From 1 July 2019, Single Touch Payroll (STP) will apply to all businesses in Australia. STP uses your payroll or accounting software to send your employees’ tax and superannuation information straight to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) after each pay run is processed.

Employers with 20 or more employees should now be operating within the STP requirements, unless they have a specific approval to commence STP at a later date. … keep reading

It’s that time of year again! Many of our clients are in the midst of managing Easter school holiday madness, a busy time of year for many tourism operators on the Sunshine Coast!

 

In Queensland (and many other states), Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays, so keep this in mind when managing your staffing budgets in the coming weeks!

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Want to reward high-performing staff? Sure, you could simply give them a bonus, however, often that money is quickly forgotten, especially when most bonuses are paid by bank transfer. This can make a monetary reward less effective in the long term. Often monetary bonuses become ‘expected’ so the feeling of reward and recognition is reduced. Staff rewards don’t have to be complicated or expensive to be valued. Here’s a few of our favourites.

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As a workforce management solution, we often recruit for various roles for our clients. Recruiting can be a time-consuming task and we know small businesses never have enough time! Small business owners tend to hire only when they already desperately need someone to complete the work, which means little-to-no planning, rushed decisions and messy inductions. Here’s some of the common issues we see: … keep reading

Next week, we’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day on the Sunshine Coast, along with countless others across the country (and around the world). This year, on Friday 8 March, the focus will be on the IWD theme, #balanceforbetter. It’s about creating a gender-balanced world, acknowledging that everyone has a part to play in creating this balance in both their personal and professional lives. … keep reading

Most employment contracts we have seen have a probationary period in it. However, many employers don’t give it much thought, except when they become unhappy with the employee’s performance or general ‘fit’ after they commence work.

There is no requirement to provide a probationary period. In saying that, it is a great tool for employers and their employees to regularly check in with each other, formalise any observed training needs and communicate expectations. They aren’t an excuse to simply fire someone 2 months and 28 days into their employment, with no explanation though. … keep reading