"But I'm just a casual" - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

“But I’m just a casual”

How many times have I heard the phrases, “I’m just a casual employee, therefore regular rules of behaviour, work standards, and reliability don’t apply to me because I’m pretty much unemployed from the end of each shift.” “I don’t have to give two weeks’ notice. I’m leaving”. “I don’t have to care because I’m not here regularly and I don’t …

Industrial Manslaughter - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Industrial Manslaughter

On the 23rd of October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017. This Act was introduced following a report commissioned in response to the workplace fatalities that occurred in 2016 at both Dreamworld and Eagle Farm racecourse. The review resulted in a total of 58 recommendations of change to the workplace …

Should all businesses be implementing a #bonkban? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Should all businesses be implementing a #bonkban?

It’s hard to escape it – the Barnaby saga that is. So as you listen to Turnbull’s delivery of the #bonkban, address, I’m sure you’re wondering if you should be rushing to do the same in your organisation. Whilst there is a much higher scrutiny on ensuring employers have protections in place for employees, referencing the number of sexual harassment …

Company blog ticks all the boxes - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Company blog ticks all the boxes

As I sat working on an upcoming presentation for a client about blog writing I reflected on the benefits of having a company blog and expecting employees to contribute. At wattsnext it is a part of each and every employee’s role to prepare blog content for our social media platforms on a regular basis. For many of us within the …

Wages vs salary - changing an employee's mindset - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Wages vs salary – changing an employee’s mindset

Wages vs salary, are you struggling to understand the difference? Do you have an employee who was previously paid an hourly rate but is now paid a salary? Are they having difficulty understanding why they aren’t being paid for all the hours they work? I assure you they are not alone! I recently worked with a client who had an employee …

How will the changes to HELP student loans affect your team members? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How will the changes to HELP student loans affect your team members?

One of the biggest responsibilities of being a business owner is looking after your employees. Whilst it may come as second nature to stay on top of major changes that effect the business directly, it is important to also be aware of changes that may be affecting your team members. One such change that could have a significant impact on …