With hybrid work becoming the new normal, many companies are wondering how to cultivate and foster a hybrid work culture. A survey found that 76% of HR leaders believe that hybrid work challenges their employees’ connection to organisational culture. Culture is certainly easier to foster in person; however, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to cultivate… Read more »
It’s official: EVs are now exempt from Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) in Australia for a limited time! The Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022 officially passed in December 2022. This bill will allow company cars that are fully electric or plug-in hybrids to be free from FBT. FBT is a tax that is… Read more »
We all know the importance of onboarding, but you can’t forget offboarding. While less exciting and indeed sad, offboarding is an essential and crucial part of the employee lifecycle. Just like onboarding, offboarding involves both personal and professional tasks to successfully transition an employee out and efficiently set up for the employee coming in. Offboarding… Read more »
Italy Business Culture When you think of Italy no doubt you would think of these three things; pizza, pasta, and coffee. Or maybe you think of Fendi, Fiat, Ferrari, Gucci, Leonardo Da Vinci? There are no bounds to Italy’s exports – even its food is considered the most popular cuisine in the world. But do… Read more »
For more than 15 years, Real I.S. Australia has built an impressive portfolio of AU$1.35 billion and over 160,000 square metres. In 2022, they closed the largest commercial property deal in Canberra, selling the state-of-the-art Geoscience Building for AU$363.5 million.
Conflict in the workplace is always a tumultuous experience. It ruins morale, lowers productivity, and creates a toxic office environment. When you have the walls of a screen in the middle, it’s all the more difficult. Remote and hybrid work have their pros; they have been shown to improve productivity, reduce stress, and provide work-life… Read more »
In Australia, there are 8 national public holidays observed as part of the National Employment Standards (NES) that underpin employment throughout the country. In addition to these key dates, some states and territories also have additional regional public holidays or substitute public holidays. Substitute public holidays mean that if a public holiday falls on… Read more »
France observes and celebrates a number of holidays throughout the year, whether religious holidays, seasonal holidays, or national holidays relevant to the history of France. Should your foreign business have a presence in France, it is important to keep on top of all public holidays from a HR compliance perspective. For ease, we’ve summarised all… Read more »
Pets bring a lot of joy to the office. A 2012 study has shown that they reduce stress and increase productivity – boosting employee wellbeing; your friendly pooch is not just man’s best friend but an office cheerleader. While it’s great to have pets in the office for both your employees and their furry friends… Read more »
A modern award is a set of minimum terms and conditions for employment in Australia. If you have or are planning to open a business in Australia, you must already know about “modern awards”. They are one of the most important documents in employment in Australia and apply to both employers and employees and failure to… Read more »
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