Aged & Disability Care

MYOB selects easyemployer as NDIS tech solution partner

In recognition of the continuing struggle of care providers to innovate to cope with the newly introduced National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) MYOB has brought a selection of its partners together to spearhead the provision of integrated software solutions to facilitate business improvement. These solutions will assist care providers to innovate in areas that are seen as…

Retaining your aged care staff: it’s not personal

It probably won’t surprise you to find this out: research shows that when staff leave, job satisfaction and working conditions are usually far more important than personal reasons. Research coming out of Griffith University shows that only 12 per cent of people’s intentions to leave were due to their own health, age or looming retirement….

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…

Caring for carers: how to stop your people burning out

The disability sector is full of employees who just keep giving, until sometimes there is nothing left for them or their families. What does that mean for you as a manager? You want to get the best from your people, but at the same time, it’s got to be sustainable. Working in disability care is…

Wrangling rosters: a tale of two retirement homes

When you work in aged care, there’s always more to be done. When your workers need to swap shifts, the extra admin involved is often that one extra thing which makes your workload too great. Here are two stories demonstrating two very different approaches. Bellview house It’s 4.50 pm on a Wednesday when Kris Dunn…

PENALTY RATE CUTS: THE NEXT STEPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) threw down the gauntlet last Thursday when they agreed to cutting Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. The FWC will be implementing changes from March onwards. If you’re a business owner operating in the hospitality, restaurant, fast-food, retail or pharmacy industries, how can you make sure your business doesn’t suffer?…

How to retain star performers in three steps

Would you spend months choosing exactly the right car, pay top dollar, then leave it in a laneway with the windows down and the keys in the ignition? You wouldn’t leave a car to be stolen.  But businesses invest even more in headhunting star performers, only to see them quit after six months.  You lose…

NDIS Update: New “Innovation” Funding for Care Providers

In a move welcomed by care providers and participants involved in the newly implemented NDIS, Minister for Social Services Christian Porter announced last week that there will be a $4m fund to support providers innovating in key areas of work design and workforce arrangements over two years, starting in 2017. The new Innovative Workforce Fund (IWF),…

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,…

2016 Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards – the Winners!

The inaugural Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards, recognising the very best in technology innovation from across the Australian NFP sector, was also held in conjunction with this year’s ConnectingUp NFP Conference. Taking place on Thursday night (19 May) in the spectacular Main Hall of the historic Arts Centre, six categories of winners were announced, with two…