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Is this meeting necessary?

Have you ever stopped to ask, “Why are we having this meeting?”. If the only answer presented to you is “We always meet at this time every week.”, it’s time to put meetings under the microscope. If you’re looking at ways to improve pro...

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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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Should you be paying your interns?

In order to know whether you need to be paying interns, you first need to establish the nature of the internship that you have advertised. This is because the term “intern” in isolation does not provide you with the answer. Depending on the type ...

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Are your managers aware of high-risk HR situations?

For a busy business owner, experienced senior staff can be a great source of support. With good managers in place you can find peace of mind knowing that your business will continue to operate as normal if you are otherwise engaged. You’ve no do...

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Does your employee contract template do the job?

Written contracts for employees may seem like burdensome paperwork. Yet another admin step prolonging your recruitment process. That is, until the full extent of their importance becomes clear to you when something goes wrong later on. You may fee...

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How to address poor time management with employees

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” “Something more important came up” “I don’t have time right now. I’ll do it later” Sound familiar? If employees are providing these common excuses when you ask them for an update...

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How to support an employee who is caring for a dependant

As many as one in eight of us is providing unpaid care for a sick or elderly relative. This is often in addition to paid employment, so it is possible that you may have some carers amongst your workforce. Unsupported employees with caring duties c...

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How would you rate your workplace well-being?

How well is your workforce? Australia has been ranked 25th out of 25 comparator economies for work-life balance on a report into working lives by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  This suggests that workplace well-being i...

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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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