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Invigorate your business with Transition to Work
Posted on Thursday January 11th 2018

Do you want to feel confident in the skills, reliability and knowledge of your new employee? The Transition to Work program provides you with young employees, aged between 15 and 21, that you can be sure meet your organisation’s needs. A young employee can bring a fresh outlook and modern way of thinking to your …

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Your public holiday questions answered
Posted on Thursday January 11th 2018

What do I need to pay my employees on a public holiday? An employee is entitled to be absent from work on a public holiday and to be paid at their base rate of pay for their ordinary hours during this period. This usually means that the employee would not be entitled to any shift …

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Financial benefits to your business get even better
Posted on Thursday January 11th 2018

Employment Plus is pleased to note that the Indigenous Wage Subsidy has increased from $6,500 to $10,000 (GST inclusive) from 1 January 2018. This extra incentive allows your business even more financial assistance to help it achieve its goals, when employing an Indigenous Australian. Other wage subsidies payable range from $6,500 to $10,000 (GST inclusive). …

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Something special under the Christmas tree
Posted on Monday December 11th 2017

The Salvation Army in conjunction with Kmart launched its Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal on Wednesday 15 November, to help support members of the community who are in need. This year is the 30th year of the Appeal, with over eight million gifts being contributed to help support children, adults, seniors and families who are unable …

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Driconeq’s key to success? Employee health
Posted on Monday December 11th 2017

Driconeq is an international business known for developing, producing and distributing drilling equipment. With over 40 years of experience in the business and a steadfast reputation as an industry leader, Driconeq is competitive, reliable, knowledgeable – and is a business that understands how important employee health is. By taking the step of working with Employment …

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Top thinkers thoughts on recruitment
Posted on Monday December 11th 2017

At Employment Plus, we understand how important it is to make the right staffing decisions. Take a look through our top ten most inspiring quotes on recruitment.   10. “Hire an attitude, not just experience and qualification.” – Greg Savage 9. “Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work …

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New partnership with Vision Australia to benefit jobseekers
Posted on Monday December 11th 2017

Pictured (from left) Vision Australia CEO Ron Hooton and The Salvation Army Employment Plus Managing Director Greg Moult Two iconic organisations have come together to help support the needs of unemployed people who are blind or have low vision, to gain meaningful work opportunities. Vision Australia CEO Ron Hooton and The Salvation Army Employment Plus …

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The many benefits of employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Posted on Monday December 11th 2017

There are countless opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to make a positive contribution to a flourishing workplace. Diversify your workplace and tap into this valuable pool of talent by employing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian. Employ staff that reflect your community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are fast growing, …

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The Ai Group speaks on Christmas parties
Posted on Monday December 11th 2017

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is Australia’s peak industry association. Acting on behalf of business for more than 140 years, they are the country’s only truly national employers’ organisation. As a partner of Employment Plus, the Ai Group has offered its advice on workplace Christmas parties.   Christmas functions are notorious for an increased …

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An extra set of hands for your organisation
Posted on Thursday November 9th 2017

If you are from a not-for-profit organisation or government agency, you need to know about the Work for the Dole program. This truly valuable initiative gives your organisation access to individuals prepared to get hands on and help.  They gain the skills, experience and confidence needed to help them find work, while your organisation receives …

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