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Are your staff working under the influence this Christmas period?

Sure, it’s a great time of year to socialise with colleagues and clients, but don’t let it affect productivity. Yes, the silly season is here, but there’s nothing to laugh about when your employees are turning up to work affected by drugs and alcohol. In fact, almost one in five are doing just that, according […]

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Don’t make these 3 mistakes before taking holidays

The holiday season can actually be a time for SMEs to get ahead. Here’s how. Every year it feels as if the Christmas countdown starts earlier than the previous year, right? For instance, if you go online in October, you are sure to find savvy business owners already spruiking their seasonal deals. Which is why […]

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Unfairly Dismissed for Behaving Badly at the Staff Christmas Party

A staff Christmas party went horribly wrong for one employee in 2014. All staff were notified of the party location – at a hired venue – and the hours for attendance, 6pm until 10pm. All pretty straight forward. But… During the official event the employee became intoxicated and proceeded to tell senior managers to “f**k […]

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Labour hire and redundancy – what are your obligations?

Compass Group is a labour hire company who provided labour to the Department of Defence under various contracts for stores and transport services, as well as fire and rescue services, between 2005 and 2014. Compass Group’s contracts were reviewed or extended a number of times during that period. In 2014, the Department changed its tender […]

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Can performance management be seen as bullying?

9 simple ways to reduce the chance of your employee claiming they are being bullied during a performance management process. There is often a misconception among employees that when they are being performance managed – whether it’s because they’re not reaching targets or achieving the corporate objectives of your business – they think they are […]

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How to run your HR department like a best practice SME

As the owner of a growing business, you’re no doubt an expert juggler. But, as your business grows, you can’t do it all. Eventually, balls get dropped and you need to take a different approach to ensure your business continues to thrive. HR is one such area that often gets pushed to the end of […]

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How to avoid an unfair dismissal claim

An unfair dismissal claim can often follow the termination of an employee. So, what happens if you wind up before the Fair Work Commission? It’s not difficult for an employee to make an unfair dismissal claim – after all, it only costs $68.60 to lodge with the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Plus, the employee doesn’t […]

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The future of HR technology: 5 predictions to plan for

Like so many things, the world of HR is changing dramatically in the face of rapidly-developing technology. Deloitte and Bloomberg estimate the HR technology market is now worth $15 billion[1], with further growth anticipated as the industry continues to expand and innovate. Software Advice’s recent Human Resources Software BuyerView 2015 report found that, “The biggest […]

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Case Study: Child Australia

DiffuzeHR delivers 100% compliance and streamlines HR admin for Child Australia Child Australia works with children, their families, early childhood professionals, and the community to raise the status of children in our society. As one of the leading early years Not-For-Profit organisations in Australia, Child Australia is dedicated to improving children’s developmental outcomes through advocacy and leadership, building the capacity of the sector, and delivering […]

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