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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 |...

Clumsy Feedback Gracefully Received

Clumsy Feedback Gracefully Received

I was listening to a Brené Brown podcast recently and right at the end she spoke about how receiving feedback is never easy, particularly given that not everyone is trained in how to deliver feedback. And I thought it was such a powerful message. I...

Does your business need a boost?

Does your business need a boost?

Does your small business need to develop a solid foundation of HR systems? Are you looking to work on your business strategy, vision and values? Or do you want to develop the managers within your business to become more effective leaders? We are...

Managing Employee Complaints

Managing Employee Complaints

At some point you may be faced with a complaint from an employee regarding the behaviour of another employee. While dealing with a complaint may seem relatively straightforward on paper, putting it into practice can be harder than it seems.  A...

New Superannuation change. How will it affect me?

New Superannuation change. How will it affect me?

With the recent release of the 2020-21 Federal Budget and scheduled 0.5% superannuation increase to come into effect from the 1 July 2021, below is a snapshot of what you need to know. The scheduled increase to Super Guarantee (SG) contributions...

Minimum wage review released

Minimum wage review released

The Fair Work Commission announced the 2021 minimum wage review outcome at 3:30pm today, 16th June. The key points are as follows: 2.5% increase National Minimum Wage will be $772.60 per week or $20.33 per hour Amounts to an increase of $18.80 per...

Our Vision, Our Space

Our Vision, Our Space

Our vision is to achieve mastery in our space by having a position on all things people, leadership, strategy.  It is a vision for a reason - a vision is a goal or an aspiration, it is not your current state.  We are not so egotistical as to think...

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...

Casual Employment Reform – Practical Tips for Employers

Casual Employment Reform – Practical Tips for Employers

The Fair Work Amendment Act 2021 brought in a bunch of changes in relation to the rights and obligations of casual employees. We’ve spent the last few weeks diving deeper into what this means and at a very practical level, what employers need to...

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