All businesses need to be ready to respond to employee changes. This includes an employee’s change in hours or taking extended leave, as well as departures, both planned (such as retirements) and unexpected (such as career changes). This requires a succession plan to be in place.
Sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual employees were amended earlier this year and these changes to casual employment came into effect on 27 March 2021. Some requirements have an immediate effect while others come into effect on 27 September 2021.
What do you need to know about the changes to casual employment?
Throughout an employees working life there will be occasions when they have an injury or illness (physical, mental or emotional) that is sustained outside of the workplace. This can have short or long term impacts on their ability to effectively perform the requirements of their role in the workplace and their fitness for work.
You have advertised for a new employee and have started receiving applications from a range of candidates who believe that they have the right skills, experience and who want to work for your business. The next step is to shortlist and conduct a job interview to determine which candidate should be hired.
So, how do you go about ensuring you are getting the most out of the job interview?
There is no denying that 2020 has been a big year for individuals, and as a result of this there is a growing number of individuals who are requiring support around their mental health and wellbeing.
What can you do as their employer to assist?
It is critical for a business to align its overarching business goals with its human resource strategy to achieve business success. While Human Resources requires having the right policies and forms in place, Human Resources is more than that. It also needs to be a part of every aspect of a business to support each stage, and that includes budgeting.
How well do you understand employee leave entitlements and how can you best manage them?
Ever wondered why your business needs to have position descriptions?
A position description is used to document and outline the duties and responsibilities of a position, outline required skills and experiences to perform the role and to provide clarification around expectations.
Do you have an employee engagement program in place at your workplace? Have you ever wondered if these programs are making a difference?
The process of engaging employees is a task that needs to be managed throughout the employee lifecycle. It is important to understand what motivates each employee and check in with them regularly.
We never stop learning. At every stage of life we are learning and evolving. It is also important that we provide ongoing training opportunities to our employees to ensure they will be able to continue to meet the changing needs of their role and of the business.