Single Touch Payroll: What you need to know

From 1 July 2019, all employers will need to start complying with Single Touch Payroll, which has been introduced by the ATO to streamline payroll reporting.  STP commenced for employers of 20 or more employees as at 1 July 2018.   What is Single Touch Payroll?  When you complete your payroll, you will be reporting the payments made, tax withheld, allowances, deductions and super information for each employee directly to the ATO…  Read more

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

Allan Hall named finalist in 6 categories in the Australian Accounting Awards 2019

Allan Hall Business Advisors continues to impress with individual, network and firm-wide awards and accolades, with our latest nomination as finalists in 6 categories of the Australian Accounting Awards 2019. For further details and a full list of our recent awards, click below.

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