People Smartz

One Important Key To Managing People

Tony Perkins - Friday, August 28, 2009

Over the last couple of days I have been assisting a business owner with a problem that had happened with one of his team members. Now I will not be going into detail about the situation, that would be breaking confidentiality - but I will share one thing that occurred to me while I was with them. read more

The Cost of Non Compliance

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This will be a short blog entry but probably the most important you will read! Australia's new IR Laws come with a kick.  If you are non compliant you can be fined and forced to pay back pay, credit accruals, pay additional superannuation guarantee payments and additional pay roll tax - and that is only the start of the list! read more

What is the BOOT??

Tony Perkins - Thursday, August 06, 2009

One little known part of Australia's new industrial relations laws is the BOOT. No, this is not way to get rid of troublesome employees by using your Size 9's (or whatever size boots you wear)! Instead it is an abbreviation for Better Off Overall Test. read more

Why You Should Have Employment Agreements in Your Business

Tony Perkins - Monday, August 03, 2009

I am often conducting compliance reviews for small to medium sized businesses.  These reviews are designed to identify any issues that may be placing a business at risk in regards to the many legislative areas that govern employment in Australia. This is a large area - we are dealing with laws in industrial relations, Health and Safety, Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Independent Contractors and the list could go on. read more

Why are Business Owners willing to risk their business??

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yesterday, while I was talking to a business collegue, she made a good comment - "why are business owners so willing to accept a risk when it is so easy to fix". This comment got me thinking.  I am meeting with business owners everyday and I see them making such decisions.  For most it is simply a matter of whether they can afford to fix the problem or not - regardless of the level of risk. read more

The Cost of Losing Employees

Tony Perkins - Monday, July 27, 2009

I have met with a potential client in the last couple of weeks, who was not concerned over the level of turnover he was experiencing in his business. His turnover levels were around 50% a year and he had managed his business on this sort of rate for many years - his comment to me was that it was just what happened in his industry. read more

People Driving Results

Tony Perkins - Thursday, July 23, 2009

It suddenly occurred to me that the one blog I had not written so far was the one about our People Smartz tag line "People Drive Results". The one thing every business has in common is that people are involved.  Whether we are talking one person hanging out their own shingle or a company with 100's of employees - people are always involved. read more

Drive Your Business Forward - Not in Reverse!

Tony Perkins - Thursday, July 02, 2009

In a lot of businesses, appraisal time is one of tension and sometimes confusion.   read more

Managing Performance Issues - Don't Let Them Fester!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It is interesting the way businesses handle performance issues with employees.   read more

Don't Pick The Wrong Person For The Job!

Tony Perkins - Thursday, June 25, 2009

One of the things I am often saying to my clients is that it is better to have no one in a role than the wrong person. read more


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