Free workshop to help businesses grow

Department of Industry Executive Director of Industry Development, Duncan Challen

Department of Industry Executive Director of Industry Development, Duncan Challen

The NSW Government, TAFE NSW and the Fair Work Ombudsman are teaming up to deliver a free workshop at St Johns Park Bowling Club to provide businesses with practical advice in better understanding workplace laws and performance management of employees.

Hosted by the NSW Department of Industry, the free pilot workshop for western Sydney businesses will be held on August 30 at 6pm.

The two-hour workshop will provide advice on how to manage workplace risks and ensure employers are recruiting and retaining people with the right skills to help their business grow and succeed.

Department of Industry Executive Director of Industry Development, Duncan Challen, said the workshop will help businesses overcome barriers to growth and success by equipping them with the correct knowledge to manage their staff confidently to create a positive business environment.

“This free workshop will help demystify the complexities business owners face when dealing with human resource matters and explain employer obligations under the Fair Work Act,” Mr Challen said.

“The workshop will also be an opportunity for Western Sydney businesses to network and meet with NSW Government staff to learn about other services that may benefit their business.

“Western Sydney is an economic powerhouse and we want to help strengthen local businesses so that they can grow, adapt and be successful in the long term, particularly in changing economic environments and evolving industry sectors.”

Mr Challen said the workshop follows consultations with several western Sydney councils and their business communities to encourage business growth and promote healthy workplaces.

Western Sydney businesses are encouraged to register now to secure a spot at the free workshop by visiting this site or emailing western.sydney@industry.nsw.gov.au.