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2016 Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards – the Winners!

The inaugural Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards, recognising the very best in technology innovation from across the Australian NFP sector, was also held in conjunction with this year’s ConnectingUp NFP Conference. Taking place on Thursday night (19 May) in the spectacular Main Hall of the historic Arts Centre, six categories of winners were announced, with two…

How to save on labour costs: grab that low-hanging fruit

So many HR managers concentrate on the long game, missing serious savings that are right in front of us. We think that any return on investment — whether that’s overhauling processes or acquiring new software — will take at least five years to pay off. When HR managers focus on the long game, they’re thinking…

Are your remote staff still working?

When your business is expanding to multiple locations, good culture and communication are the foundation for growth. But to keep your business functioning, the wheels need to be turning above ground too. Productivity will always count. So how to do you keep an eye on performance when you can’t be there in person? Track staff…

The HR issues of managing remote staff

How to manage staff across locations Growing your business means more than just more money through the door. It’ll often mean more people, and those people are going to need more space. You can rearrange an office, and roster on more shifts. But for hospitality, retail and healthcare, sooner or later, that’ll mean adding another…

Special Guest Writer: What to Expect From Your Enterprise Partner

Kilimanjaro Consulting have put a resource together to help you select the right enterprise partner. Picking the right solution provider is just as important as selecting the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.Businesses should be aware of the “implementer risks” before making a large investment. With the right partner, ERP implementation should flow into ongoing assistance…

Win back your day: get shift swaps sorted

Imagine suddenly losing a day. Another crisis has blown up, and it’s going to take all day to sort it out (and your to-do list is still waiting for you). You’re fuming. You’re going to figure out how this happened, and put a stop to it.  But then after you’ve dealt with the issue you…

What are your employees really worth?

When you’re reckoning up an employee’s value, the numbers only tell half of the story. Metrics like sales or customers served are important — that’s what keeps you in business. And we know that keeping good people makes sense, if only to avoid the costs of staff turnover thousands of dollars in recruitment and staff…

The NDIS Roll Out: What’s in store for your organisation?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to roll out across most of the country from July 2016. And it’s going to seriously shake up the disability care sector. Once the scheme is rolled out, disability care will no longer be a one-size-fits-all approach. People living with a disability will have more choice and…

Why pharmacists have the answer to GPs’ woes

easyEMPLOYER CEO Michael Hazillias shares his thoughts on a new way of thinking about the role of pharmacies in primary care. When I’m out talking to pharmacists, the conversation almost always turns to profitability. Supermarkets are selling pharmaceuticals, cutting into pharmacies’ revenue. So pharmacists are understandably worried about keeping their business above water. Until very…

Taking the Headache out of Paying your Staff

As a smart business owner you strive to spend your time working on your business rather than handling all those time consuming and low value-add office administrative functions.One administrative function you are likely to find both frustrating and time consuming is payroll. It’s not that payroll isn’t important, but it is a standard procedure and…