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5 Easy Steps to Creating and Using an Organisation Chart

5 Easy Steps to Creating and Using an Organisation Chart Don’t be phased with the idea of creating an organisation chart.  With a little patience you can have your own detailed chart on your computer in front of you by incorporating the following steps. 1.    Relevance A really useful way to display your company’s position in the HR area.  It is imperative that all of the information be current and that all data be correct

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Nicknames – Whats in a name


I remember as a child hearing the saying “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me”. This saying is rubbish! Nicknames can hurt. Firstly, if my leg gets broken, I go to the hospital, have some time off work and hopefully there is no scare or signs of a break and I go about doing what I do. However, when people use words, they have the ability to wound deeply

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Clocking On & Clocking Off

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One useful way to record when your staff start work is to utilize swipe card, or clock cards. The idea being that the member of staff has to physically “swipe” their card which imprints the date and time recorded. To ensure it is the staff named on the card, employers nowadays include physical recognition such as facial recognition, finger prints or palm prints. Every card remains an official copy of the company’s payroll records. The

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Absenteeism, a right or learned?

Absenteeism, a right or learned? With absenteeism being rife in the work culture, very little research has been done into the whys and wherefores of this costly area. One thing is clear, however, absenteeism can be an individual thing or a learned group behaviour. Many companies or organisations accept the amount of absenteeism as being normal or acceptable and part of the expected behaviour of their staff. Statistics have shown that on an individual basis

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Performance Appraisal Management

Performance Appraisal and Management Human resources has many functions, one of the most important being performance management.  This function involves the following: 1.    Sourcing objectives for both the individual and the organisation. 2.    Strategic Planning for the workplace 3.    Job description 4.    Recruitment and selection 5.    Training and development 6.    Measuring work performance standards 7.    Diversity management 8.    Remuneration. There is a great deal of difference between what is classed as a “Good” workplace and

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Employee Self Service

  As businesses are becoming more efficient they expect their staff to handle more of the compliance side of HR. This is happening through self service platforms. Self Service Platforms are programs that act as a bridge between Employers and Employees. Employees input relevant information, such as a change of personal details, a copy of a new licence, certificate or the like. This is reducing the need for HR staff as the work is being

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Measurable Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement is one of the more important consideration for modern Organisations. However, organisations are not giving Employment Engagement the consideration it requires and in some cases grossly over simplifying employment engagement by thinking it is only how employee are feeling. If you only look at how a staff member is feeling you run the risk of only seeing half the picture. Some modern organisations are starting to look at people analytics when assessing how

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Employee Engagement and how important is it really?

No one would argue that without employees there is no workplace. Employees make the work environment what it is. They serve the customers, they answer the phones, they make appointments for the boss, they keep the floors clean and so on. Employees make up the majority of the workplace. They are the workplace. So why would they need to be engaged? Engagement – the act of engaging or the state of being engaged, an appointment

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Are there bullies in your workplace?

We hear the term workplace bullying used a lot now in business circles. Fair Work defines the following as a guide to what Workplace Bullying is: “A worker is bullied at work if: a person or group of people repeatedly act unreasonably towards them or a group of workers the behaviour creates a risk to health and safety. Unreasonable behaviour includes victimising, humiliating, intimidating or threatening. Whether a behaviour is unreasonable can depend on whether

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Time off in Lieu

A decision made by the full bench of the Australian Fair Work Commission in July is likely to impact many businesses. As part of its four yearly review of modern rewards, the FWC announced the addition of a provisional model time off in lieu (TOIL) paragraph into 113 modern awards that presently do not have TOIL provisions. This means that all employees under these awards will be able to claim one hour of time off

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