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7 Ways to Boost employee morale during the tough times (like a pandemic…)

Has employee morale taken a dive in your business during the pandemic? If not, then congratulations. But unfortunately, dramatic drops in morale and engagement have been widespread, and has highlighted that especially at times like this, employers need to invest just as much time in focusing on psychological employee needs as we do physical employee …

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Bullying – 10 signs you might be missing

Did you know that recent research is indicating that half of Australians will experience workplace bullying at some point in their careers. That’s really concerning especially because under health and safety laws and the Fair Work Act, we employers have a duty of care to identify and tackle bullying associated with our workplace.  Bullying claims can now run into millions of dollars and even result in …

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How to avoid underpaying your salaried employee’s – Annualised Salary Arrangements

Do you have any staff on an annualised salary arrangement? If you do – it’s time to dust off the calculator or the Excel formulas and recalculate whether the annual salary you’re paying your salaried staff still: The reason it’s time to do it now is that March is the anniversary of when the new …

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The pitfalls of managing employees with mental health issues and what employers must do

Sadly, mental illness affects a high proportion of the Australian population, with Beyond Blue reporting that 45% of the Australian population will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. As employers, how do we deal with mental illness in our workforce? And here’s a question – is it any of our business?  It’s not always easy to ascertain …

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Jobmaker hiring credit: how does it work?

Here’s a snap overview of how the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme works because we’re getting quite a few employers contacting us for clarification.  Here are the main points:  If you create a new job in your business and hire a 16-to-29-year-old you’ll get a $200 per week credit, if you hire a 30-to-35-year-old it’s $100/week credit.   It’s available until 30 September next year.  All businesses are eligible except Government agencies and companies claiming JobKeeper  You must have an ABN  be up-to-date with your tax  be registered …

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What do I do? – Onboarding

Hi employers – It doesn’t take long for new hires to decide whether or not they’re going to stick around these days, does it? So here’s what makes the difference, how you onboard them in those first few days, weeks and months.  Here are 2 critical points about Onboarding:  Onboarding isn’t orientation or induction  Onboarding goes beyond simply introducing your company to new hires (and vice versa). It’s not just about …

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What the heck do “HR People” do anyway

Does this sound like you? Still, despite being out in the working world for years and despite owning your own business, you’re still a little unsure exactly what “HR people” do, and unconvinced exactly how us “HR people” can actually build value in your business?  Then you’re not alone – many of our clients are just like you then – unsure and …

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Nov 1, 2020 and Feb 1, 2021 – 1.75% Rise in Minimum Award Wages

Are you completely clear on when you need to implement the rise in minimum Award wages this year?   Unlike past years, the implementation of increases in minimum Award wages this financial year has been split in to 3 stages to be implemented back on:    July 1 2020 Nov 1 2020, and   Feb 1 2021.   So if the minimum Award wage increase didn’t apply to you as of July 1st, then depending on which Award your employees are employed under, …

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