Fringe Benefits Tax Update – The hard facts (legislation changes)

Posted by: on 18 March 2016 in Compliance, Legislation

As we head towards the end of the 2016 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year, I thought it would be a good time  to recap on some of the key rates, dates and legislative changes that may apply. Key Dates For businesses lodging their own FBT returns, you need to have lodged your return with the...

5 Tips for Managing the Impact of Employee Absences

Posted by: on 17 March 2016 in Human Capital Management

Managing absenteeism has become a critical component of human resources strategy. With each passing business day, it’s becoming increasingly more complex to consistently and uniformly apply federal and state laws governing absenteeism, and to align those regulations with organisation policies across multiple locations. The impact of employee absences can be astonishing. According to a recent...

Common HR and Payroll Outsourcing Mistakes #3: Delaying the decision to outsource

Posted by: on 14 March 2016 in Human Capital Management, Payroll

It is hard to overstate the importance of Payroll and HR effectiveness – from recruitment and talent management, to employee engagement and the day-to-day running of payroll – on an organisation’s bottom line.  The PwC report ‘Exposing the hidden cost of Payroll and HR Administration’ (2011) estimates that the combined cost of Payroll, Time and...

Change Begins with Your Words

Posted by: on 10 March 2016 in Human Capital Management

Communication is an essential skill in the work place. It harmonises a team, aligns leadership, and activates accountability to influence change. With every conversation, we should focus on choosing words and listening carefully. I do this while maintaining my “pay-it-forward” personal style of authenticity. But it’s easy during busy times or when working in a...

Attracting Talent Through Corporate Social Responsibility: 3 Myths Debunked

Posted by: on 8 March 2016 in Compliance, Human Capital Management

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become as much a part of the hiring process as offering great benefits and competitive salaries. Today’s new wave of recruits prioritises social responsibility in their own lives and are determined to join organisations that care about their well-being, as well as that of the community. Consider successful organisations such...