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Staff training and your remuneration obligations

Investing in your staff with regular training helps to keep everyone on the same page and plays a key role in fostering a positive workplace culture. But when it comes to remunerating your team, is training time, paid work time? Our resident HR expert, Lisa has the answer. “The truth is, if the training is […]

Changing rosters | What you need to know

Need to change an employee’s regular roster? Here is what you need to know As businesses grow and change, so do their operations. A process that may have been functional and appropriate at one time, may no longer be the best fit for the business. So, when changes to your business need to be reflected […]

Work Christmas Parties 101

Work Christmas Parties 101 With less than a few weeks until Christmas arrives, many workplaces have organised their end of year functions. Let’s face it, it’s a great opportunity to recognise everyone’s hard work and to celebrate team achievements.

Hiring over the holidays | What you need to know

Hiring over the holidays | What you need to know The lead up to Christmas might be busy but that’s no excuse to put your head in the mistletoe when it comes to bringing on extra help in your business. Before you employ any Christmas casuals, read our HR Manager, Lisa’s quick how-to guide:

Shutting down over the holidays?

Shutting down over the holidays? With the countdown to Christmas officially on, now is the time to think about Christmas and New Year shut down for your business. So, how do leave arrangements work with your staff during this period? Can they refuse to take leave or is it a classic case of “too bad, […]

HR Advice | Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal One of our clients recently asked this Question……. We have employment contracts in place with all of our employees which have a clause relating to the Minimum Employment Period (commonly known as the Probation Period). If we terminate an employee within the ‘minimum employment period’, are we obligated to give a reason for […]

Thinking about arranging a work Christmas Party?

Work Christmas Party As the end of 2017 approaches, along with it comes the inevitable festive season celebrations of office parties and other functions. While it is a time to celebrate the year that was and recognise your staff’s hard work, employers need to ensure that adequate planning is carried out so that everyone has […]

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