Why does Harvard Business Review say you can prepare for a VUCA world?

Posted by: samantha on 27 October 2016 in Innovation & Technology, Non classé

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VUCA, a military acronym used to describe a ‘new world order’ which is more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, is gaining popularity with senior business leaders because it aptly describes the challenges and opportunities they face.“[It’s] easy to use VUCA as a crutch, a way to throw off the hard work of strategy and planning - after all, you can’t prepare for a VUCA world, right? Actually, you can.” Harvard Business Review (1)Read our short infographic to understand what VUCA is – and find out the key questions that help you learn if your business is well placed to thrive in a more VUCA world. SOURCES:What VUCA Really Means for You, Harvard Business Review, January – February 2014 Issue 

Six Tips to Ease Workplace Stress

Posted by: samantha on 19 October 2016 in Human Capital Management

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As a catalyst for employee health problems, lost productivity, absenteeism, burnout, resignations and workplace accidents, stress is hard to match. Here’s a quick look at the causes of workplace stress and six simple strategies to manage the problem.What’s causing the stress?A report from Healthcare Advocates (1) explains the causes of stress: “On-the-job stressors range from unclear job expectations and time pressures to noisy work stations. A significant factor is lack of accommodation for work/life balance which can add to the stress load”.Insights from the ADP Research Institute® Evolution of Work (2) report add additional context to our understanding of workplace stress. For example, both Millennial employees and Career Knowledge Workers (employees with 5 to 15 years of workplace experience) feel negatively about certain trends, such as organisations hiring more contract workers instead of full-time employees (50% of Millennials and 57% of Career Knowledge Workers)…

30 Shades of Grey: Finding the power within

Posted by: samantha on 12 October 2016 in Human Capital Management, Time and Labour

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 Firstly this isn’t a discussion about that book/movie – but stay with me and you’ll have something worth considering!According to Australian Popular Science Magazine, humans can typically differentiate between 30 shades of grey! And as I recently discovered, this little fact complicates the selection of grey silk bridesmaid dresses – a task I naively assumed could be accomplished in a few hours!As a lover of fashion, I’m pretty clued on when it comes to colours. Yet after looking through a staggering selection of greys with my bride-to-be daughter, I started thinking that I might be colour blind. Roll after roll of unfurled grey silk failed to meet my daughter’s expectations and her stress levels started to climb.Anyone who’s been bridal shopping (if you haven’t, there’s a reality TV show dedicated to this!) knows that at this stage, the worst thing…

Understand Fair Work’s annual leave changes and avoid $54,000 fines

Posted by: samantha on 6 October 2016 in Compliance, Payroll

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As of 29 July 2016, annual leave changes apply to any employee on one of the 112 updated awards or for those who are award/agreement free. Annual leave is part of the National Employment Standards (NES) and not complying with the legislation could cost your business $54,000 – per breach!Get our short guide to the changes – and find out the three critical questions to ask yourself or the person responsible for payroll! 

Australia adopts Single Touch Payroll

Posted by: samantha on 29 September 2016 in Compliance, Legislation

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The Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 was enacted on 16 September 2016 – making Single Touch Payroll (STP) a legislative requirement.ADP has been working closely with the ATO over the past few months, including attending regular consultation meetings to discuss the design and implementation of STP. Our deep knowledge and wide experience in payroll processing puts us in an exceptionally strong position to represent the interests of our clients and work with the ATO to ensure that STP delivers real compliance benefits and efficiency savings.We’ve has also agreed to participate in the ATO’s business process or ‘walk-through’ pilot, giving our nominated clients the opportunity to be one of the first to take advantage of STP’s new streamlined reporting process.Once all legislative requirements for STP reporting have been finalised, all ADP products will be updated to become STP compliant and we…