2017 trends in Human Resources

2017 brings with it fresh and exciting opportunities for the review and development of strategic approaches to human resources and the use of HR technological solutions. The start of the year is a great time to review current HR practices and approaches to not only ensure they are fully compliant with Australian law but also that they are assisting a business or agency to successfully meet its goals and outcomes. This review then can lead to... Continue Reading...

Christmas parties at work: Don’t miss the fun

We all love having a party but every year we get called to help after things go wrong. Here are some tips on how to minimise the risks before, during and after the work Christmas party. Before the party All employees should be reminded in advance (in a meeting or by email) that the party is a work function and that the same standards of behaviour expected in the workplace will be expected at the function. Remind employees that sexual harassment... Continue Reading...

Looking after your employees mental health

What is a mentally healthy workplace? Source: Beyondblue Promoting mental health in the workplace benefits everyone; employees, managers, business owners and organisational leaders. Everyone has a role to play, both in looking after their own mental health and creating a mentally healthy workplace.While the places we work come in all shapes and sizes, mentally healthy working environments generally have a few things in common. Positive... Continue Reading...

What is an HR Business Partner?

What is an HR Business Partner? Source: HR Zone HR business partners are HR professionals who work closely with an organisation’s senior leaders in order to develop an HR agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the organisation. The process of alignment is known as HR business partnering and may involve the HR business partner sitting on the board of directors or working closely with senior leaders of the business. HR business partners... Continue Reading...

Digital detox: 4 ways to break away

You are constantly busy at work which is great for business success but what about when you need some well-earned rest. How do you disengage? Here are four ways have a break. Set up an out-of-office message Try to put enough detail into your out of office message so that it redirects people to a colleague or puts them into a holding pattern until you return from leave. Include the full dates of when you leave and when you return. Sometimes... Continue Reading...

Social Media and Employment

We are all aware of the great use and opening of communication across the world that has been achieved from the use of social media. We also see that this access can create issues in the workplace. When an issue arises with use of social media that causes a conflict in the workplace, it is easy to jump in and want to fix the ‘problem’. How easy is it to do this if the business has no social media policy in place? The answer is that we have seen... Continue Reading...

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