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Driving success by developing great leaders

What makes a great leader? Various styles of leadership have been known to achieve success in different fields and industries. So there may not be one clear answer as to what makes a great leader, but rather a mixture of qualities and techniq...

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Jury service – The process for employers

You’ve set your sights on an exciting new project, got your people in place and are ready to hit the ground running. Then it happens. A key member of staff informs you that they have been selected for jury service. “You’re joking!” is...

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When an employee goes AWOL to attend a protest

Are you so passionate about climate change that you would be willing to let employees take time off to protest? Well, this Friday may test your views. It has been marked as a significant day for climate strike action around the world. Earlier in...

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Could you be paying the price for incorrect payroll?

A reminder for payroll cut-off pops up in your calendar. How does it make you feel? If you have someone in place to manage payroll for your business, you might dismiss it without a second thought. But, if you are managing payroll yourself, it could b...

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Top tips for managing remote workers

There are many benefits to employing remote workers for your business, such as reduced overheads and better flexibility. But managing them comes with its own challenges. On-site employees jesting that their homeworker colleagues are “slacking”, a...

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Why every business needs a social media policy

With 18 million Australians of the population being avid social media users it’s safe to assume that some, if not all, of your employees have an online persona. You may even have put the most socially savvy of them in charge of your own busi...

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Getting ahead with good mental health in your business

As an employer you would not expect your employee to work as usual if they were suffering from a physical illness that caused them obvious pain. Unfortunately, when people are suffering from mental health issues such as depression the signs are not o...

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Getting to grips with best practice parental leave

You’ve signed the card and waved an employee off into parenthood. But what happens next? Perhaps you haven’t thought that far ahead yet, especially if the employee is taking the full allowance of parental leave which can be up to two years. Ho...

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