If it’s not on your agenda already, it’s time to put it on. What am I talking about you ask?
The answer: giving your HR practices an overhaul and ensuring you’re ahead of the game.
Where do you start?
Compliance (agreements and payroll), remuneration, your philosophy on being a good employer, workplace standards, managing workplace problems, improving productivity, smarter recruitment, getting rid of the deadwood and building your dream team. They’re all worthy of your attention.
It’s unrealistic to think you can tick everything off in a week or even a month. Focus on addressing one aspect at a time, while keeping key legislative changes in the back of your mind.
And our top five recommendations for the next three months:
- Get ready for payday filing
- Draw up your HR & staffing plan for the year (and maybe book in a planning session with us to help you)
- Develop your Domestic Violence Leave Policy before 1 April
- Review your employment agreements to ensure they’re compliant with the new legislation coming into effect 6 May
- Review your position on wages and salaries before 1 April
We’ve got some tools to help you along the way…
- One-on-one appointments with our team
- March – Recruitment Workshop
- April – Law Change Seminars
- Our suite of affordable standard policies
Those key legislative dates to keep in mind…
- Payday filing becomes compulsory
- Domestic violence leave provisions take effect
- The minimum wage increases to $17.70 per hour
- Trial periods limited to small businesses (less than 20 employees)
- Prescribed breaks come back into force
Going forward we expect:
- The increase in strikes over pay conditions, pay equity decisions and the increasing minimum wage to have a significant ripple effect through the private sector
- More discussion about minimum conditions for contractors
- More discussion on triangular employment relationships
- Some commentary on the Holidays Act review
With all that is happening in the next 3 months, if you would like a hand at any stage, simply pick up the phone and call us on 07 823 3250 or drop us an email. Sometimes a simple phone call is all that’s needed to point you in the right direction or set your mind at rest.