Begin with an end in mind - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Begin with an end in mind

I was faced with a scenario this week where I was scheduled to meet with a client for the first time. We had only communicated via email up to our meeting and I was concerned that it could be quite a combative experience because of her rather gruff and direct approach via email. I could not have been more wrong! …

Australian 457 visa changes - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Australian 457 visa changes

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. But how does this effect you as an employer? Below is everything you need to know about the announced changes. What was the 457 visa? This was a visa for …

Workplace Wellness is critical but should it fall on the employers' shoulders - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Workplace Wellness is critical but should it fall on the employers’ shoulders

Wellness in the workplace has again hit the ‘Workplace trends’ lists for 2017 as companies use wellness programs to reduce absenteeism and attract talent. It’s not a surprise, as employees continue to become more health conscious and employers recognise workplace stress as the biggest health issue that employees face. But how do SMEs create a healthier workplace that doesn’t break …

Domestic violence...why I'm running for my life - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Domestic violence…why I’m running for my life

What do you do when a friend suggests that women that get stuck in domestic violence situations should know better?  That the issue was theirs because the warning signs were there, yet they chose to stay? This happened to me a couple of months back and as someone who has continually witnessed and has been a victim of domestic violence …