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WHY YOU SHOULD OUTSOURCE PAYROLL IN THE HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY

March 27, 2017

We spoke to you last week about how much of a time pit processing the pay run is for salon owners. And you guys really heard us. We understand payroll is hard and a pain. But there are some really simple ways to fix that. Here are our top reasons to outsource your payroll: Free up […]


HOW DOES HABA PAYROLL WORK?

March 20, 2017

For salon owners, payroll, superannuation and tax can be a huge time-pit, meaning that lots of your precious time goes into it, but not much comes back to you. The solution? HABA Payroll. The service brings together all the latest information and changes from the award with the latest technology to provide a one-of-a-kind, industry-specific […]


PUBLIC HOLIDAY RATES FOR HAIR & BEAUTY IN AUSTRALIA

March 13, 2017

Easter is fast approaching, despite the fact that many of us are still adjusting to the surprise that we are already in March. In most industries, that means a series of public holidays that can be quite complex with additional annual leave often being taken during this time – a nightmare for salon owners.   […]


HOW TO CREATE SALON POLICY & PROCEDURES

March 6, 2017

  Creating your salon policy and procedures manual is no easy feat – from writing to implementation, there are lots of hurdles and steps to take to make lasting change in your salon. It’s really important that you get your senior staff or management team on board with the changes and implementation of a new […]


WHAT POLICIES SHOULD I HAVE IN MY SALON?

February 27, 2017

Last week we spoke about salon policies and procedures and why they are worth having. And that’s all great stuff – but it doesn’t tell you what to do or how to do it. So we are going to tackle the more practical aspects of implementing salon policies and procedures. The kind of policies and […]


HABA UPDATE: PENALTY RATES DECISION 23 FEBRUARY 2017

February 23, 2017

CHANGES TO PENALTY RATES DECISION MADE BY THE FAIR WORK COMMISSION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY The Fair Work Commission on the 23rd of February announced that Sunday penalty rates paid in retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries will be reduced from the existing levels, which, in some cases, are […]


WHAT ARE SALON POLICIES & PROCEDURES – WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

February 20, 2017

Policies and procedures are by nature a topic that makes people’s eyes glaze over. But in a salon environment, often it is your policies and procedures that will protect you in times of legal action, let alone the requirement by law for each salon to have their own set of guidelines for operations.   At […]


KEEP TIME & WAGE RECORDS TO PROTECT YOUR SALON FROM LEGAL ACTION

February 13, 2017

Part of the value that HABA provides to its members is representation in legal litigation and legal advice when things get a little hairy in salon. We have often represented salons where there is a distinct lack of record-keeping, making it difficult to prove your case as the salon owner / employer in issues of […]


CHANGES TO THE HABA MEMBERS AREA

February 6, 2017

The team at HABA have been very busy over the past few months, making our website function better for all our members in 2017. We have updated our back end, which means there are some tiny changes to how you use our Members Area that we wanted to keep you updated on. BUT this will […]


COMPLETING THE APPRENTICESHIP

January 30, 2017

After three or four long years of training, silly mistakes, watching and learning, your apprentice is getting ready to graduate from their RTO and become a fully-fledged member of our industry. It’s an exciting time for both employers and your apprentice, as they come out the other side with a passion and drive to do […]


HOW MUCH DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP COST

January 23, 2017

We have been teaching you lately all about apprentices, so let’s quickly wrap up the ideas we have shared with you so far – RECRUITING & SELECTING APPRENTICES HOW TO SET UP A HAIR OR BEAUTY APPRENTICESHIP WHAT ENTITLEMENTS DO APPRENTICES HAVE IN THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY? DEVELOPING A TRAINING PLAN AND COMPETENCIES FOR […]


HOW TO CANCEL AN APPRENTICESHIP

January 16, 2017

Despite all your best efforts as an employer, and despite following all the advice we have given you over the past couple of months, sometimes it just doesn’t work out between your business and your apprentice. Sometimes they just aren’t the right fit for your team or aren’t the right personality for the rigours of […]


COMMUNICATION THROUGHOUT THE APPRENTICESHIP

January 9, 2017

We are at the final piece of information for our 5-week overview on apprentices. And this really is the most important piece – how to communicate with your apprentice and finalise their formal learning and training process. When dealing with apprentices it’s very important to create a sense of open communication between the apprentice and […]


DEVELOPING A TRAINING PLAN AND COMPETANCIES FOR YOUR APPRENTICE

January 2, 2017

For the past few weeks we have been covering all the basics of getting a new apprentice in salon – recruiting them, getting them set up with their RTO, what their entitlements are – and now we are at the nitty-gritty: how to train them correctly. All apprentices must follow what is called a training […]


WHAT ENTITLEMENTS DO APPRENTICES HAVE IN THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY?

December 26, 2016

Bringing a new apprentice into your team is difficult for every salon owner, no matter whether you work in hair, beauty or any other industry. Over the past few weeks we have been helping to make the process easier for you, and today we are bringing you part 3 of the series  – What are […]


HOW TO SET UP A HAIR OR BEAUTY APPRENTICESHIP

December 19, 2016

Last week we spoke about how to find the right apprentice to bring into your salon and what you should be looking for in that person. Now that you have found the right apprentice, how do you get them set up with your salon so that both of you can begin to work? Here are […]


RECRUITING & SELECTING APPRENTICES

December 12, 2016

Our members have spoken and HABA has listened. In our recent member survey, many of you asked how to recruit new apprentices and staff, and HABA are here to help. Over the next month, we will be sharing with you all our top tips on how to find the right apprentices for your business, apprentice entitlements […]


SALON INSURANCE – HOW TO GET THE BEST DEAL

December 5, 2016

WFI is both a strategic partner of Hair and Beauty Australia and is an insurance company dedicated to the businesses that make Australia great – from salons and small businesses to farmers and even individuals. WFI is dedicated to helping you out on your terms, so you can speak to a real person. They prefer phone […]


CHRISTMAS ANNUAL LEAVE SHUTDOWN

November 27, 2016

Ahhh the annual Christmas break. The stuff that dreams are made of when you are stuck in the end of the year with back to back appointments as everyone gets their locks, brows, nails and facials done before Christmas. You can hear your staff whispering to themselves “just wait until Christmas” under their breath every […]


HABA and AIG – What does this partnership mean for salon owners?

November 21, 2016

This year, Hair and Beauty Australia (HABA) have partnered with The Australian Industry Group (AIG) to provide salon owners with the assistance they need in all aspects of workplace law, award changes and policy as we attempt to meet a growing need in our sector as policy continues to be delivered on a sector by […]


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