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  • People Smartz Blog
    on business and the additional burdens they involve Our experience with these reviews has enabled us to identify the 5 most common things we are seeing that businesses need to change because of the new laws read more Welcome to 2010 and Modern Awards Tony Perkins Friday January 01 2010 Happy New Year Listening to the news last night here in Brisbane the reports were on many new laws changes being introduced in the new year Bus Fares were going up politicians were going to be paid more etc But there was not one mention of some of the most wide spread changes to the working lives of Australians Effective today Australia s new system of modern awards and the National Employment Standards NES will now govern the way businesses employ and manage their staff read more Christmas A Time to Party or A Time to Beware Tony Perkins Monday November 30 2009 End of year Christmas Office parties a great time to unwind rub shoulders with workmates and other great antics They can be a fun time But end of year parties have a very serious side as many of these antics lead to regrets after Recent research in Australia found that 70 of people believed that hitting the booze led to a more personal feeling amongst staff Nearly a quarter of females interviewed admitted that their boss had made a pass at them at an office party read more Businesses Need to Act Now Tony Perkins Tuesday November 24 2009 Only 37 days to go until Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards take effect use this time Now In 37 days Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards will begin governing the working relationships of nearly all Australians Recent legislation passed by state parliaments will see the Federal System of awards covering all private businesses in Australia for the first time This is a significant step forward in Australian Industrial Relations For the first time ever we will be coming close to having a national system governing employment relationships read more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime

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  • People Smartz Blog
    go on read more Why are Business Owners willing to risk their business Tony Perkins Wednesday July 29 2009 Yesterday while I was talking to a business collegue she made a good comment why are business owners so willing to accept a risk when it is so easy to fix This comment got me thinking I am meeting with business owners everyday and I see them making such decisions For most it is simply a matter of whether they can afford to fix the problem or not regardless of the level of risk read more No Minimum Wage Rise Should we be surprised Tony Perkins Thursday July 09 2009 Over the last two days we have seen one of the final institutions of Work Choices demonstrate one of the basic differences between Work Choices and our new Industrial Relations laws read more Managing Performance Issues Don t Let Them Fester Tony Perkins Tuesday June 30 2009 It is interesting the way businesses handle performance issues with employees read more The New IR Laws A Brief Overview Tony Perkins Sunday June 28 2009 A few blogs ago I told you about the new unfair dismissal laws and how they affect small business read more New IR Laws Not Long to Go Tony Perkins Saturday June 20 2009 It is now under two weeks until the new Industrial Relations Laws take effect read more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime 6 Calculating Pay 5 Calculating Penalties 6 Calculating Shift Rates 5 Changing Rosters 3 Christmas 1 Christmas Parties 1 Christmas Public Holiday Rates 1 Communication Templates 8 Connecting Advisors 1 Correct Pay 5 Cost Cutting 6 eLearning 3 Emotional Intelligence 1 Employee Relations 36 employment 59 Employment Agreements 24 Employment Application Forms 6 employment law 56 enableHR 10 enableHR Certified Partner 10 enableHR Partner 7 Facebook 3 Facebook Pages 3 fair work act 53 Fair Work Ombudsman 8 forward with fairness 16 Franchise 2 Franchisee 2 Franchisor 2 Free Webinar 5 Good to Great 4 Google Plus 1 Government Funding 2 Government Grants 2 harassment discrimination sexual harassment 7 Home Office 1

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  • Small Business and the Economy - Choose To React Positively
    retailer told me that things would turn around over the coming months because people will start getting their tax cheques Well I m sorry people have been getting their tax cheques now for nearly 2 months And what happens if they decide to bank their cheque rather than spend it Waiting for a silver lining or continuing to do the same things does not change something Taking a positive approach and seeking a new way is in other words choose to respond rather than choose to do nothing This is what we are encouraging our business coaching clients to do and everyone of them is achieving their targets In the case of the two I have described above we are re writing the targets they are not high enough On average over the last six months our clients have achieved an average increase of 62 in revenue during a period where things are tough So if you own a small business think about how you are reacting to the economic environment are you taking advantage of the opportunities that are out there and taking a positive approach People Smartz is a Business and HR Coaching company specialising in assisting small to medium sized business owners Our aim is to assist Business Owners to achieve both their personal and business goals in a balanced and sustainable manner If you would like to discuss business coaching Contact Us Comments Post has no comments Post a Comment Name Email Address Enter Word Verification in box below Your comment Trackback Link http www peoplesmartz com au BlogRetrieve aspx BlogID 2589 PostID 130124 A Trackback Trackbacks Post has no trackbacks Previous Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime 6 Calculating Pay 5 Calculating Penalties 6 Calculating Shift Rates 5 Changing Rosters 3 Christmas 1 Christmas Parties 1 Christmas Public Holiday Rates 1 Communication Templates 8 Connecting Advisors 1 Correct Pay 5 Cost Cutting 6 eLearning 3 Emotional Intelligence 1 Employee Relations 36 employment 59 Employment Agreements 24 Employment Application Forms 6 employment law 56 enableHR 10 enableHR Certified Partner 10 enableHR Partner 7 Facebook 3 Facebook Pages 3 fair work act 53

