KEEPING YOU INFORMED
Some Thoughts from the World of HR
One of the most historic and prestigious races in Australia, the Melbourne Cup, is one of those events that “stops the nation” and it can also divide it. A well-run Melbourne Cup event can be an amazing winner for your business, but keep in mind that it is not for everyone and feel comfortable to opt out.
As a busy business owner, now is the time when we often become swamped with work requests that are due before Christmas and either planning for the seasonal up-kick or down-turn that accompanies this time of year.
So, is your Business ready for summer? Have you already selected your business bikini and are you ready to hit the beaches?
We are seeing the boundaries between work and home merge more and more, and this may have a negative impact on our wellbeing. Mental Health Week is a great opportunity to bring up important conversations about taking care of ourselves.
Congratulations to a Human Resources agency that really focuses on people, so you can focus on your business for securing a Finalist seat at this year’s Local Business awards, Northern Beaches.
The deadline for Individual (Employee) tax returns is coming up and as a result small business owners and managers could face more questions about how employees access their information.
As a small business owner, budgeting for Christmas gifts can be challenging. There’s the Christmas party (fingers crossed we’ll be able to have one), potentially slow cash flow during January to think about and (in some industries) the burden of leave loading to get your head and budget around. However, after working hard during the year, the team deserves some recognition. How do you reward your employees without getting an overdraft from the Bank? Read our tips below for simple yet useful gifts.
Christmas is just around the Corner. If you are planning to take advantage of your slower period of Christmas and with a Christmas shut down period, now is the time to be communicating to the team. If you have questions about a Christmas shut down, reach out to us. We are happy to help.
Our wonderful Therese Ravell has been named the Volunteer of the Year Northern Beaches at the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards hosted by the Centre for Volunteering. The nomination described her as a “serial volunteer” who has been helping to steer the volunteering efforts of Meals on Wheels NSW for the past decade. She also helps her local P&C and Cubs branch, Dune Care Group and raises money for the Leukemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave and the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
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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