How to develop a Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA) policy for your business 

How to develop a Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA) policy for your business 

Does your business have a Flexible Working Arragement Policy?  When the National Employment Standards (NES) were introduced in 2009, many employers were fearful of how the implementation of the standards would impact the productivity of their business. They needn’t have worried. Although it’s taken time to mould some rigid thought patterns about how, when and…

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The business New Year resolutions that will set you up for success in 2019

The business New Year resolutions that will set you up for success in 2019

Regardless of how a business is performing, the start of a new calendar year often results in a focus on improving performance. Whether this means reducing costs or increasing sales, there are many business new year resolutions that will set your business up for a successful 2019: Better understand your team Your team are where…

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The most effective ways to reward staff

The most effective ways to reward staff

Increasing productivity from existing staff is one of many ways to drive business growth – so what are the best ways to go about it? Generally, happier employees tend to be more productive ones, according to many sources. So how do you effectively reward employees and at the same time, benefit your business? Simple Praise…

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How to deal with conflict in the workplace

How to deal with conflict in the workplace

In any environment where a variety of different kinds of people have to come together and work towards a shared goal, there will usually be disagreements and differences in opinions. While a healthy amount of respectful disagreement can be valuable to drive your business forward, if this type of interaction devolves into full on conflict, it…

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What is induction and how does it affect your bottom line?

What is induction and how does it affect your bottom line?

Staff recruitment is a lengthy, costly and time consuming process. A new employee is becoming a part of an existing group dynamic, corporate structure and culture. Don’t short change yourself by investing into the recruitment of a new business resource, by following up with a substandard staff induction process. Unfortunately, many companies spend more time…

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What’s involved in effective workforce planning?

What’s involved in effective workforce planning?

Workforce planning is far more complex and strategic than back-filling roles when an employee leaves or as the need arises. Ideally, the HR and Recruitment teams need to be involved in strategic business growth initiatives in order to align workforce planning to long-term business goals, according to Hudson RPO. Moreover, the process needs to be…

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Why do employees leave their jobs?

Why do employees leave their jobs?

Recruiters understand that hiring the right employees is only half the battle. The other half involves retaining them in a competitive environment. So why do employees generally leave their jobs? Historically it’s factors such as not liking their Manager, not seeing opportunities for promotion and growth or finding another role with a higher salary. A…

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How to create a disaster preparedness plan for your workplace

How to create a disaster preparedness plan for your workplace

An emergency action plan is a practical way of managing potential impacts to your business in the case of a disaster. It’s something that all businesses, regardless of size, should consider and implement. What are the benefits of a disaster preparedness plan? It’s inevitable that every business will face a disaster of some sort. Whether…

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What policies should you include in your HR handbook?

What policies should you include in your HR handbook?

Regardless of the size of your business, HR Manuals are important to ensure that your business meets its legal obligations and you support managers in your business to make consistent and reliable decisions regarding the operation of the business and its employees. HR policies minimise the risk of legal action from an employee and are…

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