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What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas

Tony Perkins - Monday, November 23, 2015

It has begun!  People are now looking ahead and realising that Christmas is coming up and we are starting to get calls from businesses working out when and if they need to pay public holiday rates on particular days. read more

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

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

Lets Make People Management "Simple"

Tony Perkins - Thursday, April 11, 2013

I often visit small and growing businesses to discuss with them their people management needs. Their need is a very simple one - "I just want to treat my people right and make sure I am compliant". Unfortunately,until recently, that need could not be addressed in a simple manner and many employers would place the need in the "too hard" basket.   read more

Christmas and Your Business Party - Beware....

Tony Perkins - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recently, Australia's newspapers have been full of the story regarding the Sexual Harassment claim against the CEO of David Jones.These stories have highlighted the risks businesses have regarding harassment in the workplace. However, the purpose of this posting is not to discuss the David Jones case - it is to highlight the fact that we are now approaching that time of year where such complaints increase. read more



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