The work retreat…Should we have one?

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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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‘Why do we need a bullying policy? We all get on like a house on fire’ is something I’ve heard numerous times over the years from business owners, whenever the word policies is mentioned.

There are three good reasons why your business should have a suite of workplace policies: 1. They set the standard of behaviour and performance expected of employees and provide clear parameters around what is and isn’t acceptable in your workplace. 2. They reduce the risk of problems in the workplace. Employees know
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2018 is now here and with the merriment of Christmas a distant memory, the New Year is the perfect time to set up your HR to ensure optimal productivity from the get go. There are a number of simple yet effective ways to make your HR work for you.  Here are some great tips on how to start your year with a bang! Policies, Processes, Performance oh my! Without effective processes in place, businesses are doomed. Too often as HR Specialists we see such a lack of systems, processes and policies relatin
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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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Public Holidays can be a nightmare for some employers!   What do you pay your staff? How do you roster your staff? HR Central often gets questions around public holidays and here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions.

1. What do I have to pay employees who work on public holidays?

Employees get paid at least their base rate for all hours worked on a public holiday and an extra public-holiday rate. The exact rate that you must pay to your employees varies depending on the agreement or awar
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