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Action Finally - Misleading conduct by "Workplace Advisory Companies"

Tony Perkins - Monday, July 10, 2017

Back in July 2013, we posted an article warning about the dangers of HR Consultancies making misleading and inappropriate claims regarding their ability to "guarantee" compliance.   read more

The new way of doing business - Connecting Advisors

Tony Perkins - Monday, November 09, 2015

Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety can be confusing for small and medium sized business owners.  And these are only two areas where these businesses must somehow stay "on top" of things.  Managing the books, ensuring tax is paid, meeting compliance requirements for their own particular industry are only a few of the items which complicate the life of a small business. read more

enableHR Launches Self Service

Tony Perkins - Friday, April 10, 2015

enableHR has launched the employee self service module to Australia's leading online HR and WHS system - enableHR. Called "enable Self Service" (eSS), this system allows employees of any size organisation access to many aspects of their employment records - improving communication and compliance. read more

10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yesterday, I visited a small business in the hospitality industry.  We had an interesting chat, largely about how to use their award to the best advantage of their business and their employees. read more

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

New Workplace Laws - The Top Five Things Businesses Are Missing

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Over the last two months, we have seen a huge increase in businesses requesting we conduct our free compliance check on their business. The reason for this is the implementation of the new Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards.  We are now seeing the effect of these new awards and standards on business and the additional burdens they involve. Our experience with these reviews has enabled us to identify the 5 most common things we are seeing that businesses need to change because of the new laws. read more

Welcome to 2010 - and Modern Awards!

Tony Perkins - Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year! Listening to the news last night here in Brisbane, the reports were on many new laws/changes being introduced in the new year.  Bus Fares were going up, politicians were going to be paid more etc. But there was not one mention of some of the most wide spread changes to the working lives of Australians.  Effective today, Australia's new system of modern awards and the National Employment Standards (NES) will now govern the way businesses employ and manage their staff. read more

The New IR Laws - A Brief Overview

Tony Perkins - Sunday, June 28, 2009

A few blogs ago, I told you about the new unfair dismissal laws and how they affect small business. read more



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