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What to do about an employee with a side hustle

The day has come when you find out that an employee has something on the side. Your impulse reaction might be one of surprise and raise questions such as, “How long has this been going on?” or “Aren’t we enough for you?”. Then you return...

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The A-Z of Recruitment

Awards and agreements Awards and agreements set out legal requirements for minimum employment conditions, including rates of pay.  There are many different types and they can vary from one industry to the next. Do you know which, if any, might appl...

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How to spot and stop sexual harassment in your business

Workplace sexual harassment has received global attention in recent years, thanks to progressive movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. However the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian wo...

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Making the most out of Mondays in your business

Mondays, most people tend to either love them or hate them. Some like to embrace the dawn of a new week and all it promises, whilst others see Monday as a major hurdle to overcome, with next weekend a distant prospect. That hurdle is notoriously k...

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How to play it safe with Secret Santa in your business

At the HR Dept the week after the Christmas party and Secret Santa is always busy. It seems that despite our (and every employment solicitor’s) warning, mistakes still happen. Christmas party antics can perhaps be excused as a result of over ind...

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Flexible working: The new rules

Since advancements in technology have made it easier for people to work flexibly and remotely, more businesses are embracing the idea of less-traditional working hours. In fact, flexible working is now such a widely recognised method that the Fair...

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The HR Dept’s guide to hosting a good work party

There are times throughout the year that you may wish to reward your hardworking employees by hosting a party or a fun team-building activity. Work events such as the annual Christmas or summer party can be a great way to boost morale. They bring eve...

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Four ways to improve knowledge sharing in your SME business

It is not uncommon for a small business to be fuelled by multitaskers who wear various hats throughout the day. As the leader of such a team you may even read this and say, “Oh certainly, I myself have at least five hats to choose from!” Whils...

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