Pay Secrecy

Pay Secrecy

April 17, 2023 Uncategorized

Australia recently banned pay secrecy clauses, leading many businesses to consider whether to disclose salaries in full. Removing barriers to discussing salaries among colleagues could help close the country’s 22.8% gender pay gap. Some corporations, notably major banks, have already scrapped pay secrecy clauses and published firm-wide pay bands to enhance transparency. Employers will also […]

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The Fundamentals of an Effective Salary Review Process

April 14, 2023 Uncategorized

In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, attracting and retaining top talent is a critical priority for organisations. And when it comes to retaining your best employees, offering competitive salaries is one of the most important factors to consider. However, it’s not just about offering a good salary, but also about ensuring that the salary review […]

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Getting People on the Bus: Setting Your BHAG for Strategic Planning Success

March 15, 2023 Strategy, Uncategorized

Strategic planning is an essential aspect of any business that aims to achieve its long-term goals. However, the planning process can be complex and challenging, especially when it comes to getting people on board with the organisation’s vision. In this article, we will discuss the importance of setting a BHAG and getting people on the […]

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Managing Redundancies

As businesses adapt to changing market conditions and evolving customer needs, some organisations may need to consider restructuring their operations. This can lead to the difficult decision to make an employee redundant. While redundancy can be a challenging and complex process, it can also be necessary to ensure the long-term viability of a business. A […]

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Building Resilience and Wellbeing 

November 15, 2022 Culture, Uncategorized

It has been another big year for many organisations regarding change, agility, and adaptability. Between COVID and the still rippling effects of ‘The Great Resignation’, many of us are exhausted, stressed and burnout.  But just because 2022 is drawing to a close, doesn’t mean these effects are going to fade out. In fact, it is […]

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Leave Entitlements

November 9, 2022 Uncategorized

One of the most common questions we are asked as HR Professionals is “What leave are my employees entitled to?”.  All employees in the national workplace relations system are covered by the National Employment Standards (NES) regardless of the award, registered agreement or employment contract that applies.  The national workplace relations system is a collection […]

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IR Reform

November 4, 2022 Compliance, Uncategorized

The Federal Government has introduced into Parliament landmark IR reforms that will have an impact on all workplaces across Australia, as part of its Secure Jobs and Better Pay Bill 2022.  It is likely that the Government will try to finalise and pass the reforms before the end of the year. In summary, the reforms […]

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Managing Underperformance and Mental Health Concerns

Managing underperformance in the workplace can sometimes be complicated by mental health concerns. These situations are often very difficult for managers and employees, particularly if an employee takes time off work with stress or another mental health problem while they are being disciplined or having their performance managed. Problems such as these are less likely […]

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Driving Employee Attraction, Retention and Engagement without Breaking the Budget

August 22, 2022 Recruitment, Uncategorized

Recognition and reward programs or schemes are no longer considered ‘nice to have’ for employees. In the current market, they are an absolute must if you intend to attract and retain top talent and engage your employees.  It comes as no surprise that employee engagement, on a global scale, is at an all time low, […]

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Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work

August 17, 2022 Uncategorized

Safe Work Australia has recently published its model code of practice Managing psychosocial hazards at work.  Similar codes are already in operation in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, and it is envisaged that other states/territories will also adopt either the model code or something similar. What are psychosocial hazards? Psychosocial hazards are hazards […]

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