How are Australian businesses responding to pay rise requests?
A new survey has found that nearly all business leaders are increasing their salary budget this financial year to accommodate rising costs.
Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research
Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are willing to take a pay cut in order to work from home for the rest of 2020. What does the research say? The research involved 1000 Australians from all states in late June. […]
Salary increases shrink nationally despite increase in pay rise requests
Two thirds of Australians are planning to ask for a pay rise this year according to The Adecco Group’s 2020 Australia Salary Guide. Those working in the IT sector are the most likely to ask for a pay rise in 2020, followed by manufacturing and business service sectors. This is despite the size of pay […]
New research reveals employee pay gaps exist across 2 in 3 organisations
An industry association has released new data that shows that large-scale pay rate discrepancies occur in 2 in 3 organisations. The findings come from a survey commissioned by the Australian Payroll Association – Australia’s leading network in payroll training, consulting and advisory – asked 601 payroll managers across the country’s big and small businesses and […]
Why do major companies keep getting caught in employee underpayment scandals?
Every few months sees a major employee underpayment scandal – companies announcing that they have made payroll errors that have impacted thousands of employees – go public. Examples are the $43 million error by Rebel Sport this year, the $2 million error by Lush Cosmetics last year, the $1 million in underpayments by Maurice Blackburn […]
How to successfully ask for a pay rise
57% of Australians say a salary increase is their number one career priority this year, with 46% intending to achieve this by asking their boss for a raise. But asking and receiving are two very different things. To ensure your pay rise request is successful, there are certain steps you must take, advises recruiting experts […]
What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?
When most people think of taking annual leave, they don’t anticipate spending that time either sick in bed or in hospital with a family member. However, the reality is that unforeseeable events can occur and potentially derail an intended vacation or any leave plans. So, what are an employer’s obligations if their employees get sick […]
Salary expectations have increased
Compared to just five years ago, jobseekers’ salary expectations are a lot higher 76% of Australian hiring managers say jobseekers are more demanding when it comes to their remuneration package. 58% respectively say jobseekers expect higher base salaries and bonuses than what is being offered. After several years of slow wage growth, independent research commissioned by […]