March 2016


IN THIS ISSUE

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- 2015 Workforce Guardian Value Report.

- Whats New:

 

1. Improved Personnel Files.

2. Improved Alerts and Reminders.

3. HR Advice Hotline now included with HR Professional and HR Platinum.


- Legal Updates.

- Events and Media.

- Inspiration.

- HR Blog:
 

1. Fair Work Inspectors targeting Victoria's South West

2. Accountants and Business Advisors in Ombudsman's sights

3. HR Manager prosecuted for Fair Work Act breaches

4. Accounting Firm Prosecuted


- Useful Resources.

EVENTS & MEDIA

Workforce Guardian is proud to be associated with the following upcoming events:

ICB

ICB NATIONAL CONFERENCES
David Bates from Workforce Guardian will present at events in Hobart, Melbourne,
Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin from 1 to 24 March 2016.

A COUNTRY PRACTICE
Kylie Jones from Workforce Guardian presented at the annual A Country Practice conference for rural and regional accountants. Held in Port Macquarie from Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 March 2016. Workforce Guardian was a proud silver sponsor.

Global Business Camps
GLOBAL BUSINESS CAMP
David Bates from Workforce Guardian will present at the annual Global Business Camp. To be held at QT Hotel on the Gold Coast from 14 to 16 March 2016.


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Workforce Guardian interview on Switzer TV 17 February 2016
Sky News Interview 17 February 2016
David Bates from Workforce Guardian joins Switzer to talk about Australia's crazy modern awards system > Watch

 

INSPIRATION

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RESOURCES

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Determine whether you're meeting your compliance obligations under Australia's increasing complex employment laws.


 

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WELCOME

A very warm welcome to your March HR News from Workforce Guardian.

In this edition you’ll find information about three significant enhancements we’ve made to the Workforce Guardian service.

The first two – improved personnel files and an upgrade to our alerts and reminders feature – will be live later this month.

We’re also very pleased to announce that all time-based charges for calls to our industry-leading HR Advice Hotline service have now been waived for HR Professional and HR Platinum subscribers. Our friendly team is accordingly now available to provide real-time, phone-based advice for all our higher-level subscribers at no additional charge. So, if you’re an HR Essential subscriber, now might be a great time to upgrade your service.

Finally, a word of warning about rogue operators impersonating the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). In recent months we’ve been made aware of a number of other HR firms claiming to be endorsed or recommended by the FWO. In some cases, employers have even called – or been called by – an ‘Advice Line’ which they were led to believe was the official FWO service. You can read more about these deceptive practices here.

Rest assured we have brought this conduct to the attention of the relevant authorities. In the meantime, be very careful who you speak with, and be careful to avoid signing up to expensive, multi-year contracts with such services.

Thanks and have a great month.
 
Warm regards,

 

David Bates BA (Govt) LL.B (Hons) 

Managing Director

WORKFORCE GUARDIAN VALUE REPORT


The 2015 Workforce Guardian Value Report
was published on 27 January 2016 and confirms the vast majority of Workforce Guardian customers are obtaining incredible value from their subscription.


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WHATS NEW: IMPROVED PERSONNEL FILES & IMPROVED ALERTS & REMINDERS

Workforce Guardian is very excited to annouce two major upgrades to our online HR services - improved personnel files and an upgrade to our alerts and reminders feature. Both will be live later this month.

IMPROVED PERSONNEL FILES

Personnel Files will include new tabs and database fields to help you manage more employee information such as:

- Duties
- Leave
- Right to Work
- Working with Children
- Police Checks
- HR Best Practice and Compliance
- Performance
- References
- And more

Personnel Files powered by Workforce Guardian

UPGRADED ALERTS & REMINDERS

Alerts and Reminders will include new features including:

- Repeat Daily
- Repeat Weekly
- Repeat Monthly
- Repeat Annually

Alerts and Reminders

A "Service Update" will be sent to all subscribers when these new features go live later this month.

HR ADVICE HOTLINE NOW INCLUDED WITH HR PROFESSIONAL

HR Advice Hotline now included with HR Professional and HR Platinum!

We are very proud to announce that from March, all HR Professional and HR Platinum level subscribers will gain free-of-charge access to our industry-leading, telephone-based HR Advice Hotline service.

For our HR Platinum subscribers, this change means calls to the advice line team will no longer be deducted from the annual ‘HR Consulting’ hours included as part of HR Platinum.

Our HR Professional subscribers will, for the very first time, gain access to our friendly and highly-qualified HR advice team by phone without any additional cost or any increase in the annual subscription price.

So, while all subscribers retain access to unlimited written advice via our HR Advice Online service, our higher-level subscribers will now also have access to immediate advice by phone. 

A Workforce Guardian subscription is now more valuable than ever before!

LEGAL UPDATES

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> Fair Work Inspectors targeting Victoria's South West
> Accountants and Business Advisors in Ombudsman's sights
> HR Manager Prosecuted for Fair Work Act Breaches
> Accounting Firm Prosecuted

Read more about recent prosecutions in our
HR Blog powered by Workforce Guardian.

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This article is intended to provide commentary and general information. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. Formal legal advice may be necessary in particular transactions or on matters of interest arising from this article. Workforce Guardian Pty Ltd (www.workforceguardian.com.au) is not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this article, nor for any error or omission in this article.




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