Employee Relations

How to hire the right employee

Hiring a new employee to join the business is an important task that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Employers should scout out talent in the same way that a good sales person hunts for new clients. Many employers enter the selection process unprepared and end up settling for a candidate who is not right. Employers should take their...

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Is your online presence protected?

Your online customer database may be at risk A recent court case in California has highlighted the risk that employers face when entrusting their online presence to employees. Using social media, businesses can amass quite a large contact database through 'Followers' and 'Fans' all of which can be potential leads in th...

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Your next worker is overseas...

Rethinking your staffing model Offshoring has a bad reputation. As a result, most businesses may not properly explore the opportunities it presents. Yet the business case for designing services that can be delivered remotely regardless of geography is clear: it will create more highly skilled, high-wage jobs for&n...

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Pro-active HR & ER - avoid non compliance penalties

With just a few weeks of the financial year left, it is a good time to check on your employment relations situation and avoid falling prey to the penalties of non-compliance. 1. Directors Personally Liable on Super The director penalty regime will be extended to include the superannuation guarantee from 1 July 2011. From this time, di...

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2011 Annual Award Review Decision

Annual Wage Review 2010-11 Decision A Full Bench of Fair Work Australia has this morning handed down the Annual Wage Review Decision. The key components of the decision are:  A uniform increase of 3.4% to all Award rates of pay.  The national minimum wage (which applies to Award/Agreement free employees) will be...

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“Building a Better Tax system” What does this mean for you?

The Australian government has launched the Better Tax campaign in order to help inform the public of tax reforms coming into effect. Designed to “better Australia”, here is a look at what this plan is and its meaning for you. What it is:The Better Tax initiative is designed to help prevent bi...
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Payday loan apps and websites; the pros and cons

Personal loans have become a fast-growing financing option for consumers, with payday apps and websites gaining popularity. For aid between paychecks, payday loans can be very helpful for the pay cycle lull. Taking out a loan is not something to enter into lightly though, there are many variables...
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