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Tag Archives: Dentists

Updates on HR and Payroll as we move into 2020

There are regular changes with regard to HR and Payroll matters within the Australian business landscape and keeping up to date can sometimes be daunting. Here are just a few that you may have missed. All are in effect now. Please ensure you familiarise yourself and review your practice situation to ensure you are compliant. […]

Flexible Work Arrangements

The opportunity to request Flexible Work Arrangements is now available for certain employees under the National Employment Standards (NES). The Fair Work Act states: “To be eligible you must have worked for your employer for at least 12 months on a full-time or part-time basis. Long term casual employees who have a reasonable expectation of […]

Making your Practice Mentally Healthy in 2020

We all have a responsibility to provide a safe and fair workplace for our employees. Creating a mentally healthy Practice has benefits for both the Principal Dentist, the employees and the patients! A mentally healthy practice should support the mental health of the individual and the team as a whole. This should then lead to […]

Why managers should take notes?

Fair Work states that a manager will find taking notes being “useful for keeping a record of your meetings and discussions with employees. Employers are advised to always keep written records throughout the process of managing performance or conduct issues” Notes can be comprehensive, bullet points or just a diary note. The more comprehensive the information, […]

Unpaid Trials

It is quite often the case within a dental practice that a new employee is requested to complete a trial. If you are requesting this at your practice……are you completing it correctly?? Trials are traditionally unpaid and should be for no more than a few hours at most. The aim of a trial is to […]

What is the Role of a Support Person?

A support person is someone who accompanies an employee into a meeting, normally a performance counselling/disciplinary meeting. They are chosen and requested by the employee as the support person. The manager conducting the meeting, must ensure that the support person is clearly aware that it is a confidential meeting and that it is inappropriate for […]

Casual Conversion Update

Dental Practices across Australia need to be aware of the recent amendment to the Health Professionals and Support Services Award. A Casual Conversion clause was recently included and is effective 1 October 2018. The new clause will affect the obligations of all dental practices employing casual employees who work on a regular and systematic basis […]

Resumes and their Red Flags

Whether it’s your own resume or a resume you have received for a role, there are several areas within a resume that may be detrimental to the applicant’s progression to the next stage – sometimes referred to as “red flags”. Many of these may be addressed in interviews, but some may hinder the application progressing […]