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BREAKING: Immediate changes to the Clerks-Private Sector Award due to COVID-19

The Fair Work Commission has varied the Clerks-Private Sector Award in response to a special COVID-19 application. These changes are effective Saturday, 28th March until 30 June 2020, unless extended. If not extended, the Award will revert to its original clauses on 1st July 2020. These changes are contained in Schedule I of the Clerks-Private Sector Award. The key [...]

COVID-19 Employer Update

Here is an update about where employers currently stand regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The three main questions that we're getting asked are: What happens if we have to close or we're directed into quarantine? Can I direct an employee to go home if they're sick? What are the implications of an employee working from home? What happens if [...]

Coronavirus: Working from Home Workplace Health and Safety Checklist

An employer has an obligation to their employee's health and safety whilst they're at work and this includes employees working from home. If you're considering allowing staff to work from home during this COVID-19 period, then you can utilise this Working from Home WH&S Checklist. This will help you to identify any potential risks and take appropriate action to [...]

New compliance rules for salaried employees

Do you have salaried staff? If so, then you need to be aware of changes coming into effect on 1st March 2020. The Fair Work Commission has made some key changes to a number of awards including the Clerks – Private Sector, manufacturing and associated industries award, banking, finance and insurance, professional services and health professionals’ awards amongst others [...]

What story are your employees selling your customers?

You’ve dedicated large sums of money to a great website, branding and advertising all telling a story of how you and your team are the best fit for your customer. But does the in-house experience match the projected story? How engaged are your employees to your company’s story and strategic plan? Exceptional customer service will always create a competitive [...]

Culture Matters!

There are many definitions of culture but the one I like best was stated by a 5-year-old on an ABC program my daughter was watching. “Culture is the personality of the place you live”. This sums up culture perfectly for me.  So, what’s your workplace’s personality? Is it bright and bubbly? Focused, but with flair? Serious, but still remaining [...]

What about me? What about employer satisfaction?

For many SME’s, they can feel that the HR conversation focuses mainly on employee satisfaction. They often ask the question but what about me? What about my satisfaction? At HR Maximised, we believe it’s just as important to measure and understand employer satisfaction. So, we measure both. Research undertaken over 5 years and more than 5,000 Australian SME’s by [...]