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This is a great question and one where not a lot of discussion has taken place. Technology has affected the workplace in many ways and social media is no different. All businesses must develop and adapt to survive. This has been occurring for many decades long before social media become the latest ‘buzz’ word. However, [...]
Social media blurs the lines between personal and professional communications. As millions of Australians use social media every day, this presents substantial risks to workplaces particularly for those with no safeguards in place. As social media becomes more entrenched in our lives providing easy accessibility to communicate, the spectrum of technologies that is social media [...]
What is ‘Redundancy’ and how do you as an employer manage the redundancy process in your business or workplace? Redundancy can be described as the situation where an employer no longer requires an employee to carry out work of a particular kind or to carry out work of a particular kind at the same location. [...]
Workplace bullying can have a profound effect on all aspects of a person’s health as well as their work and family life. It also has significant flow on effects for the community and the economy, with the Productivity Commission estimating the total cost of workplace bullying in Australia at between $6 billion and $36 billion [...]
Your office should be one of the few areas in your life that you can focus completely and utterly on the tasks at hand, but unfortunately this is not usually the case. Use these four tips to turn your office into the productive space it should be.
Personally I’m over the moon about Tony Abbott’s recent suggestion for the Productivity Commission to investigate and cost the viability of the current childcare rebate being extended to cover in-home care. Is it a political stunt aimed at courting female voters as PM, Julia Gillard put it or just a plain common sense approach to childcare [...]
Making a decision to expand your business and take on an employee is daunting enough, but calculating the correct amount to pay them each week and what Modern Award to pay them under is even more daunting! Mandy Cann provides some insight into how to work out the Modern Award that applies to your employees.
The importance of having a neat and tidy presentation of ones self can be under estimated. One simple wardrobe malfunction or uncomfortable shoe could ruin your entire day as well as put a dent in your colleagues’ opinion of you.
As part of last week’s IWD activites the Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis announced the appointment of Helen Conway as the Director of the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA). Previously known as the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA), it is a new federal body given new powers that [...]
Are you an employer? Hope you are ready for the extra burden and red tape that the Paid Parental scheme will impose on your business? Because unless there are some radical changes very soon the Government will expect you to become one of their Paid Parental Leave pay clerks?