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In the digital age, it probably seems like a no-brainer that you shouldn’t post offensive content on social media – whether this relates to your workplace or not. However, this doesn’t seem to always be the case!Read More
How you should approach upskilling your employees. The need for upskilling in the workplace has been driven in recent years by technological advancements and skills shortages, pushing employers AND employees to more acutely understand the need for developing and enhancing skills and competencies.Read More
Fostering respect in the workplace is a crucial part of running a successful business. But this isn’t always as simple as it sounds! Building a respectful workplace culture can be hard work - and tackling the problem of sexual harassment at work is a key component of this.Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that Omicron has well and truly swept through the country in recent weeks. With many employees either forced to isolate themselves at home for testing positive to Covid-19 or being a close contact, it’s placed businesses under enormous pressure to operate effectively.Read More
Is your business keeping track of your annualised salary provisions and obligations? It might be time to conduct an annual salary review. With wage changes scheduled to be announced by Fair Work in late June with effect from 1 July 2022, pre-planning will help businesses keep on top of their cash flow. We all know how quickly time flies and, if left until the next quarter, you might not have time to complete a considered review.Read More
If you haven’t already set your resolutions for 2022 and with only a few days left of January, now is the time to do so. If you have your sights set on increasing employee engagement tackling strategies to retain your top talent and increasing workplace outcomes, this article is for you!Read More
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.Read More
Medical certificate subscriptions – are your employees obtaining a medical certificate without seeing a doctor?
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More