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Is absenteeism causing you headaches

Whilst absenteeism rates are down to their lowest levels in Australia since 2008, employers are still facing problems in this area. Statistics are telling us that employee absenteeism levels have fallen to an average 8.6 days per employee per annum, a reduction of 10% from 9.5 days reported in 2014. So what’s the issue you […]

What we can learn from 7 – Eleven

A joint investigation into 7-Eleven stores by Four Corners and Fairfax Media has found systematic underpayment of wages and the doctoring of payroll records within the country’s biggest convenience store chain. The story of just one employee is heartbreaking. Sam Pendem, a student from India with three degrees came to Australia in 2011 and worked […]

Welcome to FY16

Following are some important HR and Payroll related changes that apply from 1 July 2015. National Minimum Wage For employees not covered by an Award or Enterprise Agreement, the National Minimum Wage applies. The National Minimum Wage has increased to: $640.90 per week or $16.87 per hour. Award Rates Employees who are covered by Awards […]

Time to Employ Someone, Now What?

Many business owners strive to expand and grow their business and sooner or later get to that point in time where they are ready to take on the second biggest challenge in the evolution of their business; an employee. SHARON COLLITT, Human Resources Consultant, will step employers through the process, highlighting the critical steps and […]

Legislative Changes to Workplace Bullying in 2014

There has been a lot of talk among business owners not to mention anticipation, since the announcement of revised bullying laws earlier this year. So what does this really mean for employers? It is important to firstly understand what the legal definition of bullying is. Bullying is  “repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or […]

7 Reasons Why Performance Review Systems Fail

Have you ever heard the saying ‘employees are your best asset’, me too! So why do managers struggle to get the best return on investment from their employees, causing anxiety and frustration? This often results in employers screaming, ‘employees are my worst nightmare’. Sharon Collitt, HR Consultant, explains how you can use performance reviews to […]


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