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JobKeeper Payment Q&A Guide [Updated 2020]

Last updated 8 October 2020  What is the JobKeeper Payment? A new day. A new stimulus package. And a new way to keep around half of Australia’s 13 million-strong workforce employed. In March 2020 the Australian government announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment package to support affected businesses and their employees through the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible employers would receive a $1,500 payment per fortnight, per eligible employee until 27 September 2020 to assist with the economic impact caused by COVID-19. This package has now been extended to …
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How to prepare for the end of JobKeeper

If you’re an Australian business owner who has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, mark this date in your calendar: Sunday 28 March, 2021. This is the day that the Federal Government’s JobKeeper scheme wraps up nationally. With over a year since the pandemic first swept through Australia, we hope …

Building a better world at work starts with us.

Hi there, Last April, I made the decision that Employment Hero would become a remote-first company; though we still have a physical presence in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Singapore and Malaysia, it’s up to our employees to decide where they want to work. It’s not for every …
How to manage contractor safety

A Guide to Contractor Safety and Compliance Management

Picture this. Your interior design small business has just signed a big deal to revamp a large property (congrats!). You know that your small team will need to bring on lots of contractors to deal with the scale of the project. You find what seems like a great group of …
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What is Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)?

Everyone should be able to access fair employment, and feel safe and content when they are at work. There are so many reasons why diversity is important for businesses – from creating fair opportunities for all, to creating dynamic and innovative teams and fostering high-growth professional environments. Equal Employment Opportunity is …
5 features your HR software must have
Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get through the truckload of HR tasks and compliance requirements you have to go through?  If so, it may be time for HR software to shoulder that burden for you. As any business expands, HR tasks around …
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Onboarding Checklist: Get Your New Employees Off To A Great Start

Welcome to your very own onboarding checklist. Here at Employment Hero, we think it’s really important to make sure your new employees get off to a great first start. What is onboarding? Onboarding is so much more than paperwork. It’s the process of helping new hires adjust to …
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Working From Home Guide [2021 COVID-19 Proof]

Getting distracted at home? There’s no doubt that many of us have been thrust into the working from home life with less than ideal home office setups and plenty of interruptions just waiting to catch you off guard. Productivity, efficiency and wellbeing are central to a healthy and effective …
Reccruiting and onboarding new graduates

Recruiting and onboarding graduate candidates

Did you know that 25% of graduate employees quit their first job within the first 12 months of employment? With such a large proportion of young people leaving their first role so quickly, it’s never been more important to nail your recruitment and onboarding experience for graduate roles. When it comes …
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How to support transgender people in the workplace

In June of 2020, the US Supreme Court handed down a ruling that barred employers from discriminating against queer and transgender employees. This was the latest of many fights happening worldwide to introduce or strengthen legislation to protect the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace. While this landmark ruling is a great …
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