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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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What to do when an employee is always late for work

Employee timekeeping can be a major concern to employers. Particularly in businesses which require staff to clock-in. Lateness, absenteeism, even keeping track of sick leave can all act as a distraction to the time-pressed manager. There can b...

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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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How to manage an employee under the influence of alcohol

Did you know that a quarter of people drink to get drunk at least once a month? A new report shows how this statistic has increased since 2011. Perhaps you are not too surprised by this as drinking is known to be a popular Australian pastime. With...

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Are your interviewing techniques a help or a hindrance?

Interviews. You either look forward to doing them, dread them or get someone else to do them for you. Perhaps you feel you have nailed your interviewing technique by now and typically follow the same process every time. This is great... if your techn...

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What to do when an employee asks for a pay rise

Just when everything seems to be ticking along nicely, you get a request from an employee asking for a pay rise. Sigh. It could be right on time, perhaps you have been reviewing wages. Or, it’s caught you off guard and you’re left feeling stun...

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