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Improve Your Knowledge - August WebinHR's

Tony Perkins - Thursday, August 09, 2012

This month, People Smartz is pleased to offer clients and visitors to our website the opportunity to register for 3 informative webinars designed to assist small business owners and managers. Conducted by industry experts, this month's webinars cover topics such as "Termination Tips and Traps", "identifying OH&S Concerns" and "Using Personality Profiling to Retain, Re-engage and Recruit" read more

Business Confidence Rising - Wages Pressure Becoming a Concern for Business

Tony Perkins - Friday, August 03, 2012

The HR Coach Research Institute has released its latest quarterly index. According to the research: "The last quarter has shown a marked change in business sentiment in Australia with an increase of 6% in overall business confidence.  The last half of 2011 saw a 15% drop in business confidence so the increase offers welcome respite.  There is, however, a lot of ground to make up from the highs of 2007 and early 2008. read more

If you employ Independent Contractors - You Need to Read This!

Tony Perkins - Monday, February 06, 2012

In October 2009, I wrote a blog article regarding the increasing risk businesses were putting themselves under when utilising independent contractors in their business.This article was titled Independent Contractors - Benefit or Risk to Your Business? and you can read it again by clicking on the link - I strongly recommend you do. read more

Small Business - Make sure you are compliant with Industrial Relations Laws

Tony Perkins - Friday, February 03, 2012

It is becoming more and more apparent, that no matter how small your business is, you can not avoid your obligations in regards to meeting your employer obligations. Many thanks to our great friends at Brands Law for this great example of the line of thinking to which our courts are dealing with breaches of the Fair Work Act: read more

Simple Time Management for Small Business People

Tony Perkins - Sunday, November 06, 2011

During a presentation to a group of business people last month I was asked a question about the importance of long term planning in a business. The person asking the question phrased the question to reflect his own situation where his time on a day to day basis was totally involved in the here and now - “How can I find time to think long term?” This is a great question! And the simple answer is... read more

People Challenges Facing Business - Are you ready?

Tony Perkins - Monday, October 03, 2011

Recent research has identified the challenges businesses are facing in managing people in 2011. This is quite a list!   read more

What Successful Businesses Do Differently

Tony Perkins - Friday, September 30, 2011

Ever wondered what successful businesses do differently?  We may have some answers for you in a new white paper! read more

Modern Award Amendment for School Aged Workers Effective from 1 October 2011

Tony Perkins - Monday, September 26, 2011

Fair Work Australia has published their decision varying the General Retail Award 2010 to allow casual school aged workers to work shifts shorter than 3 hours. read more

5 Steps to Take to Protect Your Business.....

Tony Perkins - Friday, September 23, 2011

Last financial year, the Fair Work Ombudsman commenced prosecutions against in excess of 50 companies for underpayment of wages and entitlements to their employees. read more

Small Business Needs An Industrial Relations System that Works For It!

Tony Perkins - Monday, September 05, 2011

Did you know that 89% of employees in Australian Businesses were employed by companies employing 20 employees or less? (Australian Bureau of Statistics 8165.0 2010) read more



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