2014 Changes to Apprentice Pay

October 2, 2013

On 22 August, 2013 the Fair Work Commission made a decision to increase apprentice pay rates under a number of modern awards. The changes will start from 1 January 2014, and some will be phased in over 2 years. What are the changes? 1st and 2nd year pay rates for new apprentices will begin to increase...

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Mental Health

October 2, 2013

HR4Business, encourages employers to consider employees Mental Health and the negative effects of working longer hours. Small business owners and corporate organisations are notorious for working long hours and this can sometimes become part of the culture for employees as well. However, do these longer hours mean higher profits? We can thank the Industrial Revolution and Dolly...

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Human Resource Consulting Colac

September 26, 2013

Colac HR PROFESSIONALS Breakfast On Tuesday 8th October HR4Business is holding a HR Professionals Breakfast information session in Colac. The session focus is ‘effective management of employee performance’. Managing employee performance can be a tricky task, and an ongoing one at that. Poor staff performance can impact every aspect of your business if left unmanaged....

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Outsourcing Recruitment Services Geelong

August 6, 2013

Many businesses find recruitment challenging at the best of times.  It can be time consuming and in many cases, whilst the business may know what type of person they want to hire, they lack the skills required to effectively ‘recruit’ a suitable candidate.  This can mean costly hiring mistakes and a drain on your business and...

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HR4Business team expands

August 2, 2013

We pride ourselves on being a team of not only committed and professional HR consultants in Geelong, but most importantly, passionate ones!  This means we really care for businesses with regard to helping them all human resource management needs and that we can help with all HR jobs, big and small and good and bad!...

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Geelong Small Business Festival – August 2013

July 30, 2013

The Geelong Small Business Festival provides businesses with an opportunity to learn new skills and brush up on technical expertise.  The Geelong Small Business Festival, part of the broader highly successful Victoria’s Small Business Festival, proudly supports the local business community by providing this series of events in August 2013. There are over 40 information sessions, events...

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HR Colleagues Professional Network Breakfast Meeting

June 14, 2013

HR4Business recently ran a very interesting and informative session on Managing Mental Health in the Workplace in Geelong.   This was one of the many breakfast networking sessions and training programs we run for businesses in the Geelong and greater districts. The session was facilitated by Melanie Oborne, Senior HR Consultant at HR4Business. Melanie has...

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Mid year update of HR issues for small business

May 23, 2013

As HR consultants for small to medium business in Geelong and surrounding areas, HR4Business aims to provide a number of HR consutling services to help businesses manage their people management functions.  Services may include Industrial Relations consulting, HR compliance audits, outplacement, HR project management, mediation and assistance with basic HR policy management. We also aim to provide clients...

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Does your business need Industrial Relations assistance?

April 26, 2013

The state and federal governments of Australia have Industrial Relations policies in place to build high performing workplaces and to minimise the impact of industrial disputes between employers and employees.  Policies and strategies include supporting and protecting vulnerable workers, fostering cooperative and sustainable approaches to employee relations and leading and managing emerging industrial relations issues. Navigating...

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Transitioning employees after company downsizing

March 14, 2013

By formal definition, ‘Outplacement’ refers to the efforts made by a company that is downsizing to help employees recently made redundant through the transition to new jobs and help them re-orient to the job market *.  The downsizing company will often employ the services of external outplacement experts who provide services for the employee (paid for by the former employer) which are achieved through practical...

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