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How to look after your employees mental health and productivity when working from home.

How to look after your employees mental health and productivity when working from home. When a whole business is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be challenging to maintain productivity, quality of work and most importantly, your employee’s wellbeing. At first thought, working from home seems like a dream for most but […]

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Stand Down FAQ’s

Stand Down FAQ’s What is a stand down? A statutory right to stand down an employee without pay is provided by the Fair Work Act. No modern award provides for a stand down, although an enterprise agreement or contract of employment may include terms that require an employer meet additional requirements before standing down an […]

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How ignoring HR is damaging your business.

How ignoring HR is damaging your business. What is HR? When the acronym HR gets floated around, it is often associated with negativity, too much hustle or just a compliance burden. However, the reality is that HR is such a vital function in any business regardless of the size. HR or Human Resources management comes […]

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This year: Why your HR professional is as important as your accounting professional.

This year: Why your HR professional is as important as your accounting professional. Happy HR is now 5 years old and in that time we have delivered a state of art platform (which is constantly growing) and have assisted clients with over 150,000+ calls for HR and strategic advice. Your HR professional is as important […]

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Why hiring staff with high emotional intelligence is key to business success

The ability to perceive, identify and manage emotions in oneself and in others is an invaluable skill that that many employers mistakenly don’t consider when hiring and managing their staff. This skill is overlooked however it can be the difference between achieving your business objectives and not achieving them. Having a high degree of Emotional […]

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The 5 Hidden Costs of Mis-Hires and How to Avoid Them

You might be aware that a mis-hire carries with it substantial financial impact that can last for a lot longer than it should. Here we look at the hidden costs to your business a mis-hire can create, these can last months after the financial costs are absorbed. Employee Morale Suffers“You’re only as fast as your […]

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How to increase your GP% through driving employee training and performance

Here is a quick reference guide on how to create a position description that drive employee engagement and ensures operational success! Employee engagement:Creating effective position descriptions is vital to employee engagement. Essentially speaking if KPI’s are unattainable will lead to employee turnover which is a hidden cost to many businesses. It has been published in […]

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The Importance Of HR Compliance

It’s really easy to overlook the importance of human resources and compliance issues when your busy growing your company. Many SME’s use Xero, MYOB or QuickBooks for accounting compliance. You need to have contracts that are in line with the Fair Work Act but also commercially written to protect the company. HR polices need to be up to date, and […]

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6 HR mistakes and how to avoid them

Managing your HR poorly can not only cost tens of thousands in productivity but can also cost you big time in potential business growth! You’re busy – yep I get it. You need staff, and you have interviewed a bunch of people and believe you have found a candidate that can assist you in in […]