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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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Rethinking disability
Posted on Thursday July 5th 2018

Close your eyes and think of the word ‘disability’.  What does it mean to you?  Maybe it conjures up an image of a person in a wheelchair.  Or maybe it makes you think of a person with a vision impairment, holding a cane.  Of course, these can be accurate representations of what disability can mean.  …

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Make your mark on social media
Posted on Thursday July 5th 2018

How often do you log onto social media every day?  Two times, three times… maybe even more!  In 2018, it’s safe to say your customers are doing the same thing.  Social media is how many of your clients want to communicate with your business.  We’ve provided some tips on setting up a social media page, …

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Annual wage review 2017-18 decision
Posted on Thursday July 5th 2018

The Fair Work Commission is responsible for reviewing and setting minimum wages for employees in the national workplace relations system. The Expert Panel of the Fair Work Commission has handed down its Annual Wage Review 2017-18 Decision which is operative from 1 July 2018. The National Minimum Wage will increase by 3.5 per cent from …

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Getting started right
Posted on Thursday July 5th 2018

So, you’ve taken the time working with your Employment Plus Recruiter to ensure you have the right candidate for your role, found out what incentives your business is eligible for and now it’s time for your new recruit to start.  We share our tips on helping your new hire begin on the right foot – …

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