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How to host a good work Christmas party

The festive season is upon us! And like many employers you may well be getting ready to celebrate a year of hard work by hosting a Christmas party for employees. You’ll likely know, from past experience, that the annual work Christmas party is...

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Documenting employee conflict. Are you taking note?

Although the benefits of writing something down are widely known, you may sometimes be tempted to take a chance and hope that you’ll remember something important later. Even with multiple methods of note taking at our fingertips in today’s t...


Bushfires – Important information for employers

In response to the catastrophic bushfire crisis impacting Australia, The HR Dept have created a guide to help you understand your rights and obligations as an employer. With the worsening conditions many businesses have no other option but to...

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How to manage imposter syndrome in your business

As an employer you may not be surprised to hear that some people lie on their CV to increase their chances of getting a role. They will knowingly falsify grades, get phony references and even make up work experience or entire educational establi...


Who is to blame?

Written by Lee-Anne Hunt – The HR Dept Ringwood Yet another business is publicly blamed for underpayments to their employees. Please don’t think I’m supportive of businesses who knowingly do the wrong thing; it’s just I’m not ...


Are cliques running your business?

Colleagues getting along and working in teams is an ideal scenario for employers. That is until a clique forms and uses your business as its headquarters. A clique is a small exclusive group of people, which may also be referred to as a ga...