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Sham Contractors – what are they and do you have any? 

Sham Contractors – what are they and do you have any? 

There have been a number of media articles of late (like this one) about sham contractors and various test cases against disruptive businesses whose business models are often based on engaging gig workers. The recent cases against Uber, Foodora and Deliveroo are just a few that have been watched closely, as the court’s findings in each is sure to have…

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Social Media – Can You Mix Business and Pleasure?

Social Media – Can You Mix Business and Pleasure?

Whether it’s LinkedIn or Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or some other form of social media, people are making their private lives public on an international scale and with the line blurring between private and public lives, the distinction between work life and personal life is also becoming less clear. In some cases this can be a win for businesses in terms of free promotion online but it also exposes companies to risk and possibly disastrous situations.

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5 Reasons Why Recruiting for Values Improves Company Culture

5 Reasons Why Recruiting for Values Improves Company Culture

Have you ever hired someone who seems to have the right experience and should fit in easily with the team, but they don’t? When a company’s recruitment focus is purely based on technical skills, there could be a disconnect within the team. This is a common mistake when the new employee does not share the same values as you or the company, and over time, becomes a mismatch for the company.

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New Legislation Changes Impacting the Workplace in 2019

New Legislation Changes Impacting the Workplace in 2019

Welcome to the new working year which has officially started now that school has begun for 2019 and we can finally focus on getting productive once again. We thought we’d start the year with a “what’s changed” in the employment landscape. So what has changed from 2018? What do workplaces need to know? I provide a brief overview of recent legislation and a few decisions that are likely to impact your workplace context:

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How to Chat with Difficult Employees, Easily

How to Chat with Difficult Employees, Easily

Where there are people there are communication issues. Most of these challenges can be small but they can get big. Employees can sometimes be labelled by management as underperformers, troublemakers, drama queens and kings, and more. Often what really makes things difficult is talking to employees about these situations. Many owners and managers aren’t even raising these concerns at all!…

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