How STP has made tackling the COVID-19 storm easier for Think Talent

Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth, Think Talent founders

Founded five years ago by Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth, Think Talent is a modern executive recruitment agency that connects Australian and international organisations with top talent across Technology, Marketing & Digital and People & Communications markets.  Growing from a team of two to 12, their success in part is due to enterprise clients wanting… Continue reading How STP has made tackling the COVID-19 storm easier for Think Talent

Tech-averse SMEs are hindering their own success

Tech-averse SMEs are missing out on the benefits that technology can provide for their business through the use of accounting software, apps and add-ons.  Forty-one per cent of accountants and bookkeepers say at least half of their small to medium sized enterprise (SME) clients provide paper documentation rather than electronic documentation, research by MYOB has… Continue reading Tech-averse SMEs are hindering their own success

EOFY top tips for small businesses

For small businesses, the 2018/19 finish line is in sight. At midnight on 30 June, the financial year ends, the books are closed and businesses report their financial situation to the Australian Tax Office (ATO).  Matthew Prouse from Xero provides five tips to help small businesses make the most of this busy time and keep stress… Continue reading EOFY top tips for small businesses

Are you making any of these 7 mistakes when hiring payroll staff?

By Tracy Angwin, CEO and payroll expert at Australian Payroll Association Are you looking to hire new payroll people? Payroll staff are an integral part of any organisation, whether it be in a finance or HR capacity. However, the reality is that it’s a specialist set of knowledge and skills that are unique to the… Continue reading Are you making any of these 7 mistakes when hiring payroll staff?

How to stay organised during tax time to optimise your returns

Australians are urged to get organised ahead of the end of financial year, including finding a great accountant, collating all necessary paperwork and knowing what you can deduct, in order to maximise and get the most out of your returns. Caroline Guillemain-Brunne is the founder of Organise.Curate.Design, a lifestyle management agency that helps people tackle their ever-growing to-do… Continue reading How to stay organised during tax time to optimise your returns

How SMEs can avoid common financial pitfalls by managing cash flow

Setting up a small business can be an exciting yet daunting experience. By the time you actually launch your business you have likely experienced a lot of uncharted waters, sleepless nights, caffeine highs and are generally left questioning your overall sanity. Trust me I know. In 2008 my brother and I started our business, Credit… Continue reading How SMEs can avoid common financial pitfalls by managing cash flow

The Australian Tax Office hotspots 2019 – do they apply to you?

Byline: Mark Chapman, the Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block. Every Tax Time, the ATO focusses on certain hotspots where taxpayers are prone – either accidentally or deliberately – to make errors. These are the areas it will concentrate its audit firepower on and for those who have made claims in areas which the… Continue reading The Australian Tax Office hotspots 2019 – do they apply to you?

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… Continue reading What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?