It’s not every day you get to have an international sporting event hosted in your backyard (or at least, down the highway a couple of hours)! It’s been a golden opportunity for Queensland to capitalise on the influx of visitors enjoying the games. It got us to thinking, what lessons can businesses learn from the Games competitors, spectators and organisers?
As a workforce management solution, we often recruit for various roles for our clients. Recruiting, especially for multiple positions, can be a time-consuming task, not for the faint of heart. To manage these recruitment drives, it helps to keep an organised plan of how to tackle the task. Here’s our top 5 tips to running a successful recruitment drive.
Australians are known around the world for their love of sport and over the next couple of weeks, Queensland, and the Gold Coast in particular, is going to be centre stage for this obsession. If you’ve decided to shut down for the coming weeks, did you know there are requirements under awards, and often enterprise agreements, regarding shut downs?
Over 2.2 million Australian women have experienced family and domestic violence, and it’s becoming a huge issue for our society. It’s staggering to know that at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner. As a result, the Fair Work Commission has been considering submissions on how to be manage the effects on employees and their employers in the workplace.
If your business operates in Queensland, you should be aware that there are certain restrictions under state legislation, for trading hours on Good Friday, which this year is Friday 30 March 2018.
Whether you’re employing your staff by the relevant modern award, an above award arrangement, or an enterprise agreement, it’s important that each employee has an individual employment contract, or letter of offer.
It was recently International Women’s Day. If you haven’t been to a breakfast, lunch or evening drinks, to support this day of recognition and celebration, you’re really missing out…but International Women’s Day is about so much more than recognising the work of women on just one day of the year. As employers and business owners, we have a direct opportunity to contribute to gender equality in the workplace.
Have you noticed how many people are suffering from their first head cold of the ‘cooler’ seasons? Potentially the first of many through the cold and flu season. Often, we see people powering on at work through their cough and cold, but, the evidence shows it’s not great from a productivity point of view, and nor is it good for their colleagues who then also end up sick.
Single Touch Payroll (STP) will start impacting businesses with over 20 employees from 1 July 2018, however, before that date, there are some steps your business will need to prepare for.
With Barnaby Joyce, the National Party Leader, in hot water over his relationship with a former media advisor, and Valentine’s Day this month, people have loved to ask questions about workplace relationships!
Is it ok to date someone that you work with?
Is it ok to ask them on one date?
What about employing someone you’re already in a relationship with?
What if they’re in a more senior/junior position?