HR Spring Clean – just what the Doctor ordered


HR Spring Clean – just what the Doctor ordered

A spring clean isn’t just reserved  for the house or the garden shed, you CAN also have an HR Spring Clean!  Read more…

Spring is in the air after what feels like a longgggg Winter- it’s time to bust open the doors, blow away the flu germs and say hello to a good old spring clean.Spring is also a great time to clean out the HR side of your business, whether that’s getting your policies and procedures updated and modernised, your employee job descriptions current or employment documents legislated for the times. You would be surprised at the wonders a spring spruce up can do.

Here’s a basic list of proactive steps for you to have a think about, to keep your business optimal for the rest of the year and beyond.

  • Ensure employee contracts are in place and current. To ensure compliance, it is highly recommended to have a contract in place within eight weeks of employment. This employment agreement is your opportunity to set out how you want staff to work, the benefits on offer, along with your expectations, and what the employees will get from you in return. Make sure Job Descriptions are in place and current. It’s never too late to implement simple and effective Job Descriptions into your Company.  For the Employees who do receive one upon commencement of their job, making sure they receive a new one for any job promotion or different position within the business ensures safety and compliance for all.
  • HR Spring Clean your files and paperwork such as your employment contracts, leave request forms, medical certificates, qualifications and training docs.  Consider moving them all on to an online platform. Not only is everything you need accessible wherever and whenever you need it in one central location, but getting rid of all that paperwork is likely to restore some feng shui back into the office and organisation back into your life. Are there any hiring gaps or critical positions that need to be filled?
  • Consider training.   If you want your team to perform better, this is one of the most effective ways to do it. Now is a great time to discuss training initiatives with your staff including your management team to formulate a training plan. From further leadership and development to Customer Service 101, investing in a training plan will ensure your employees are more likely to respond well to your investment in them, which will only strengthen the employment relationship. Streamline it!
  • How about staffing levels? your can do an HR Spring Clean here too.  Christmas holidays are looming and potential for large amounts of annual leave. Do you need a temp to help you through the busy periods? Are you wanting to start the new year with a bigger team? Taking into account the recruitment process – advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, offer negotiation and potential large notice periods, the time is right to start planning now.

HR Central can assist you with your HR Spring Clean.  

We have a cloud based solution for easy file storage, and leave management plus our HR Specialists can help with recruitment and training.  

Why not call us today to find out more?

1300 717 721

Olivia Bates

Olivia is an HR professional with over 14 years industry experience. She brings a great wealth of experience to the HR Central team and focuses mainly on supporting our vastly growing Regional Victoria client base. Olivia dedicates most of her time helping clients with: * Organisational development and change management * Employee engagement and coaching including work with Leadership teams from Geelong Football Club * Employee relations and dispute resolution * Leadership development and youth empowerment. This program is aimed at disengaged people and provides skills in job seeking, well-being, finances, personal presentation and career planning * HR Products developed include The Ops Box – a highly visual HR risk management tool housing essential policies and procedures for any workplace * Project and Grant management experience * Contract and Tender development & management * Permanent and executive recruitment. Olivia has placed candidates across a multitude of industries with a strong focus on the mining sector Australia wide.

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