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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