End of Year Celebration Do's & Dont's - 2021 - Wattsnext Group

End of Year Celebration Do’s & Dont’s

The end of 2021 is just around the corner. Let the celebrations begin! Hopefully, the Pandemic is ready to give us some rest, but it has been another challenging year, and Christmas may not be a jolly time for everyone. So this is a great opportunity to connect with your staff one on one and make sure they are okay …

New and Middle Management Series

In our 4th webinar of the New and Middle Management Series, Clint will discuss what delegation is all about and provide some frameworks on how to delegate. You may remember that in our first session of the series, we have mentioned that as a manager, you should give up the doing to move more and more into the managing of people …

Stay safe at home, except for essential reasons

Southeast Queensland is going into a lockdown starting at 4pm Saturday 31st July til 4pm Sunday 8th August. The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed over the weekend. Anyone in the affected areas will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons. You can only leave your residence for limited permitted purposes such as: obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare (including vaccinations) exercise attending …

Building a Better Building Industry – Paying Your Employees Right

Building and construction employers are being put on notice by the Fair Work Ombudsman in a joint audit with the QBCC and ABCC with a particular focus on underpayments. In some cases, the Fair Work Ombudsman can fine an employer up to $666,000 for underpaying its employees. A recent case commenced by the Fair Work Ombudsman against a Victorian building …

Annualised Salaries – Are you Compliant? - 2021 - Wattsnext Group

Annualised Salaries – Are you Compliant?

Woolworths, Super Retail Group, Rockpool Dining, 7-Eleven and ABC. What do they all have in common you ask? Underpayment of its employees. And we are talking millions of dollars in underpayments. What does this mean for you though? From the 1st of March 2021 employers face harsh penalties for failing to comply with annualised wage agreements across 18 different awards …

6 tips to make sure you never have another pointless meeting! - 2021 - Wattsnext Group

6 tips to make sure you never have another pointless meeting!

Nothing is more frustrating than a meeting that goes longer than needed, has people in attendance who don’t need to be there and where nothing is achieved because no one really knew the purpose of it anyway! I am a stickler for only spending time on things that matter which means I am continually assessing the meetings in my calendar …

The Difference Between NES, EA and Modern Awards - 2021 - Wattsnext Group

The Difference Between NES, EA and Modern Awards

Formalising an employment relationship can seem daunting, especially when we hear words being thrown around like ‘National Employment Standards’, ‘Modern Awards’ and ‘Enterprise Agreements’. Most business owners are aware that they need to have an Employment Contract in place. However, not everyone is aware of how their employment contracts should relate to these Agreements/Standards; and further, how policies come into the …

Refusing a request for annual leave – everything you need to know! - 2021 - Wattsnext Group

Refusing a request for annual leave – everything you need to know!

Previously, I have shared my thoughts on the benefits of allowing your team members to utilise their annual leave to relax and regenerate. Annual leave has a number of great benefits, not only for the health of your employees’, but also the overall productivity and success of your business. However, I understand that employee’s leave requests do not always work …