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6 holiday destinations perfect for people with different types of disabilities
Posted on Friday November 2nd 2018

Looking to escape the daily grind? Or explore a new place to satisfy a thirst for adventure? With transport and holiday packages now becoming more affordable, travel is fast becoming accessible for all. And by all, this includes holidays for travellers with disabilities. With many holiday destinations fast becoming disabled traveller friendly, there is a range of options to …

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Empowering people with disability
Posted on Wednesday October 3rd 2018

From 9 September to 15 September, Employment Plus celebrated Disability Action Week at our full time Disability Employment Services (DES) sites. Disability Action Week promotes awareness and empowerment of people with disability, raising awareness of disability issues, while improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community. The week was an opportunity to get employers aware …

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Record keeping requirements
Posted on Wednesday October 3rd 2018

The Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) requires an employer to make and keep certain employee records relating to remuneration, hours of work and leave entitlements for seven years. Current and former employees have the right to access their own records. Fair Work Inspectors must also be allowed to access employee records, and union officials …

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Top ten habits of successful business owners
Posted on Wednesday October 3rd 2018

Daily routine plays a huge part in our success – and business owners are no exception.  Routine is key when operating an organisation day to day, whether it’s opening your store at a certain time, checking your emails regularly or making time to relax after work.  We take a look at the top ten most …

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Youth: a fresh perspective
Posted on Thursday August 16th 2018

We take five minutes to chat with Employment Plus Program Managers for Youth Services, Ree Paduano (L) and Kylie Hawker (R), about young workers and how they can contribute to your business. What are some of the myths about employing young people? Ree: Some employers believe they’re lazy, don’t want to learn or are unreliable. …

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Musician with a difference wraps up tour with Employment Plus
Posted on Thursday August 16th 2018

Musician Kayla Sirrell has wrapped up a tour with The Salvation Army Employment Plus, performing at launches across Australia for their new Disability Employment Services (DES). Kayla is known for her starring role on the ABC series Employable Me, which follows people with neurodiverse conditions trying to find a job. Kayla has a form of …

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Recruiter spotlight: Bakhtyar Hatamzada
Posted on Thursday August 16th 2018

What’s the biggest win you have had working at Employment Plus? I developed a long term relationship with a local employer in the manufacturing industry. Due to the rapport that I had built with the employer by providing continued support, incentives, and a free of charge recruitment service, the employer was happy for me to …

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Handling annual leave accruals: The Ai Group
Posted on Thursday August 16th 2018

Excessive annual leave accruals can be a significant liability for business but can usually be avoided if managed properly. Under the National Employment Standards (NES), an employer can give award/agreement-free employees notice to take excessive accumulated annual leave.  Modern awards may also permit an employer to require an employee to take excessive accrued leave. Ensuring …

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The importance of giving back
Posted on Thursday August 16th 2018

Work has been such pleasure for The Salvation Army Employment Plus’ Work for the Dole participants at Bayside Craft that having finished their project quota two-thirds of the way through their placement, they’re now creating a whole new raft of products for worthy community recipients. Work for the Dole is a government initiative that provides …

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Connecting Futures hits the sunshine state
Posted on Thursday July 5th 2018

Some of our most enthusiastic job seekers met with employers at Holland Park in June. Connecting Futures is a recruitment event that helps employers take the stress out of finding their next candidate. Employers had the opportunity to speak about what skills are needed to work with them and look at handpicked candidates ready to …

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