What are the risks and the benefits of Labour Hire?

What are the risks and the benefits of Labour Hire?

Labour Hire workers have been portrayed in the media recently as being underpaid and exploited by Labour Hire companies, resulting in the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 being established in a bid to regulate the industry. So what is Labour Hire and what are the risks and benefits to employees? Labour Hire companies function as…

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Understanding and managing fatigue in the workplace

Understanding and managing fatigue in the workplace

According to SafeWork Australia, fatigue is defined as more than just feeling tired or drowsy. It is mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. Fatigue can often be a common side effect of an injury and/or use of medication taken to treat an injury. Signs that a…

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Should candidates disclose pre-existing illnesses prior to employment?

Should candidates disclose pre-existing illnesses prior to employment?

Candidates on the open labour market seeking suitable employment opportunities who have pre-existing illnesses or conditions, some as a result of a WorkCover or TAC injury, fear that these may negatively impact their ability to secure a job. Certainly, for some candidates, there may be challenges in returning to the workforce if they have pre-existing…

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Building employee capability through effective Learning & Development programs

Building employee capability through effective Learning & Development programs

Want to really develop your employees and ensure they become long-term valuable assets able to lead your business? Building a layered Learning and Development (L&D) program can be a great way to do this. L&D programs in some organisations are focused on ‘high potential’ employees, but should really be implemented across the employee base, dependent…

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How to do what you love (and get paid for it)

How to do what you love (and get paid for it)

Increasing employee productivity is all about finding work that they engage with.  Employee engagement is becoming an area of increasing significance in today’s modern workforce. According to a Gallop Consulting poll of 47,000 people, it was found that 82% of employees weren’t fully engaged with their role and 61% just did ‘what was necessary’ to…

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How to attract top talent with limited HR resources

How to attract top talent with limited HR resources

Small businesses often struggle with limited HR resources, resulting in less strategic decision making around recruitment.  It can be challenging attracting top talent and retaining them within the business. Similarly, you can be excused for thinking that exceptional candidates will seek out opportunities at the biggest and brightest organisations, to advance their career. While this…

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How to attract and retain top notch Gen Z talent

How to attract and retain top notch Gen Z talent

Recruiting a multi-dimensional workforce comprising of Gen X, Y and Z employees and understanding the unique drivers and desires of workers can be a challenging remit for any company. As we edge towards 2020, this will be the first time in modern history where there will be five distinguishable generations working along side each other….

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How to increase employee efficiency when working from home

How to increase employee efficiency when working from home

The demand for a strong and diverse workforce in today’s competitive marketplace means that employers must be open to flexible working arrangements to secure the best talent. The productivity of remote workers has often been debated. While many employees feel that they are more productive when working from home, there is often a perception by…

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