FWC decides on 2.5% increase to award wages

Founder/Director/Practice Leader at Ridgeline HR & President of the Foothills Foundation & Executive Member of Communities of Wellbeing - Ridgeline HR

The Fair Work Commission has handed down its decision in the 2020-2021 Annual Wage Review. The result is a 2.5% increase in the National Minimum Wage taking it to $772.60 per week or $20.33 per hour. This increase flows on to modern awards effective from 1 July 2021 except for the following awards where the…

Meet Natasha: an Employment Plus case study

Landing your dream job can be a real challenge, especially in today’s economic climate. But it’s certainly not impossible, as job seeker Natasha discovered, when Employment Plus helped her secure a junior florist position at The Flower Club. Now her confidence is blooming, and her new employers are just as delighted to have her in…

How to manage the risks associated with working in heat

When was the last time you reviewed your business’ heat management plan? With summer upon us, now is a good time to review and update your plan to help manage the risk of employees working in the heat. There are many occupations which expose employees to working in hot environments. Workload and clothing can also…

2020 Budget update

Advisor, Coach, Speaker - Smart Happy Money

Last week the federal government delivered the much anticipated (and delayed) federal budget. Gone are the days of debt and deficit as the government begins to spend like we have never seen before to stimulate our economy and create jobs.  Is it enough?  Is it targeted to the right place?  Only time will tell. The…

The light at the end of a long, dark tunnel

Pushing through the dark times and taking a chance on a new career has certainly worked for 59-year-old Clive, who has suffered with crippling anxiety and depression for the last decade. In 2010 life changed dramatically for Clive. After his businesses failed, his life went in a downward spiral. Nearing bankruptcy, out of work and…