• April 25, 2017

    Australian 457 visa changes

    Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. But how does this effect you as an employer? Below is everything you need to know about the announced changes.   What was the 457

  • April 17, 2017

    Workplace Wellness is critical but should it fall on the employers’ shoulders

    Wellness in the workplace has again hit the ‘Workplace trends’ lists for 2017 as companies use wellness programs to reduce absenteeism and attract talent. It’s not a surprise, as employees continue to become more health conscious and employers recognise workplace stress as the biggest health issue that employees face. But how do SMEs create a

  • March 9, 2017

    Employee ink: Is it time to update the company dress policy?

    Recently returning from New York I unintentionally started a workplace discussion that has got us thinking about employee dress policies! The conversation was, “What do you do if one of your team come back from their holidays flaunting a rather obvious tattoo?” Well that team member was me, the founder and chief executive, and while

  • February 14, 2017

    Five tips for managing an office romance

    Love is in the air, or it was on Tuesday February 14, which is not only Valentine’s Day but also a day for going to work, where many love stories blossom! We spend so much time at work these days, it’s not surprising that our workplaces have also become our dating grounds! But what are

  • January 31, 2017

    Are you fighting the wrong battles with your staff?

    I recently met with the senior management team (SMT) of a medium size national Australian business. We discussed many HR related topics with a theme of “how can they do it differently”. It was a light-hearted but productive discussion with great ideas flowing for how they could improve their overall performance and engagement. Until it