How to deal with an employee who takes too much sick leave.

Unfortunately, imposing disciplinary action on an employee for taking sick days can get you into a lot of hot water. The key message here is that sacking a person for taking too many sick days is probably going to land you in trouble.

Here are some ideas to help you deal with a regularly absent employee, who you suspect is abusing their entitlement to sick leave.

What does open communication in the workplace mean to you?

Being able to openly communicate with your colleagues will create great working relationships that will be fun and in turn lead to high productivity.

If there is one bad apple, it can hurt the enthusiasm of the entire office. So what is open communication? In a nut shell, open communication occurs when all parties are able to express ideas to one another, such as in a conversation or debate.

Traditional Recruitment Is Evolving. Get Ahead Of The Game.


The business conditions in today’s economic environment have created unique challenges for companies to remain competitive and viable. In terms of the impacts on the Human Resources and in particular how a company resources and recruit’s personnel we are seeing a change in the way we deliver traditional recruitment strategies.

Common Superannuation Mistakes

In my close to 10 years with RecruitWest I have always recommended to new employees to be smart about their super.  Sure, retirement seems like a long way away when you’re 21 years old starting out in the working world, but a few simple steps will ensure you have that account ticking over rather than a mess of accounts with small balances being eaten away by monthly fees.

Selecting the Right Recruitment Agency


I read an article a little while back called “Tips Around Selecting the Right Agency” which I wanted to share with everyone for all the wrong reasons and pull the article apart. When I read back over the article I realised it wasn’t actually a bad article and had some good information, it was simply the title that was wrong! If the article had been called for example “Tips Around Selecting an External Recruitment Consultant” the information would’ve fit, just not to selecting an agency.

Labour hire – How to make it work for your business

As a client of a labour hire company, you may be wondering what is the best way to utilise this relationship to the benefit of your business. Perhaps you’re thinking, “how can I get the best from my labour hire company?”. As hundreds of companies each year invest their trust in labour hire organisations, they must consider how best to use this valuable resource.

Australian Dream a Nightmare for Many Labour Hire Employees

With unpredictable and irregular patterns of work in conjunction with a high unemployment rate, labour hire employees are finding it more difficult than ever to live the great Australian Dream.

The Australian Dream has long been that success and security in life is built around home ownership, the idea that no matter how hard times may be economically or otherwise- owing a little piece of Australia for yourself is something that will hold your family in good stead.