February 1st 2021

New Year, New Business! Or is it?

We once again find ourselves in February already feeling like we are hot on the heels of March. I hope that everyone has entered 2021 refreshed and ready for the year ahead.

If 2020 taught us anything it was that we must prepare for the unexpected as it may be just around the corner.

In the spirit of preparedness, a number of business owners use the early months of the year to ensure that they are up to date with Human Resources and Workplace health and Safety compliance. However, too many times I speak to business owners who have the intention to update their employment contracts, safety policies or company handbooks and when we touch base another year on, they have done nothing because this task was pushed to the side as business distractions overtook compliance as a priority.

The risk posed by not prioritizing compliance can be detrimental to a not only a business’s financials but to its company culture and employee morale.

 If you feel that you to are guilty of on putting compliance to the side you are not alone, however, you can be one of the employers who chooses to be proactive rather than reactive. With constant legislative change, especially in the wake of 2020 employers cannot afford to be reactive.

Even if you feel that your compliance is up to date, I recommend taking Blackstone Business Group up on a complimentary review of your contracts, policies and/or workplace health and safety paperwork.

You can contact myself directly on 0418287730 or one of my team at

I wish you all a prosperous and successful 2021 and I hope to speak with some of you soon.

Warm Regards,

Jordan Lowry