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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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Remote Work Success Secrets

Remote Work Success Secrets

Whilst many (most) of us have recently been thrust into the world of 'working from home' and had to adapt on the fly to this change. Remote work in itself is not new, and in fact I believe the first half of 2020 and everything that came with that will mean that remote work, whether from home, a shared remote office or on the road, will be more prevalent in the future with employers realising the benefits, understanding the possibilities harnessing the value of being able to not only...
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Creating a COVID Safe Return To Work

Creating a COVID Safe Return To Work

As we transition back into a working world which represents the 'pre COVID' era again we are seeing some employers and their teams rushing back all systems go as if nothing has changed, whilst in many other cases there is a real sense of concern and uncertainty. Employers are unsure what's required of them, and how to handle employees who are reluctant to return, and employees are concerned about their obligations and responsibilities, and sometimes are afraid to speak up and vo...
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Understanding Employee Engagement

Understanding Employee Engagement

What exactly is 'Employee Engagement'?   Like many others you may think it is a bit of the HR buzzword and a fluffy concept made up by someone trying to create work for themselves in a big corporation.
There is a popular misconception that it's about keeping people happy, making sure they're having fun at work, giving employees everything they want, beanbags in the staff room, chocolate biscuits in the kitchen and all of those perks. Keeping staff happy and making ...
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10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019

10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019

Undoubtedly the way we work is changing at a rapid rate. Largely this is with thanks to advancements in technology and the growth in the ability to leverage the likes of AI in the workplace which is creating efficiencies and opportunities to remove manual transactional tasks at a rapid rate, meaning some 'jobs' will no longer exist as we know them now. The recently released 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report from Deloitte Human Capital Services has surveyed 10, 000 respondent...
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