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GENERAL DISCLAIMER || Information published on our blog is provided on a general basis only. It is not provided with your individual circumstances in mind. It should not be interpreted as specific human resource and/or recruitment advice. For tailored advice, contact our team to arrange an appointment or speak with an industry professional.

Finding the *right* employer fit

So, you’ve made it to the interview round for a job. What steps do you take to ensure it’s the right fit for you? Here are our top tips. At this stage, you should already know what the job is. This is your opportunity to seek clarification. For example, if the role requires client visits, […]

Resumes and Referees

Who do you have listed as your referees on your resume? Do you ALWAYS ask beforehand or run with the *she’ll be right* attitude? The truth is, it pays to give this one some thought. Let us explain. Always ask a person before listing them as a referee. We receive negative references – more often […]

Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants

Does your business need help with human resource advice during these challenging times? Round two of the Queensland Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants has been announced, with applications opening on 1 July 2020. Aimed at helping businesses affected by COVID-19, the Queensland Government is offering grants of up to $10K and money can be used for a […]

Redundancies and employer financial hardship

With the ongoing effects of COVID-19, some businesses are looking at reducing staff, including making redundancies. When this occurs, employers typically refer to the National Employment Standards to calculate the redundancy package (also known as severance pay). But what if your business is experiencing financial hardship and cannot pay? Firstly, it’s important to note that where employees […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and key employment changes

In almost every area of the law, there have been changes to existing rules and procedures to help deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is especially true in employment law. Set out below are some of the key changes to legislation and modern awards that have been introduced over the last week that employers need to be […]

Having an open mind while recruiting

Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer, it pays to keep an open mind while you are recruiting. Being hung up on a small detail… could mean you miss something fantastic. So, what common hangups do we see? Our resident expert, Joy has some insights from both sides of the recruitment fence. If you’re […]

What happens during annual leave if your employee gets sick?

Planning an Easter holiday? With less than one month on the calendar, now is the time to encourage your employees to get their annual leave paperwork rolling. BUT what happens if your employee’s holiday plans get placed on hold because they get sick? Can they opt to take sick leave instead or is it a […]

Changing employee classifications and back pay

Do you understand changing employee classifications and back pay obligations? We were recently asked the following question. QUESTION An employee has taking on some higher-level tasks. Because of this, I am in the process of changing them from a level 2 classification to a level 3. Am I required to back pay them or it is […]