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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – What Employers Need to Know

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – What Employers Need to Know

We were recently asked by a small business what they should do to help prepare for staffing impacts on their business for a potential Coronavirus Pandemic in Australia. Our goal is to provide you with a reputable and straightforward source of information to help you...

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Bushfires: What Employment Conditions Apply?

Bushfires: What Employment Conditions Apply?

Right now it appears as if half of Australia is on fire or covered in choking smoke. It can be challenging finding out what entitlements should be paid to employees and volunteer firefighters. Here is a quick list of resources: Fair Work Australia – Fact Sheet on...

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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 the...

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The True Cost of Employee Turnover

The True Cost of Employee Turnover

Why Employee Turnover Is a Problem One of the hidden costs within a workplace is the cost when someone resigns. Too often, the business moves on and simply hires someone new to fill the vacancy without stopping to think about how much it actually costs every time...

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How to Reduce Workplace Absenteeism

How to Reduce Workplace Absenteeism

If absenteeism is increasing in your workplace, you need to take action to address it before it builds into a culture of absence. Be Proactive Start by being proactive with all team members. A good manager always touches base with their employees when they return from...

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What Causes Absenteeism?

What Causes Absenteeism?

Unexpected absenteeism can create problems in a workplace. Employers are happy to support genuinely ill team members, but when the odd day off here or there becomes a regular pattern, then employers need to take a closer look at what could be causing the issue. The...

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Tips for More Effective Temporary Staff

Tips for More Effective Temporary Staff

Many businesses hire staff through temp agencies to fill in short-term gaps in their business such as for sickness or holidays. The problem is that businesses expect temp employees to carry a crystal ball with them at all times. They sit them at a desk and expect them...

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Teenage Job Seekers – A Message From Your Potential Boss

Teenage Job Seekers – A Message From Your Potential Boss

To all of you teenage job-seekers, or parents of teenage job-seekers, please pay close attention to what I am about to say. I am going to share with you exactly how managers and Human Resources (HR) people go about working out who to hire for those casual jobs at rock...

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A Managers Guide to Safe Office Christmas Parties

A Managers Guide to Safe Office Christmas Parties

Hands up who likes office Christmas parties? This is the one time of the year when ideally everyone gets to relax, celebrate the year and get to know people a bit better beyond their normal work roles. That is the ideal … what generally happens is a committee is...

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How to Ask For a Raise

How to Ask For a Raise

Late last year I asked readers to share their questions and issues. I received a lovely email from an employee who wanted to know the right way to go about asking for a raise. Over the years, I have been on the other side of the table for many of these discussions, so...

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