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Head in the clouds the world in your pocket

Cloud computing has been around since the 1950s (when “time-sharing” – which is considered the underlying concept of cloud computing – was used in academia and large corporations) and people have been using it regularly for years, probably without even realising it. Although you wouldn’t think so given the amount of attention it’s been receiving…

The Long Weekend “sickie” & How to Deal With It!

The long weekend/public holiday sickie is a world-wide phenomenon, it’s not just an Aussie thing. In France they even have a word for it “le pont” meaning “the bridge” which leads in to any national holiday. It can be frustrating when staff abuse sick leave and is unfair on other staff who have booked in annual leave…

The hidden pitfalls of cutting staff to reduce labour costs… be warned!

When profitability is falling, cutting staff can seem like the best option. Particularly when your company has multiple sites, it can be hard to get a handle on all the factors that affect your labour costs. Staffing levels are one of the few factors that you can measure and control directly. If you do cut…

Guest Writer Series, November: Systems v Labour

In November’s “Guest Writer Series”, Guy Pearson from Interactive Accounting, talks “Systems v Labour”. Read on and learn how to make technology work hard for you – so you don’t have to!

Guest Writer Series: October: Recruitment in a Lazy Market

In April’s “Guest Writer Series”, Jeff Bailey, Agency Manager of Frontline Retail Canberra, talks about the potential misconception that the “laziness” of our youth is what’s responsible for the current shortage of workers for Canberra’s service industry. Read Jeff’s commentary on recruiting in a “lazy market” and see what his take on this hot topic…

Fair Work Ombudsman Cracks Down on Childcare

Childcare operators across Australia are bracing for scrutiny as the Fair Work Ombudsman takes action over a high number of complaints. Of the 400 workers’ complaints fielded over the past year (FY 12/13) the majority related to wage disputes, underpayments are largely due to “misclassification” of employees or wrong termination payments.The FWO will target 300…

Canberra Eateries in Trouble (again) for Underpaying Workers

Just weeks after a horror story involving a Canberra restaurant causing an epidemic by poisoning over 150 people on its opening night, it appears there’s more bad news for Canberra’s eateries. An article appearing in The Canberra Times today has revealed the results of an extensive Fairwork investigation that shows most ACT restaurants are breaching…

Guest Writer Series – June – Focus On Your People

In June’s Guest Writer Series, Sharon Costigan from Peppertree People Solutions talks about a particular business improvement – focusing on your people! There are many and varied reasons why people go into business and there are just about as many reasons as there are business types. There is one thing that the vast majority of…

Guest Writer Series, February: Award. What Award?

In February’s “Guest Writer Series”, Natasha Hawker from Employee Matters, talks about Awards. Not many things are more important than making sure your Awards are correct. Your business reputation relies on it! Read Natasha’s article, it details what you need to know about Awards!

easyEMPLOYER client wins 2014 Pharmacy of the Year.

Congratulations to Samantha Kourtis and the team at Charnwood Capital Chemist who had a well deserved win of 2014 QCPP Pharmacy of the Year.   The award was announced at the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference (APP) on the Gold Coast. Charnwood Capital Chemist was named the Innovation in Professional Services category winner AND was then judged…