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Large Numbers of Franchises paying Incorrectly

We recently published our 2015 Fast Food Industry Report on our Payroll Audit Service, which reviewed payroll and award/enterprise agreement compliance at the franchisee outlet level for a number of Fast Food Companies. Our audits revealed 84% of stores had some form of underpayments occurring.https://erstrategies.com.au/articles/download-our-2015-fast-food-industry-reportSee More
Mar 4, 2016
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Mar 4, 2016
Steve Champion posted a blog post

Report into why employers settle unfair dismissal claims - and the consequences

ER Strategies has just released an Insight Report on unfair dismissals that unearths the reasons behind the reasons that employers settle unfair dismissal claims and the implications for their businesses. Over 2500 senior HR professionals were surveyed, and the response was extensive. The Report explores the challenges, solutions and prevention of claims. The report is available free for immediate download for those interested in seeking a solution to this growing problem.“As it is a concerning…See More
Nov 6, 2015
A blog post by Steve Champion was featured

Why Karl Marx was Wrong

I recall many years back attending a class on IR negotiation as part of my professional development. One of the participants from the public service said it was pointless her arguing on behalf of employee rights against the ‘employer side’ in the role play. She said “the forces of capital always win”.She might be right in some areas of the economy, but my experience is that life is definitely much more ‘pluralistic’ than that. Often it is employees and unions that have held the whip hand for…See More
Feb 26, 2015
Steve Champion posted a blog post

Why Karl Marx was Wrong

I recall many years back attending a class on IR negotiation as part of my professional development. One of the participants from the public service said it was pointless her arguing on behalf of employee rights against the ‘employer side’ in the role play. She said “the forces of capital always win”.She might be right in some areas of the economy, but my experience is that life is definitely much more ‘pluralistic’ than that. Often it is employees and unions that have held the whip hand for…See More
Feb 25, 2015
A blog post by Steve Champion was featured

EBA Negotiations - Preparing on the Day

Skilled negotiators "get into character" on the day of their EBA negotiations, preparing themselves mentally and tactically for the challenge.By "getting into character", I don't mean we become chameleon type characters different from who we really are, or that there is anything deceptive in our preparation.What we do mean is preparing ourselves for the various paths and diversions that  negotiations will invariably take. This enables us to respond appropriately to events so we can move them…See More
Jan 22, 2015
Steve Champion posted a blog post

EBA Negotiations - Preparing on the Day

Skilled negotiators "get into character" on the day of their EBA negotiations, preparing themselves mentally and tactically for the challenge.By "getting into character", I don't mean we become chameleon type characters different from who we really are, or that there is anything deceptive in our preparation.What we do mean is preparing ourselves for the various paths and diversions that  negotiations will invariably take. This enables us to respond appropriately to events so we can move them…See More
Jan 20, 2015
A blog post by Steve Champion was featured

Self-obsession spells danger for employers

We Australians have supposedly been basking in an age of entitlement.Author: Winona Wawn Date Published: 29/08/2014The Federal Government’s recent Budget battles in part reflect its philosophical aim to change this. Treasurer Joe Hockey warned in an interview earlier this year ‘the age of entitlement is over, and we’ve got to move to a culture of opportunity and hope'.One thing Hockey has right is that many Australians are becoming more self-obsessed and self-absorbed than past generations.…See More
Sep 1, 2014
Steve Champion posted a blog post

Self-obsession spells danger for employers

We Australians have supposedly been basking in an age of entitlement.Author: Winona Wawn Date Published: 29/08/2014The Federal Government’s recent Budget battles in part reflect its philosophical aim to change this. Treasurer Joe Hockey warned in an interview earlier this year ‘the age of entitlement is over, and we’ve got to move to a culture of opportunity and hope'.One thing Hockey has right is that many Australians are becoming more self-obsessed and self-absorbed than past generations.…See More
Sep 1, 2014
Heather Williams liked Steve Champion's blog post George Costanza Opposites Theory
Jun 13, 2014
A blog post by Steve Champion was featured

