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Values.  Ah, yes..... In our recent blog we suggested that EOFY was a great time to conduct an internal HR review within your own business. Whilst you’re in a contemplative mood it’s also worth revisiting your organisation’s core values to see how they are standing up. Do they resonate with your employees? Do they accurately reflect the way you engage with customers and treat each other at work? Perhaps your business has never got around to articulatin
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The New Financial Year is here. You've finished up the last financial year, set your budget up for this year and you are off and running again!  Good stuff.  However, if you didn't think to review your HR practices by June 30, you can do so now to set up this financial year with a healthy, compliant HR process.  HR strategies really should be incorporated in to your business plan, as your people are what drive your business, hopefully, forward! Here are five things you might want to think about:

1. Budgets

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If you are a Franchisor, you may be interested in the news that last Friday 14 June, 2018 the Fair Work Ombudsman released a “Guide to promoting workplace compliance in your franchise network”. The guide reflects the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Act 2017 that introduced provisions for Franchisors to be accountable in some circumstances if their Franchisees do not follow workplace law, (in many instances meaning HR obligations). HR Central has been working consistently with Franchisors to provide tailored HR processes
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For many businesses the end of financial year is fast approaching and it can be a busy time for performance and salary reviews. The process can be time consuming for employers.  Many managers I speak to feel stressed and challenged by the conversations that need to be had! What can you do to ensure you and your employees get the most out of the process?

Make sure your employees have a clear idea of what is expected of them

It sounds obvious doesn’t it? but many of the employees I see who are underperformin have
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What is 360 degree feedback 360 degree feedback (also known as multi-rater feedback) is a process in which employees are reviewed by those around them at work (hence the 360 degrees) – their managers, peers and sometimes even customers or suppliers. Typically, the process is used to help people with their development, to improve their work skills and behaviours. Some employers use the process to evaluate performance and make decisions about things such as pay increases – which can be controversial.
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As a community we have become a lot more aware of the impact of bullying and the need to prevent it. From primary school age, children are now encouraged to stand up to bullies and in the workplace, there is a strong focus on preventing bullying behaviour. This is a good thing. The flip side is that ‘bullying’ is a term that gets bandied about, often inappropriately. Many managers that I speak to are nervous about managing poor performance or intervening in situations because they are unsure if the behaviour they are
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Single Touch Payroll is applicable to all Australian businesses with 20 plus staff as of 1 July 2018. Employers eligible need to perform a head count of all their staff as of 1 April and to keep a record of this on file. Businesses with 19 or less staff do not have to report until 1 July 2019 (unless they want to opt in) so they can breathe easier for another year. The head count should only include full-time, part-time, overseas staff, any employees absent or on leave (paid or unpaid). Casual and seasonal workers who are
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Feedback that is constructive is vital to employees’ ongoing development.  Feedback clarifies expectations, helps people learn from their mistakes and builds confidence. Positive feedback is easy – it’s not hard to find the right words to tell someone they’ve done a good job, or congratulate them on meeting a sales target. When things are going well it can be easy to become complacent about giving praise but stopping and smelling the roses is important to build employee confidence and encourage a culture in whic
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If hard work is its own reward as the saying goes, what role do incentives have to play in employee performance? Its human instinct to enjoy being acknowledged and recognised for our efforts. The common definition of incentives are rewards that link pay to the employee’s performance, however there are numerous ways to incentivise employees – not all of them involving money Those in favour of incentives argue that they are a great motivator for employees and when done well the competitiveness they spark can increase
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2018 has started with a bang, infact it's flying by, and you are keen to get moving on all those fantastic plans and new ideas you have for your business and success, problem is, you haven’t got the right team in place – yet. Finding the right employees for your business can be a business itself. Recruiting well can be a real competitive advantage but when things don’t go smoothly the impact is substantial – disruption to your business, reduced productivity, patchy customer service plus the long-term costs asso
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