bushfires

Helping employees in times of crisis

How leaders can support their employees in times of crisis or trauma Today we’ve had a couple of calls from our clients asking us for tips on how to support employees in the bushfire crisis. Our CEO has done a quick video to help Small Business Owners and Leaders on how to lead their teams through crisis. http://hr-xperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HRE-How-Leaders-can-support-Employees-in-time-of-Crisis-or-Trauma.mp4

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NES

NES

National Employment Standards I was speaking to a business owner yesterday and we were discussing the companies that have been falling foul of the law over the last few months.  Intriguingly, this business owner has 6 employees and they also had no idea about the NES   So I thought it is a good time to remind folks about our Minimum Employment Requirements in Australia. The NES is Australia’s National Employment Standards, of which there are 10.  The NES applies to all incorporated business (Pty Ltd) [subject to national employment law], employing people in Australia.  This covers full-time and part-time employee. The […]

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melbourne cup

Enjoying Melbourne Cup

Find out how to ensure your team have fantastic fun on Melbourne Cup and avoid the legal risks inherent in Workplace events. We share our key tips…

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Motivation

Achieving Success in 2020!

Making 2020 an AWESOME year! Transform your life and your business! The future is here!  Make 2020 the year you scale and transform your life and business! In this blog, I outline a couple of tips on how to motivate yourself to develop and actually achieve your dreams this year.  No matter where you are starting from, everyone with the right vision, purpose, clear goals, strong motivation and strong self-belief and confidence can achieve their dreams.   Why Goals instead of New Year Resolutions? We all know the feeling…. time is rushing ahead and at the end of the year we […]

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law

Casual deemed permanent employee

Federal  Court converts casual to Permanent status! Late last week Federal Court of Australia bought down a judgment that could see many Australian casual workers converted into permanent employees. This possibility has been around for some time.  Many employers do not understand the concept of casual employment and often misuse the term unknowingly. However, ignorance is not a defence. It is now critical for all employers, no matter their size understand the implications of this case and what costs they will incur. Employers in retail, construction, hospitality and other high casual usage workers need to reassess the operation of the […]

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Christmas party

Avoiding Christmas party & silly season nightmares!

T’was the season to be silly….falalalalalala The silly season is upon us and Christmas Parties and events are commencing. Did you know that litigation increases in the December to January period? In particular, sexual and racial harassment claims skyrocket. I’ve personally been involved in well over 300 conduct dismissals.  I estimate approximately 15-20% have been associated with client or workplace Christmas parties misconduct. Christmas parties/lunches are seen as an extension of the workplace and falls within the boundaries of in the ‘course of employment’. That means health and safety, bullying and discrimination laws are enforceable. The law hold employees accountable […]

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recruitment process

Creating a robust recruitment process to attract great talent

Creating a robust recruitment process Attracting Great Talent As a Business owner, CEO or Manager, one of the most important assets to your business are your employees.  Recruiting great employees ensures your business will have strong profitability, productivity, efficiency and great customer service.  Getting your recruitment process right is absolutely critical to your success from the beginning. Remember, ALL Performance Management starts at recruitment.  Get it wrong here and you may suffer significant consequences. Here are our top 7 tips to ensure you recruit great talent for your business: 1. Ensure the right fit! All good recruitment starts with outlining […]

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Is your business growing?

  How does your business measure up for growth? Are you an employer of more than 5 staff seeking business growth? Have you wondered how your business measures up? Larger businesses have the advantage of employing HR and Organisational Development (OD) experts to enable high growth, help them become talent magnets that are engaged and great performers, as well as great brand ambassadors. As HR/OD consultants working with businesses of all levels, we are often engaged to help businesses grow, scale or change. The first thing we do when we are engaged is assess the quality and impact of the […]

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vulnerable workers

News Flash: New law passed – Vulnerable Workers Protection Bill

  NEW LAW PASSED SENATE Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed The Turnbull Government’s legislation protecting vulnerable workers amendment bill has now passed the Senate.  It will now head for Royal Assent (approximately two weeks) and become effective immediately.  Although some clauses give a six week implementation period. This legislation targets the Franchise industry in particular where there have been quite a number of Fair Work Cases where employers have been acting unscrupulously. The Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash said “the strengthened penalties contained in this Bill will act as a […]

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