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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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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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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The impact of bullying in the workplace

The impact of bullying in the workplace

Bullying is an activity commonly associated with children in the schoolyard. Unfortunately, bullying is an issue that also carries over to the workplace. When bullying happens in an office, it can lead to a serious decrease in morale and productivity. In the worst case scenarios, bullying can even cause legal action to be taken against…

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Key factors in building your dream team

Key factors in building your dream team

Finding and attracting the right people for your business are some of the key steps in building a strong team to deliver on your business objectives. However, that’s just the start. Ensuring that your team have the knowledge and leadership skills to deliver on your goals is another. So what are the key factors in…

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What will the workforce of 2020 look like?

What will the workforce of 2020 look like?

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. According to a recent report from Maritz Motivation, as each age group holds a different set of values, motivations and knowledge, the main challenge lies in how we will…

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