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Essential HR Update

The things you need to know about staff travelling to Australia as well as Vaccinations. Also, lets get prepared for the increased sick leave coming and make sure any change processes are getting done right...

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Covid-19 - A Reprise

Covid-19 - the things you need to know. Plus, WE ARE MOVING! Along with other things you need to know.

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Christmas Close-Down and Other Legal Updates

Tips for planning your Christmas close-down (or for staying open), Essential HR's availability and the legal updates you need to know!

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Changes we should expect to see from the new GovernmentNew Blog Post

As the new Government settles in, here are some things you can expect from them and the impact it will likely have on you and your business.

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Leave Management

Are you on top of of what leave your staff are or are not taking? Are they accruing large leave balances or taking a lot of sick leave? Read on for tips on how to manage this... 

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Should you go to work when sick?

Why do some people still go to work while they are sick, even if they risk spreading their germs and making others sick? The answer may be obvious if the sick leave would be unpaid; but you can do things to help your team to avoid this practice.

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Making GP’s your allies

How often is a medical certificate too vague, or a workplace assessment too general to be helpful?  How often have you heard excuses for no medical certificate? We have a relationship with a medical centre that makes these things positive.

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Are sick employees giving you a headache?

Are you at your wit's end with sick employees? You aren't alone. Here is a recap of what steps you can take when dealing with the forever errant or sickly employee.

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Medical Terminations - when is enough, enough?

When is enough, enough? When can you dismiss for medical inability? Generally, if you have been trying all you can to get the person back to work for a reasonable time and there remains no assurance that they can.  But there are steps that must be followed.

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