RCCIWA Impact Survey Five Summary Report

Posted on July 8, 2020Categories BlogTags , , ,   Leave a comment on RCCIWA Impact Survey Five Summary Report

Results from the fifth survey in our continuing series on the impact of COVID 19 on businesses in regional WA indicate that as we see more easing of restrictions and move towards a new way of doing business in regional WA,  confidence in regards to surviving and recovering has increased further. 92% of all respondents feel confident that their business will survive this pandemic and 63% have seen an increase in business activity since easing of restrictions commenced. We know this increased confidence is … Continue reading “RCCIWA Impact Survey Five Summary Report”

Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

Posted on June 23, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations

On June 27 2020, Western Australia (WA) will move into phase 4 of the WA Government’s Roadmap to recovery from COVID-19. WA has been fortunate in that community transmissions have, at present, been limited. This has seen further restrictions eased across the state allowing many businesses to get back to a sense of normality. Currently phase 3 is in place which includes a number of eased restrictions to large gatherings and additional businesses permitted to reopen. Phase 4 aims to … Continue reading “Phase 4 and Return to Work Considerations”

Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!

Posted on June 22, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!

Are You Ready for Business after Hours? With COVID restrictions easing, the Chamber is looking at facilitating a BAH from July onwards (this will change if COVID restrictions change). We are seeking Expressions of Interest from Chamber members who are interested in hosting a BAH to showcase their business. Get your business at the forefront of everyone’s minds at Broome’s Premier Networking Event!   Register Your Interest TODAY! Please call the Chamber on (08) 9193 5553 or email media@broomechamber.com.au to … Continue reading “Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!”

Kimberley Borders Are Opening June 5

Posted on May 25, 2020Categories Blog, News, Press Release   Leave a comment on Kimberley Borders Are Opening June 5

The WA State Government has announced today that the Kimberley Borders will be open to Perth from June 5. MEDIA RELEASE Of all the current restrictions, we know that the limitations on travel throughout regional WA and the boundaries between regions have been particularly difficult for many regional communities. Putting up those boundaries was an important step to protect our regions – including many vulnerable Aboriginal communities and areas with limited access to healthcare. The boundaries meant that potential spread … Continue reading “Kimberley Borders Are Opening June 5”

Stand Down Provisions

Posted on May 25, 2020May 25, 2020Categories Blog, News   Leave a comment on Stand Down Provisions

As the economic impact of Covid-19 continues to affect businesses around the country, many employers, large and small, are forced to temporarily close their doors and stand down employees. A number of recent cases have questioned the legality of businesses standing down their employees due to changes cause by Covid-19. There are very specific circumstances where businesses in the National System can stand down employees. Businesses that do not comply with stand down provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 … Continue reading “Stand Down Provisions”

Keeping the positives from social isolation

Posted on May 7, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Keeping the positives from social isolation

As restrictions in WA start to slowly ease and we look to the future there may be a few questions to consider. What will the new normal look like? How will things be different? What can I continue doing? What do I need to let go of? The speed at which everyone’s lives changed when the outbreak occurred thrust many of us into a massive adjustment period. Initially it was all about finding ways to work remotely and setting up … Continue reading “Keeping the positives from social isolation”

Staying engaged and motivated while working from home

Posted on April 30, 2020May 4, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Staying engaged and motivated while working from home

We are now a few weeks into the new normal of working at home. Some people may be thriving in this new environment. For others, they may be missing colleagues and a formal office space. Maybe by now the shine of being at home has worn away. Yet work continues and needs to be completed. How do you stay engaged and motivated while being away from your usual workplace routine? Here are our top 5 tips for keeping motivated and … Continue reading “Staying engaged and motivated while working from home”

Marketing your business during COVID-19

Posted on April 24, 2020Categories Blog   Leave a comment on Marketing your business during COVID-19

Effective marketing gives your customers a reason to purchase from you instead of your competitors. Under the challenges of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it can also help you to keep your customers loyal to your business. Find out how to market your business under COVID-19. Update your marketing plan If you have a marketing plan, consider updating it to suit the situation under the coronavirus. It’s especially important to focus on keeping customers loyal to your business. Increase digital marketing – many … Continue reading “Marketing your business during COVID-19”

Fair Work Commission responds to COVID-19 Pandemic: Award Variations

Posted on April 20, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Fair Work Commission responds to COVID-19 Pandemic: Award Variations

In a statement released by the Fair Work Commission Full Bench (FWCFB) on 1 April 2020 they provided their provisional view on temporary changes to be made to 103 Modern Awards in response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. These changes are aimed at providing more flexibility for employers and protection for their employees during these unprecedented times. The proposed changed include the ability to access unpaid leave, which the FWCFB refers to as “unpaid pandemic leave”, and to access annual … Continue reading “Fair Work Commission responds to COVID-19 Pandemic: Award Variations”