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Christmas - a time to be jolly?

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Company Christmas Party - just deciding whether to have one can be a minefield for businesses! 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

7-Eleven - The other lesson learnt for Franchisors

Tony Perkins - Friday, September 11, 2015

Over the past few weeks the 7-Eleven Franchise Group has received some very poor publicity. 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

Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims?

Tony Perkins - Friday, December 19, 2014

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

Office Christmas Parties - Be Prepared!

Tony Perkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yes it nearing the end of the year.  We are entering party season - a great time to unwind, rub shoulders with workmates etc.  This can be a fun time! But end of year parties have a very serious side as many of these antics lead to "regrets" after. Recent research in Australia found that 70% of people believed that hitting the booze led to a more "personal" feeling amongst staff.  Nearly a quarter of females interviewed admitted that their boss had made a pass at them at an office party. 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

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



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