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Friendly boss laughing with employee

Boss vs Friend – and where to draw the line

When we work in organisations, big and small alike, it is not uncommon for Perth managers and business owners to wear more than one hat. In a bid to establish healthy workplace relationships and office 'culture', those in people leadership positions like to be visible with their human capital, in the engine room where the magic happens.

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Smart-proof workplace

How to smart-proof your workplace for future generations

Do you have human resource gold within your Perth business that you are not utilising? How can you leverage your human capital, not only the younger generation but also your baby boomer workforce?

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Business leadership

Why good leaders should practice what they preach

If I tell you I’m feeling happy, but my face tells a different story, what are you more inclined to believe? My hunched shoulders and trembling body; or the words “I am feeling happy today”? You will go with my actions. You will go with what you see...

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COVID-19 working from home

COVID-19: Working from home headspace

As more and more of us are now working from our Perth homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to be in the right headspace to be successful and to produce quality work...

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COVID-19 personal response

COVID-19: Managing how you personally respond

As Perth businesses and individuals navigate through the Covid-19 terrain and the impact from that, managing our mental health has become more important than ever. How we respond in a crisis can make the difference...

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Casual employment staff

Changes in the Employment Landscape

The next 12 – 24 months are likely to bring some significant changes in the employment law landscape. So how may it affect you and what can you do to prepare?

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COVID-19 employers and employees

COVID-19: What it means for Employers and Employees

Are you a small business in Perth struggling to make sense of everything that is happening with COVID-19? Are you wondering what you can do to manage your business and your Employees in this difficult and challenging time?

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COVID-19 business communication

COVID-19: Communication in times of uncertainty

There is no time like the present to discuss how important communication is at times of uncertainty. Communication is the key to not just surviving but thriving through a crisis. The situation we are currently in, demonstrates this to be true...

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COVID-19 business leadership

COVID-19: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort...

We are in unprecedented times! The global pandemic is impacting Perth business owners and it is at times like these that leaders need to stand and lead from the front. There are many decisions to be made and we are all struggling to make quick, rational decisions...

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COVID-19 working from home

COVID-19: How do I implement working from home?

We are all in the same boat across the globe and we all need to plan to get through this unprecedented period of time with our team and our business still in tact. Working from home is one way to combat the Coronavirus and minimise the spread...

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COVID-19 business advice

COVID-19: Planning to survive and thrive in the new normal

In the wake of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, business leaders are struggling to cope with the speed of change and make decisions they have never been faced with before. Some of those crisis decisions are around the operational needs of their business and whether they can keep their staffing at the same level...

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Woman relaxing on a public holiday

Public Holidays and Employees

A Public Holiday forms part of the National Employment Standards (NES) and applies to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system. The NES provides an entitlement for employees to be absent from work on a day or part day that is a Public Holiday. Public Holidays and Employees can be confusing...

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Spring wildflowers

Spring Health Check – Are your People and Brand levels OK?

Just like the links in a chain, the health of your Perth business depends on the health of every individual, every concept, every policy and every brand value. The common thread for any business, large or small, is health: of its People and its Brand...

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Casual employee but not really

Casual, but not really!

In a recent decision, Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene (2018) FCAFC 131 (the Decision), the Full Court of the Federal Court upheld a decision finding that an employee characterised as a casual employee was, in fact, not a casual employee. This decision has implications for all Perth businesses employing casual staff.

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Held hostage by employee

Are you being held hostage by your employees?

Small Perth businesses often have a lean staffing model which usually means that certain employees carry specific responsibilities. It is common for employers to rely heavily on specific employees for specific tasks like bookkeeping, payroll, administration and data information. All these roles carry significant responsibilities, so it is important to manage these areas well.

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Resign or be fired

Resign or be fired!

You have just performance managed an employee and have concluded that termination is the appropriate outcome. Can an employer ask the employee to resign instead? What if the employee requests to resign?

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How is your Cultural Intelligence?

How is your Cultural Intelligence?

Today I attended a workshop with other leaders from small and large businesses across Perth, on Cultural Intelligence and I thought I would share my experiences...

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What is your people strategy

What is your people strategy?

What is your people strategy in your business? Will it help you achieve your vision? Is your people strategy linked to your business goals? Is your people strategy underpinned by your vision and business purpose?

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Investigating workplace bullying

Dangers of failing to investigate claims of Workplace Bullying

The FWC's recent decision to issue an anti-bullying order against Ramsay Health Care (Glengarry Hospital, Perth) provides a timely reminder to all Perth employers of the importance of investigating claims of workplace bullying thoroughly and in a timely manner...

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Empty desk - dismissing absent employees

Dismissing absent employees

It is often challenging for a Perth small business faced with an employee who has been absent from the workplace for an extended period of time, sometimes without any explanation...

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Happy team at work

How can you impact your team's happiness at work?

At Vitil Human Resource Services, Perth's boutique HR specialist, we have been considering the work environment and how to engender greater engagement at work...

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One Employee...One Workplace...Two Jobs

One Employee ... One Workplace ... Two Jobs

Can an employee claim overtime cumulatively when they work two jobs with the one employer?

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Crucial conversation at work

Crucial Conversations at Work

As a Perth based business owner, have you been faced with having a difficult conversation with an employee in relation to their performance, personal attributes or attitude at work?

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Workplace bullying

Workplace bullying

The term workplace bullying is often used loosely amongst employees to refer to any disagreement or misunderstanding between employees. However, workplace bullying is defined very specifically...

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Casual vs permanent employment

Casual vs permanent employment – what's the difference?

This is a common question for Vitil's Human Resource Service Perth team from our clients. What is the difference between casual and part time employment, and why does it matter that I correctly classify employees?

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