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Small Business Danger - Doing What You Think is "About Right"

Tony Perkins - Sunday, May 19, 2013

A recent press release from Fair Work Australia says a lot:

"Operators of fast-food food outlets in Brisbane have found out the hard way that paying staff what they thought was about right isn't good enough."

"What's particularly concerning is that many employers claimed to have limited knowledge of the basic entitlements of their staff, Acting Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Bill Loizides, said." read more

Business Confidence - Major Indicators Improving?

Tony Perkins - Monday, May 06, 2013

The latest quarterly index of confidence in the business sector has been released from the HR Coach Research Institute read more

Too Big To Ignore - What a Great Campaign!

Tony Perkins - Monday, April 15, 2013

We're Too Big to Ignore ACCI Campaign Congratulations to ACCI.Their new campaign to raise awareness of small business in the lead up to the Federal Election is a great idea and something we all need to get behind

As we have spoken about many times before - small business contributes significantly to the overall economy by employing the vast majority of Australian workers.  The voice of Small Business is largely ignored (in our opinion) because of the influence of big business and interest groups on our politicians. read more

People Smartz wins Business Excellence Award

Tony Perkins - Friday, April 12, 2013

Business Excellence AwardIn an outstanding performance this quarter, People Smartz has won the Client Heartbeat "Business Excellence Award - Partnership Category" for the Professional Services & Consulting Industry in Australia.

Through an independent evaluation process the leading consulting firm scored a weighted "Partnership" score of 8.9/10 as determined through an independent survey conducted across People Smartz's entire customer base. Scores were calculated based upon the question asked to clients "How collaborative and proactive do you find us in supporting you?". read more

Lets Make People Management "Simple"

Tony Perkins - Thursday, April 11, 2013

I often visit small and growing businesses to discuss with them their people management needs. Their need is a very simple one - "I just want to treat my people right and make sure I am compliant". Unfortunately,until recently, that need could not be addressed in a simple manner and many employers would place the need in the "too hard" basket.   read more

Workplace Bullying Changes to Fair Work Act

Tony Perkins - Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Federal Government has introduced into parliament its second tranche of legislation amending the Fair Work Act. The changes to the Act include new responsibilities for the Fair Work Commission in regards to Workplace Bullying by introducing a new avenue for a employee to complain about Workplace Bullying. The bill allows a worker who believes they are being bullied at work to apply to the Commission for an order to stop the bullying. read more

New Year Brings Sense of Optimism

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The latest HR Coach Quarterly Index has been released.  The HR Quarterly Index provides a summary of industry confidence in the business sector. According to Index,  "The new year seems to be bringing a sense of conservative optimism with it. Although business confidence hasn't risen, it hasn't worsened, indicating that business sentiment could be leveling out."  According to the index, business indicators appear to be trending into positive territory  read more

Xero Partners - Great offers from enableHR and People Smartz

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, February 05, 2013

PeopleSmartz - enableHR Certified PartnerWe are delighted to announce an important milestone in our business. As of Monday the 4th of February 2013, People Smartz Pty Ltd will be partnering with enableHR to provide implementation and training support to Xero Accounting practices. Xero is an ASX listed online accounting and payroll tool that has rapidly gained acceptance with leading chartered accounting practices and book keeping groups. read more

February 2013 WebinHR Program Released

Tony Perkins - Sunday, February 03, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of the February 2013 WebinHR program. Designed for small businesses, these seminars are presented by some of the best in the business and this month cover topics such as managing bullying, reducing labour costs, accessing government funding for training and simplifying recruiting.  read more

Social Media - What Employers Need to Know - Webinar for Small Business

Tony Perkins - Monday, October 29, 2012

Everywhere you go today, social media is the topic. The news bulletins are telling us about "social media trolls", television advertisements invite you to "follow" a particular company and radio stations are embracing "multi-mode marketing" encouraging listeners to visit their website for more juicy information.   read more



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