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Employees can be physically absent from work, but what happens when they are ‘absent’ when they are still working? There can be many reasons for this - some employees might feel unmotivated or under challenged in their current role, some may be looking for another job already and just riding it out until they secure one and some might have already given notice but really have no desire to still be there for their notice period. In situations such as this, Employers need to act. If an Employee gives notice and it’
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HRIS? Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report indicated digital HR as a key priority, with 74% of survey participants rating it as important to very important. So what is digital HR and how do you choose the right option for your organisation? As Client Services Coordinator for HR Central, I work predominantly on our Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and would like to share my tips on what to look for when shopping around for an HRIS for your organisation.  It sounds complicated, like you may well nee
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The Fair Work Commission increases the minimum wage to combat changes to Penalty Rates.

Yesterday the Fair Work Commission announced that they will be increasing the National Minimum Wage by 3.3%.   This increase will take place as of July 1st 2017 and is expected to increase weekly wages by $22.20.   While this may seem like a small increase, 2.3 million people in Australia will benefit from this decision. This decision follows on from another recent announcement surroun
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Your business is what you do best, it's what you know and what you work hard at.  But, managing people and being faced with employee HR questions?  Some of them are tricky, difficult and in most cases not something that business owners know enough about to give the right answer.  Infact, many business owners/managers will pretty quickly turn the other way when the topic of Human Resources is raised.  So, how do you deal with employee relations questions? What do you do whe
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Last Thursday, HR Central held an information evening on Induction Processes, (welcoming new staff to your business), as one of our regular monthly sessions on HR topics for business owners, managers and HR representatives. These sessions are designed to equip attendees with tips and advice around managing their Human Resources. Attendees learn how to successfully implement an induction program and the various benefits of doing so.

So, what does the Induction Process involve and why do I need to welcome and plan

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Client Services forms a large part of HR Central. Our platform offering of HR software combined with access to an HR Helpdesk, ensures our clients have the best possible HR tools and advice so that they are compliant in their Human Resources at all times.  HR Central clients are able to call or email regarding questions associated with HR! In addition, our HR Specialists are available if clients need to spend more time on a particular area of their HR.  These areas may include recruitment, workplace investigations, tra
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Our first of many workshops to come...

Last night HR Central hosted the first of many workshops to educate our clients on different areas of Human Resources.  Knowledgeable and talented HR Specialist, Leisa Rennie ran the first workshop on ‘Successful Recruitment Principles.’  Workshop attendees learnt all about Equal Employment Opportunity framework, recruitment strategies, job analysis & advertisement, how to shortlist candidates, how to run an interview, how to use psychometric testing, re
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The Importance of staying Relevant in HR.

Is HR at risk of becoming redundant?

What does HR even mean in today’s ever-changing business and people landscape?  Fast moving technological advances. People working from home, the beach, or their beds as a result of technology streamlining. Technological advances replacing the need for people to fulfil foundational Human Resource practices. There is now competition for exceptional talent, which continues to be a challenge and thus businesses have their work cut out for them. However, this i
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Workplace Mediation – An HR Case Study

More and more people in the Australian business world are hearing about the uses of workplace mediation as a useful alternative to litigation in resolving disputes between employees, between employees and management, or between the company and its customers. Some companies have even instituted the use of mediation as a company policy, to be used as a first line of defence in the hopes that conflicts will not escalate into costly, and at times damaging court cases.

Mediation can solve workplace conflicts?

Recently,
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Goal Setting – In life and in your work

In doing some mental preparation before writing this blog, I got to thinking about how I personally love goals.

To me, goals are a fantastic way to achieve success.  So, my question have you got any goals?  Personal or work goals? And what would that look like for you?  What do you want to achieve?

And...how do you work towards achieving these goals?

The key to achieving your goals is setting out a well-constructed plan as to how you will get

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