When a long term employee isn’t performing well, it can be a real challenge to manage. Often business owners have developed strong relationships with this employee over their employment. It can be difficult to start a performance management conversation, whether the performance issues started suddenly, or if they’ve become worse over a length of time. Either way, for the sake of your business culture and productivity, and your sanity, it’s best to address the issues as they arise. … keep reading

If you’re like most businesses, your initial job application process probably hasn’t been reviewed in many years. It’s possibly a list of questions that you ‘borrowed’ from someone else. Maybe you fly by the seat of your pants every time someone applies for a job. Either way, it’s important to understand that there are anti-discrimination obligations regarding job applications, even if you don’t decide to hire anyone for the role.

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The statistics on domestic violence in Australia are staggering. WhiteRibbon.org.au reports that an average of one woman a week is murdered by their current or former partner.  With thousands of people (including men, women and children) across the country experiencing domestic and family violence in their homes, recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 are intended to help provide certainty about requesting time off from work whilst managing these challenging situations.

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If your business is in retail or hospitality, chances are this time of year is especially busy for you and your team! Your team are the face of your business and our bet is you’d like your employees to be enthusiastic, positive and helpful in their role through this crazy time. We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you support your team through this time of the year and the good news is, you can implement them all straight away!

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