Human Resources & Industrial Relations

The Chamber recognises that as a business owner, there are many aspects of running a business that are crucial to your success. Some aspects are more fun than others. It is when you start to grow your business that HR & IR processes come in to play, significantly. It is not an area that many businesses spend too much time on, lets face it, it’s not that exciting. But it can have a major impact on your business if you don’t do it right. Having a few key processes and procedures in place will resolve the majority of issues that arise.

Our HR & IR partner Processworx have developed a suite of procedures that can be easily adapted to your particular business. It is very easy to get swept away with the excitement of growing your business, but if you don't know your rate of pay, or how to hire & fire people in the right manner, then you could potentially lose all that you have worked hard for.
Danielle ’s Blog will share little gems that will help you make informed decisions about what you need in your business to grow. The latest compliance legislation and all that really important stuff, that  is not at the top of your list, but really should be, is what Processworx specialise in.
Feel free to contact the team at Processworx, or the Chamber to help you improve this area of your business.

HR & IR Blog

Tuesday, 14 March 17

One of the easiest ways to ensure a safe workplace is through a workplace induction. An induction takes a new employee or contractor through all the most important elements of your workplace. Here are five essential things all new employees should know:

  1. Building/site tour and introduction to colleagues. It is important that your new employee knows where to find everything in their new workplace, and who to ask for help.
  2. All emergency...
Wednesday, 18 January 17

Employees who come to work drunk or on drugs, risk the safety of not only themselves, but also their co-workers. Here are 5 important factors when considering drugs and alcohol in the workplace:

  1. Ensure that there is a clause in the employment contract about drugs and alcohol.
  2. Have a clear and concise drug and alcohol policy. Ensure that all employees have read and understood the policy and you have an acknowledgement of this occurring....
Tuesday, 13 December 16

As a small business it can be extremely tough trying to save money while rewarding the successes of your employees. Here are some ways of motivating your employees, while still keeping to a strict budget.

Performance Management

There are often reports on performance management reviews gone wrong, but what happens when it goes right? Keeping on top of performance reviews allows you to see when an employee has been performing really well....

Tuesday, 01 November 16

With 1 in 5 employees likely to suffer from poor mental health, it is vital that you keep an eye out for the possible indicators. Here are some tips for ensuring that you have healthy and happy employees for years to come.

Look for warning signs

Suddenly late for work? Uncharacteristic or confused behaviour? Lashing out at other staff members? These can all be signs that an employee’s mental health is suffering. If you have...

Tuesday, 04 October 16

Intimidation is unacceptable in any circumstance, and can be particularly damaging in the workplace.

Here are some of the best ways to handle an intimidating employee.

  • If you notice an employee acting in an intimidating manner, address the behaviour immediately. Meet with the employee in private, and tell them that it isn’t acceptable and will not be tolerated in the workplace.
  • Listen to their colleagues. You might not see them engaging in...
Monday, 05 September 16

Adverse action is action that is “unlawful if it is taken for particular reasons”. The Fair Work Act 2009 lists numerous actions that are adverse actions, including (but not limited to), threatening to or organising any of the following:

  • An employer dismissing an employee, injuring them in their employment, altering their...