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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR SALON OWNERS

April 23, 2018

Performance management is a sticky conversation in any workplace, but particularly so for salon owners. When one of your staff’s performance of their duties means the difference between keeping a client or loosing a client, you want to make sure that they are ontop of their game at all times.   There are 3 key […]


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORK TRIAL + PAID WORK?

April 16, 2018

It is very common in the hair and beauty industry to have a potential new staff member in for a job trial prior to offering a contract. In work where talent and skill is everything, a job trial offers a great way for salon owners to assess the hands-on skills of their future employee. However, […]


4 Marketing Strategies for Salons That Don’t Cost the Earth

April 9, 2018

Sponsored by The Global Beauty Group. Marketing your hair or beauty business doesn’t have to blow your budget. While there are definitely times when it’s necessary to spend money to make money, you can balance this out with a variety of low cost marketing strategies that help to further increase your brand’s exposure. Here’s four […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE OF CHANGES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

April 3, 2018

The Hair and Beauty industry is a dynamic, evolving industry with everything from techniques, products, trends and even regulations changing constantly. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter, which you can catch up for last quarter here. Here are the changes made to the […]


Can employees refuse to work on public holidays?

March 26, 2018

Easter is just around the corner, which means an extended long weekend for many workers. But if you work in the hair and beauty industry, it could be one of your busiest times of the year. So if you need your employees to work through the public holiday period – can they say no? The […]


SUBMISSIONS AND EVIDENCE OF EMPLOYERS FILED IN THE FWC’S HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY PENALTY RATES CASE

March 19, 2018

On behalf of Hair and Beauty Australia (HABA), Ai Group Workplace Lawyers has filed submissions and evidence in the Fair Work Commission’s Hair and Beauty Industry Penalty Rates Case on behalf of the employers in the industry. In the Fair Work Commission’s major Penalty Rates Decision last year, that lowered Sunday and public holiday penalty […]


A WIN FOR SALON OWNERS: NO CHANGES TO PUBLIC HOLIDAY PROVISIONS UNDER THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD.

March 12, 2018

Hair and Beauty Australia, along with our partners at AI Group, are pleased to announce that in the decision issued last week, the Fair Work Commission have dismissed the SDA’s claim to add new costly public holiday provisions into the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010.   The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA), proposed […]


TOO BUSY TO KEEP RECORDS? IT COULD COST YOU.

March 5, 2018

Record keeping is a requirement of the Fair Work Act 2009. Records include everything from wage records, payslips, leave records, records of superannuation and rosters – anything that has to do with your employees in salon. All records must be written in plain English and accessible for employees (or former employees by request) and authorised persons – like government inspectors or union representatives. […]


LEAVE FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY – what you need to know.

February 26, 2018

With the high number of calls the HABA IR Team have received lately, HABA defines what salon owners need to do to manage their staff undergoing elective surgery.   Elective surgery covers a range of cosmetic procedures but also includes any surgery which is medically necessary but can be delayed at least 24 hours, like […]


CHANGES TO EMPLOYER PAYROLL REQUIREMENTS

February 19, 2018

Since the introduction of compulsory superannuation payments in 1992, regulating the payment of super has been a thorn in the side of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), with many businesses continuing to flaunt the law and withhold superannuation payment from their staff, an illegal practice that the ATO is now significantly cracking down on.   […]


PROPOSED PENALTY RATES REDUCTIONS IN THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY

February 12, 2018

Information from employers urgently needed For nearly 12 months now, we have all been talking about the proposed wage rate change for Sundays and public holidays. This has been a hotly contested issue, not just in the hair & beauty industry, but across Australia more broadly.   Employers in the pharmacy, fast food, retail and […]


FINDING THE RIGHT APPRENTICE FOR SALON OWNERS

February 5, 2018

Finding the right apprentice for your salon is becoming a harder and harder task. Many of our HABA Members share that they struggle with finding apprentices who are dedicated and passionate about the industry and willing to put in the work to make themselves a success in it. While HABA can’t pretend to have all […]


TOP 4 BEAUTY TECH TRENDS FOR 2018

January 29, 2018

SPONSORED BY THE GLOBAL BEAUTY GROUP With developments in aesthetic technology advancing at lightning speed, what are the top treatment technologies to look out for in 2018? We zone in on the Top 4 Beauty Tech Trends for 2018 that are becoming increasingly popular with both beauty professionals and their clients alike. 1. The Super […]


Fast Track Courses – Who are they benefiting?

January 22, 2018

In today’s environment, more and more young employees are moving away from the traditional apprenticeship model in an attempt to avoid the low rate of pay. They want the short-term gains without thinking long-term about the impact that this may have on their career and education. It’s becoming more palatable for people interested in a […]


LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS – Jury Duty & Community Service Leave

January 15, 2018

JURY DUTY    Jury duty. The statement strikes fear in the heart of salon owners and staff alike. The waiting around the courthouse for your name to be called, only to be sent home at 3 pm the same day. Paying staff for days that they aren’t on the salon floor, an absolute nightmare for […]


LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS – SICK LEAVE & COMPASSIONATE LEAVE

January 8, 2018

It is incredibly unfortunate for any staff member if they need to take either a short or longer stint of personal or compassionate leave. This is always a very trying time for the staff member in question, not of least being the financial worries that can come along with this kind of leave. The hard […]


HABA CLOSURE DATES CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2017

December 18, 2017

2017 has been a huge year for the team at Hair & Beauty Australia, with our team, our business and our industry growing and changing significantly in the last 12 months. We are all looking forward to taking a bit of a break to rest, relax and recharge ahead of what is sure to be […]


CHECKLIST FOR SALON CLOSURES

December 11, 2017

As we come into the holiday season, many salon owners are taking this chance to break from business, rest, relax and recuperate ahead of what is sure to be a huge year in 2018.   For those salon owners who aren’t prepared, this season can be an incredibly stressful time. We know that your staff […]


LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS FOR HAIRDRESSERS & BEAUTICIANS – Annual Leave and Leave Loading

December 4, 2017

Annual Leave is an important part of all employees working contract, ensuring that staff are given an appropriate vehicle by which to take a break each year, bringing them back into salon fighting fit and fresher than ever, ready to give their best to your clients. But managing Annual Leave can quickly become a headache […]


WATCH OUT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SCAMS

November 27, 2017

With the great number of small businesses in Australia, including roughly 22,000 salons across the hair and beauty industry, bad people are looking to take advantage of busy salon owners who may not be right on top of their business.   A member came to HABA recently showing us an instance where they were being […]


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