George Costanza Opposites Theory

For viewers of TV show Seinfeld (my kids rediscovered Seinfeld recently on Foxtel), you may recall the episode where George Costanza, a natural life loser, tries a new strategy of choosing to do everything opposite to what his inner compass tells him to do, with dramatic positive impacts.View this article on our website to view a link of George in the episode we are talking about.We have…See More
Jun 10, 2014
Steve Champion posted a blog post

George Costanza Opposites Theory

For viewers of TV show Seinfeld (my kids rediscovered Seinfeld recently on Foxtel), you may recall the episode where George Costanza, a natural life loser, tries a new strategy of choosing to do everything opposite to what his inner compass tells him to do, with dramatic positive impacts.View this article on our website to view a link of George in the episode we are talking about.We have…See More
Jun 6, 2014
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May 9, 2014
A blog post by Steve Champion was featured

National Wage Review Decision Soon

It's that time of the year again when the Fair Work Commission (FWC) will soon release its decision as to how much it will be increasing modern award rates and the Federal Minimum Wage, operative from 1 July.The ACTU is seeking a $27 a week increase for workers up to the C10 Tradesperson rate, and a 3.7% increase for workers above it.Previous years increases have been 2.6% in 2013, 2.9% in 2012, and 3.4% in 2011. What it will be this year is anyone’s guess, but we are plumping for an identical…See More
May 9, 2014
Steve Champion posted a blog post

National Wage Review Decision Soon

It's that time of the year again when the Fair Work Commission (FWC) will soon release its decision as to how much it will be increasing modern award rates and the Federal Minimum Wage, operative from 1 July.The ACTU is seeking a $27 a week increase for workers up to the C10 Tradesperson rate, and a 3.7% increase for workers above it.Previous years increases have been 2.6% in 2013, 2.9% in 2012, and 3.4% in 2011. What it will be this year is anyone’s guess, but we are plumping for an identical…See More
May 9, 2014
Bob Clark commented on Steve Champion's blog post Enterprise Bargaining - The Clawback Has Started. Are you planning to join in?
"Interesting post Steve and I note that the 'talk about it' or 'socialisation' phase has started with gusto.  I think your point (Fred's point) on the Management leading by example is a valuable one. Having worked…"
Feb 6, 2014

Profile Information

Company website/blog
http://erstrategies.com.au, www.enterprisebargaining.com.au
Personal blog
http://erstrategies.com.au/blog
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
ER / IR, Enterprise Bargaining, WHS, helping employers avoid employee issues.

Steve Champion's Blog

Large Numbers of Franchises paying Incorrectly

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 8:14 0 Comments

We recently published our 2015 Fast Food Industry Report on our Payroll Audit Service, which reviewed payroll and award/enterprise agreement compliance at the franchisee outlet level for a number of Fast Food Companies.
Our audits revealed 84% of stores had some form of underpayments occurring.
https://erstrategies.com.au/articles/download-our-2015-fast-food-industry-report

Report into why employers settle unfair dismissal claims - and the consequences

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

ER Strategies has just released an Insight Report on unfair dismissals that unearths the reasons behind the reasons that employers settle unfair dismissal claims and the implications for their businesses. Over 2500 senior HR professionals were surveyed, and the response was extensive. The Report explores the challenges, solutions and prevention of claims. The report is available free for immediate download for those interested in seeking a solution to this…

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Why Karl Marx was Wrong

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:31 0 Comments

I recall many years back attending a class on IR negotiation as part of my professional development. One of the participants from the public service said it was pointless her arguing on behalf of employee rights against the ‘employer side’ in the role play. She said “the forces of capital always win”.

She might be right in some areas of the economy, but my experience is that life is definitely much more ‘pluralistic’ than that. Often it is employees and unions that have held…

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EBA Negotiations - Preparing on the Day

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 15:38 0 Comments

Skilled negotiators "get into character" on the day of their EBA negotiations, preparing themselves mentally and tactically for the challenge.…

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