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Recently one of my Clients called me and asked “How can we turn our toxic culture into a positive, when we have existed with a bad one for so long?”  It’s a common problem, and one that if not rectified can have major ramifications for your business.  So what happens when the culture in your busin
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Recently HR Central facilitated a Bulk Recruiting evening for one of our Clients, a leading Telecommunications Store based in regional Victoria.  Our original recruitment process consisted of writing a job ad, posting the ad on Seek or alternative media, shortlisting, interviews, reference checking and offers, and while we experienced great success with this, we were finding the process to take longer than expecte
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As you know, Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on different days of the week each year.  Because of this, there is a question around which public holidays are genuine public holidays for penalty rate purposes.  Luckily, this year, none of these public holidays fall on a weekend, so as an employer working out what to pay staff is much simpler. Here at HR Central, we thought that having a list of the public holidays would be handy when considering staff rosters - and what days are and aren't pu
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With the Silly Season fast approaching, many businesses are now readying themselves for the end of year festivities and a well-earned break. Work pressures can decrease and people tend to be more relaxed as we head to the end of the year.  But, with the jingle of bells there can be staff problems relating to a multitude of things, such as inappropriate behaviour at the Christmas party, a careless Social Post, and a big one - too many employees taking holidays at the same time, leaving your business unde
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In today’s world, most of us are moving to Document Management Technology that support a paperless system and are often cloud based (where the data is stored on in the internet instead of your computer's hard drive).  So how about your business document management?   Let's focus specifically (since we are a Human Resource business), on the often large proportion of business documentation that relates to the Human Resources (HR) component of your business.   These could be Employment Contract
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HR Central is often asked questions about annual leave so here here are a few of the top FAQs asked of us, to help you around annual leave:

Q1.  Who is entitled to annual leave?

All employees (except for casuals).  This is an entitlement which comes from the National Employment Standards (NES) which applies to all Australians.

Q2.  How much annual leave is an employee entitled to?

Full-time and Part-time employees are entitled to 4 weeks, calculated on a pro rata basis.  However, this may vary if yo
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Business processes and systems are different in every business but when your business grows, so should your systems and processes.  What may have worked really well for 5 staff members, may not work as well for 10 or 20 staff members.  Not to mention, manual processes which can end up taking up more of your time when, ideally, you are busier with more work coming in.  Taking a step back and evaluating your processes and systems each year can save you time, money and a whole lot of headaches later down the track.   Now
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Oprah Winfrey says, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the light inside yourself.”   A mentor is someone who has experience and wisdom in bucket loads and can help you in navigating the corporate jungle without getting downtrodden or disheartened.  Whether you are a new employee or a CEO, having a good mentor will help you not only advance and excel in your career, but also achieve more positivity in
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A spring clean isn't just reserved  for the house or the garden shed, you CAN also have an HR Spring Clean!  Read more... Spring is in the air after what feels like a longgggg Winter- it’s time to bust open the doors, blow away the flu germs and say hello to a good old spring clean.Spring is also a great time to clean out the HR side of your business, whether that’s getting your policies and procedures updated and modernised, your employee job descriptions current or employment documents legislated for the times. Yo
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