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  • People Smartz Blog
    industrial relations and is providing disincentives to small and medium sized businesses It is complex and a minefield for players in the game who do not have the time resources or knowledge to manage it read more Warning Fair Work Ombudsman says Leave Loading Payable on Termination Tony Perkins Wednesday March 02 2011 The Fair Work Ombudsman has given advice that award wage employees are entitled to the payment of leave loading on termination of employment read more Unions to Push for Casuals to Become Permanent Tony Perkins Monday November 08 2010 The unions last week began a push to enable casual employees to transfer to permanent employment The plan proposed by the unions would require employers to make casual employees permanent after 12 months There was also some discussion in the plan about governments favoring companies with majority permanent workforces in the awarding of contracts The unions believe such an approach is necessary to tackle precarious employment read more Free Superannuation Clearing House For Small Businesses Tony Perkins Friday November 05 2010 One of the things small business clients often talk to me about is the time it takes to process their superannuation obligations particularly when they have a number of employees with different superannuation funds Well finally we have seen the establishment of a clearing house to help small businesses meet their obligations read more Previous 1 2 3 4 Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime 6 Calculating Pay 5 Calculating Penalties 6 Calculating Shift Rates 5 Changing Rosters 3 Christmas 1 Christmas Parties 1 Christmas Public Holiday Rates 1 Communication Templates 8 Connecting Advisors 1 Correct Pay 5 Cost Cutting 6 eLearning 3 Emotional Intelligence 1 Employee Relations 36 employment 59 Employment Agreements 24 Employment Application Forms 6 employment law 56 enableHR 10 enableHR Certified Partner 10 enableHR Partner 7 Facebook 3 Facebook Pages 3 fair work act 53 Fair Work Ombudsman 8 forward with fairness 16 Franchise 2 Franchisee 2 Franchisor 2 Free Webinar 5 Good to Great 4 Google Plus 1 Government Funding 2 Government Grants 2 harassment discrimination sexual harassment 7 Home Office 1 HR Advisor Brisbane 14 HR Coach

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  • People Smartz Blog
    37 days to go until Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards take effect use this time Now In 37 days Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards will begin governing the working relationships of nearly all Australians Recent legislation passed by state parliaments will see the Federal System of awards covering all private businesses in Australia for the first time This is a significant step forward in Australian Industrial Relations For the first time ever we will be coming close to having a national system governing employment relationships read more Independent Contractors Benefit or Risk to Your Business Tony Perkins Tuesday October 13 2009 Laws regarding the use of Independent Contractors have been around for quite a few years now These laws are designed to provide increased protection against employers who try and avoid their employment obligations by using what are called Sham agreements Independent contractors run their own business and should be free to negotiate their fees and working arrangements They may provide their services to any number of clients read more New Modern Awards Released Have You Checked Yours Yet Tony Perkins Tuesday September 29 2009 The Australian Industrial Relations Commission has been releasing over the last couple of months the new Modern Awards to cover employment within Australia from 1 January 2010 The process is continuing and by the time January 1 comes along all employees under 108 000 per annum will be covered by one of the new modern awards This includes professional occupations who previously had not been covered by an award some of them under a new catch all award created for the purpose of ensuring they are covered read more The Cost of Non Compliance Tony Perkins Tuesday August 18 2009 This will be a short blog entry but probably the most important you will read Australia s new IR Laws come with a kick If you are non compliant you can be fined and forced to pay back pay credit accruals pay additional superannuation guarantee payments and additional pay roll tax and that is only the start of the list read more Previous 1 2 3 4 Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31

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  • People Smartz Blog
    Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime 6 Calculating Pay 5 Calculating Penalties 6 Calculating Shift Rates 5 Changing Rosters 3 Christmas 1 Christmas Parties 1 Christmas Public Holiday Rates 1 Communication Templates 8 Connecting Advisors 1 Correct Pay 5 Cost Cutting 6 eLearning 3 Emotional Intelligence 1 Employee Relations 36 employment 59 Employment Agreements 24 Employment Application Forms 6 employment law 56 enableHR 10 enableHR Certified Partner 10 enableHR Partner 7 Facebook 3 Facebook Pages 3 fair work act 53 Fair Work Ombudsman 8 forward with fairness 16 Franchise 2 Franchisee 2 Franchisor 2 Free Webinar 5 Good to Great 4 Google Plus 1 Government Funding 2 Government Grants 2 harassment discrimination sexual harassment 7 Home Office 1 HR Advisor Brisbane 14 HR Coach 73 HR Coach Brisbane 11 HR Coach Quarterly Index 9 HR Coach Research Institute 15 HR Coach Staff Systems 6 HR Consultant Brisbane 13 HR Forms 17 HR Quarterley Index 10 HR Systems 33 HR Templates 21 Human Resorces Recruiting Selection Interviews 5 Human Resouces 74 Human Resources 19 Human Resources Forms 18 Human Resources Systems 31 Human Resources Templates 23 Human Resources People Management HR Coach HR Coach Research Institute 7 Independent Contractors 7 Industrial Relations 30 industrial relations laws 50 Job Description Templates 5 Job Descriptions 8 Jobs Assist 2 laws 34 Leave Form Templates 2 Maternity Leave 3 Modern Awards 27 Mutual Success

