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Follow our 4 Day Week Journey

Follow our 4 Day Week Journey

The Focus HR team is currently undergoing a trial period, working towards implementing a 4-day week. The idea was made famous by Andrew Barnes in his book, you guessed it … “The 4 Day Week”.  The concept at its simplest is described as 100 | 80 |...

Are Business Owner Years like Dog Years?

Are Business Owner Years like Dog Years?

Did you know that the first year of a dog's life is equal to approximately 15 years of a human's life? The second year of a dog's life equals about nine years for a human. And after that, every human year equals approximately four or five years for...

COVID-19 Vaccinations – to mandate or not to mandate

COVID-19 Vaccinations – to mandate or not to mandate

Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, has told Australia that the vaccine roll out could occur as early as next month, and savvy employers are asking the question of whether they can make vaccinations mandatory in the workplace context.  Up to...

Post JobKeeper – do you have a plan?

Post JobKeeper – do you have a plan?

JobKeeper 2.0 will come to a finish at the end of March 2021.  And with it, the Job Keeper Enabling Directions that eligible employees could make under the legislative changes that Fair Work released during Covid-19 will also cease. Business who...

Toowoomba celebrates its businesses in style

Toowoomba celebrates its businesses in style

The decision to go ahead with the Business Excellence Awards this year was a leap of faith, believing that the Toowoomba business community would endure and that we would want an opportunity to celebrate together.  2020 has been a year where we...

And the finalists are…

And the finalists are…

The team at Focus HR is excited to announce the finalists in the running for the Engaged People Program Bursary for 2021. As naming rights sponsors of the Business Excellence Awards, presented by Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Focus HR are...

Proudly announcing the Engaged People Bursaries for 2021

Proudly announcing the Engaged People Bursaries for 2021

Focus HR – giving away $50,000 in bursaries for 2021! Focus HR, the naming rights sponsors for the Toowoomba Business Excellence Awards, are further demonstrating their commitment to supporting small business in our region. In 2021 Focus HR will...

The Focus HR Business Excellence Awards 2020

The Focus HR Business Excellence Awards 2020

We are Focus HR, and we are your people and culture consultants. We help businesses build winning people, winning cultures and winning teams, and we are incredibly proud to be the naming rights sponsors for the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce...

Still pinching myself

Still pinching myself

Eight years ago today, I got the paperwork to say that Focus HR had been formally registered as a business. As I sit and reflect on the journey I can feel every rise, fall, jolt and rattle of the roller coaster ride it has been. When you take the...

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