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People Smartz named as State Finalist in Telstra Business Awards

Tony Perkins - Monday, July 01, 2013
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Calculating Pays From Modern Awards

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PayCheck Plus is Fair Work Australia's online application for calculating pay under a modern award. You can:

  • use it to find base pay rates, allowances, overtime and penalty rates
  • calculate pay rates per hour, or for entire shifts worked over 7 days
  • print, export and save your selections.
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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

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

Business Concerned About Lack of Work and Sales

Tony Perkins - Friday, October 19, 2012

The latest Quarterly Index from the HR Coach Research Institute as been released providing a summary of industry confidence in the business sector. Points of Note include: read more

Keep the Momentum Going - Fill that Sales Funnel

Tony Perkins - Monday, September 03, 2012

Nearly everyone we talk to at the moment is describing things as quiet.... One of the best pieces of advice I could give in these situations is simple - don't let momentum drop off and keep your sales funnel full. Many businesses in a turndown take a negative approach, they reduce costs and cut down on business development activity.  In many areas of expense, cutting costs during a downturn is sensible.  However, business development is not one of those areas! It is the momentum of your business development activities that is the lifeblood of your business.  read more



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