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New Employee Induction Manual Launched

New Employee Induction Manual Launched

New Employee Induction Manual Launched Some of the most common problems our clients bring to us are problems with onboarding their new employees. They struggle with either drowning new employees, or “just winging it” which results in inconsistencies and missing...

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NDIS Support Worker Agency HR Manual Launched

NDIS Support Worker Agency HR Manual Launched

With the NDIS, many new agencies and businesses are being formed to help supply support workers to families and individuals. Over the past few months we have fielded many calls from these agencies looking for a blend between our Instant HR Policies and Procedures...

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Is It Illegal To Sack An Employee Via Text?

Is It Illegal To Sack An Employee Via Text?

Sacking an employee is one of the most challenging HR tasks any manager undertakes. With all the changes to communications styles, with a greater reliance on text, Facebook Messenger, Yammer or WhatsApp as forms of team communication, can they be used to communicate...

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Annualised Wage Rates: Are You Paying Enough?

Annualised Wage Rates: Are You Paying Enough?

Many businesses choose to pay their employees annualised wages.  Annualised wages are wages that are calculated by projecting wage rates, penalty payments, overtime, annual leave loading and allowances outlined in an award or industrial agreement to an annual basis...

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Is Your Small Business Ready for Single Touch Payroll?

Is Your Small Business Ready for Single Touch Payroll?

In the past, employers used to report payroll activity to the ATO on an annual basis. The ATO has introduced what is called “Single Touch Payroll” (STP) requirements that means employers have to report after each payday. Businesses with more than 20 employees switched...

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New Policy: Safe Disposal of Discarded Needles (Sharps)

New Policy: Safe Disposal of Discarded Needles (Sharps)

One of the things we pride ourselves on is on creating new policies based on the requests of businesses. This past year we have had a number of businesses struggling with what to do if staff members discover discarded syringes or needles in or around the workplace....

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Common Questions About Payslips

Common Questions About Payslips

Some of the commonest searches on Google by employees for human resource matters relate to employer obligations concerning payslips. Your staff may not ask you directly if they have a question – but they will ask Google. Here are some of the most common questions...

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Is Direct Employment Under the NDIS Right For You?

Is Direct Employment Under the NDIS Right For You?

With the move to the NDIS, people with disabilities and their carers now have choice and control in how you are supported. You can now choose who you want to support you and can refuse to accept support that doesn’t benefit you. The options can be overwhelming, and it...

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Why HR Policies & Procedures Are Important For Small Business

Why HR Policies & Procedures Are Important For Small Business

“I like to treat all my employees as adults. They shouldn’t need policies and procedures manuals to do the right thing.” One of the most common comments I hear from small business owners without a policies and procedures manual is that all their employees are adults...

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Changes To Flexible Working Arrangements

Changes To Flexible Working Arrangements

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a ruling relating to flexible working arrangements applicable from 1 December 2018, as part of its push to improve family-friendly provisions in workplaces.While most awards and agreements have had workplace flexibility...

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