BusinessBasics Australia Expands in Health and Social Services

BusinessBasics has recently extended its presence in the health and social services sectors with contracts awarded by a number of new and existing clients. Rehab Management (Aust) has engaged BusinessBasics to provide ongoing management of their quality management systems. Rehab Management is a National Accredited Workplace Rehabilitation Provider specialising in […]

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Top 5 reasons to outsource your HR

Human Resources

It’s no secret that small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) face an ongoing challenge to balance the range of skills and experience they need, whilst managing their budget for salaries and a FTE headcount. Effective Human Resources (HR) is such a vital role within any business but can often be overlooked by SMEs, […]

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BusinessBasics Australia signs more Corporate and Government Clients

BusinessBasics Australia Signs More Clients

BusinessBasics has recently signed contracts with some major clients as it continues to expand its service offerings for large organisations across Australia: BusinessBasics has been engaged to assist NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) for ongoing management of Health and Safety on projects throughout the Hunter and Central Coast. We […]

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BusinessBasics competition in Coalface!

BusinessBasics in Coalface

Have you read the October edition of Coalface magazine yet? There is a chance for you to win a fantastic BusinessBasics prize! Coalface is a free industry magazine that is available across the Hunter region, or online. Make sure you have a look and enter the competition.

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ISO release their updated ISO 9001:2015 standard

After much anticipation the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have released the latest edition of ISO 9001. With contributions from experts from around the world, the 2015 edition features changes which Nigel Croft, Chair of the ISO subcommittee that developed and revised the standard, refers to as an “evolutionary rather […]

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BusinessBasics is in the middle of awards season!

The list of finalists was recently announced for the Hunter Region BEC Awards and we were thrilled to find out that BusinessBasics Australia is on the list! The Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards have been running for over 20 years and recognise businesses that are striving for best practice and going […]

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Would you like to attend a Charity Golf Day?

Variety Bash

You may remember that a few months ago the BusinessBasics Australia team participated in their first ever Newcastle Variety Bash, raising funds for Variety the Children’s Charity. We’ve decided to have another go next year, so fundraising is already underway for Car 323! We’re holding a networking and fundraising golf […]

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10 tips for small business workplace safety

10 workplace safety tips

We realise that running a business can be hard – particularly in the small business space, as you just don’t have the economies of scale that larger businesses have. In regards to workplace safety, WorkCover NSW have provided their 10 things every small business should know list, which we’ve supplied below […]

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Reduce organisational costs by investing in workplace training

workplace training

It seems like a strange thing to suggest spending more money to reduce your organisational costs, but with a twist of that old adage “you have to spend money to save money” we can prove it to you! Drive increased productivity The better you employees understand their role and how to […]

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How robust is your safety management system?

Mining Safety Management System

A recent decision in the NSW court found Bulga Underground Operations guilty of a breach of s 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000. What is interesting about this decision is that Bulga did have in place a safety management system – however it was not as robust […]

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BusinessBasics are finalists in the Hunter Business Awards!

Hunter Business Chamber Awards

Earlier in the week we received some exciting news – BusinessBasics Australia have been announced as a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category of the Hunter Business Chamber annual award. In addition, Managing Director Adam McDean was announced as a finalist in the highly competitive category of Business […]

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Do you embrace employee career development?

Most people have a plan for their career, even if it is only a loose plan and in their head. Developing a positive organisational culture can be assisted by a proactive approach to employee development. Rather than sitting back and letting staff decide on their own path – which could […]

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Variety Bash | Durka Merca (Car323) Diary WrapUp

Wow what an awesome trip the crew and I had, no more problems after Yeoval and we made it all the way home to Newcastle. The fuel tank patch held and the last day was a leisurely drive back to where it all started, on Newcastle foreshore. While I had […]

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Are your managers skilled at accountability?

Both for themselves and the team they lead? A study cited in the Harvard Business Review found that from a survey of over 5,400 managers around the world, 46 per cent rated ‘too little’ in terms of “Holds people accountable — firm when they don’t deliver”. Whilst the study is […]

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Variety Bash | Durka Merca (Car323) Diary 21 May 2015

Well we started the day with the changing of my rear passenger side tyre and then after a hearty breakfast at the Condobolin Public School we were off, with Captain A at the helm to steer us through . We set off like a thousand startle Gazelles with Captain A finally get […]

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Variety Bash | Durka Merca (Car323) Diary 20 May 2015

Yesterday was not a good day for me. Unfortunately I am very unwell and require an urgent transplant. After much searching by my team yesterday, a part was located in Brisbane airfreighted overnight. The part arrived this morning and I am about to undergo surgery, with everyone nervously awaiting the […]

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Variety Bash | Durka Merca (Car323) Diary 18 May 2015

2015 Variety NSW AHA Bash

After a wonderful restful evening at the Hilltop Retreat Young I was off to Young North Public School for Breakfast. Variety Bash Donated $4500 to the school along with a whole range of other goods for the kids at Young North to enjoy. We set off with Ants behind the […]

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Variety Bash | Durka Merca (Car323) Diary 17 May 2015

2015 Variety NSW AHA Bash

The Durka Merca and her heroic team, Adam (Captain A), John, Baz and Ants set forth on the epic Variety Bash Adventure. I departed the beautiful Newcastle Foreshore this morning at 9am in company of 78 other Variety Bashers. My crew (ALL Bash Virgins) easily got into the groove on […]

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Outsource your HR for your sake – and your employees!

human resources

Managing the Human Resources (HR) functions of business can often be a difficult prospect for SMEs. Due to the smaller nature of the organisation, owners and senior managers often have heavy and diverse workloads, but are also more closely intertwined with their employees. Another perspective to remember is that as […]

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Have you sent an email to the wrong person?

management wrong email

We don’t know about you, but all of us in the BusinessBasics team have at one time or another sent an email to the wrong person. Generally this hasn’t been a problem as the content of the email isn’t confidential or negative, but there are cases when you’re not that […]

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South Australia amends their transporting dangerous goods laws

dangerous goods

South Australia recently amended the Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Regulations 2008 regulations. Some elements to note to ensure your compliance is that a prime contractor must retain all the transport documents for at least three months after the transportation of the dangerous goods is completed. In addition, the regulations […]

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Why you need to upskill and proactively provide training for your staff

workplace training

Managing a diverse workplace is not always easy; there are always conflicting priorities and requirements to meet. One of the ongoing issues for many workplaces is the ability to keep their staff happy and satisfied in their roles. One thing we have found to be particularly effective in this area […]

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Smoke and mirrors – what does and doesn’t save your business money

HBC Presentation

BusinessBasics Managing Director Adam McDean recently had the opportunity to speak to a room full of business owners, manager and entrepreneurs at the Hunter Business Chamber about the reality of what does and doesn’t save a business money. “We often are called into a business to help them with their processes after […]

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