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The HR tasks to complete in January for a successful 2017

In our day-to day-jobs, we’re pulled towards the fastest approaching deadline or the biggest crisis. So for savvy business owners and managers, January is the perfect time to take stock and set your HR priorities for the year. When half your staff are at the beach, they’re not standing in your office demanding attention. This…

Mining company hits $2 million hole in payroll.

A Victorian mining company has stumbled into one of the largest payouts in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s history. The Ombudsman ruled that Deepcore Australia underpaid 205 employees across regional Victoria and Queensland a total of $2.09 million. What makes this story significant is not just the size of the payout: it’s that this massive liability…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Making time to work on your business: insights from business coach Tony Ozanne

As we saw in our last post on this topic, doing HR manually is a large burden for your business and in some cases a “hidden” cost that goes unchecked. To bring a whole-of-business view on this issue, easyEMPLOYER caught up with Tony Ozanne, an experienced business coach. Tony has more than 20 years’ corporate…