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Induction & Onboarding

Induction & Onboarding

-Tamara Stopford, Leadership & Engagement Consultant I still get the jitters every time I start a new job!  I love it—makes you feel alive! Camille Guaty In small business in particular, it is not uncommon for an induction and onboarding...

Real Estate Award Changes  

Real Estate Award Changes  

The Real Estate Industry Award 2020 [MA000106] has been updated to clarify when employees are considered to be working and therefore entitled to be paid motor vehicle allowances.   Effective from 1 March 2024, the Award’s existing motor vehicle...

Discipline and Termination

Discipline and Termination

Why being judge, jury and executioner may cost your business thousands Imagine having to pay $12,000 for an unfair dismissal to an employee who was described by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) as having engaged in conduct that was...

The story of our team caricatures

The story of our team caricatures

The idea of caricatures of our teams started in 2020 at our team strategy retreat. We had originally wanted to get cartoon artists to come to the retreat to sketch each of our people while we were working, but we couldn't find someone to do it on...

Two more Stevie Awards!

Two more Stevie Awards!

Awards Season continues! We are very proud to announce two more International The Stevie® Awards wins! In the Company/Organisation (Women-Owned or -Led) Awards Categories, Focus HR received a BRONZE award for Company of the Year – Business Services...

Focus HR wins a STEVIE!

Focus HR wins a STEVIE!

FOCUS HR HONOURED AS BRONZE STEVIE® AWARD WINNER IN 2022 STEVIE AWARDS FOR GREAT EMPLOYERS Toowoomba business Focus HR has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Employer of the Year - Business & Professional Services category...

Shining the Spotlight – launching BEA 2022

Shining the Spotlight – launching BEA 2022

Thanks to the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce team for gearing up for another great year of Business Excellence Awards in 2022. We love the theme of 'shining the spotlight' that the Chamber has adopted this year. We don't do that often enough do we …...

Minimum Wage Review Released – 15 June 2022

Minimum Wage Review Released – 15 June 2022

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced the 2022 minimum wage review outcome.   The key points are as follows: 5.2% increase to the national minimum wage National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour This amounts to an...

Feedback: The Ultimate Respect

Feedback: The Ultimate Respect

Feedback. Challenging to give; difficult to receive – even when it is positive we Australians still seem to struggle with giving and receiving feedback! I think a lot of people feel awkward giving positive feedback – maybe because they didn’t get...

Culture – the ultimate competitive advantage

Culture – the ultimate competitive advantage

Put simply, the culture of a company is the sum of the behaviours of all its people (Michael Kouly). Our workplace culture gives us a sense of identity, ensures we attract and retain the right people, and gives us a deeper sense of connection.  ...

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