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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...

Casual Double Dipping – The Teammate’s Perspective

Casual Double Dipping – The Teammate’s Perspective

Employers around Australia have been trying to understand what the latest casual employment case means with a very real possibility of casuals being able to 'double dip'. But what are employees saying about this? How are fulltime and part-time...

Our strategy existential crisis

Our strategy existential crisis

My business partner had me stumped when he asked 'how can I possibly tell business owners that strategy is important when something like Covid-19 can come along and make all the planning in the world useless'? ... For many years we have subscribed...

Don’t get stuck in crisis mode

Don’t get stuck in crisis mode

The last 3 months has been a time like nothing we have ever experienced. This pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives - our health, our work, our finances, and our fundamental freedom to live life the way we have become accustomed to. While...

Change your perspective

Change your perspective

It is crucial that businesses keep themselves strong and viable for the future beyond Covid-19, but to do this they must change their perspective ... There is a lot of information out there right now about the legislation and compliance behind...

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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