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Leave entitlements for employees required to quarantine or self-isolate

Wednesday 22nd December 2021    

The Akyra team has been fielding several queries in relation to leave entitlements and what can be used if an employee is required to obtain a COVID test or quarantine.

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Medical certificate subscriptions – are your employees obtaining a medical certificate without seeing a doctor?

Friday 10th December 2021    

As the festive season approaches, we as employers often brace ourselves for mass unplanned absences and sick days from employees. Recently, Akyra was made aware of a medical certificate ‘subscription’, allowing employees to pay a fee to obtain medical certificates without seeing a doctor.

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Hospitality owners – are you paying your staff the right pay and entitlements?

Friday 10th December 2021    

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced on December 9 2021 that their team will be making surprise inspections to hospitality businesses throughout Brisbane including restaurants, cafes, and fast-food outlets. About 90 hospitality businesses are facing audits across popular dining precincts including Brisbane CBD, South Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, and Sunnybank.

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Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: What do you need to consider

Tuesday 30th November 2021    

From 17 December 2021, many Queensland locations and businesses will be restricted to fully vaccinated customers, visitors and staff. Last week, Akyra’s Managing Director Margaret Goody joined a panel discussion at the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay Business and COVID breakfast, where leading experts discussed the most important considerations for businesses as Queensland prepares for these restrictions.

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Shutting down or staying open this Christmas - helpful information to get it right for 2021/22

Thursday 25th November 2021    

With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about shutting down your business operations over the Christmas and New Year period, or perhaps you’re heading into your busiest period of the year. Regardless of whether you’re shutting down or staying open, we’ve outlined some important information to consider during the 2021/22 festive season.

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Akyra’s Top 5 Tips for recruiting in a candidate short market

Monday 15th November 2021    

Over the past few months, one of the most common questions our team has been asked, is “how do we find good staff”? Job mobility rates in Australia are at the lowest since 1972. This means people aren’t moving jobs if they don’t have to. But what does this mean for employers?

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How to avoid the “silly” season HR disasters at the annual Christmas party

Monday 15th November 2021    

It’s called the silly season for a reason, and as employers, many of us know all too well just how “silly” the annual Christmas party can get. Mixing alcohol, and an informal atmosphere tends to increase the risk of employees being injured or behaving inappropriately.

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Inaugural Akyra Executive Lunch presents Mike Tristram, CEO of Trisco Foods

Thursday 4th November 2021    

Akyra Strategy and Development launched a brand-new initiative, the inaugural Akyra Executive Lunch, featuring s fireside chat with Mike Tristram, Chief Executive Officer of Trisco Foods.

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