Postive HR Blog

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  • Annual Wage Review Decision

    Each year, a review of the national minimum wage (NMW) and modern award minimum wages is completed. The 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 (FWC) delivered its annual wage review decision on earlier today (19 June 2020). In this blog is a brief insight into the considerations, determinations and how this may impact your business. 
  • Workplace Manslaughter Laws in Victoria

    From July 1st, new Workplace Manslaughter Legislation comes into effect for Victorian workers and Employers. The main purpose of the new legislation is to prevent workplace death in the future. The penalties are a maximum of 20 years imprisonment for individuals, and a maximum fine of $1.6 million for body corporates. Minister for Workplace Safety, Jill Hennessy confirmed that the offence will not only apply to deaths resulting from physical injuries, but also certain situations of workplace-associated mental injury leading to suicide.
  • How to take care of your Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Health, Wellbeing and Wellness, due to COVID-19 these are growing in prominence – and for good reason. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Understanding your own health and wellbeing is important as it significantly correlates with your productivity, engagement and workplace performance.
  • JobKeeper & FairWork Act Updates

    The Federal Government has now passed legislation and accompanying rules that govern how the $1,500 / fortnight JobKeeper payments will work. The payments are to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus. Changes have also been made to the Fair Work Act to help employers deal with these uncertain and unprecedented times.
  • What does Effective Leadership look like during COVID-19?

    On average, Australians work 1,683 hours every year. With so many now working from home, there has been a major shift in how businesses operate, with employees benefiting from more flexibility as a by-product. The recent shutdowns, along with remote working conditions enforced in reaction to COVID-19, could change the way leaders view remote working and employee flexibility going forward. 

    Through change and uncertainty, it is important for your team to still feel connected and you are stepping up as a leader. Effective leadership can make a huge difference in how your business survives, pivots or grows during this time.
  • Has Your Employee Experience Stopped Evolving?

    Best Practices to Improve Your Employee Experience Successful business owners understand that to stand out and shine in their market place, they must first excel in their workplace. Being able to apply best practices to improve and evolve your employees experience during work is essential to your success.
  • Employee Underpayment - The Importance of Understanding

    Recently, several major companies with severe errors in their payroll have been caught in underpayment scandals, which have affected a number of employees. Speaking with a number of clients recently, it became clear that Employers don’t recognise that underpayments are an easy to occur concern, when the business does not have adequate and proactive Payroll or HR resources support and guidance.