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The Importance of Hiring for Cultural Fit

October 19th, 2017

During the hiring process, it can be far too easy to fall into the habit of assessing candidates and recruiting for positions based solely on technical ability. A major consideration that is too often forgotten is a potential employee’s cultural fit for your company. Getting this right has vast benefits for both the company asread more

Dual Occupancy – your key to investment success?

October 12th, 2017

As homeowners look to unlock equity in their land, and others look to downsize their living arrangements, dual-occupancy residences are becoming more prevalent. In recent years, the price of land has appreciated markedly more than the houses that sit on them. This has meant there is significant potential for financial gain and building wealth inread more

unlocking the benefits of refinancing

October 6th, 2017

  With the mortgage market being competitive and dynamic by nature, it is crucial to ensure that your mortgage is one that suits your financial situation, your lifestyle, and your goals for the future. Getting bogged down with a home loan that isn’t the right fit for you can lead to greater financial stress, andread more

The Count Report Spring 2017 Edition

September 21st, 2017

Springtime traditionally marks the start of auction season with homeowners cleaning up their properties and listing for settlement before Christmas. So if you’re in the market to buy, what should you be looking for? In this edition, we discuss buying your dream home at any stage of life. If you’re considering retirement soon, what isread more

Tips to secure your business’ identity

September 14th, 2017

Each year, nearly one million Australians fall victim to identity theft. Unfortunately, individuals aren’t the only ones who are affected by these crimes, even businesses find themselves being scammed. Criminals have learnt that by stealing an unsuspecting business’ information, they can impersonate the business and commit various crimes such as making false GST claims, acquiringread more

Perth property market stabilising – June quarter data

September 5th, 2017

The latest preliminary data revealed that the Perth property market stabilised in the June quarter, with key market indicators showing little change in the three-month period. While conditions remain soft, REIWA President Hayden Groves said that there are positive indications that the market is finally beginning to settle. He also added that “although no oneread more

Super Guarantee – What Happens When You Get It Wrong

August 29th, 2017

The ATO receives around 20,000 reports each year from people who believe their employer has either not paid or underpaid compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG). In 2015-16 the ATO investigated 21,000 cases raising $670 million in SG and penalties. The ATO’s own risk assessments suggest that between 11% and 20% of employers could be non-compliant withread more

The Single Touch Payroll and what it means for employers

August 23rd, 2017

Firms with 20 or more employees will be required to implement the Single Touch Payroll or STP from 1 July 2018. STP is an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) initiative aimed at streamlining the way employers report their tax and superannuation information to the ATO. Employers will be required to report salaries, wages, PAYG, and superannuationread more

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