Clublinks, Australia’s premier sports, leisure and residential management company, is proud to announce the recent appointments of two key team members, Thomas Zappula and Matt Day.

Thomas (Tom) has joined the team as General Manager for Deakin Active, Deakin University’s Sport & Recreation facilities. Tom brings with him over 14 years experience across leisure and facility management, and includes overseeing the design, establishment and opening of WaterMarc Banyule, one of Australia’s premier regional leisure facilities.

“I’m really proud to join a growing company in Clublinks, and the chance to play a key role in that growth is something new and exciting in my career.” Tom stated.

Matt Day, a highly respected figure within Australian golf, takes on the role of General Manager at Collier Park Golf, and brings with him a wealth of management experience from within some of Perth’s busiest and well-known golf facilities. Matt’s experience includes overseeing and driving the rejuvenation at Wembley Golf Course, and joins the Clublinks team from his most recent role as General Manager at The Western Australian Golf Club.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Clublinks team and partner with the City of South Perth at Collier Park. Clublinks innovative approach will bring new and exciting ideas and customer experiences to this great golfing facility.” Matt excitedly stated.

Clublinks’ Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Lawrence, is delighted that two highly respected figures are joining the Clublinks team to continue and support the company’s recent growth. “We’re thrilled that Matt and Tom have been able to join us, and will be a great asset to our team of professionals.”

“Both appointments represent an important step in the growth plans we have at Clublinks, as we take our knowledge and innovation across Australia. We believe we have unique strengths and experience to assist local councils and private owners as they manage and grow their sports and leisure facilities.” Mr. Lawrence added.

Human Resource managers often spend a lot of their time on performance management and dealing with queries / questions regarding performance and conduct.  Often a breakdown in communication or a lack of clearly defined expectations can be the cause of employees not achieving the required results, expectations or adopting less than desirable work habits.

In a sporting context, a fair competition involves clearly defining the rules and providing each player or team with an equal chance to succeed. It is clear from the outset what it will take to win and be recognised as the “best on ground”.

Businesses need to adopt this same philosophy in the workplace. A clearly defined playing field is a vital step in the engagement of employees to enable them to deliver a highly productive workplace.

This involves:

  • detailing  core policies and procedures, that is ‘the way we do things around here’;
  • identifying daily operational and strategic objectives;
  • clearly articulating how employees are measured, rewarded and recognised; and
  • defining what high performance looks like within your organisation.

In practical terms this can be achieved through employment contracts, well documented policies and procedures, position descriptions, performance reviews and regular clear and open communication with managers and supervisors.

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