Don’t dismiss the cover letter!

Over the past few years recruiters have delighted in telling us that “the cover letter is dead”.  Well I for one don’t believe it – they may have fallen out of favour with some but they are very much alive and well.  In fact many hiring...

Employee or contractor?

Employee or contractor?   Many business owners believe that utilising contractors rather than employees reduces their obligations (administrative and financial).  Some then request ABNs from those working for them, believing that this classifies the worker as a...
Dealing with employee ‘sickies’

Dealing with employee ‘sickies’

Dealing with employee ‘sickies’   In Australia we’ve just enjoyed the Australia Day public holiday (Jan. 26th), which this year fell on a Thursday.  Given the day, a large number of people would have arranged to take the Friday off to give them an...