Leading During Uncertain Times

Leading During Uncertain Times
At the time of writing this here in Australia we are in the midst of the ongoing impact of COVID-19. It feels like a dance, the in and out of lockdown dance. Unlike the initial periods of impact this virus had on us, where we were 'all in it together' we are now quite often a country divided. Victoria has been in and out of lockdown more times than they care to count, Sydney are in the midst of a long drawn out period of restrictions and in fact right now more than half the population...
 

6 Ways to Keep Your Hybrid Team Connected

6 Ways to Keep Your Hybrid Team Connected
At the time of writing this I myself am caught up in the Sydney 2021 'lockdown' despite the fact I live outside of Sydney, and like many it's reminded me of how much the world of work has changed in the last 18 months. I've spoken a lot about hybrid teams in recent months, because the big discussion has been around returning staff to physical offices and workplaces, whilst balancing their newfound sense of expectation around working from home becoming a new norm. In my view,...
 

Are they an Employee or a Contractor - 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Are they an Employee or a Contractor - 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Small business and fast growing entrepreneurial organisations who are looking to service more clients and bigger projects faster and more efficiently have always been creative in how to manage this growth in their organisations. One of the key strategies many small business use to facilitate growth in a low risk, cost effective way, is engaging contractors rather than employees to help meet their growing client demands. And there are lots of great arguments for why businesses should utilise...
 

Is it time for a mid-year reset?

Is it time for a mid-year reset?
Today is the end of the financial year, and for many businesses the plans, goals, strategies and projects they put in place at the beginning of the year may be just gradually moving along, or in some cases (thanks COVID) things may have been upended more than once.   At the beginning of the year we are typically all bright eyed and bushy tailed. We are refreshed from our traditional Christmas close down and break, we are motivated by our vision for the year ahead and excited to share i...
 

Keeping Up With Compliance

Keeping Up With Compliance
At the time of writing this particular article, the Fair Work Commission has handed down its decision following the Annual Minimum Wage Review process. The process involves the Commission reviewing submissions from various interested parties, including employer and employee representative groups, as well as analysing data relating to wages, such as changes to cost of living and alike. Essentially, they are looking to ensure that the minimum wages set out in the Fair Work Act, including the ...
 
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