Sick at work

Sick at work: Presenteeism costs more than absenteeism Presenteeism ‚ Æ employees attending work when they are unwell ‚ Æ costs employers significantly more than absenteeism, according to recent overseas research. However, the research also indicates that it is very...

2015 New Years Goals

2015 New Years Goals   Development Goals for Leaders For many leaders, it’s a time to reflect on accomplishments for the year and establish goals for the upcoming New Year. It’s also a good time to set leadership development goals, either as part of a...

Managing poor performance

Things you can do to manage poor performance   5 things you can do now to manage poor performance in your workplace fairly and lawfully Poor-performing employees can cost your business dearly in lost productivity, time and wages. But they don’t have to....

leave during compulsory closures

leave during compulsory closures Four options for managing employees without leave during compulsory closures Sourced from HR Daily 08 December 2014 Figuring out how to handle employees who haven’t accrued enough leave is one of the biggest challenges facing...

Working in hot conditions – The dangers

Working in hot conditions – The dangers   With the onset of summer comes the warmer weather, along with a high chance of heatwaves. With an unprecedented number of heat health alerts issued last summer by the Department of Health, you need to be prepared...

Termination and Redundancy

Termination and Redundancy How much notice do I need to give an employee if I am terminating their employment? An employee, other than a casual employee, is entitled to at least the minimum amount of notice set out in the National Employment Standards ( NES‚ π), which...

Fatigue in the workplace

Fatigue in the workplace Fatigue is a common problem in workplaces and can greatly increase health and safety risks for workers. Fatigued workers can cause harm to themselves and others through impaired judgement and reduced capacity to perform their work. Workers who...

Sham Contracting

Another contractor prosecuted by Fair Work for “sham contracting”   ‚Äö√Ѭ∂How to avoid being the next explained McKays Solicitors released their November 2014 Law Talk about Sham Contracting – Sham Contracting According to McKays the how to...

Payroll outsourcing solution

Due to overwhelming demand Fresh HR Insights is excited to announce the launch of its payroll outsourcing solution. Think about this: What would you do if your payroll officer suddenly vanished? What would you do if you found out years of compliance fees had not been...