Single Touch Payroll - What you need to know

Posted by Matt Heighway on 10 January 2019
Single Touch Payroll - What you need to know
Single Touch Payroll changes the way that employers report tax and superannuation information to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). At this stage only businesses that employ 20 people or more are required to report to the ATO via Single Touch Payroll. If your business has 19 employees or less you need to be getting ready as legislation is currently being drafted to make it mandatory for you too. What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)? Rather than reporting your Payroll information annual...
Posted in: Bookkeeping Taxation  

The right fit - How to recruit staff in a candidate short market

Posted by Kristy-Lee Billett on 24 September 2018
The right fit - How to recruit staff in a candidate short market
When your business is short staffed, there can be nothing more frustrating than a candidate short market. You and your team are already under the pump, and as an owner or manager you constantly find yourself being pulled into working 'in' rather than 'on' your business. This only impacts on your ability to focus on growth, client acquisition and product & service development. But despite the temptation, it's important to remember that desperate times shouldn'...
Posted in: Recruitment  

Top 5 Questions to NOT ask a potential employee

Posted by Kristy-Lee Billett on 24 September 2018
Top 5 Questions to NOT ask a potential employee
Given that the interview is still the primary selection tool used by employers, when you step back and think about it, you are making some fairly substantial decisions about the future of your business and your team based on a meeting which typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. That being the case, it's imperative that you maximise the interview time by remembering the fundamental goal of an interview. The interview is your one chance to get to get to know the applicant, and asses...
Posted in: HR Small Business Interview Questions  

Finding Employees that will represent your Brand

Posted by Kristy-Lee Billett on 24 September 2018
Finding Employees that will represent your Brand
As business owners, leaders and managers we often spend a great deal of time and effort into our 'brand'. This includes our business brand, our personal brand and often in a wider capacity the brand of our industry and local business community. We put countless hours and huge amounts of money into building our brand, ensuring the image is right, the consistency is there and the marketability of the brand is as strong as it can be. We know our brand, and many of those leaders who re...
Posted in: Recruitment Brand Culture  

Breaking News - National Minimum Wage increase confirmed

Posted by Kristy-Lee Billett on 24 September 2018
Breaking News - National Minimum Wage increase confirmed
Annual Wage Review Delivered Increases for all Award Based Employees. If your staff are covered by an of the Modern Awards, and paid at Award rates, the 1st of July marks pay increase time in accordance with the Annual Wage review conducted by Fair Work Australia and handed down 1 June 2018. From 1 July, the following key changes occur:

1)ALL Modern Award rates of pay will increase by 3.5%;
2)The National Minimum Wage increases to $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour. An ...
Posted in: HR Minimum Wage  
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