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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…

Don’t get Grill’d for your working conditions

Burger chain Grill’d is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.It started when an employee claimed she was fired for questioning her employment contract. The contract reportedly paid below-award wages, with no penalty rates or overtime. Right now the case is being reviewed by a national workplace tribunal. And while the employee has been offered…

How to encourage good staff to stay

Last post, we explained how high staff turnover can cost your business thousands of dollars. Not to mention staff who stay on your books, but mentally check out.So how do you keep good people engaged? Here’s a few strategies to get you started. Pay your employees well If you can afford to pay employees above…

When penalty rates bite, is cutting staff a smart move?

Penalty rates are a hot topic in Australia right now. Retail and hospitality operators are feeling the pinch as rates for weekend staff keep climbing. So it’s easy to see why reducing staff can seem a good option for boosting profitability. Fair Work Australia is reviewing awards as we speak, including what your staff should…

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…