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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Workplace Investigations

Need an independent workplace investigations expert? Our Gold Coast Workplace Investigations team can assist. As an employer, it is almost inevitable that you will be faced with a complaint from one or a group of your employees at some stage. So why is it so important to ensure you conduct appropriate workplace investigations? Employers must… Read more »

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Penalty rates: the changes summarised

On 23 February 2017, a decision was made by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to vary Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in some retail and hospitality modern awards. Below outlines the main changes and when they will take effect. What are the changes? The revised penalty rates for Sundays: The revised penalty rates for Public… Read more »

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Make your new employee’s first day awesome! Here’s how..

Ever turned up to a new employer on your first day and it’s complete and utter chaos?  Many moons ago I recall being enormously excited about landing my dream job, only to turn up and the guy who was supposed to greet me had decided to take the day off. No-one even knew I was… Read more »

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Extended lunch breaks

Q: One of my employees has recently been pushing the boundaries with his lunch break. This week alone he has been late back from lunch twice and I am worried it will continue. I have tried to address it by making a comment or joke each time it occurs, but he doesn’t seem to be… Read more »

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