ALERT | Is it time to review your annualised wage arrangements?
On the 1st of March 2020, the Fair Work Commission inserted a model clause relating to annualised wage arrangements into a number of Modern Awards. One year on, some Employers may be due to conduct an annual reconciliation of their annual wage arrangements against the entitlements provided by their relevant Modern Award. Even companies with sophisticated payroll systems and who are aware of compliance requirements, are susceptible to underpayment of wages. Is it time to review your annualised wage arrangements?
How is this still happening?
A normal Tuesday drive to work, listening to a funny segment on radio. Until it's no longer funny... Why is sexual harrassment still happening today? Why is it not reported? Is it a workplace issue or a societal one? From challenge comes change #choosetochallenge #IWD2021
Getting the right balance
Balancing two jobs can be challenging, especially when both are on the same day and when they are completely different from each other – both in thought and action. Mapien’s Beth Herrell gives a personal account of how she seeks out challenges in two very different areas of her life in the second of our International Women's Day articles.
Challenging workplace culture norms
The alleged assault in Parliament House raises questions about the norms of workplace culture - and we know there are comparable stories in many types of organisations. In the spirit of IWD and “choose to challenge”, we're challenging some undiscussable norms in workplaces that can influence the actions of management and bystanders.
Are you candidate rich, or candidate poor? Recruiting in 2021 – Part 2
What happens when you’re overrun with high quality candidates for the role you're recruiting? While the temptation might be to assume you simply cannot make a bad decision (so why run the full suite of selection steps); in order boost confidence and likely long term success, testing is in fact critical to add as much information as you can to the decision making processes.
Recruiting in 2021: Are you candidate rich, or candidate poor?
Recruitment is back on the agenda in 2021. However 2020 has created two seemingly opposite, but deceptively similar scenarios: some are overrun with high quality candidates for their roles, while others are experiencing a talent drought. In part one of this blog series, we discuss what happens to the recruitment process if there’s a talent shortage & the importance of psychometric testing & a consistent selection process.
Are your casuals regular & systematic? If so, they may have unfair dismissal rights!
Employers need to mindful that the requirement for casual employment to be regular and systematic does not require a regular pattern of engagement in relation to the number of days each week, days of the week and duration of shifts. It is the engagement that must be regular and systematic, and not the hours worked pursuant to the engagement.
Congratulations and a fond farewell to Sue Richards!
It's with a mixture of sadness & appreciation we announce long term Mapien Executive Assistant, Sue Richards is retiring. An extremely loyal and highly trusted member of the team for almost 17 years, Sue will be greatly missed. We wish her all the very best for the future. Thank you Sue!
The Global Talent Independent Stream
Over the years our Migration team have assisted eligible applicants who have an internationally recognised level of outstanding achievement in a sport, the arts, a profession or in academia & research, receive permanent visas. The Global Talent Independent stream was launched to invite highly talented, entrepreneurial applicants to Australia. Mapien’s approval rate success is an indication of our expertise in this area & puts us in a strong position to assist potential candidates for the GTI visa.
Immigration Matters: Labour Market Testing Requirements for permanent employer sponsored visas
With unemployment at an all time high, the Australian Government has now introduced an additional advertising requirement for applications being submitted for permanent employer sponsored visa applications.