Minimum Wage Increase!

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has released its 2012 Annual Wage Review decision and wage increases will take effect from the first pay period starting on or after 1 July 2012. The decision increases minimum weekly wages by 2.9% and this will apply to minimum wages for juniors, trainees and apprentices, employees with a disability and […]

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Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: How to perform an investigation – May HR Forum Wrap Up

Every 3 months, Quay Appointments play host to a HR Forum, where professionals in the HR line of work are invited to come in and discuss key HR related issues facilitated by an industry specialist.  At last week’s HR Forum “how to conduct a workplace investigation our facilitator Karen Apps outlined the process Workplace Investigation Process […]

Former “generous extras” now an expectation: Report

Note – This article is from the website www.hrdaily.com.au Here is a link to the article is here Providing certain “perks” – like parental leave, L&D opportunities and flexible work – is unlikely to improve an organisation’s engagement levels because employees now expect them as the norm, according to a new report. The law of […]

Changes in new harmonised OH&S laws by 1 January 2012

The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) harmonisation laws are to be implemented by 1 January 2012, a mere three months away. The concept of uniform OH&S laws across the country has gained support as it became evident that the lack of consistency has been problematic for both employers and employees. Some states initially expressed hesitation; […]

Rising Age of the Workforce

Our breakfast on Tuesday “Raising awareness of the impact of an ageing workforce…..Are you Prepared?” was a huge success. Presented by Alison Monroe, it challenged our thought process on Australia’s ageing population and it’s impact on the available pool of labour over the next decade. The seminar looked at the unprecedented rate at which the Australian workforce […]

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Quay Appointments’ HR Forum

With the economy picking up and employees feeling more confident with job prospects, what are organisations doing to ensure potential employees are attracted to your brand? Are they keeping their staff are engaged? Do they want to continue working for you? Find out more at our 3rd HR Forum! Corporate Branding, Attracting & Retaining Good Staff Facilitators: […]

The Importance of Being A Leader

Over the years Quay Appointments have interviewed and successfully placed numerous candidates. Many of whom were managers or leaders at the time and many more subsequently becoming one. Hence when we came across this article from Recruitment Extra, we knew we just had to bring it to you. Leadership is the art of understanding the […]

How to recognise deception at interviews

Good interviewers are analysts of human behaviour and can tell when a person might be deceiving them, says “the lie guy”, Steve Van Aperen. It’s actually very difficult for the average person to lie, says Van Aperen, who has trained with the FBI and other investigative authorities, and conducted both employment and criminal interviews. Lying […]