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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…

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…

Are your remote staff still working?

When your business is expanding to multiple locations, good culture and communication are the foundation for growth. But to keep your business functioning, the wheels need to be turning above ground too. Productivity will always count. So how to do you keep an eye on performance when you can’t be there in person? Track staff…

The HR issues of managing remote staff

How to manage staff across locations Growing your business means more than just more money through the door. It’ll often mean more people, and those people are going to need more space. You can rearrange an office, and roster on more shifts. But for hospitality, retail and healthcare, sooner or later, that’ll mean adding another…

Win back your day: get shift swaps sorted

Imagine suddenly losing a day. Another crisis has blown up, and it’s going to take all day to sort it out (and your to-do list is still waiting for you). You’re fuming. You’re going to figure out how this happened, and put a stop to it.  But then after you’ve dealt with the issue you…

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…

The five hurdles of pharmacy payroll

Making it to the end of a payroll cycle with the right amount paid out: that’s the goal. But to get there, you’ve got to clear several hurdles. If your business stumbles, or is flawed, at any stage, you can face major set-backs and serious errors. You risk overpaying your workers, blowing out your staffing…

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…

Is timesheet management the weak link in your chain?

When your staff management system works, the right amount ends up in employees’ bank accounts, and you stay within your staffing budget. It sounds simple. But to reach this outcome, you need a whole series of steps to be correct, and in line with your business rules.Timesheet management is the step in that process where…

Are your time & attendance clocking systems trapped in the 1980s?

Hot pants. Man-perms. Milli Vanilla. There’s plenty of 1980s artifacts that we’re glad to put behind us, but many businesses are still using old-school time & attendance technology. Punch-clocks. Signing in at the front desk. Hand-written timesheets. These outdated technologies result in inaccurate time clocking, which means payroll is calculated on hours that aren’t reflective of actual…