Succession Planning has many benefits…

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Most organisations have an employee who is a key player.  This may be someone who knows the business backwards, someone who is reliable and efficient.   If this person left the business they may leave you with a big gap. If so, you should seriously consider a succession plan.A succession (or exit) plan is a process where an organisation identifies and develops who could replace a key person in the business if an employee was to leave the business or retire.I recently heard of a story, where an employer was left i
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Run Melbourne....here I come!

The time has come - new year, new goals.

The new year is a perfect time to indulge in the process of reflection. Did I achieve everything I set out to in 2016? What did I do this year that I will remember for the rest of my life? What did I accomplish this year that I am proud of?

I started down this winding road of reflection over the Christmas holidays and found it difficult to answer s

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In this post, I’m going to attempt to peel back the curtain on something that most people have heard about, but might not fully understand – the Cloud.

So, what exactly is the Cloud?

Well, that can be a tricky question to answer, as the Cloud can be many things to many different people. Simply put, the Cloud is about making internet hosting accessible to more people.When the internet was first becoming popular, it was very costly to have any sort of presence. You would first have to buy your own hardware
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As the old saying goes… Two heads are better than one!

Finding business system solutions can have huge benefits!Recently HR Central joined forces with MYOB as an Add-On partner. This means that HR Central worked with MYOB to create an integration that will make easy work for our clients on-boarding to HR Central (getting started), as well as tracking leave balances, importing payslips and adding employee information.So what is an integration and what does it do? System Integration can be defined as the pr
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Mindfulness is a hot topic at the moment. An ancient practice that has recently been embraced by Western psychology and is now finding its way into the workplace.  Mindfulness can be found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga.  But what is it? I recently attended a mindfulness workshop to find out and here is what I learned.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has many definitions but at its core, mindfulness is awareness. It is a practice that involves paying focuse
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HR Central is proud to be part of the Stonnington Council Community and is introduced in the July/August edition of "InStonnington" https://online.flippingbook.com/view/594365/6  in supporting Small Business.As a business that offers expertise, support, advice and guidance to small businesses in the area, HR Central CEO, Damien Gooden believes there are several factors that enable HR Central to deliver. One key factor, he believes, is the importance of having
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What are some of the Key HR Issues coming up for 2016?

As 2016 draws closer it is likely that some Key HR Issues will continue into the new year.Heading into 2016, there is likely to be more fallout from Oracle harassment ruling. For readers that may be unfamiliar with this case this was a high profile s-xual harassment case that is like to have ramifications for the year ahead.The Federal Court awarded a former Oracle employee $130,000 in compensation for workplace sexual harassment, which
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Having an employee facing criminal charges can be a sticky situation!

Do not assume that you can legally terminate the employment of someone facing of the criminal charges.

Employers must give any accused employee a chance to respond and to tell their version of events, no matter what the circumstances. When terminating an employee it is essential to follow correct process.  In previous cases, the Fair Work Commission's major concern has been procedural fairness.  Before you terminate an employee you must have
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At HR Central, we are constantly reinforcing the fundamental need for the importance of HR policies in the workplace.

The top tips for implementing policies in any business are as follows:

  • Make the policies simple and easy to read
  • Ensure your employees are aware of these policies and have access to them at all times
  • Train & educate your employees about what these policies mean in the workplace.
  • Keep records of all of the above!
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OHS Key Points of Interest

Recently there have been a few different cases around OHS issues we thought it was worth summarising some of the key learnings.

OHS Key Points of Interest

  • Safe operating procedures for your business are essential.
  • Stay focused on your hazard identification and risk assessment process.
  • Your employees must be inducted and trained in your safe operating procedures.
  • Do not stop communicating and reinforcing your messages.
  • As the leaders of your organisation,
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