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Death by 1000 Policies

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CCER’s Director of Operations, Desiree Blackett, outlines why you don’t need to write a policy for every little thing. I once received an email from an HR consultancy group reminding me of the essential role policies play in an organisation. I couldn’t agree more, so I took a look at what they had on offer….

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Policies: Ten Top Tips

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Want some quick advice on how to write really good policies? We’ve got just what you need. Do use plain English. No one is going to remember a bunch of fancy, and usually superfluous, words (like that one). Write it like you speak it and the message will ring clear. Do keep it simple. No-one…

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Miscellaneous Award is now source for trainees’ entitlements in majority of awards

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As part of its 4 yearly review, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has recently amended most modern awards by removing the schedule containing conditions and rates of pay for trainees. The move is intended to reduce the length and complexity of specified awards. The National Training Wage (NTW) Schedule will now be found in the…

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Spotlight on… Patrice Moriarty

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This Winter CCER casts a warm spotlight on Patrice Moriarty, Engagement Services Support Officer for Caritas. Patrice tells us how she was inspired at a young age to do aid work for the church, of the challenges of seeking social justice, and how five loaves of bread help her stay focused. On Working for Caritas I’ve…

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