10 Free tools for remote working teams

September 16, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping everyone away from the office, the need for tools that accommodate remote teams continues to grow. Unfortunately, many companies are also having to keep their budgets small and can’t afford to invest in pricey software to meet their needs. Thankfully, there are several free tools out there that HR teams can use…

How to run a financial literacy workshop for employees

August 27, 2020

We constantly hear about the importance of financial wellbeing. But how can we actually help our employees achieve this state? The answer lies in building up their financial literacy. While there are many ways to accomplish this, we believe that workshops are one of the most powerful approaches to financial education. In this post, we’ll…

What is a novated lease and how does it work? Here’s everything you need to know

August 19, 2020

We’re always trying to think of the best benefits to offer our employees. Ones that will either relieve or solve a pain point they’re facing and generally make their lives easier. A benefit that you may not have considered yet, but checks both of these boxes, is a novated lease. If you’re unfamiliar with this concept,…

A guide on how to onboard new employees remotely

August 11, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to keep employees remote, companies have to start thinking about how to adapt their HR processes accordingly. One of the most important experiences to consider is employee onboarding. The type of onboarding program you have in place has a significant impact on factors like new hire retention and productivity. In fact, a…

What to do when you can’t give your employees a pay rise

July 28, 2020

With Australia now experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 outbreaks, companies continue to feel the pressure of the pandemic. Unfortunately, this also means that employees may have to keep waiting for their promotions and pay rises due to constrained resources. This, of course, is likely to lead to lower employee morale. But there are ways…

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5 Ways to develop strong workplace community on any budget

June 17, 2020

Building a positive work environment with a strong workplace community is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. A team that works well together will deliver better results than a team that doesn’t. Why a strong workplace community is important When employees feel as though they’re working within a community of likeminded coworkers and managers,…

HR tips and strategies for reopening after COVID-19

June 15, 2020

As Australia begins to re-open doors to businesses, company leaders are also starting to plan what the return to work will look like for their own employees. This can feel very overwhelming, as there are many factors to take into consideration – from keeping workers safe to minimising any disruptions to daily operations. To help,…

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10 Ideas to help you boost your employee engagement

June 9, 2020

Employee engagement is a concept that most HR leaders are familiar with. And, if you’re like most companies, it’s one that you’ve recently moved to the top of your priority list. But with COVID-19 leaving your employees stressed and disengaged, you may be wondering how to take action in this challenging environment. We share our…

How the coronavirus is a catalyst for people-first employee engagement programs

June 1, 2020

While there’s certainly a lot of negative news to come out of the pandemic, we’re particularly interested in one silver lining. Companies have turned their focus to the people behind the business — reinvesting in HR and people ops.  Flexible working arrangements Social distancing requires lots of workers to skip the office and instead work…

How retail employers can prepare their staff for a safe return to work

May 25, 2020

The National Cabinet has anticipations of reopening Australia in July. This is good news for many, especially retail workers.  But before the thousands of Australian retail workers who were stood down get back to work, employers need to take critical steps to keep them safe and make them feel comfortable.  How to prepare for a…

A guide to all the best free resources for HR during COVID-19

May 18, 2020

In response to COVID-19, many businesses have stepped up to offer their support. Thanks to those companies, we have access to countless resources to help us during this challenging time. But with so many options available, it can feel overwhelming to pick and choose which ones are most valuable to you. To help, we compiled…

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How to build an effective employee wellness program

May 14, 2020

It’s no surprise to see that employee wellness programs are on the rise. With absenteeism costing the Australian economy over $32.5 billion each year, companies are looking for ways to minimise the costs and better support the well-being of their employees. The disruptive effects of COVID-19 have made the need for these programs even clearer. …

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8 Tips to help you and your team work from home successfully

April 15, 2020

Businesses all over Australia have implemented work from home policies to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In this guide you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to work from home successfully and ensure your teams are as effective as they can be while working from home. Work from home tips to help…

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