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Minimum wage to rise by 3.3%

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The Minimum Wage Panel has handed down its decision to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3.3 per cent. The decision will increase the National Minimum Wage from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2016 to $694.90 per week, or $18.29 per hour….

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Recipe for Success: How raw pasta and sticky sweets can teach us how to build great Catholic workplaces

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It’s not every day we learn something fundamental about ourselves from a marshmallow and some uncooked spaghetti –  but the Creating Great Catholic Workplaces workshop was an opportunity to do just that.  Participants were asked to use these two foods, plus some string, to build a tower.  Everyone instantly began channeling their inner engineer, but…

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Increasing the minimum wage is our chance to get back to dignity

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The minimum wage is much more than a mere economic calculation, a forecast, a number rounded to the nearest decimal point. When we talk about the minimum wage, we speak in the language of numbers, relegating people to a cell in a spreadsheet. We often forget to pause, read between the lines and consider the impact…

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Performance Reviews: In Detail

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A performance review is a tool used by employers to formally document and evaluate an employee’s work performance over a particular time frame. Many organisations continue to understand “performance review” in terms of a traditional “annual review”. That is, a once a year meeting between a manager and employee that seeks to summarise the past…

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