The Legislative Framework Explained

The Legislative Framework Explained
For many business owners who find themselves hiring staff and building a team, being compliant and doing things 'right' can be of real concern. It can feel overwhelming and like an extra layer of complexity you hadn't considered when setting out on your business journey.

Understanding the entire ecosystem that is the industrial relations framework in Australia might really assist in demystifying and simplifying the complex legislative environment that underpins the employment r...
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Leading Through Crisis

Leading Through Crisis
At the time of writing this here in Australia we are in the midst of the so called 'second wave' of the global COVID-19 pandemic. With some of the Country operating as normal, other parts are in complete lockdown with stay at home orders and curfews in place.
With all of the uncertainty that 2020 has delivered, one thing that has proven certain is this. All businesses require great leaders to survive and flourish, and through a period of crisis in any organisation, economy or en...
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Successful Leaders Do These Things

Successful Leaders Do These Things
In my view, leadership is one of, if not the most critical attribute in successful organisations. Businesses who can not only survive, but thrive in tough environments, and continue to exist beyond the lifetimes of their founders and their original dream team, must, by their nature have great leaders., without that they are surviving in spite of themselves and will ultimately fail to continue.
Importantly, leadership is not a position, or term of rank within any business. Great leaders ca...
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8 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

8 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is like your secret weapon that can really differentiate you from your competitors. Engaged teams attract the best and brightest, and foster environments which encourage productivity, creativity and best practice at every level. We know that engaged teams can lead to productivity and profitability increases and disengaged teams cost time and money, so how can we practically improve employee engagement? Here are some key tips to get you started:
1) Operate from...
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Modern Awards

Modern Awards
If you employ staff who are covered under the National Industrial Relations system (the Fair Work Act), it is highly likely that many, if not most, of these employees will be covered by one of more of the 120 + Modern Awards. Modern Awards are effectively legal documents which outline the minimum terms of employment, including pay rates and other conditions, of employees who are deemed to be covered by them. They are structured in accordance with core industries and key occupations and we...
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