Public Holidays over the Christmas and New Year Period 2018/2019

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Christmas is such a busy time for the year and with all that is going on you need to also keep in mind what days constitute public holidays.  And most importantly you need to make sure that you pay your staff the right rates at the right times!
  • Monday 24th December 2018: Christmas Eve – from 7pm onwards public holiday (SA and NT only)
  • Tuesday 25th December 2018: Christmas Day – National Public Holiday
  • Wednesday 26th December 2018
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The end of the year is fast approaching and so too is the infamous end of year celebrations such as the company Christmas Party.  After a long and busy year, these celebrations are the perfect time to reward your staff with a fund and engaging event where they can relax a little and enjoy themselves.  However, often these celebrations can go wrong and employees can clown around, drink too much and do and say things they normally wouldn't. Let's drink to be merry can sometimes have dire consequences... If you have heard
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The Work Retreat. It’s a concept that has been mercilessly ridiculed in comedies in recent years. If those two words have you thinking group tug of wars and hiking, then maybe it’s time for a fresh approach.  Recently HR Central went away for our annual retreat, or as some people refer to it as an "off-site".  As Chief Communications Officer, I am really glad we did. The HR Central team is in a period of growth, and as we all know, with growth comes change.  Our client base is expanding, and whilst we
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The World Health Organisation has identified the workplace as one of the priority settings for wellness and health promotion in the 21st century. Australian workers today are leading less active lifestyles, dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety and a blurring of the lines between work and home due to the proliferation of technology in our lives. Many employers are focusing on employee wellness, realising that there are measurable benefits in doing so, specifically:
  • Improved productivity due to decrea
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All industry and occupation awards are now being updated by the Fair Work Commission to include a new clause allowing employees to take five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. Who is covered? The new entitlement applies to all employees covered by an industry or occupation award. This includes part time and casual employees. Who is not covered? Enterprise awards and State reference public sector awards won’t include this clause, however these employees may be en
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Values.  Ah, yes..... In our recent blog we suggested that EOFY was a great time to conduct an internal HR review within your own business. Whilst you’re in a contemplative mood it’s also worth revisiting your organisation’s core values to see how they are standing up. Do they resonate with your employees? Do they accurately reflect the way you engage with customers and treat each other at work? Perhaps your business has never got around to articulatin
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For many businesses the end of financial year is fast approaching and it can be a busy time for performance and salary reviews. The process can be time consuming for employers.  Many managers I speak to feel stressed and challenged by the conversations that need to be had! What can you do to ensure you and your employees get the most out of the process?

Make sure your employees have a clear idea of what is expected of them

It sounds obvious doesn’t it? but many of the employees I see who are underperformin have
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What is 360 degree feedback 360 degree feedback (also known as multi-rater feedback) is a process in which employees are reviewed by those around them at work (hence the 360 degrees) – their managers, peers and sometimes even customers or suppliers. Typically, the process is used to help people with their development, to improve their work skills and behaviours. Some employers use the process to evaluate performance and make decisions about things such as pay increases – which can be controversial.
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As a community we have become a lot more aware of the impact of bullying and the need to prevent it. From primary school age, children are now encouraged to stand up to bullies and in the workplace, there is a strong focus on preventing bullying behaviour. This is a good thing. The flip side is that ‘bullying’ is a term that gets bandied about, often inappropriately. Many managers that I speak to are nervous about managing poor performance or intervening in situations because they are unsure if the behaviour they are
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Feedback that is constructive is vital to employees’ ongoing development.  Feedback clarifies expectations, helps people learn from their mistakes and builds confidence. Positive feedback is easy – it’s not hard to find the right words to tell someone they’ve done a good job, or congratulate them on meeting a sales target. When things are going well it can be easy to become complacent about giving praise but stopping and smelling the roses is important to build employee confidence and encourage a culture in whic
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