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Ten Top Tips to Keep Your Payroll Under Control

The topic of award wages and fair work agreements is hot on the political agenda right now and Fair Work Australia has been cracking down on organisations that fail to remunerate their employees appropriately.

While there are some organisations in Australia that go out of their way to operate in breach of Australia’s employment legislation, the majority are more likely to be doing so unknowingly. Regardless, the consequences can be costly and damaging to your brand’s reputation.

There’s no doubt that navigating the ever-changing world of payroll legislation is complex – especially if payroll management is just one of many responsibilities you have in your organisation.

To help you along the way, here are a few important steps you can take to minimise the risk of breaching our employment legislation.

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Dreaming of Life in Australia? Here’s What You’ll Need to Know

Australia is a great place to holiday and it can be just as much fun working and living here as well. But as with any country, there are a few things you’ll need to know about, and prepare for, before you pack your bags – especially if you’re bringing the kids! Read more


Australia’s Digital Economy Demands International Skills

Australia’s growing digital economy presents a massive opportunity for skilled workers from around the world who are keen to work here.

It’s expected to grow significantly over the coming years, fuelled by emerging disruptive technologies and their potential commercial applications across professions and industries: 3D printing in manufacturing, drones in the construction industry and driverless vehicles on mining sites to name a few. Read more


A beginner’s guide to Business Development

You know your business and clients’ best, you understand what works, the areas you need to improve on and what success feels like. But sometimes, brushing up on the ‘business development fundamentals’ reminds us of the small things we forget to do when we’re caught up in the everyday grind. So here are our ‘beginners’ tips for business development.

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A contractor’s guide to self-promotion in 2017

Being a contractor bears many similarities to running your own small business. Your success is determined by your ability to sell your skills to prospective clients and recruiters (and your ability to manage your personal admin – but that’s another story).

Whether you’re a season pro or the new kid on the block, you can’t take your foot off the gas when seeking your next employment opportunity. To enjoy a thriving 2017, we recommend you follow these simple steps to help market your contractor services:
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A Guide to 457 Visa Application

The 457 visa is an initiative used by Australian and overseas employers to sponsor skilled overseas employees to work in Australia on a temporary basis, usually of four years’ duration. Holders of a 457 visa are permitted to bring with them any family member who has unrestricted work and study rights in Australia, and they can also travel to and from Australia as often as they please. Holders of a 457 visa will more often than not apply for permanent residency in Australia and settle in the country on a long-term basis.

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Minimise risk when entering a new contract

As an independent contractor your obligations and entitlements differ from those of a typical employee. Ultimately, you’re responsible for running your own business.

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The digital demand for streamlining recruitment processes

As a talent acquisition specialist, it’s important to recognise the essential role technology plays in the recruitment process. To ensure your workforce are differentiating themselves against the competition you must seek innovative ways to approach talent search and most importantly retention.

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Take the dread out of tax time

Tax season for contractors can be a daunting time. Having to consider payroll tax, your income tax and whether any tax rules have changed over the last 12 months is exhausting.

To ease the burden, we have put together a general guide on to how to get the most out of your return, and also suggest some habits you can form to make tax time easier into the future.

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