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Penalty rates: tips for handling a political hot potato

With the Federal Election looming, Sunday penalty rates are generating heat. Labor thinks they should stay, while the Liberals have mixed opinions on the matter.Both parties’ ultimately handball the issue, saying it’s a matter for the Fair Work Commission. There has also been the usual amount of name calling on both sides. As a manager,…

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…

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…

Three ways to streamline your veterinary practice’s HR systems

Working in veterinary practice has immensely rewarding moments, but it’s also damn hard work. So anything that can lighten the load of running a practice is worth looking at. You’re dealing with staff who are passionate about what they do. That’s why they got into veterinary care, and it’s why you’re here too. In the…

Why clinicians should think more like retailers

Do you spend your evenings and weekends chasing timesheets, processing payroll and planning rosters? It’s frustrating, stressful and a big waste of time, especially if you’re doing it all on paper. Michael Hazilias, CEO of easyEMPLOYER urges pharmacists to look at admin from a business perspective.Even if you have in-house pen pushers and a bookkeeper…

Paying award rates

Paying award rates: the devil’s in the detail Last week, we walked through how to find the right award. Now it’s time to tackle applying the award correctly. Working out the base pay rate is only the beginning. We often see businesses come unstuck when it comes to modifying that base rate. It’s a thorny…

Are your workers on the right award?

Are your workers on the right award? Assigning your workers to the right award is essential to pay them correctly. So we’re worried to see some businesses faltering at this first step. Now awards won’t usually be a problem if you run an indie record store or a suburban butcher. But for more complex operations,…

Don’t get Caught Out by Industry Awards

Who’s been caught out by Industry Awards? Looking through Fair Work Australia’s recent investigations, we’ve seen several reports of businesses underpaying staff. In a handful of cases, it’s about shonky operators who deliberately try to get around the Award. Far more often, though, we see business owners who genuinely want to do the right thing,…

easyEMPLOYER Client Wins 2015 Innovation Pharmacy Award

Congratulations to Moodie’s Pharmacy in Bathurst, NSW, for winning the 2015 award for Innovation in Professional Services. Also known as the oldest pharmacy in Bathurst, the business was bought in 2003 by its current owner: pharmacist Paul Jones. Disillusioned by what the banner groups were offering, Mr Jones decided Moodie’s Pharmacy would instead become part…

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…