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Words from the CEO - May 2022

May 5, 2022
CEO Update

At a time when it is critical for businesses to attract and retain great employees, the strategies you choose and the culture you build can be the difference between someone staying on and stepping up their game or leaving altogether.

With the relaxation of restrictions, I was hoping business would have some time to take a breath. My sense however, is that this is not the time to take your focus off your staff or their development. The great resignation/reshuffle is said to be the next challenge knocking at our door. With people feeling more confident of a return to “normal”, the potential side effect is that people are re-evaluating what is important to them. Do my values align with that of the organisation? Do I like my working environment? Are there opportunities for development? Am I being challenged? And then there’s the even more fundamental question… Am I happy?

While there is no silver bullet to address this multifaceted challenge, demonstrating how much you value your staff by investing in their development is a great way for you to also build your own business capability at the same time.

BGCCI is making this possible with the introduction of free and exclusive access to the SW Leaders Program (SWLP) for all BGCCI financial members. The SWLP includes monthly online discussion forums, recorded webinars, keynote speaker events, monthly newsletters as well as the opportunity to participate in a Mentor:Mentee program supported by monthly development content and breakfast and sundowner events to assist with networking and learning. A program like this would be very expensive for each participant registered. However, BGCCI is providing free access to all employees registered by our members.

If you are not yet a member of the BGCCI, now is the time to join. Become a part of this exciting period of change as the BGCCI leads our business community to grow and develop the potential in the region. We want to support you and help your business flourish. Connect with likeminded business professionals and expand your business’ reach.

In other news, April presented our first opportunity to hold our flagship Business After Hours (BAH) Event for 2022. Our host, Thompson Surveying and sponsor Commercial Realty, attracted 80 business attendees to the Bunbury Golf Club. BGCCI members mingled and enjoyed learning more about Thompson Surveying and their services.

 If you’re like me and you think you see a lot of Thompson Surveying vehicles on the road, you are not wrong. The team at Thompson Surveying are working closely with various local businesses to help them deliver projects that are contributing to the growth of our great region.

We heard from Thompson Surveying Managing Director Heath Fisher on the depth and breadth of their experience and expertise and acknowledged the multi-generational accomplishment of their Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who attended and supportedthis event.

Next Business After Hours Event

29 June - Europcar – Business After Hours – Members Only Sundowner - 5.00pm –7.00pm

If you would like more information regarding becoming a member of the BGCCI, call us today on (08) 9791 2292 or visit our new website www.bgcci.com.au.