performance review tips

Performance Review Tips

Anita van Wyk Blog, HR Advice

Here are a few Do’s and Don’t performance review tips to keep in mind when conducting your next performance discussion with an employee. Performance Review Tips – The Do’s Do get to the cause of the problem Do have all discussions face to face Do keep it formal Do have examples ready. Dates, results, quotes of conversations, witness statements, your observations. …

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Probationary Employee Termination

Anita van Wyk Blog, HR Advice

So, what can you do if a Probationary Employee is underperforming? All new employees are placed on 6 months’ probation and will require a Performance Plan that sets out realistic and achievable goals to be met by the probationer during their probationary period. The probationer must be closely monitored and given ongoing and frequent support throughout this period. Should the …

Protecting Vulnerable Workers

Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill passed Parliament

Anita van Wyk Blog, Payroll

Franchisors and holding companies will now be held accountable for the underpayment of wages, poor wages record keeping and non-issuing of compliant pay slips.   The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed the Parliament on 5 September giving the Fair Work Ombudsman capacity to take action in cases of exploitation of vulnerable workers. What does this mean …

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Employee Misconduct

Anita van Wyk HR Advice

What is employee misconduct? And what can you do about misconduct or suspected misconduct? Summary dismissal occurs when someone’s employment is terminated immediately and without notice. An employee can be summarily dismissed where they are guilty of serious misconduct. You only need to pay that employee for time worked up to the moment of termination. Both substantive and procedural fairness …

how to terminate an employee

How To Terminate An Employee

Anita van Wyk Blog, HR Advice

On occasions, after following the step by step managing poor performance process, and where performance or behaviour has not improved or been sustained, it may be necessary to terminate the employee’s employment contract. To avoid unlawful dismissals you need to give the employee appropriate notice in writing. What amount of notice must be given? An employer needs to know how …

casual employee termination notice

Casual Employee Termination Notice

Anita van Wyk Blog, HR Advice

Generally, a Casual Employee is defined as: The employment of a casual employee may be terminated by either party without notice, unless notice is required by a registered agreement, award or employment contract. Before you give your casual employee termination notice, consider managing his/her poor performance first. Enter your email below to instantly download our FREE ebook: “Step by Step …

Managing Poor Performance

Anita van Wyk Blog, HR Advice

As a manager or a business owner/operator we need to deal with this problem by managing poor performance the right way. We have all worked with people that just don’t perform. Whether it is inappropriate behaviour, complete disregard for professional standards or they’re just not up to the job. Whatever the reason, when it comes to business it can be …

Telstra Small Business Award KidSense Lucent Advisory

Congratulations to Kid Sense

Anita van Wyk Blog, Events

A massive congratulations to Joanna, Conor and the Kid Sense Child Development team for taking out the Telstra Small Business of the Year 2017 Award last night.  It was a honour to be there to celebrate this moment with you.  We all know the sacrifice it takes to build a successful business and what drives us is our overwhelming passion …

Job Accelerator Grant Scheme extension

State Budget Update: Job Accelerator Grant Scheme extension

Justine Pepper Blog, Payroll, State Budget

Thinking of hiring that new apprentice or trainee? How does a $15,000 government rebate sound? The Job Accelerator Grant has been extended to June 2018. A grant increase of an additional $5,000 for each new apprentice and trainee hired was announced in yesterday’s State Budget. This is in addition to the previous $10,000 grant, increasing the total benefit to $15,000! …

Permanent Payroll Tax rate

State Budget Update: Permanent Payroll Tax rate reduction

Justine Pepper Blog, Payroll, State Budget

A small win for South Aussie small businesses! A permanent reduction in South Australia’s payroll tax rate for smaller employers has been released in the State Budget . What does this mean for you? A savings of between $2,082 and $9,800 a year if your payroll is between $600,000 and $1.5 million.  Up until 2013-14, businesses with payroll < $1.5 million …