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The 2015 Holiday Season Survival Guide!

The silly season is upon us and as such we have included some great tips and information to help you deal with some common holiday period issues (like dealing with leave requests!). Happy Holidays!

How to plug the leaks in your payroll

When you’re responsible for managing payroll, you want to get the best return on your staffing dollar. And that means being on top of each point in your payroll system, so you can find and fix leaks: places you’re losing money. It may be a slow leak: losing a fraction of your total staffing budget…

Older and wiser: Why every organisation should hold onto Baby Boomer workers

We’ve all heard the stereotypes about Baby Boomers at work. Younger colleagues confuse Baby Boomers’ strong work ethic with workaholism. Employers worry that older workers are scared of change, hoard information and don’t like technology. These stereotypes aren’t fair – or accurate. Baby Boomers might be older, but they’ve got valuable experience and skills that…

Five HR tactics of successful franchises

When you’re running a franchise, you can’t always count on the brand you joined to help you turn a profit. Often, the difference between thriving and just barely covering license fees comes down to how well you manage people: saving time and headaches, so you can concentrate on growing the business. At easyEMPLOYER, we work…

Safety in the Clouds

A recent article published by Smart Company suggests that only 2% of small businesses are prioritising the protection of their online data. Cybercrime is a growing problem for Australian businesses, with small businesses increasingly becoming the target of scams and hacks. If you are a small to medium business and you are wondering what the…

3 tips for giving Generation Y feedback they’ll hear

Angela runs a busy pharmacy in a suburban shopping centre. One of her best workers is a 23-year-old science student named Pete. He’s bright, capable, and gets along with co-workers and customers.There’s one problem. Pete’s responsible for ordering new stock, and he’s made some expensive mistakes lately. Angela has asked Pete to pay more attention,…

Why culture is key to getting the most from Gen Y at work

Generation Y will make up 40 percent of the world’s workforce in a few years. So if you haven’t figured out how to get the most from your Gen Y employees, now is the time to do it. Last post we talked about how to get Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y to work…

Pharmacy Business Network Conference 2015: Key Takeaways

easyEMPLOYER CEO Michael Hazilias describes what we learnt at PBN 2015 Pharmacists from around Australia got together for the Pharmacy Business Network Conference at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne last month. It was a whirlwind few days, going to presentations and talking one-on-one with pharmacists. I was also proud to be asked to speak at the…

Can a computer glitch cost you big time?

Every business owner makes mistakes sometimes. But some errors are more expensive than others, particularly when they involve underpaying staff. A New South Wales manufacturing business learned this lesson the hard way. It’s now $45,000 out of pocket after uncovering a computer error that accidentally short-changed employees for eight years. A costly error The payroll…

Don’t be the next 7-Eleven: how to test your labour budget

7-Eleven is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. A recent Four Corners investigation highlighted claims that they’ve underpaid staff over several years. 7-Eleven is scrambling to buy out franchisees, and has promised to overhaul its fundamental business model. Amidst the barrage of criticism, the most telling comment was from Alan Fels — former head…