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Critical Consultation

Critical Consultation

As government subsidies change in the coming weeks, there may be new decision points for SME owners and managers. Unfortunately, the coming weeks could be crunch time for some businesses who are still dealing with reduced revenue opportunity and now face the end of the moratorium on creditor petitions.

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The OnlineCo. Welcomes stress free HR Services

The OnlineCo. Welcomes stress free HR Services

Supported by Impact HR, TheOnlineCo. implemented Impact HR’s onboarding process to improve their hiring and reporting system. Now, the business can manage the entire recruiting lifecycle, while providing candidates with a better experience.

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Jobkeeper Update

Jobkeeper Update

On 21 July 2020, the Australian Government announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the JobKeeper Payment scheme will be extended by a further six months until 28 March 2021, from the original end date of 27 September 2020.

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Federal Court confirmed Entitlements of Casual Employment

Federal Court confirmed Entitlements of Casual Employment

Recently there was a lot of publicity about the Federal Court case in which a casual was awarded back payment for Annual and Personal Leave. This led to concern that all casual employees could potentially ‘double dip’ and receive highly hourly rates as well as leave entitlements. There was a lot of press about this and many of our clients were extremely concerned about cost spiralling out of control.

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Leading in COVID-19 and Beyond

Leading in COVID-19 and Beyond

On behalf of everyone at Impact HR, thank you to all who attended the 3-hour virtual Workshop on the 29th April. We hope attendees made some fruitful connections during the workshop and learned something new about leading in an increasingly complex COVID-19 world by, developing confidence in leadership skills to build teams and businesses for success now and after post COVID-19.

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Students Set Themselves Up for Career Success

Students Set Themselves Up for Career Success

On Friday 29th May Therese Ravell, Director of Impact HR, the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) and Victoria University came together for a joint event attended by approximately 50 students ‘Set Yourself Up for Career Success’. We were impressed with how many participants have adapted to this ‘new’ virtual world and that the sense of community is so strong. Nice to see that although we may be isolated, there are ways of staying connected. Students praised the virtual event saying, “I just wanted to say thank you for the great chat from earlier. I actually messaged my old careers mentor after the chat, asking to pick his brain on job hunting in the upcoming months, owing to the advice given in the online event.”

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Minimum Wage Decision 2020

Minimum Wage Decision 2020

The Fair Work Commission has announced the minimum wage increase for 2020 which applies to all Modern awards. Minimum wages across all awards will increase by 1.75% with varying effective dates depending on which award employees are covered by.

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SpeedGas Improves HR Process and Enhances Employee Experience

SpeedGas Improves HR Process and Enhances Employee Experience

SpeedGas has been operating for over 25 years with the head office located in Brookvale, Sydney. Originally selling helium gas to shops and promotional companies, large retail outlets and corporate customers the business has over the years expanded and diversified into associated equipment and consumables to the market.

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