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Plan to avoid staff shortages after Australia Day

Not too long until Australia Day brings in a long weekend, but how can small businesses avoid staff shortages and possible shutdown? Small break, big cost Chucking a sickie on the day before or after the public holiday might seem innocent enoug...


Give your business a boost with a 2018 training regime

Many people will have started a training regime in the New Year, trying to lose the festive flab, feel better about themselves, and push on to new limits in 2018. Your business might benefit from a new training regime too. Staff training to be...


How HR should be part of your New Year’s business resolutions

The festive period means that many of us have enjoyed a week or two off work. However, some are now looking to go on a post-Christmas diet, join the local gym or give up alcohol. For your business, the best resolutions should include HR. For small...


2017: The year perception changed about sexual harassment

As the year draws to a close, it’s a great time to take stock of progress since last year and set out a plan for the year ahead. This year has seen some massive changes, especially around the perception of sexual harassment, after Harvey Weinste...


How to handle the ‘sickie’ over the festive period

For businesses that are open across the holiday season, it’s likely to be a skeleton staff. But if someone phones in sick, it can cause havoc and unanticipated service gaps. ‘Chucking a sickie’ is among the leading causes of why staff are ab...


How to manage employees when temperatures soar

The mercury is edging up to 40 degrees across Australia, in the worst heatwave in over half a century! It can be hard for staff to concentrate in the sweltering conditions, especially as the hot weather is predicted to go on for another few days a...