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Top Five Small Business HR Questions - September Edition

Tony Perkins - Thursday, September 05, 2013

At People Smartz we receive a large number of phone calls and website hits every month from clients, ex-clients and others requesting information regarding Small Business HR Issues. We have been keeping records for sometime about the questions asked, however, for the first time this month, we have decided to publish the top 5 topics based on the questions asked.  Our top five for the last month are: 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

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

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

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

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

Queensland Floods and Employment

Tony Perkins - Friday, January 14, 2011

With Queensland in the midst of one of the great natural disasters, nearly every business we are speaking to is effected in some way. Some are under water, or commencing the clean up after being under water, others are not but have staff and team members effected.  This scale of this is just incredible.  Our thoughts are with each and everyone of you. 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

Business Growth Expectations Rising

Tony Perkins - Friday, July 17, 2009

The HR Coach Research Institute has released its latest quarterly index of business in Australia. The HR Quarterly Index provides a summary of employment confidence in the business sector. The Report identifies a rebound in business confidence; however businesses need to be aware of management fatigue. read more


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