Personal Resilience Diagnostic

Having good personal resilience is about how well you bounce back from adversity in your personal or business life. How can you improve your own levels of resilience?

Complete these 25 questions (it should only take you 5 minutes) to identify from 10 factors the top 3 areas that are working well and top 3 areas you need to work on to improve your level of personal resilience. You will also have the ability to see how you compare to the global benchmark (average scores of all completed diagnostics) on each of the 10 factors. If completing on your mobile phone ensure it is held landscape for ease of use.

HB Tech Space: Deputy – Empowering Businesses with Streamlined Workforce Management

Are you tired of the manual administrative tasks that bog down your business operations? We understand the strains that come with managing schedules, tracking employee hours, and handling payroll and accounting manually. But fear not, as we have an exciting solution that can alleviate these strains and streamline your processes: Deputy, a leading workforce management software.

Deputy, offers a comprehensive solution to simplify employee scheduling, time-tracking, leave management, and communication. By integrating with Xero, Deputy takes your business efficiency to a whole new level.

Let’s delve into the details of how the Deputy can transform your business operations:

Simplified Scheduling: Create, modify, and share schedules with ease, while the integration ensures your employee data remains up to date in both systems.

Accurate Time Tracking: Track employee hours effortlessly, eliminating manual data entry and ensuring precise payroll information.

Streamlined Leave Management: Automate leave calculations and approvals, while maintaining compliance with employment regulations.

Seamless Payroll Integration: Transfer employee data seamlessly from Deputy to Xero, reducing errors and saving you valuable time during payroll processing.

Award Interpretation: Simplify compliance with modern awards and help protect your business.

New Hire Onboarding: Manage your onboarding process within Deputy, without any paperwork.

Actionable Insights: Combine Deputy’s reporting capabilities with Xero’s accounting features to gain valuable insights into your labour costs and make informed decisions.

To learn more about this software, visit Deputy’s website, where you’ll find detailed information on features, pricing, and customer testimonials.

Harris Black News – Happy Retirement Kath Healy

Kath recently retired after a little over 10 years at Harris Black. She initially started as our Practice Manager in 2013, but family circumstances meant she needed to move to Sydney.

In a short time Kath had made a huge impact on Harris Black, and was happy to continue to assist with some projects, long before “Work from Home” had been invented in our industry. Kath had the ability to get the best out of people, and her humble approach to work always made those working with her feel like they had over achieved.

Even though Harris Black was not a large practice we looked at ways for Kath to remain, and her role morphed into that of a Workflow Manager – a role we thought would need a lot of accounting experience, but in typical Kath fashion she owned the position, and became a support to new and long serving employees at all stages of their career. Kath continued to grow the role, and became a mentor to the admin team as they stepped up quickly in her absence and during various periods of maternity leave.

Kath ensured she left Harris Black with everything humming along, the sign of a true professional, with things working well even in her absence.

It was wonderful to see Kath visit recently from Sydney for our Thursday morning tea and lunch with a few of the oldies. Renee and Nathan also caught up with her for lunch recently in Sydney.

Kath became one of those rare people that will be remembered as part of HB history for the lasting impact she had on many of us, and on HB itself.

Enjoy your retirement Kath, and thank you for your loyalty, hard work and friendship.

Important Tax Dates

21 June 2023

  • Lodge and pay May 2023 monthly business activity statement.

25 June 2023

  • Lodge and pay 2023 Fringe benefits tax annual return for tax agents if lodging electronically.

30 June 2023

  • Super guarantee contributions must be paid by this date to qualify for a tax deduction in the 2022–23 financial year.
  • End of Financial Year

Harris Black Business Leaders Forum – May 2023

Another great Harris Black Business Leaders Forum (BLF) where we looked at “Maximizing Leadership Performance: Coaching for Success“. 

The workshop focused on leadership success and provided valuable insights and updates from experienced business owners/leaders. Participants learned about the latest strategies for harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a leader, identifying and enhancing their leadership style, handling difficult conversations, and driving greater productivity in teams. The workshop also covered effective approaches for attracting and retaining top talent in their organization.

All the insights were then drawn on for the final session where attendees’ problem solved key leadership challenges or opportunities each were facing for 2023. All up a fantastic session which all valued.

If you are interested in joining our practical and high-value learning sessions, we would like to invite you to join us at the next Harris Black Business Leaders Forum in August 2023. Click the button below to register your interest.

Are You Avoiding Making Decisions?

The new financial year marks a crucial period for businesses as they assess their financial performance and make critical decisions for the year ahead.

Procrastination can often slow down the decision-making process in your business.  In this video Renee Bettenay, Director from Harris Black, will discuss the 5 ways leaders tend to procrastinate and offer some solutions to help drive to quicker decision making within your business.

How can we help you?

Today’s financial environment demands a regular review of strategy and a focus on execution.