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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...

New Casual Employee Bill

New Casual Employee Bill

The Federal Government has announced it will table its new IR omnibus Bill on Wednesday 9 December, which is set to include a number of changes for casual workers and those who employ them. With 2.3 million casual employees across Australia, this...

Is your business eligible for the new JobMaker Hiring Credit?

Is your business eligible for the new JobMaker Hiring Credit?

The JobMaker Hiring Credit will give businesses incentives to take on additional young job seekers. This will help young people access job opportunities as the economy recovers. The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available to employers for each new...

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...

Updates to Modern Awards 1st November 2020

Updates to Modern Awards 1st November 2020

We wanted to give a timely reminder that from 1 November 2020, the 1.75% minimum pay rate increase has taken effect for a whole range of Modern Awards. The most common of these are Building & Construction, Manufacturing, Clerks, Food &...

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...

Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?

Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?

What a powerful question right?!? No matter which employer we've asked this question of, it never fails to get a similar reaction. There is the intake of breath to give a quick answer ... then a pause and look of puzzlement ... you can almost hear...

IR Alert: Recent award updates and changes

IR Alert: Recent award updates and changes

The Fair Work Commission has issued determinations varying the Aged Care Award, Nurses Award and Health Service Award. The Fair Work Commission issued determinations varying the following awards: Aged Care Award Nurses Award Health Service Award...

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