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  • The New IR Laws - A Brief Overview
    participate I will get fired or ostracised Any help or advise Does this come under any kind of labour laws Tony Perkins commented on 16 Oct 2009 05 17 PM Hi R Without knowing the full circumstances of the business you work in it is difficult to give a definate answer to this question There are laws that may cover this behaviour It is illegal to discrimate against a person on the grounds of religion and requiring you to practice religion in a manner that does not equate to your own practices could be termed discrimatory behaviour If these practices make you uncomfortable or you believe you could be fired or ostracised because of them then this is not acceptable at any stage There are several avenues you could pursue to move through this situation These include a mixture of measures internal and external to the company If you would like to discuss this confidentially over the phone or send me an email with more detail my contact details are available from the Contact Us page on the website Cheers Tony Post a Comment Name Email Address Enter Word Verification in box below Your comment Trackback Link http www peoplesmartz com au BlogRetrieve aspx BlogID 2589 PostID 40776 A Trackback Trackbacks Post has no trackbacks Previous Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime 6 Calculating Pay 5 Calculating Penalties 6 Calculating Shift Rates 5 Changing Rosters 3 Christmas 1 Christmas Parties 1 Christmas Public Holiday Rates 1 Communication Templates 8 Connecting Advisors 1 Correct Pay 5 Cost Cutting 6 eLearning 3 Emotional Intelligence 1 Employee Relations 36 employment 59 Employment Agreements 24 Employment Application Forms 6 employment law 56 enableHR 10 enableHR Certified Partner 10 enableHR Partner 7 Facebook 3 Facebook Pages 3 fair work act 53 Fair Work Ombudsman 8 forward with fairness 16 Franchise 2 Franchisee 2 Franchisor 2 Free Webinar 5 Good to Great 4 Google Plus 1 Government Funding 2 Government Grants 2 harassment discrimination sexual harassment 7 Home Office 1 HR Advisor Brisbane 14 HR Coach 73 HR Coach Brisbane 11 HR Coach Quarterly Index 9 HR Coach Research Institute 15 HR

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  • A Lesson In Expectation Management
    from today s event how you deliver and ensure understanding of your and your businesses expectations is important in ensuring your business remains on track without any accidents This is were tools such as position descriptions employment agreements codes of conduct processes and procedures become very important They lay out the basic expectations of the business in regards to behaviours customer and peer interaction business development etc If these are clear and easily understood you are a long way along the track to ensuring a smooth running business In line with this is ensuring that you have strong systems to communicate formally and informally with your team This includes performance management systems and the way you pass on important information Regardless of the size of the business these systems in themselves can be designed to improve both individual and business performance Equally important is the demonstrated behaviour of owners and managers of your business By ensuring your own actions are line with these expectations you are providing an example to your team If you would like to improve the performance of your team first look to how you manage your expectations For many years we at People Smartz have been assisting in ensuring that businesses run smoothly through the strong development of these expectation management tools and behaviours Call us today to assist you Contact Comments Post has no comments Post a Comment Name Email Address Enter Word Verification in box below Your comment Trackback Link http www peoplesmartz com au BlogRetrieve aspx BlogID 2589 PostID 127563 A Trackback Trackbacks Post has no trackbacks Previous Next Google Follow People Smartz Find us on Google Recent Posts What to pay on Public Holidays this Christmas Christmas a time to be jolly The new way of doing business Connecting Advisors Sometimes its not about compliance its about building your business 7 Eleven The other lesson learnt for Franchisors enableHR Launches Self Service Is Small Business Doing Enough to Prevent Unfair Dismissal Claims 10 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves Do You Intend Changing Your Rosters Read this first Office Christmas Parties Be Prepared Topics 7 Eleven 1 Advisers working together 1 Annual Leave 8 Annual Leave Loading 4 Awards 8 Bullying 8 Business Advice 25 Business Coach 74 Business Coach Brisbane 15 Business Development 14 Business Excellence Awards 2 Business Goals 42 Business in a Downturn 7 Business Momentum 7 Business Networking 4 Business Performance 62 Business Plan 31 Calculaing Penalty Rates 5 Calculating Overtime 6 Calculating Pay 5 Calculating Penalties 6 Calculating Shift Rates 5 Changing Rosters 3 Christmas 1 Christmas Parties 1 Christmas Public Holiday Rates 1 Communication Templates 8 Connecting Advisors 1 Correct Pay 5 Cost Cutting 6 eLearning 3 Emotional Intelligence 1 Employee Relations 36 employment 59 Employment Agreements 24 Employment Application Forms 6 employment law 56 enableHR 10 enableHR Certified Partner 10 enableHR Partner 7 Facebook 3 Facebook Pages 3 fair work act 53 Fair Work Ombudsman 8 forward with fairness 16 Franchise 2 Franchisee

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