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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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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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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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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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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 the normal course of working life, a staff member and their Manager must agree about when they are going on annual leave.

Employees can’t just take annual leave whenever they wish. They must first obtain their Employers consent. This restriction is necessary for a number of reasons. It would be hard to manage a business if your Employees could choose to take their leave whenever they wished, and without any notice to the Employer. There may be times during the year when it would be incon

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By Performance Reviews ( also known as appraisals), play an important role in an employees working life. Although performance reviews are not a legal obligation, they do offer many benefits.  Conduct regular performance reviews generally maintain stronger relationships with their staff, have higher retention rates and an overall positive culture within the workplace.What can conducting Performance Reviews do?Performance reviews can be done with the following objectives in mind:
  • Maintaining records in o
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