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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 […]


THE STAGES OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

November 14, 2016

Performance management is a difficult topic in any salon as it leaves both staff and employers open to hurt feelings and fear, which does affect the workplace. However, with proper management, more extreme actions like warning letters and termination can be easily avoided, while also protecting you as an employer from litigation and claims. These […]


HOW TO HAVE A GREAT SALON CHRISTMAS PARTY

November 7, 2016

Business parties are a great way to get employees together to celebrate the year’s milestones and encourage collaboration together heading into the future. The Salon Christmas Party is usually the highlight of the year, offering the team a chance to blow off some steam, to connect as people rather than as workmates and generally celebrate […]


Why ‘Hours Owing’ Is a Bad Idea in Your Salon

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween. Halloween doesn’t have recognisable songs or holiday days associated with it, and it falls on a busy time of year. With Halloween and Melbourne Cup and all the fun and festivities associated with both, it is timely to give you HABA’s view on why we believe ‘Hours Owing’ is a bad idea for […]


Logistics of Christmas – Public Holidays for All States

October 24, 2016

Christmas decorations are filling the shops which means it is that time of year where we can actually start looking towards Christmas and the New Year and looking at the business logistics of the festive season. Over the festive season it is important that employers know which days have been declared a public holiday, and […]


Hair & Beauty Australia’s AGM – Monday 31st Oct

October 21, 2016

All HABA Members are invited to Hair & Beauty Australia’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). WHEN: Monday 31 October 2016 WHERE: Commonwealth Bank, Level 19, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney TIME: 5.30pm for 6pm start until 8pm CLICK HERE to RSVP by 25th October 2016. GUEST SPEAKER: Daniela Fazio, Beyond Blue representative and practising lawyer who will share […]


Melbourne Cup Day – Do I Pay Public Holiday Rates?

October 17, 2016

It’s ‘the race that stops the nation’. Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s best known horse racing event held on the first Tuesday of November every year. It is an annual public holiday ONLY in the state of Victoria and public holiday rates apply. Once called Picnic Day and observed as a public holiday in other […]


Contractor and Employee – What is the Difference?

October 10, 2016

Independent Contractor or Employee? It is important for salon owners in the hair and beauty industry to understand the differences between an employee and an independent contractor to avoid any legal repercussions. There are many different factors to consider and before a salon owner considers a contractor arrangement such as ‘Rent-A-Chair’,  they should familiarise themselves […]


Unpaid Parental Leave for the Hair and Beauty Industry

September 28, 2016

All hair and beauty industry employees in Australia are eligible to unpaid parental leave if they have completed at least 12 months of continuous service with their employer. This includes casual employees if they have been employed by the salon on a regular and systematic basis for a sequence of periods over at least 12 […]


Paid Parental Leave – Hair and Beauty Industry

September 19, 2016

Under the Paid Parental Leave scheme, eligible working parents in the hair and beauty industry can get 18 weeks of government-funded Parental Leave Pay. This is paid at the rate of the National Minimum Wage. Full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, contract and self-employed workers may be eligible. The government provides the necessary Paid Parental Leave funds […]


Apprenticeship Entitlements

September 12, 2016

As the hair and beauty industry employs many apprentices, it is important for salon owners to understand the entitlements which are attributed to apprentices. This will help reduce the risk of potential underpayment claims and disputes with employees. All apprentices, regardless of whether they are full time, part time or school based are entitled to […]


As a Salon Owner do I pay for a Skills Tests, a Trial or during Probation?

September 5, 2016

When employing staff in the hair and beauty industry, it is important as a salon owner to understand what aspects during the recruitment process are required to be paid for and what tasks can be considered unpaid. Within the hair and beauty industry there are often three aspects which need to be considered, skills test, […]


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