Business leaders who want to attract and retain highly talented and productive people – people who will deliver exceptional outcomes – need to be able to effectively manage and motivate their employees. The past few decades have seen huge shifts in the workplace, from demographics to technology, that employers need to embrace to prosper. For them, Claire Harrison has written The CEO Secret Guide, a six-part guide that walks business owners through the most pressing issues surrounding people management in the 21st century.
Claire has over 20 years’ experience in HR, helping small and large businesses with their culture and workplace happiness. At her HR consulting and outsourcing business, Harrison Human Resources, she helps business owners and CEOs manage and motivate their employees with coaching, advice, training, recruitment, and more. She and her team work to help managers solve the all-too-common problems of high employee churn, low employee productivity, and the sluggish business growth that accompany them.
“Business leaders have long needed a straightforward guide to managing and motivating 21st century employees.”
The CEO Secret Guide draws on Claire’s decades of experience, advice from award-winning best employer CEOS, and case studies from some of Australia’s best employers, including the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Birdsnest, and BRW Best Place to Work winner, UM Australia. Managing people is a complicated and multi-faceted business. The CEO Secret Guide covers everything from vision and values to performance and KPIs – everything that today’s CEOs need to know to create a fantastic place to work.
Claire encourages women who are thinking about writing a book to just do it. “We all have a book in us. Writing a book is mostly about discipline (and it is time consuming) – having a plan and relentlessly sticking to it. For me it was important to have guidance on the process and mentoring to support me through the process of research, writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. It definitely helps to build credibility for yourself and your business – and opens doors more easily.”