Workplace Wellbeing

Workplace Wellbeing

Promoting wellbeing in your small business is crucial to ensure the health of your employees. Here are some great ways to encourage staff to take a break and stay healthy. Flexible working conditions is a great way to encourage a good work-life balance. Allowing...
HR Manager’s To-Do List

HR Manager’s To-Do List

Can you believe almost a quarter of 2017 has passed already? Neither can we! Now that you are well and truly back in the swing of things, it is a great time to look at five vital aspects of HR and ensure that your business is compliant. Here are the top five things...
Workplace Romance

Workplace Romance

There is nothing wrong with a workplace romance, especially when two people fall in love. Problems can arise, however, when there is a perceived risk of favouritism or conflict of interest. Here are some tips to deal with workplace romance. Develop a clear and concise...
Domestic Violence Leave

Domestic Violence Leave

After much debate, Fair Work Commission Vice President Watson has recently revealed his decision that domestic violence leave should not be included in modern awards. He decided the leave should not be included because: It is a form of leave that can be taken without...
New Penalty Rate Cuts

New Penalty Rate Cuts

The Fair Work Commission yesterday announced a decrease in penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers. Here’s what you need to know: Sunday penalty rates for the hospitality, retail and fast food industries have been decreased. For permanent...
Working with Motor Vehicle Traffic

Working with Motor Vehicle Traffic

Ensuring the safety of all employees in a small business is paramount, especially when working with motor vehicle traffic. Here are some tips that can be applied to your workplace to keep employees safe around vehicles. Erect signs around your workplace stating the...
Overtime

Overtime

In the world of small business, overtime can often be necessary to ensure your business continues to run to the best of its ability. However, what happens when an employee refuses to work additional hours? Here are some things to keep in mind when dealing with...
Pre-Employment Checks

Pre-Employment Checks

As technology begins to play an ever bigger role in the workplace, pre-employment screening checks will become more automated. Here are four checks that will soon become the standard for workplaces in 2017. Identity checks. Small businesses are increasingly turning to...
Overtime

How to Handle Redundancy

Making a role redundant is never easy. Here are some tips to follow to ensure that the termination goes smoothly: Be honest. Tell the employee exactly why their position is being made redundant and explain the situation thoroughly. A genuine redundancy due to business...
Chucking a Sickie

Chucking a Sickie

With Australia Day just around the corner, here are a few ways to prepare yourself for the annual “Australia Day sickie”. Speak to your employees about the day in advance. While it can be tempting to ignore the upcoming public holiday in the hopes that employees will...

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