When I review an employer’s workplace practices, I consistently see businesses making avoidable mistakes. Many of my clients have policies in place because they should, without any real consideration for why they are so important. Policies and procedures, induction manuals and employee handbooks however can be very important to businesses.
I was recently asked for the top 5 reasons why employers should have policies and procedures. While not the only reasons why you should have…Continue
No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. This is particularly true in the employment context when you are faced with having to tell an employee 'no'.
These days employees can make a number of requests of their employer, be it leave requests such as annual leave, long service leave or a leave of absence, to flexibility arrangements such as part time hours, altered starting and finishing hours, working from home just to name a few. On most occasions these requests…Continue
It does not matter what the size of the business, all employers face and receive workplace complaints. Once a complaint is received, it must be acted upon, but what action is taken can vary depending on the circumstances and nature of the complaint made. Good employers recognise this and taking note of the five tips below can assist in handling what can be a stressful time for a business.
1. Consider your policies and procedures
Complaints can often catch a business…Continue