Making the Right Hiring Choices for Your Business

What measures can you take to maximize the effectiveness of your recruitment process, minimize the time involved and ensure you get the right candidate from the start?  One of your key employees has given notice that he or she is leaving so you need to hire a replacement. It shouldn’t be too hard – write a quick ad, read through some resumes, interview a few candidates and select the best…  Read more

Wish someone else could look after your HR needs?

HR has become immensely more complex over recent years and small businesses with limited employees may find themselves overwhelmed by HR demands. If you feel stretched thin by ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, managing employee recruitment, dealing with employee performance or behaviour or developing your employees to get the most out of them, you might need help. While many small business owners might think that outsourcing HR functions…  Read more

The Best Team Wins

In business, as in sport, the best team wins. And in business, as in sport, the competition is getting tougher. This increasingly competitive business environment has led to psychometric testing becoming an increasingly popular tool, used by both small and large businesses, to ensure they have the best possible team with the right people in the right positions. With the recent economic climate, many businesses have had to re-think their…  Read more

Managing Social Media

With the advent of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. many businesses are increasingly seeing the value of such tools in expanding their business, branding, advertising and recruiting staff. Social Media has become a major aspect of e-communication both inside and outside the workplace in recent years. There are however employment-related issues surrounding these popular tools and this article summarises some of the issues employers might face…  Read more

Casual Employees or Part time?

Retailers, café owners, restauranteurs, pharmacists and fast food operators were relieved when earlier this year, the Fair Work Commission decided to cut penalty rates, with the changes to be phased in over a 2-3 year period. Historically, award restrictions and penalty rates have created a disincentive to employing people on the best trading days, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. When employing staff, it is also important to understand the relevant…  Read more

Avoiding those Christmas party incidents

With the Christmas season nearly upon us, it is timely to take steps to minimise the risks of incidents occurring at end-of-year functions which can otherwise prove very costly for small to medium businesses. The best practice is to put in place policies and procedures prior to the event that will assist you and your staff to enjoy your Christmas party, incident-free. Christmas functions provide the perfect opportunity for team-building,…  Read more

Allan Hall impresses as finalist for SMSF and Accounting 2018

Allan Hall is excited to announce that it is officially in the running to take home four awards at the prestigious SMSF and Accounting 2018 Awards. This is a nationwide industry event which recognises performance in SMSF and accounting professions across Australia, honouring the individuals and businesses who are leading the way in SMSF advice and accounting by championing professionalism, quality advice and innovation.

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