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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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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

Wages Pressures Continue to Be An Issue - Quarterly Index

Tony Perkins - Monday, August 13, 2012

The HR Quarterly Index provides a summary of industry confidence in the business sector from the HR Coach Research Institute. This quarter has produced an interesting result, as businesses seem to be preoccupied by tightening margins. The positive economic news received during the quarter has beenovershadowed by the impost of an increased minimum wage and the introduction of the Carbon Tax. read more

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

Business Confidence Dropping - Latest Quarterly Index released

Tony Perkins - Saturday, July 30, 2011

The HR Coach Research Institute has released its latest quarterly index. The latest information coming out of the business sector indicates a significant drop in business confidence and a unique situation developing in terms of a two speed economy. The following summary is provided courtesy of the Institute: read more

Latest Research - Business Preparing for Growth

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The HR Coach Research Institute has released its latest quarterly research into employment confidence in the business sector. The research indicates that positive signs are beginning to enter into the minds of business owners and preparations are being made for an economic recovery. Because of this there is a focus on short term business improvement strategies in readiness for the growth.  read more


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