Here at Cornerstone we are passionate about empowering business owners and managers to better understand the ways they can better manage their team with practical HR support and advice.

While our articles are general in nature, we understand every workplace and situation is unique. If you are interested to know how we can help improve or support your business, get in touch with us today.

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31 March 2020

Businesses are being hit hard by the measures to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Australia. The economic impacts of this pandemic are unprecedented in our recent history and the government is responding with multiple stimulus packages and support...

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25 March 2020

With businesses now transitioning teams to work from home, many practical considerations come into play, such as suitable internet, IT access and hardware, and determining what work can be done from home. This is new territory for many businesses and managers...

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19 March 2020

Communication is one of the most critical components of effective teams, especially with many workplaces currently looking to have their teams work remotely. We often take it for granted, but when you don’t have in-person interactions and body language to help...

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09 March 2020

Using KPIs effectively in your teams You may have heard about KPIs or even use KPIs in position descriptions or for your employees’ bonuses. KPIs or Key Performance indicators can be a useful way of identifying the important areas of a role,...

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03 March 2020

Performance reviews can be a useful tool in motivating employees, improving engagement and driving better performance – when utilised effectively. When not carried out well, they can have the opposite effect, demotivating employees and even contributing to disengagement and worsening performance! For...

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26 February 2020

The Fair Work Commission has now confirmed changes relating to annualised salaried arrangements in a number of modern awards, with changes taking effect from 1st March 2020. What are annualised salaries? Some modern awards contain provisions for annualised salaried arrangements. This means that...

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18 February 2020

Position or Job descriptions are a practical tool to help an employee understand the tasks and responsibilities of the position and also provide an indication of where the role fits within the bigger picture of the organisation. A good position description will...

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11 February 2020

What is BYOD and why is it important? BYOD means Bring Your Own Device and refers to the policy or practice of allowing employee-owned devices to be used in the workplace for the purposes of carrying out tasks and duties associated with...

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06 February 2020

Last week we shared tips on managing illness in the workplace when employees are returning from travel overseas. While our guidelines can be applied to other general situations and travel illnesses, we are of course watching the recent outbreak of Coronavirus...

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30 January 2020

Managing viruses and infections in the workplace can be difficult, particularly when employees are travelling to overseas locations. With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, we’ve been getting a lot of queries around how to manage employees returning from overseas. While it is...

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