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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
If you believe that people are the greatest asset in your business, what are you doing to ensure their wellbeing and optimal performance capability? Why should you invest in wellbeing?
When you are considering the substantive merit of a case for disciplinary action or termination of employment, passing the “3 tents test” is a good start.
There is a great line in this Aretha Franklin classic which is “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me”. We have followed her example and looked at what it means in a workplace.
Many businesses think that simply having a policy is enough to demonstrate compliance but there is actually a lot more to it than that as businesses too often find out the hard way.
Next time you are looking to recruit a new employee, ask the question “Why would I want to work for you?”
Why is it that some businesses have people who stay with them and consistently perform well?
How do they keep them motivated?