Ways to improve employee development

Ways to improve employee development

Focusing on your employees’ development is one of the best long-term investments you can make for your small business. How well they perform and grow in their roles will not only increase efficiency in your business but also improve your employees’ engagement levels...
Friendly competition in the workplace

Friendly competition in the workplace

When done wrong, competition in the workplace can create a toxic and cutthroat environment. But when done well, a healthy competitive culture not only improves overall business productivity levels but can boost morale and create a sense of a community for your staff....
Inclusivity in the workplace

Inclusivity in the workplace

Creating a workplace environment that fosters inclusivity and belonging for all is important for the longevity of your business. When people feel safe and a sense of community, they are bound to feel happier and thus enjoy being connected to your business. There a...
Understanding redundancy

Understanding redundancy

It is important to understand what your legal obligations entail before you make an employee redundant. You must make sure it is a ‘genuine redundancy’. Otherwise, you risk the employee lodging an unfair dismissal claim against you with the Fair Work Commission. Your...
Hiring temporary residents: employer super obligations

Hiring temporary residents: employer super obligations

Employers are being reminded by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) not to forget that along with permanent residents; temporary residents are also entitled to super guarantee (SG). In most cases, an employer will be required to pay SG on top of their employee’s wages...
Hire a virtual assistant

Hire a virtual assistant

For those entrepreneurs building a brand new startup, hiring a virtual assistant as their first employee is a perfect way to delegate work when you do not yet have the budget to hire full-time staff or rent office space. Having a virtual assistant on hand to complete...