Where is my people problem?? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Where is my people problem??

If you have an engagement problem then you’re most likely to have a retention problem! Of course this leads to productivity and morale issues, and so the vicious cycle continues. But let’s take a different perspective. Could it be you actually have a hiring problem? Listening to a podcast recently by HR Works, Bob Kelleher challenged the status quo and raised …

Workplace Bullying is $6 Billion hole that Australian businesses aren’t managing well. - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Workplace Bullying is $6 Billion hole that Australian businesses aren’t managing well.

ABC Radio – Brisbane recently called on Matt Stent – our HR Strategist at wattsnext to cover this confronting topic. Along with a panel of experts discussed this huge problem that isn’t being managed well, and discuss what can you do to protect yourself, and what should organisations do to promote harmony amongst staff? To listen to the ABC interview …

Will you be the next big payroll scandal? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Will you be the next big payroll scandal?

Cosmetic company Lush has apologised for underpaying its staff $2million over an 8-year period. The company recently announced that it had reported itself to the Fair Work Ombudsmen after identifying that it had underpaid more than 5000 staff following the discovery of a “significant payroll error”. It has been identified that in some cases, some employees are owed up to …

What do we want? A triage for unfair dismissal claims…PLEASE! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

What do we want? A triage for unfair dismissal claims…PLEASE!

For SME’s, the process of fighting a baseless unfair dismissal claim can be devastating to the business and the business owner. The time spent preparing a case, the stress involved in fighting it and the financial cost resulting from both of these often leave business owners with no other choice than to pay ‘go away’ money, even though the dismissal …

The Fair Work Commission approves Family and Domestic Violence Leave - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The Fair Work Commission approves Family and Domestic Violence Leave

From the 01st August 2018 employees covered by Modern Awards will be entitled to 5 days of unpaid leave to use if they are experiencing family and domestic violence. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has introduced this additional entitlement to assist employees who are experiencing family and domestic violence to seek appropriate support and assistance during this unpaid leave. Only …