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5 steps to a better performance review

5 steps to a better performance review

A performance review is an opportunity to look forward as well as give constructive feedback. Here are 5 steps to a better performance review! In some organisations, the performance review tends to be a tick-the-box exercise, and as a result is widely seen as...

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Can the ATO take money out of your account?

Can the ATO take money out of your account?

Your right to know! You might have seen the recent spate of media freedom advertisements as part of the Your Right to Know campaign. The prime-time advertising states that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) can take money from your account without you knowing. The...

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Calculating Super Guarantee: The new rule

Calculating Super Guarantee: The new rule

From 1 July 2020, new rules will come into effect to ensure that an employee’s salary sacrifice contributions cannot be used to reduce the amount of superannuation guarantee (SG) paid by the employer. For calculating super guarantee: the new rule, read on! Under...

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7 mistakes that lead to staff underpayments

7 mistakes that lead to staff underpayments

Nearly every week, news breaks of yet another employer in Australia underpaying employees. The penalties are high and the public shaming bad for business. How can employers ensure they comply with the law?  Let's take a look at the 7 mistakes that lead to staff...

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9 ways to improve your brain fitness

9 ways to improve your brain fitness

Cognitive skills peak at different times: speed in processing information peaks at 18-19 years, but vocabulary skills can peak at 60-70. What's key is creating a brain-friendly environment for all ages. In this blog post we will discuss 9 ways to improve your brain...

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Towards Zero Interest Rates

Towards Zero Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely tipped to reduce interest rates again to historic lows.  Read on for the real impact of low interest rates and what it means to you as the saver or the investor.  Are we really heading towards zero interest rates? Australia and...

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