Employsure Voices is our way of shining the spotlight on our clients and their stories. This month, we chat with Melissa who shares how partnering with Employsure has set her up for success. With growth plans in mind for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, Melissa looks forward to growing with us.
Employsure Voices | Stagekings
Published: December 7, 2023
Employsure Voices is our way of shining the spotlight on our clients and their stories. This month, we hear from Jeremy, talking about the impact of COVID on the event industry and how he found support and assistance from Employsure.
We started Stagekings in 2015
with the aim of bringing decorated stages and structures
to the event industry in Australia.
Some of the events that we've done are
the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony,
Shakespeare's Pop-up Globe Theatre
and Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
We use Employsure to help us with our HR
and our legal side of HR.
With some of the events we do,
we can have upwards of a hundred people working
and so it's really important
that we have the right systems in place
to look after those people
and make sure we're covered should anything go wrong.
They also help us to put our policies together
which has been a really great help for us
as a small growing business.
The most challenging time for Stagekings
and everyone in the entertainment industry
was obviously the onset of COVID.
The public gathering ban put an end to the whole industry.
Everything we did was public gatherings of over 500 people.
So it was a very difficult time
but Employsure was there
and we were straight on the phone to them.
Within the space of only one week
we went from losing everything
to ramping up again
and starting to make work-from-home office furniture,
desks and laptop stands and these sorts of things.
As we've grown off the back of COVID
we've purchased a steel fabrication company
and a signage company
and Employsure were very helpful in actually setting us up
with what we needed HR-wise and systems-wise
around safety for those new companies.
If I could tell myself one thing when I first started this,
it would be to diversify the industry that we deliver to.
So the next part of that
is really pushing and solidifying
that market of corporate activations and brands
and trying to push further that way.
Employsure Voices | Sydney Dogs & Cats Home
Employsure Voices | Lorena Gaxiola + Gallies
Employsure Voices is our way of shining the spotlight on our clients and their stories. This month, we had a chat with Lorena Gaxiola, interior designer, and business owner. Coming from the US and starting a business from scratch in Australia was one of the biggest challenges she was facing, and add to it, employment contracts, and understanding independent contractors agreements. An empathetic creative, for Lorena, it was essential that she get support with flexible contracts and policies that benefit her and her employees. She relies on the 24/7 advice line available exclusively for clients to get any answers she needs from experts in employment relations.