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The case for permanent work

Last week Australian food delivery company Menulog made history by ditching the gig-economy model and employing their courier drivers. By putting their drivers officially on the books, drivers became entitled to a minimum wage and superannuation contributions, a major change for an industry that was built on short-term workers. “The …
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Is the royal family a toxic workplace?

Millions of people around the world tuned in yesterday for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah. Like many others, we were watching intensely as the pair spoke candidly for the first time about the disastrous treatment they endured while working as senior Royals. Just as Meghan …
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7 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras at work

Sydney’s 2021 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is just around the corner, coming up on Sat 6 March.✨ It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year! One of the most exciting and significant events on the Australian social calendar (they call it Gay Christmas for a reason!), …
When COVID-19 hit last March, I think like most business owners at the time, I had a moment of panic. What did this mean for my business, for my people and the community?  Fear can be paralysing, but we refused to let uncertainty keep us from moving. Employment Hero went …
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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 …
12 questions to ask your payroll provider

STP Phase 2

UPDATE: Since this article was published, the ATO has announced that mandatory STP Phase 2 reporting will commence from 1 January 2022—six months extension from the previously proposed 1 July 2021 start date. The article has been updated to reflect these changes.   Who could forget the initial rollout of single touch payroll (STP)? …

Moving out of Home for the First Time

Have you been living at home with your parents or family during and COVID? Has the time with them driven you crazy and are you yearning to be living in your own place? Have you made the most of the downturn in the housing market and been able to purchase …
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Dealing with unexpected news in a positive way

Have you ever been expecting to hear some really exciting news but when the news  isn’t what you predicted, your outlook changes and you respond negatively? Even though this is a natural response, it’s not necessarily the best response we can have. Reacting in this way makes you …
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Setting boundaries when working from home

Working from home provides you with great flexibility but it also comes with the hard task of having to switch off from work. This happens because we are so used to having separate environments for home and work. Now that we are faced with a blended environment it is important …

2020 Yearbook of Feature Releases

2020 changed the world at work forever and although the past year looked different, Employment Hero’s goal to make employment easier and more rewarding for everyone remained the same. So although there were disruptions to the working world, Employment Hero continued to evolve and transform its features to adapt and …
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