Leadership – know the signs and causes of employee burnout

Fact.  67% of employees sometimes or often feel burnt out while at work. If knowledge is power, this is a helpful (yet confronting) piece of information for your leadership to consider. Sufferers of burnout often describe feeling exhausted and disconnected. They often report feeling emotionally fatigued with a loss of empathy towards clients, and feeling… Read more »

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Know your Workplace Health and Safety obligations

In terms of Workplace Health and Safety, both the employer and the employee has an obligation to ensure a safe work environment. As an employer you have an obligation to ensure the workplace health and safety of all workers whether they are employees or contractors of your business. You are also responsible to ensure the… Read more »

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What are the Easter 2019 Public Holidays?

Courtesy of the Fair Work Ombudsman, below is a list of public holidays over Easter 2019 holiday season according to each state. Employers should check their relevant Award or Agreement to understand their obligations in terms of employee entitlements for Easter. Remember, if you have an employee who is working in a different state for… Read more »

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Is your independent contractor just an employee in disguise?

Recently we have had a number of human resources enquiries from employers about obtaining independent contractor agreements. Sometimes, upon learning more about the specific work relationship, the worker in question most likely should be an employee and the employer is actually at risk of what is termed Sham Contracting under the Fair Work Act 2009.… Read more »

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iGen: who are they?

As Gold Coast based human resources specialists, we have read a lot in the literature about how Millennials work and communicate as employees. From being disloyal and coddled at home, to expecting to climb the corporate ladder with incredible speed and minimal effort; theories on millennials in the workplace have been well documented and somewhat… Read more »

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Our new name, logo and look!

If you have been following us on social media, you will see we have big news! Yes that’s right, our name has changed to Industryus HR. This week, we have retired Nexus HR and have released an updated brand and identity, which includes a new name and logo. Soon you’ll see it everywhere – our… Read more »

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Reference checking for your recruitment campaign: is it a waste of time?

Is reference checking for your recruitment campaign a waste of time? I have recently had a number of clients ask this question in regard to recruitment campaign management for new talent. It’s usually followed by a statement such as “surely candidates are always going to provide a referee who will only say good things about… Read more »

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Redundancy entitlements

Q: I no longer need one of my team members. What do I have to pay in the case of a redundancy? A: Information relating to employer redundancy obligations starts at Section 117 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). Basically, employers must provide an employee whose position is being made redundant notice of the… Read more »

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Dismissal – don’t make a costly mistake

My staff member has raised a number of questions about his work conditions. It’s quite annoying and taking up too much of my time. Can I consider a dismissal or will it prove be a very costly? A recent case from the Fair Work Ombudsman highlights the risk of dismissal of an employee under these… Read more »

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The new Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Recently the Fair Work Commission officially announced a new leave type for many Australian employees titled Family and Domestic Violence Leave. While it may have been news to some, those in Industrial Relations and/or Human Resources circles have been discussing the concept of for a number of years now. In particular, I recall from my… Read more »

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