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Listeners Question – How to Know Which Award Applies and What Rate to Pay?

podcast Jun 19, 2024
People Powered Business
Listeners Question – How to Know Which Award Applies and What Rate to Pay?
21:12
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 223 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we are answering another listeners question, this one coming in from Kirsty and her question is about determining how to ensure you are paying correctly in accordance with the award, and what to do if employment falls across more than one award.

To help answer this, I unpack how to determine the correct Award, and Award Classification for an employee based on your industry and their occupation.

We then look at what to do if more than one Award applies, and finally I share my favourite ways to ensure the correct pay rates are applied.

 

If you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also juggling the challenges of teams, I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can learn more about what’s working for you and any challenges you might be having. Join Here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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Wages Are on the Up (Again!) But It’s the Other Changes You Need to Know About

podcast Jun 12, 2024
People Powered Business
Wages Are on the Up (Again!) But It’s the Other Changes You Need to Know About
15:05
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 122 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

This week we have a brief but important technical update for you after the Fair Work Commission announced its decision around the National Minimum Wage increase effective 1 July.

This year we have a 3.75% wage increase being applied to the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award Minimum Wages effective 1 July 2024.

But really, in the scheme of the changes happening in the Industrial Relations legal landscape right now, that’s just the beginning.

We have yet another increase to Superannuation on the 1st July 2024, there are going to be changes to the casual employment definition and a new pathway for casual conversion coming. We of course are about to see the Right to Disconnect laws come into place, which we’ve discussed on a separate episode. There is going to be clarity on the employee v’s contractor conundrum, new protections for gig economy workers and more.

The reality is, as an...

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Psychosocial Safety at Work with Nicole Turnbull

podcast Jun 05, 2024
People Powered Business
Psychosocial Safety at Work with Nicole Turnbull
35:45
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 221 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am delighted to be joined by guest expert Nicole Turnbull from Neon Shed.

Nicole is the Founder and Chief Courage Officer at Neon Shed, which brings light to the dark sides of work.

She works with businesses to eliminate psychosocial hazards at work and ignite courage in leaders and teams by giving them the tools and options to know HOW to have a safe workplace.

Nicole has over 20 years experience in communications and 15 in the work health and safety industry. She has worked for both NSW safety regulators, the workers compensation insurer and the workers compensation independent review office. Nicole has seen the damage poor communication and psychosocial hazards can do to individuals, teams and organisations.

Nicole is also the Winner of the 2023 Influential Businesswomen Awards for Most Empowering Founder (Australia) and the host of the Under the Rug at Work podcast.

If you’d like to connect...

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Does a Resignation Need to be in Writing?

podcast May 22, 2024
People Powered Business
Does a Resignation Need to be in Writing?
19:15
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 219 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are answering a listeners question “does a resignation need to be in writing?”.

To answer this question we are going to look at how an employee can resign, and what a resignation doesn’t look like. We discuss what to do if the employee won’t put the resignation in writing, and I share my strategies for managing resignations when they arise.

Do you have a question for a future episode of the podcast? Simply email your question to [email protected]  or join our Facebook Group and ask your questions there.

 

An Invitation

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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Non-Compete Clauses - Are They Worth It?

podcast May 15, 2024
People Powered Business
Non-Compete Clauses - Are They Worth It?
15:29
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 218 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I’m posing the question: non-compete clauses in employment contracts – are they worth the paper they are written on?

These are those clauses, often worded in really complex terms, that aim to prevent an employee from working with a competitor, setting up in competition, or taking customers with them when they leave.

They are complex and complicated, and not all that easy to actually uphold, I know as I have first hand experience!

So when should you use them, and what are the things to consider if you’re planning to include them in your employment contracts?

An Invitation

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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The Value of the People Around Us in Business with Leanne Faulkner

podcast May 08, 2024
People Powered Business
The Value of the People Around Us in Business with Leanne Faulkner
27:35
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 217 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am thrilled to be joined by returning guest, Leanne Faulkner from Fortitude at Work to discuss her findings from her recent PHD research on mental health for micro and small business owners.

About Leanne - small business mental health advocate:

Many people in the business community might know Leanne as “the soap lady” or the “goat lady”.

Her youngest son had suffered with eczema from birth and in an effort to ease his discomfort Leanne learned how to make goat’s milk soap as a gentle protective skin care alternative.

In 2004, Billie Goat Soap began.

It was a humble affair initially and started in her kitchen. By 2010 the business had grown to employ over 20 people and sold the products in over 2000 outlets around the country.

Billie Goat Soap was the NSW Business Chamber Business of the Year in 2010 and the Myer Supplier of the Year (general cosmetics) at around the same...

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Mental Health Super Powers for Small to Micro Business Owners

podcast May 01, 2024
People Powered Business
Mental Health Super Powers for Small to Micro Business Owners
35:36
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 216 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am thrilled to be joined by returning guest, Leanne Faulkner from Fortitude at Work to discuss her findings from her recent PHD research on mental health for micro and small business owners.

About Leanne - small business mental health advocate:

Many people in the business community might know Leanne as “the soap lady” or the “goat lady”.

Her youngest son had suffered with eczema from birth and in an effort to ease his discomfort Leanne learned how to make goat’s milk soap as a gentle protective skin care alternative.

In 2004, Billie Goat Soap began.

It was a humble affair initially and started in her kitchen. By 2010 the business had grown to employ over 20 people and sold the products in over 2000 outlets around the country.

Billie Goat Soap was the NSW Business Chamber Business of the Year in 2010 and the Myer Supplier of the Year (general cosmetics) at around the same...

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Are They Really a Contractor or an Employee? The Facts You Need to Know

podcast Apr 24, 2024
People Powered Business
Are They Really a Contractor or an Employee? The Facts You Need to Know
19:22
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 215 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are unpacking yet more of the ongoing legislative changes that are imminently being rolled out and amendments to the Fair Work Act that are being made.

In this episode we are talking about the difference between employees and contractors – and what you need to know about the changes.

This is a topic that has been an ongoing debate, and lots of employers have been hiding behind non-existent loopholes, or assuming they can make their own rules when it comes to this issue. The truth is that isn’t going to fly anymore, and now is the time to revisit any contractor arrangements you have and make changes.

In this episode we start by looking at the definition of an employment relationship, and particularly what defines a relationship between and employer and employee versus that of a client and supplier or contractor.

We discuss when this takes effect, what you need to do, and how to decide...

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The Right to Disconnect – What Does it Mean?

podcast Apr 17, 2024
People Powered Business
The Right to Disconnect – What Does it Mean?
13:21
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 214 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are talking about the new right to disconnect laws and what they will mean for your business.

We start by discussing what a right to disconnect is, and what this all means.

Then we look at what we know so far in terms of the specific legislation and when it commences operation.

Then we take a look more practically about what this means for you and your business.

 

An Invitation - Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia 

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Do You Need a HRIS?

podcast Apr 10, 2024
People Powered Business
Do You Need a HRIS?
20:08
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 213 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are answering a listeners question – today’s question is: “do I need a HRIS”?

 

To answer this we look at:

 

What is a HRIS (Human Resources Information System)

 

How to choose the right one for your business and

 

Do you actually need one?

 

There is no doubt there are more and more players entering the market, and the options seem endless and overwhelming. In today’s episode, I share with you some questions to ask to help you determine whether now is the right time to implement a HRIS, and which one might be right for your business.

 

An Invitation

 

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia...

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