2019 Workplace Trends

Posted by Matt Heighway on 31 January 2019
2019 Workplace Trends
  Our workplaces are changing. In addition to navigating the everyday challenges as a small business owner, we can't take our focus away from our most important resource that, if not managed correctly in many cases can make or break us. We have identified some trending workplace and workforce issues to consider for 2019. The Invasion of Generation Z Generation Z, the demographic group on the heals of the millennials, are entering the workforce in large numbers. We thou...
Posted in: Recruitment HR Culture Workplace stress Workplace  

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  

10 Must Ask Interview Questions

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