HR Management

Do You Have Staff you know and trust? Or are do you seem to be doing all the work yourself?

A Managing Director or business owner  with developed HR management skills can make the difference between a good team and a great team. Many owners of small to medium businesses have less than 15 staff so it is difficult to develop these HR management skills while you are busy running a hands on business.

Why is it so hard to find good staff? In many business, the staff are not capable or trained to run the business on a day to day business and deal with simple problems. This means it is difficult for the manager/owner to get away or concentrate on growing the business.

When staff lack loyalty and commitment to the business, it creates a raft of other problems including poor morale, to high absenteeism, theft, and high staff turnover. These factors cause stress to owners, forcing them to work long hours to make up for staff shortfalls most of which could be helped through good HR management practices.

We find one of the greatest misconceptions in business is the definition of a contractor against an employee. It is easy to make a case to suit yourself, but it is reality that the government is targeting sectors of the business community in relation to this exact non-compliance and there are a significant number of convictions occurring with businesses just like yours.

It is complicated because the criteria is not just dependent on one piece of legislation or law, it is a combination of several of these, and you need to have a good understanding and interpretation of all of these to determine your real position. We can assist in that determination and even offer proven solutions for restructure to fit your needs.

Some of the factors you should be considering when managing your HR process.

  • Do you have a reliable system for finding, interviewing and recruiting staff?
  • Do you have company manuals and staff manuals that clearly outline your policies, procedures, and expectations?
  • Do you have a system for training and upgrading the skills of your staff?
  • Do you have a system to review the performance of staff and provide feedback?
  • Do you have a discipline and dismissal policy that ensures you won’t be the subject of an unfair dismissal claim?
  • Do you use contractors?
  • Do you know that if they don’t qualify as contractors you could be responsible for funding their employee benefits such as superannuation and sick leave?
  • Do you have the HR management skills to ensure you comply to all the latest industrial relations laws?

To Create a Better HR Management Program

Call 0438 733 789

Toowoomba – Dalby – Warwick – Gatton and Districts.