Can anyone share the most effective ways to maintain confidentiality throughout a healthcare practice?
What steps have you, or do you plan to take regarding the above?
From a less technical perspective you should at the minimum have anti-virus software running on their local machines. You should also consider having a VPN (private network) for them to login to do work functions if you and/or your staff are working on items that could be considered "sensitive". Also, hard-drive disk encryption has become pretty common. This helps protect from threats of items are lost or stolen. And as always tell them to a secure password and have a standard in place to enforce such a policy like password:
Stuff like that will definitely help.
Victorian businesses that hire new employees from key priority groups (including women over 45 years and long-term unemployed job seekers) are now able to claim wage subsidies of up to $20,000 under...
What are the top HR software packages covering payroll, benefits, HR admin, training, performance, leave management, etc?
I've found HappyHR to be a fantastic solution for the whole scope of HR management solutions. The software enables you to manage the entire employee life cycle including onboarding, payroll, performance management, training and development, leave management and more.
The HappyHR software also has a range of integrations including Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks.
Just touching on Sonia's point, HappyHR has an Australian version of the software to ensure you are compliant with Australian HR law and regulations.
Do you think your business is meeting its OHS/WHS obligations and if so, what are you spending in dollar terms per annum to meet these obligations? Are you confident that you are covered in the...
What is Workplace health and safety (WHS)?
Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), often referred to as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) involves the assessment and migration of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace. This may include the health and safety of your customers, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers. As a business owner there are legal requirements that you must comply with to ensure your workplace meets WHS obligations.
Benefits of WHS in your business
Creating a safe work environment is a legal requirement and critical to the long term success of your business. It can: help you retain staffmaximise employee productivityminimise injury and illness in the workplacereduce the costs of injury and workers’ compensationensure you meet your legal obligations and employee responsibilities.WHS obligations for business As a business owner you have legal responsibilities to implement health and safety practices in your workplace as soon as you start your business. You need to ensure that your business doesn't create health and safety problems for your employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors, customers or the public. Knowing and understanding WHS laws and how they apply to business will help you avoid unnecessary costs and damage to your business caused by workplace injury and illness. Under Australian WHS/OH&S legislation businesses are legally obliged to: provide safe work premisesassess risks and implement appropriate measures for controlling themensure safe use and handling of goods and substancesprovide and maintain safe machinery and materialsassess workplace layout and provide safe systems of workprovide a suitable working environment and facilitieshave insurance and workers compensation workers’ compensation insurance for your employees.
We are currently rebranding and rebuilding our front-end and I am evaluating what we can do to improve on page SEO.
Like Jef, I too have used UpWork/Elance for some time. Much less so these days, not because of any bad experiences, simply because I find it too hard to distinguish between a huge number of competing freelancers.
The platform I'm currently using for outsourced dev work is PeoplePerHour. I like the recommendations they provide and find their system much easier to work with.
Another I also recommend is Envato Studio. A lot of good WP designers and developers are available, each of whom is vetted before registering.
And it's this lack of third party quality control that's at the heart of the UpWork problem.