There is plenty of research out there that tells us that the 1900’s command and control approach to management just doesn’t work in the modern world where change is constant and people want answers and results now. If we are going to get true employee engagement and high performance with today’s and future generations, we […]
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As part of the 4 yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission has decided to insert casual conversion provisions into the 85 modern awards that currently do not have provisions of this sort. These provide a right for casual employees engaged on a regular and systematic basis to apply for conversion to full-time […]
The Footmen Foundation is a long serving charity meeting the needs of community groups and people in need in Maroondah and surrounding areas as a funder of last resort for over 40 years. If there is a special need for which funding cannot otherwise be fully sourced, grant applications can be made to fill the […]
There are a number of changes that have come into being from 1 July 2017 as a result of the 2016-2017 Annual Wage Review which increased the National Minimum Wage and award rates by 3.3% and other decisions made by the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Ombudsman has produced an up to date set […]
This morning, we ran the first of our “Your Workplace Rights” briefings for secondary students and first up were Year 10 students at Melba College about to go out on work experience. The briefing covered pay and conditions, National Employment Standards, Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements and the roles of the Fair Work Commission and […]
The Fair Work Commission has announced transitional arrangements for implementing the recent decisions to reduce penalty rates for work on Sundays and Public Holidays across a variety of awards. Sunday penalty rates The reductions in Sunday penalty rates are being phased in in annual instalments over 3 to 4 years depending on the award and […]
The Fair Work Commission today issued its decision in the 2016-2017 Annual Wage Review. As we predicted, the decision came in at 3.3% (about midway in our predicted range of 3 – 3.5%). That takes the Federal Minimum Wage to $694.90 per week, or $18.29 per hour with effect from 1 July 2017. This constitutes an increase […]
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Geelong branch through our Associate Chris White who is based in Highton. Chris will be the lead on our activities in the region with support from our Melbourne team as required. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0419 130 580.
Do you do performance appraisals in your business? If so, how productive are they? Here are some ideas on how you can improve the quality and outcomes of your performance and development conversations with your people. Define the purpose Be clear about what you are trying to achieve. You have made an investment in people […]
The federal government recently presented the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 to parliament and it is expected to pass into legislation with bipartisan support. This bill has far reaching consequences with the proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 including: Introducing a higher scale of penalties for ‘serious contraventions’ of prescribed […]