The holiday season may require businesses to employ additional staff to cope with extra demand.
The current situation has lead to some significant confusion in the small business community. The uncertainty around our current circumstances has led to some hesitation when employing holiday casuals. Business looking for holiday staff should consider:
- Hire the least number of employees possible. Business owners should consider the number of employees required to meet safety standards while minimising unnecessary costs.
- Don’t short cut the onboarding process. Ensure that all new employees receive the correct induction to ensure safe and efficient work.
- Introduce health checks if needed and minimise staff location swaps: Large fines apply to businesses that do not implement the new safe work practices.
Australian states are all at varying stages of the COVID-19 recovery. Queensland Work Safe has some standard industry procedure that can be adopted to ensure that you meet the requirements.
Businesses should also look at their eligibility for government support at this time with JobMaker.
If you would like some assistance to determine your eligability for JobMaker please call us on 07 3823 2344