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Recruitment

Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
September 29, 2021

HR and recruitment activity & easing restrictions in ACT

ACT Lockdown After seven weeks of lockdown in the ACT – our longest since the pandemic began – life is looking like it will slowly return to normal for us in Canberra. This week, the government released a detailed roadmap to ease...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
August 6, 2021

Brand new HR services to help you achieve your business growth goals

Do you need a more holistic approach to employment services? To help you focus on more of what matters in your business, Coceptive now offers brand new HR services. Retaining an in-house HR team can be a big investment. As...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
July 8, 2021

The current state of recruitment amidst restrictions.

Increased restrictions are impacting recruitment conditions and candidate demand is stronger than ever, with three sectors attracting the greatest number of applications. Aside from newly introduced mask regulations, Canberra has been minimally impacted by COVID-19, with no lockdowns as of...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
June 8, 2021

New opportunities in the new financial year

The new financial year always brings fresh activity to the job market as organisations set goals and targets, allocate projects and create roles. For organisations, it’s a great time to recruit quality staff. For individuals, it’s a valuable time to...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
May 30, 2021

Full-time employment at a record high; unemployment rate drops to 5.5 per cent

Labour force figures released last week show there were 13,040,400 Australians in work in April 2021, with the level of employment now 45,900 (or 0.4 per cent) above its pre-COVID level in March 2020 and 902,500 (or 7.4 per cent)...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
April 23, 2021

How COVID-19 Has Changed Your Workers’ Compensation Liabilities

We're all aware of the dangers of workers contracting the coronavirus. What then is the fallout for employers' role across the country in keeping staff COVID-19 safe? The most recent figures available show 533 COVID-19 related workers' compensation claims were lodged across...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
January 12, 2021

Employment Proposals Set to Impact Australian Employers in 2021

2021 is set to be a bumper year for employment law changes with a number of wide-ranging proposals in the pipeline. The Coalition government’s Industrial Relations reform bill, which was unveiled at the end of 2020, is likely to have...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
December 7, 2020

Sweeping Changes to Casual Employment Announced

Fair Work Act amendments could impact more than 2.6 million casual employees in Australia. The Federal Government is set to introduce to sweeping changes to the country’s industrial relations laws, which are expected to have a profound impact on the...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
September 9, 2020

Why This Country is Calling For a Six-Hour Workday

The ministers’ approach to work/life balance is a lesson for other countries. Top officials in Finland are renewing calls to adopt the six-hour workday as well as similar measures that aim to promote a better work/life balance for Finnish employees....

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
July 21, 2020

JobKeeper 2.0: Here’s The Insights & What You Need to Know

The JobKeeper wage subsidy will continue until March 2021, but it won’t look the same after September. The end date of the federal wage subsidy JobKeeper has been postponed from September this year until March 2021. There were rumblings that...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
March 26, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – What Employers Need to Know

We were recently asked by a small business what they should do to help prepare for staffing impacts on their business for a potential Coronavirus Pandemic in Australia. Our goal is to provide you with a reputable and straightforward source...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
March 25, 2020

Sacking An Employee Via SMS Or Socials, Is It Legal Or Illegal?

Sacking an employee is one of the most challenging HR tasks any manager undertakes. With all the changes to communications styles, with a greater reliance on text, Facebook Messenger, Yammer or WhatsApp as forms of team communication, can they be...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
December 16, 2019

Bushfires: What Employment Conditions Apply?

Right now it appears as if half of Australia is on fire or covered in choking smoke. It can be challenging finding out what entitlements should be paid to employees and volunteer firefighters. Here is a quick list of resources:...

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