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COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme is Closing 30 September 21

COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme is Closing 30 September 21

The COVID -19 SSP Rebate Scheme was put in place in May 2020 to ensure that those who needed to self isolate are able to be paid SSP from day 1 of their absence (as long as they were off for 4 days) rather than only receive SSP from day 4.  The rebate scheme also...
Should we use Facebook to vet potential new employees?

Should we use Facebook to vet potential new employees?

It can be tempting to look for potential new employees on Facebook and other social media platforms before making a job offer? People have so much of their lives online these days. However if you are going to vet them by looking at their online presence its only fair...
How do you address staff absence due to childcare?

How do you address staff absence due to childcare?

While Covid-19 has brought the issue of childcare into sharp relief, through the closing of the school bubble and a phone call to a parent (usually Mum) that your child needs to self-isolate, the work/childcare balance is a long running conundrum. More and more...
Recontracting employees to work from home on a permanent basis

Recontracting employees to work from home on a permanent basis

Since the pandemic started in March 2020, we have seen increasing number of employees work from home effectively. Some employers are now wanting to formalise this arrangement going forward. Ask yourselves a big question? Does it suit the business with achieving its...