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Client Spotlight – Bravura Solutions

Bravura Solutions is an Australian organisation, who have expanded their business to become a leading global supplier of software and professional services. With over 1,000 employees across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa and Asia, Bravura Solutions continue to create and deliver cutting edge solutions to their clients.

Recently, Seed sat down with Global Head of HR, Richard Laidlaw, to chat about his role and how Seed has bought value to their growing organisation..READ MORE

On Target: FWO announces compliance targets for 2019-2020

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) recently announced their compliance priority areas for the 2019/2020 year.  The FWO’s priority areas are generally the target industries and/or types of employment which the FWO will focus on for compliance during the year.  Read more to know if you’re in their sights …

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Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll?

The Seed People Consulting team are bringing you a guest blog from our friend and colleague, Amanda Gascoigne.

Based in the hunter region, Amanda is a consultant and mentor to accounting practices all around Australia. She is a fellow Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and for 18 years, had her very own successful accounting practice in East Maitland, Gascoigne Consulting.

Since 2016, Amanda has been working closely with the ATO in preparation of the Single Touch Payroll (STP) system. As she continues to work with a number of the ATO working groups, Amanda also educates and encourages her own clients to wholeheartedly embrace Single Touch Payroll.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Single Touch Payroll.

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NEWSFLASH: National Minimum Wage increases by 3%

Fair Work Decides

Yesterday, the Fair Work Commission handed down its Annual Wage Review 2018-19 decision, for Australian employees whose wage is determined by the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and Modern Awards.  The upshot is that employees whose wages are determined by the National Minimum Wage (eg. Award-free employees covered by the National Employment Standards) or the relevant Modern Award, will have their minimum wages increased by 3%, effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019.

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Trust It, Use It, Prove It – New law requires employers to disprove underpayment allegations

Loophole closed

Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) have closed a loophole used by employers in underpayment proceedings against the FWO. Previously, employers were able to avoid litigation with via a loophole where due to their lack of record keeping, the FWO could not present sufficient evidence in court to prove underpayments or breaches made by the employer.

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Client Spotlight Anglicare

Michael Eichler is the Learning and Development Manager for Anglicare, a Christian not-for-profit organisation. Our team has been fortunate to work alongside Anglicare for over a year and continue to do so in 2019.

As Seed continues to work on a number of HR Projects for Anglicare, we sat down recently with Michael to chat about the past and present projects and the value Seed People Consulting has been able to add to the work of Anglicare.

 

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We’re hiring! Bring your HR Advisor skills to the Seed People Consulting Team today

 

Welcome to Seed People Consulting! 

 

Here at Seed, everything we do is aligned to our organisational values of being Relatable, Resourceful, Respectful, Responsive and Fun.  We pride ourselves on our experience on ‘both sides of the fence’; in-house HR expertise and specialist consulting and love to work with our clients to build sustainable and effective relations – delivering the best solutions that are right for their people and their business.

Like what you hear? Then read on!

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SME HR Essentials | Part 4- Managing for Performance

Growing your team can be daunting.  What do I really need to know? Where do I start?

Seed People Consulting is proud to present a Four-Part series of SME HR Basics to help you set up your business with the core HR requirements (as well as a couple of bonus points!) to ensure you’re compliant, organised and ready to hire, motivate and manage a capable and supported team.

In this Part 4 of 4, our final edition of this series, we will cover the following topics key for employee performance:

  • Managing for Employee performance
  • How to measure performance
  • What if performance isn’t going to plan?

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