Donna Hill
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Making people redundant: how to conduct a notification meeting

Breaking the news about redundancies will never be an easy or enjoyable process, but with forward planning and a respectful and compassionate approach you can avoid adding to the distress of the affected employees and avoid long-lasting and potentially damaging impact to your organisation. Be strategicApproaching the…See More
Jul 27
Donna Hill posted a blog post

Making people redundant: how to conduct a notification meeting

Breaking the news about redundancies will never be an easy or enjoyable process, but with forward planning and a respectful and compassionate approach you can avoid adding to the distress of the affected employees and avoid long-lasting and potentially damaging impact to your organisation. Be strategicApproaching the…See More
Jul 26
Donna Hill updated their profile
May 9
A blog post by Donna Hill was featured

Are non-compete clauses worth the paper they're written on?

As non-compete clauses are contrary to the public policy of ‘providing a sufficient and trained labour force’ (see Section 106 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996), is it worth including them in employment contracts?A reasonable clauseCorrectly worded non-compete and other restraint clauses can ensure your organisation is protected and, if required, be successfully enforced.To enforce a non-compete clause the duration and scope must be reasonable, and not overly restrictive.For example, the…See More
Oct 20, 2015
Donna Hill posted a blog post

Are non-compete clauses worth the paper they're written on?

As non-compete clauses are contrary to the public policy of ‘providing a sufficient and trained labour force’ (see Section 106 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996), is it worth including them in employment contracts?A reasonable clauseCorrectly worded non-compete and other restraint clauses can ensure your organisation is protected and, if required, be successfully enforced.To enforce a non-compete clause the duration and scope must be reasonable, and not overly restrictive.For example, the…See More
Oct 15, 2015
A blog post by Donna Hill was featured

How to engage and motivate staff who remain following redundancies

Redundancy brings with it a complex set of emotions for those departing. However, those who remain are often impacted too, even when their job is deemed safe.'Survivors' of job cuts typically suffer from feelings normally experienced by those survive major disasters or traumas. These emotions can have long-term implications on staff morale, motivation, productivity and stress levels, and can make it difficult for individuals to move forward.'Survivor syndrome' describes the physical and…See More
Mar 12, 2014
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Mar 11, 2014
Donna Hill posted a blog post

How to engage and motivate staff who remain following redundancies

Redundancy brings with it a complex set of emotions for those departing. However, those who remain are often impacted too, even when their job is deemed safe.'Survivors' of job cuts typically suffer from feelings normally experienced by those survive major disasters or traumas. These emotions can have long-term implications on staff morale, motivation, productivity and stress levels, and can make it difficult for individuals to move forward.'Survivor syndrome' describes the physical and…See More
Mar 11, 2014
A blog post by Donna Hill was featured

Are outplacement services beneficial?

The current economic climate has forced some organisations to question whether they should reduce their workforce, and who to keep or let go. Those are not easy decisions for any employer.Working with a professional outplacement firm long before any redundancies take…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Donna Hill commented on Donna Hill's blog post A strategic redundancy process – how to make it above board, fair and respectful
"Thanks Erica, you've made some really good points about reviewing all the other possible options first. "
Jun 24, 2013
Erica Collins commented on Donna Hill's blog post A strategic redundancy process – how to make it above board, fair and respectful
"Thank you for this timely reminder Donna of how HR can help.  It is also possible for HR to challenge the need for redundancies, by exhausting all other options first.  Recently, in exploring options with a department where work had slowed…"
Jun 24, 2013
Donna Hill posted a blog post

Are outplacement services beneficial?

The current economic climate has forced some organisations to question whether they should reduce their workforce, and who to keep or let go. Those are not easy decisions for any employer.Working with a professional outplacement firm long before any redundancies take…See More
Jun 24, 2013
A blog post by Donna Hill was featured

A strategic redundancy process – how to make it above board, fair and respectful

Although it will probably not be your decision to make redundancies, a key role for an HR manager is to ensure the redundancy process is strategic and above board.Rather than implementing a random cull, an organisation should look at what’s successful and what’s not. It may be better to cut a less critical business unit rather…See More
Jun 19, 2013
Donna Hill shared their blog post on Facebook
Jun 19, 2013
Donna Hill posted a blog post

A strategic redundancy process – how to make it above board, fair and respectful

Although it will probably not be your decision to make redundancies, a key role for an HR manager is to ensure the redundancy process is strategic and above board.Rather than implementing a random cull, an organisation should look at what’s successful and what’s not. It may be better to cut a less critical business unit rather…See More
Jun 18, 2013
Donna Hill is now a member of HR Daily Community
May 27, 2013

Profile Information

What would you like to share about yourself?
Based in Brisbane, I have more than 15 years' experience in a diverse range of industries, with significant knowledge of career transition and outplacement services across a number of specialities. My experience includes developing career transition programs, teaching business writing skills, resume and application writing, and participating in the recruitment process for both government and private sectors.
Company website/blog
http://www.outplacement.net.au
Personal blog
http://www.outplacement.net.au/blog
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Outplacement
Career transition
Career coaching
Resume writing
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Donna Hill's Blog

Making people redundant: how to conduct a notification meeting

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

Breaking the news about redundancies will never be an easy or enjoyable process, but with forward planning and a respectful and compassionate approach you can avoid adding to the distress of the affected employees and avoid long-lasting and potentially damaging impact to your organisation. 

Be…

Continue

Are non-compete clauses worth the paper they're written on?

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

As non-compete clauses are contrary to the public policy of ‘providing a sufficient and trained labour force’ (see Section 106 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996), is it worth including them in employment contracts?

A reasonable clause

Correctly worded non-compete and other restraint clauses can ensure your organisation is protected and, if required, be successfully enforced.

To enforce a non-compete clause the duration and scope must be reasonable, and…

Continue

How to engage and motivate staff who remain following redundancies

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 16:00 0 Comments

Redundancy brings with it a complex set of emotions for those departing. However, those who remain are often impacted too, even when their job is deemed safe.

'Survivors' of job cuts typically suffer from feelings normally experienced by those survive major disasters or traumas. These emotions can have long-term implications on staff morale, motivation, productivity and stress levels, and can make it difficult for individuals to move forward.

'Survivor syndrome' describes the…

Continue

Are outplacement services beneficial?

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 18:00 0 Comments

The current economic climate has forced some organisations to question whether they should reduce their workforce, and who to keep or let go. Those are not easy decisions for any employer.

Working with a …

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