Probation Period Probation policy There is no law determining the length of a probationary period. However, there is an expectation that the employer will be reasonable. It is typical for a probationary period to last no longer than six months, and three months where...

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Problems with set-off clauses for Award-Covered Employees

Problems with set-off clauses for Award-Covered Employees

Problems with set-off clauses for Award-Covered Employees Only last week I was speaking about Basic HR Management to business owners in Brisbane about this particular topic. I feel it is, therefore, important to post here.  Case Law: Simone Jade Stewart v Next...

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11 Signs your Employees may be suffering from stress

11 Signs your Employees may be suffering from stress

11 Signs your Employees may be suffering from stress Look out for the following signs and symptoms that may indicate that a worker is suffering from stress: Concentration difficulties. Fatigue. Social isolation or withdrawal. Irritable and argumentative behaviour....

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The Recognition Revolution

The Recognition Revolution

"There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise" Mary Kay Ash, Founder; Mary Kay, inc. There a revolution going on in today's workplaces. Employees want respect, and they want it now. They want to be trusted to do a good job; they...

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What Not to Say to a Boss

What Not to Say to a Boss

The employer/ employee relationship is tricky, and a lot is said and heard every day. Ryan Kahn, the founder of the Hired Group and a career coach once mentioned honesty as the best policy in conversing with your boss. However, there is also appropriate conversations...

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How to build an innovative workplace environment

How to build an innovative workplace environment

Innovation is the key to success in promoting healthy workplace culture. Innovation is one of such factors that have an indirect bearing on productivity and developing a spirit of contribution among the workforce. What is Innovation: - The process of translating an...

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Solutions to pain points in Recruiting

Solutions to pain points in Recruiting

Business owners face multiple problems and Pain Points while recruiting the correct individuals for their organisations. People lacking in relevant experience, technical competence, specific qualifications, certifications and soft skills, a list real or perceived goes...

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Workplace language – what is appropriate?

Workplace language – what is appropriate?

Appropriate tone and language in the workplace Running a business is a delicate balance between setting goals, achieving set targets and handling employees in such a way that it remains productive and trouble free. Whereas it may be relatively easy to set and achieve...

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What are the top eight most important Employer Brand Values

What are the top eight most important Employer Brand Values

What are the top eight most important Employer Brand Values? Employer brand is a technical term usually used to define an organization's status as an employer, and its value intention towards its employees, as contrary to its more general business brand reputation. In...

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Developing effective workplace relationships

Developing effective workplace relationships

Developing effective workplace relationships There are some things in life to which almost every human being look forward to. Good food, water, shelter and last but not the least, good relationships. Good relationships are like a driving force. They keep your mood...

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