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The problem with postponing people problems

The problem with postponing people problems

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them”  - Henry Ford How many times have you heard or thought ‘management would be easy…if it weren’t for the people!’. Through our work with our clients, people...

Does your team know your Vision?

Does your team know your Vision?

~ Tamara Stopford - Focus HR Leadership & Engagement Consultant Over my years in the workforce, I have been so fortunate to work for large corporate businesses, world recognised chains, not-for-profit organisations, and local small businesses....

Increased Flexibility for Authorised Salary Deductions

Increased Flexibility for Authorised Salary Deductions

From 30 December 2023, employees will be able to authorise salary deductions made by their employer that are: recurring for amounts that vary from time to time. This means an employee can make a single written authorisation that allows their...

Superannuation Entitlements Embedded in the NES

Superannuation Entitlements Embedded in the NES

From 1 January 2024, the National Employment Standards (NES) will include a right to superannuation contributions. This means that unpaid or underpaid superannuation can be enforced under the Fair Work Act by more employees. Employers already have...

To be Politically Correct or not to be …

To be Politically Correct or not to be …

There’s often discussion around what is ‘politically correct’ and what’s not. This certainly can be a confusing space for employers and employees! We know that conspicuous prejudice and discrimination is far less acceptable today than in decades...

Job Ads Under the Microscope

Job Ads Under the Microscope

The wave of reforms under the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 introduced new laws that prohibit employers from advertising employment opportunities at a rate of pay that would contravene the Act or a Fair Work...

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...

IR Legislation Summary FY23

IR Legislation Summary FY23

The last 12 months have seen an unprecedented amount of change in the IR legislation landscape.  Keeping abreast of it all is challenging enough, let alone understanding how or what you need to implement in your workplace. To assist our clients,...

Slaying the Zombie

Slaying the Zombie

If you have a Zombie Agreement, the 6th December 2023 deadline is looming for having your next plan in place on how you engage your employees. As a refresher, your three options are: 1. Negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement 2. Apply for an extension...

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