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
An itemised checklist for items you should have in a First Aid Kit, along with important considerations for keeping the kit up to date.
A professionally-composed meeting programme, with space for all required records.
An official document to record training attendees, details and document signatures.
A comprehensive 2 page form to record all relevant details of injury or incident in the workplace.
A generic inspection checklist for assessing the condition and safety of a workplace.
A checklist guide to identify areas in a workstation that need to be addressed.
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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
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
Q: How much time can an employee take on stress leave? Do we pay this leave at normal rates? I have an employee who has told me he is off for the rest of the day and needs a week’s stress leave. What documentation does he have to produce? A:
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
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
There has always been quite a lot of confusion around whether casuals received overtime rates at all, or if they did, the rate they should be paid. So the Fair Work Commission has been working on this area and in August and October 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) amended
Q: An employee on a part-time contract with a set amount of hours per day is occasionally required to work additional hours. Are they entitled to overtime rates for these hours? A: It would depend on the employee’s entitlements under their contract of employment, enterprise agreement or relevant award so that’s the first thing to
Q: We have a long-term employee who is seeking a 3-to-6-month break to visit his home in China. He has not disclosed the specific reason for the need to return to China – he simply stated it was due to a bad family situation. Am I within my rights to have a more detailed explanation? A: You have