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Why Induction is Important for New Employees

Why Induction is Important for New Employees

You have made it through the interview and hiring process, and now have a brand-new employee coming on board with your business.  The important part is over, right?  Wrong! New employee induction or orientation is a critical human resource process for both...

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New Domestic Violence Clauses in Awards from 1 August 2018

New Domestic Violence Clauses in Awards from 1 August 2018

The Fair Work Commission has handed down its decision on Domestic and Family Violence Leave. When do the new provisions kick in? From the first full pay period after 1st August 2018 Who does it apply to? Anyone covered by a modern award including casuals. Who is...

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3.5% Minimum Wage Increase Applies from 1 July 2018

3.5% Minimum Wage Increase Applies from 1 July 2018

As you get ready for the end of financial year, one of the crucial tasks is to check the wage rates that will apply from 1 July. The Fair Work Commission handed down a 3.5% wage rise to minimum wages, effective from the first full pay period on or after 1...

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

Family and Domestic Violence Leave: What You Need to Know

The Fair Work Commission recently handed down a ruling relating family and domestic violence leave that will apply to all Australian employees. From later in 2018 a series of provisions will be inserted into all Modern Awards. These provisions will allow...

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Effective Interview Questioning Techniques

Effective Interview Questioning Techniques

Structured Recruitment Interviews Many small business owners struggle with running job interviews for vacancies with their business. They “wing it” and end up with bad hires and headaches down the track. To improve the quality of your recruitment interviews, we...

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2018 Edition of the HR Manual Released

2018 Edition of the HR Manual Released

The 2018 edition of the Instant HR Policies and Procedures has just been released. In this edition …   New Sections Chapter 2 – Conditions of Employment – Casual to Permanent Conversion Chapter 2 – Conditions of Employment – Time Off in Lieu. Chapter 6 – Information...

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Job Ads: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

Job Ads: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

A Brisbane lawyer recently advertised for a male solicitor to join their firm. This has brought the issue of discriminatory and misleading job ads back into the limelight and goes to show that even lawyers can get human resources wrong! What do you need to know to...

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