t take a
psychological approach, but provides a
basic way of overcoming harmful habits as
a means of taking the nex t step forward.
MARIE HADDOW MAHRI
15/08/14 5:33 PM
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