There are very few industries that are able to pay Commission Only to their staff. Real Estate is one, but they must meet certain requirements. For most other companies, this just isn’t an option available to you.
If you are not paying the employee the minimum wage, you will be breaching the modern award for which you can be fined $10,200 for individuals and $51,000 for corporations as well as being ordered to pay back pay.
Aside from the horrendous fines, if you have someone on commission only, the chances are, they are going to have to get a second job to make ends meet. Let’s face it, if someone didn’t pay you, would you work for them?
If you need a Business Development or Salesperson, locate a sales professional and pay them for the hours they work. If this is outside your budget, look for a company that is looking for a BD in a similar industry and both companies hire them on a job-sharing basis. Maybe a week on and week off or two days one week and three the next.
There are some amazing sales professionals out there looking for work, and they can redeem their salary pretty quickly. Looking for a job share BD? Let us know.
Recruitment – don’t forget we are here if you require any staff. Administrative or Professional. We do this on an hourly basis, not a percentage of salary. Contact us if you need assistance in growing your team.
Hi, my name is Karen Vercoe and I am the Director of The HR People and writer of this article, “Commission Only”. Chan & Naylor have invited us to provide you with information about our services and how we can assist you. We are a team of HR consultants with extensive experience in multiple industries and we have national reach.
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