December is a great time for both preparing for the year ahead and reviewing what we’ve achieved in the year past. You might be familiar with completing an annual employee review, but do you perform an annual business review? Reflecting on what you thought you would do, vs. what you did, especially for your employee practices, provides you with a valuable starting point for improving in 2019.

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Earlier this week, we recognised National Boss Day. A unique day to thank the bosses who have had a positive impact on your working life. Today, we’re reflecting on ways to improve in this important role.

Most bosses like to think they are a great boss. Most aren’t directly going out of their way to be bad boss, and sometimes mistakes can get made (bosses are only human too). However, like everything, there can be room for improvement and we think there are certain skills and attributes that are imperative to becoming a great boss!

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently announced significant changes for the retail industry, that have come as a surprise to many Australian retailers in the lead up to Christmas.

From 1 November 2018, casual employees engaged under the General Retail Award 2010 will be entitled to an additional 15% pay for all work performed on a Saturday. This is up from the additional 10% when working between 7am – 6pm on a Saturday (plus their casual loading of 25%). … keep reading