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...

Healthy workplaces for 2017

We all have New Year resolutions to start being more active and healthy. Often though it doesn’t take long for people to return to their old ways. What if employers could support their employees to strive for healthy initiatives? What can I do? There are several programs that provide support to employers to implement healthy workplace initiatives. Healthy workplace programs assist workplaces to develop and implement programs, policies and... 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...

Leadership: What is your employee business value?

We are always talking about the profitability of a business as defined through the amount of sales that lead to cash flow. However what if you understood that nearly 60% of your costs are related to employees. Would you want to look at harnessing this cost and making it more effective for driving engagement and profitability? One of the first things I look at when working with a business is their employee business value statement – or lack of... 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...

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