What Are Your Staffing Options As COVID-19 Starts To Bite?

We’re in challenging times but owning a business and employing staff has now become far more complex. Not only do you need to make important business decisions, but you are also required to meet your employment obligations. So in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, what do you need to know? Here are 5 staffing … Read more

Tough Times Require Innovative Job Searches – Learn How

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc with employment opportunities for many people. But there are some industries that are booming. So, even if you don’t have experience in a particular field (or industry), it’s possible to find new employment opportunities if you know-how.  The key is to highlight your work experience and transferrable skills. Here are 7 … Read more

Look Out! Wage Theft And Underpayments On Fair Work Ombudsman’s Agenda

Modern Awards have always allowed some flexibility when it comes to paying staff. Typically, that would mean paying staff above their Award to cover penalties and allowances. But with the continuing, high-profile wage theft cases hitting the news, the Fair Work Ombudsman is taking a very protective view of workers’ entitlements. Now, and we mean … Read more

Online Work Complaints… Are You Protected?

Mobile technology and work portability have led to Australians working longer hours than their OECD counterparts. A consequence of this ‘constantly on’ environment, is a blurring of lines in terms of what’s an acceptable online commentary about work issues. Around 11% of Australian employees have posted critical comments about their workplace or colleagues. Perhaps surprisingly, … Read more

5 Tips To Conquer Video Interviews

While a video interview may feel more relaxed than a face-to-face interview, don’t be fooled! The same rules apply plus a few more. Here are our 5 tips to help you win your ideal job. 1 – Don’t Be Late It’s important to “arrive” at least a few minutes early at every job interview. At … Read more

How To Recruit Candidates Via Video

While face-to-face interviews will always have their place, interviewing candidates via video is becoming common – especially if you are recruiting candidates for a remote or interstate workforce.  It’s also a highly efficient and cost-effective interviewing method if you wish to conduct panel interviews, as all interviewers can attend without travelling.  However, there are some … Read more

3 Simple Tips To Improve Mental Health For Small Business

According to Australian based research, our chase for productivity improvements is leading to very unhealthy workplaces – especially when it comes to mental health. Astoundingly, almost half of Australian workers surveyed described their workplace as mentally unhealthy. For small – medium-sized businesses, the challenge becomes resourcing programs to support the mental health of their teams.  … Read more

5 SuperFood Tips To Reduce Stress And Improve Performance At Work

Reducing stress, removing feelings of overwhelm and improving all-day energy levels could be as simple as adding a few different foods to your current diet. Importantly, it doesn’t need to be hard or time-consuming. Here are 5 superfood tips that are delicious and easy to implement. The brain needs protein to function properly. Without it, … Read more

How To Manage The Back To Work Blues

For most of us, the summer holiday period is over for another year and it’s time to get back to work. But there can be a reluctance to get serious about business – especially on those super hot days when everything seems harder or those gorgeous, balmy days that beckon us outside. These feelings can … Read more