How to Help Employees Cope with Shift Work

How to Help Employees Cope with Shift Work

If you run a small business that requires employees to work shifts, it is important to understand how the changing hours can affect a person’s ability to work. Here are some coping mechanisms for employees and ways you can help them adjust. Working nights when your...
Compassionate Leave

Compassionate Leave

Illness and death are aspects of life every person will have to deal with during. It can be a very difficult time for those involved, especially if the death or illness is unexpected. Here are some things to keep in mind when dealing with bereavement and compassionate...
How to Break Bad News to Employees

How to Break Bad News to Employees

No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. However, sometimes, it is unavoidable. Here are some tips on how to handle delivering bad news to your employees. Be face-to-face. Schedule a meeting with all the employees the decision affects and talk them through what is...
New Work Health and Safety Bill for WA

New Work Health and Safety Bill for WA

Parliament has given the green light to the development of a new Work Health and Safety bill in WA. This new bill will bring WA into alignment with the rest of the country (minus Victoria). It will be based on the National Work Health and Safety Act, allowing for...
Personal Leave

Personal Leave

It can be difficult to know how to effectively record when an employee has taken personal leave. Short absences from the workplace may not require a medical certificate, and when they do, there are a few different options that an employee can present. Here are some...
Mental Health Leave

Mental Health Leave

It is incredibly important to take the mental health of your employees into consideration when running your own small business. Allowing employees to take leave to recharge and refresh can have many benefits. These can include: Increased productivity Work completed...
Casualisation of the Workforce

Casualisation of the Workforce

It is most people’s dream to finish their learning and move on to bigger and better things in the workplace. This could include finding full-time work that will allow them to buy a house or car, go on holiday, or even just keep up with the latest fashions. However, in...
Casual-Conversion Clauses

Casual-Conversion Clauses

A recent Fair Work Commission decision has introduced a casual-conversion clause to a range of modern awards. This clause allows casual employees the right to request to change to part- or full-time employment after a 12-month period of working for an organisation....
Unpaid Work Experience and Internships

Unpaid Work Experience and Internships

Internships are a great way for a person to experience an industry without the commitment of full employment. It is also a way of developing the skills needed to find employment in the first place. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking to start unpaid...
Injuries Outside the Workplace

Injuries Outside the Workplace

Many small business owners are aware of their responsibilities with workers compensation, however what happens when the injury occurs outside of the workplace? Here are some things to keep in mind if an employee injures themselves but still wants to work. As an...

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