A Plain-English Introduction to Australia's Fair Work Laws

Posted by: on 11 March 2015 in Compliance, Human Capital Management

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of hosting the first in a series of ten webinars explaining Australia’s Fair Work laws. This initial webinar was the ‘scene-setter’, and provided a comprehensive overview of the current Fair Work system. In case you missed it, here’s a summary of the key points we covered: National Employment...

A month in the Payroll Officer's shoes

Posted by: on 18 February 2015 in Human Capital Management, Payroll

There is often a misconception of what a payroll officer does before and after processing. Employees receive their weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly salary/ wage on time in their bank account and everyone is happy. That’s it – right? Not quite. A payroll officer’s tasks are varied. Although payroll processing is different in every business, a lot...

Payroll Contingency Planning: the key to surviving a payroll disaster

Posted by: on 23 January 2015 in Payroll

Severe weather, an absent payroll employee or an IT hiccup are all common enough occurrences. All can have a profound impact on your business without warning. Would your company survive? As the financial well-being of your business is reliant on it ‘opening its doors’ it is crucial to have a contingency plan in place. Thankfully,...

Long Service Leave - Wading Through the Complexities

Posted by: ADP on 20 January 2015 in Human Capital Management, Payroll

January 20 – by Sue Warren  Long service leave (LSL) is a period of paid leave given to employees, both casual and permanent in recognition of a long period of service with one employer. It is unique to Australia as it was created to give immigrant workers the opportunity to return home to Europe by...

Common HR and Payroll Outsourcing Mistakes #1: We've always done it this way

Posted by: on 11 November 2014 in Human Capital Management, Innovation and Technology, Payroll

November 11 – by ADP  Most organisations highly value their HR function, and rightly so. Their knowledge of employees and internal procedures are second-to-none. The EY Global Payroll Survey (2013) finds that 28% of companies still rely solely on a complete in-house payroll delivery model. When asked what they considered to be the main driver...