As the world of work continues to change at a rapid pace, keeping up to date with employee legislation, human resource practices, employee engagement initiatives, and best practice trends (just to name a few) can keep you awake at night and take you away from what you do best in your business.
It can be daunting to know where to start and establish what it is you actually need! Sometimes it’s about understanding what HR actually is and what we can do to help you. At Inspire HQ, we want to make your business life as easy as possible, giving you peace of mind, saving you time and money, and setting your business and employees up for success.
To effectively utilise HR services and achieve successful outcomes in your business, here are some areas where HR can assist you in your business:
- Employment Contracts
We can help create legally compliant employment contracts tailored to your business’s specific needs. These contracts outline terms and conditions of employment such as job role, compensation & benefits, working hours, probationary and termination clauses and leave entitlements.
- Policies and Procedures
We can develop, update and maintain policies and procedures that align with legal requirements and promote a safe and efficient workplace. These policies often cover:
- Equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination
- Harassment and bullying
- Health and Safety procedures
- Grievance and dispute resolution processes
- Employee leave procedures
- Social media and IT
- Drug and Alcohol
- Motor Vehicle
- Position Descriptions
We can assist in creating detailed position descriptions for each role within your organisation. These descriptions clarify roles, responsibilities, qualifications, reporting structures and performance expectations.
- Fair Work Compliance
Our HR Strategists are knowledgeable about Fair Work requirements and can ensure your business complies with labour laws, wage regulations and employment standards. This includes staying up to date with changes in employment legislation and making necessary adjustments to policies and employment contracts.
- Termination and Redundancy
We can advise on the legal aspects of terminating employees, including adherence to notice periods, severance packages and redundancy procedures to minimise legal risks.
- Dispute Resolution
In cases of workplace disputes or conflicts, HR can provide guidance on and undertake appropriate resolution processes, including mediation and workplace investigations.
- Training and Development
Working with management and staff, HR can identify skills gaps and assist with the upskilling of employees. This could include assisting with sourcing appropriate training courses, applying a skills matrix, and providing formal training and on the job learning and mentoring opportunities. This can also include a full review of onboarding and induction processes to ensure all staff are set up for success from the beginning.
To ensure your leaders understand how to respond to their employees when issues arise, we can assist by offering leadership training and development sessions for managers who require additional coaching and support in essential skills such as communication, planning and problem solving and how to have difficult conversations.
- Workforce and Succession Planning
Strategically planning for future talent needs and identifying potential successors for key positions within the organisation is essential. We can work with you to identify where the business is expanding and the skill sets that will be required in the future.
- Remuneration and Benefits Benchmarking
Inspire HQ can undertake an annual audit of your remuneration for all employees to ensure you are meeting minimum award entitlements. For salaried employees, benchmarking against industry data and metrics can be undertaken.
- Employee Engagement and Relations
Employee retention and wellbeing is a vital HR component of any business. Employees need to feel happy and safe within their working environment. HR can provide a proactive employee engagement and health and wellbeing service by working with organisations to implement strategies to enhance employee engagement. This could include engagement and/or pulse surveys and full Organisational Reviews.
HR is a multifaceted department that can provide a wide range of services and support to help your business thrive. Whether you’re a small startup or a growing enterprise, utilising HR services can ensure legal compliance, promote a positive work environment, and enhance the overall success of your organisation.
For more information on how we can assist you, visit our website www.inspirehq.com.au or give us a call on 5331 1734 to set up your free Inspire HQ People Hour.