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Extending probationary periods - MYTH BUSTED!

Extending probationary periods - MYTH BUSTED!

It's pretty common for us to receive a phone call from a client asking if they can extend the probationary period of an employee who they aren't sure is right for the role. And it's not always as simple as it might sound. Read on to find out about the ins and outs of probationary periods...

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You smell really bad - and all the other uncomfortable HR conversations

You smell really bad - and all the other uncomfortable HR conversations

So this is the part of being a manager that no one tells you about. Uni doesn't prepare you for this. You learn by experience (after unfortunate experience). The uncomfortable conversation. From having to talk to the employee who unknowingly invades everyone's personal space, to addressing the office stinker, these conversations are a part of management life. Read on to find out our tips on how to have these conversations.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Redundancy

The Dos and Don'ts of Redundancy

The rules relating to redundancy come from the Fair Work Act, EBAs, Modern Awards, your own policies and employment contracts. So depending on the set up of your employment arrangements, you may need to go looking to find out what your obligations are as an employer before you start making people's positions redundant. Read on for our top 9 tips when doing redundancies...

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Poor reviews can be a sign of poor management

Poor reviews can be a sign of poor management

Annual performance reviews - most people HATE them. They can be HORRIBLE! A lot of the time, the angst brought on by the annual review is a result of poor management throughout the year. Read on to find out how to avoid your annual reviews evoking panic levels usually reserved for natural disasters!

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