National Minimum Wage lifted by 3%

National Minimum Wage lifted by 3%

The National Minimum wage will be lifted by 3% – as announced by the Fair Work Commission last week, following its 2019 review. This change will directly affect around 2-3 million Australians on award wages. From the first pay period commencing on or after July 1 2019, the minimum wage is increasing to $740.80per week,…

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The business benefits of hiring a flexible labour hire workforce

The business benefits of hiring a flexible labour hire workforce

What are the differences between having a Labour Hire and a flexible workforce?  Having a flexible workforce is sometimes about providing a range of different ways of working that employees can utilise, without necessarily working Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm. Labour Hire is accessing skilled, tested and proven workers in short periods of time based…

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How to increase candidate applications for your job

How to increase candidate applications for your job

Not getting enough candidate applications for a job you have advertised can be extremely frustrating. Likewise, getting a ton of responses from the wrong candidates can also prove difficult. If you are doing your own recruitment in-house or engaging the services of an external recruitment agency, there are some important checks to do before you…

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The questions not to ask candidates in an interview

The questions not to ask candidates in an interview

When you’re not recruiting candidates day in, day out (like we are), selecting the right questions to ask candidates in an interview can be tricky. If you’re a business doing your own recruitment or even if you’re a candidate looking for a new job, there are certain things that can’t be asked in an interview…

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Understanding your USP is the secret to getting the job you want

Understanding your USP is the secret to getting the job you want

There are some lucky people who don’t have any problems securing interviews for prized jobs with those *bulletproof* companies you want to have on your resume. These are the people that manage to land amazing jobs working at Apple, Google or an exciting start-up business. How do they do it? What are their secrets? Understanding how…

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How to provide your employees with a safe workplace

How to provide your employees with a safe workplace

The news this week communicated the devastating death of an 18 year old apprentice who died after scaffolding collapsed at a Sydney worksite. This is the fifth workplace death on an Australian construction site this year. While formal enquiries continue, it’s important to understand how such a tragedy can be prevented. So how do you…

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Breaking down the costs of Labour Hire

Breaking down the costs of Labour Hire

As a Labour Hire Company, we are often asked about how the costs of Labour Hire are calculated. Let’s face it – recruitment can be a costly business. So how do you know if it’s a better financial decision for your business to recruit in-house or have a Labour Hire company manage your temporary staff?…

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