Annual Leave and Loading

All employees, except casual employees, are entitled to a minimum of four weeks annual leave, for each year they work.

Annual leave accrues on a pro-rata basis and you don’t have to work a full year before you are entitled to take your annual leave. For example, if you work half a year without taking any leave, you will have accrued and be entitled to half your annual leave.

Some awards, enterprise agreements or contracts of employment provide for more than four ...

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Project Management and Effective Teamwork

For what its worth, I believe effective project management is one of the most important aspects of any successful business. Seeing a project through from beginning to end and recruiting the right people for the job are crucial to project success.  Project Management is a skill that many people gain through experience and but can now be enhanced through education and qualifications.

While the ability to project manage is crucial, even more important is how you ensure the team collaborates and ...

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Why your employees are your best asset!

So, from the heading, it’s obvious I believe employees are an essential – no – critical part of any business success.

So here’s why I believe they are your greatest asset and this is based on my experiences in small, medium and large organisations.

First and foremost, they are your main link to your customer.  They can and should be able to identify your customers’ needs and potential trends as well as address any issues proactively and make suggestions on improvements based ...

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Macarthur Women in Leadership

At MacPac HR we are inspired to make a significant contribution in developing the leadership skills and capabilities of women across South West Sydney.

Women everywhere should have access to high quality programs that have such an impact they it inspires them to reach for the stars and access all the opportunities that are available to them.

This program is designed for:

Women who are currently in leadership roles, or aspire to become a highly effective leader in their workplace, the community or other groups and teams ...

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Genuine Leadership

Great leaders demonstrate behaviours that we generally recognise and appreciate [and applaud] from time to time. Genuine and authentic leadership is the ability to be receptive to everyone’s perceptions and the information and environments around them in order to continually adapt and learn.

You don’t necessarily have to have a big team that you are managing in order to be considered a leader and to need effective leadership skills.  Whether it is in your home, your community, your sporting organisation, individuals ...

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Networking – Is it really of benefit?

Active networking is vital to career and business growth. It is often confused and used by individuals as a selling tool but networking should be about building relationships, portraying your personal brand and providing others with insights into your credibility and authenticity.

It generally involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist, and who can potentially help you in return.

Popular networking opportunities include chambers of commerce, trade or industry events, conferences, seminars and social gatherings. Online networking allows ...

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Remote Workers need Leadership AND Management

Many of us now manage teams that are located in different buildings, cities, states and countries. Managing a team that’s spread out in many different sites presents huge challenges, even for the most experienced managers.

We hope the following ideas help if you are in this situation and provide you with the specific knowledge and tools necessary to keep satellite staff and teams unified and motivated.

  1. Recruit Well

When selecting people to work away from the main office, choose individuals with the right qualities for this situation. Here are ...

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Where are all the great coaches?

When it comes to developing and assessing your teams, your managers are the lynch-pin to coaching and achieving the desired performance levels. So, helping your managers develop in this area is critical on both an individual level as well as for the organisation.  Yet for a variety of reasons, this valuable activity is often ignored.

It is often observed, in organisations across the world, that we take people who are technically proficient, or have been ...

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HR Risks for Small Business

Small businesses employ a significant amount of our population, yet Human Resources (HR) management is not often considered essential for these players and usually only thought of in the event that something has happened where they need immediate support or assistance.

In many ways though, small to medium business needs effective human resource management even more than larger companies, as its most valuable employees interact directly with customers and have a direct link to the growth of your business, the level of service you provide and overall ...

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