HR Strategy

  • Don’t risk a PR disaster: Communicate clear policies by

    The well-known annual fundraising event for the Leukemia foundation, World’s Greatest Shave, is an important and worthy cause, but as a Melbourne business found this week, not clearly communicating with staff has sparked a barrage of damaging PR.

  • Improve retention by defining success upfront by

    Employers must upgrade one-dimensional job descriptions and supplement them with detailed competency requirements and a framework for how to succeed in a designated role and function, a workforce solutions leader has said.

  • Invest in getting payroll right, or risk catastrophe by

    It’s never been a particularly attractive profession and business constraints, tighter budgets and a lack of new blood coming into the area have all contributed to the scaling back of payroll as both a business focus and occupational speciality.

  • First day on the job key to long-term retention by

    If the first day for a new employee entering your organisation consists of being shown to a desk and handed a 500-page company manual to read, you are sending a clear message you don’t care about keeping them. The induction or orientation process for a new employee, or onboarding in HR terms, is key to ensuring their success and retention in the role.

  • Non-standard rewards schemes Part I: Bonus annual leave on birthdays by

    If your organisation provides a cake for employee birthdays, you may think you’ve got your bases covered … but think again. The new trend is to offer employees their birthday off as bonus annual leave.

  • Investing in employee health does deliver a return by

    Teasing out the business case from the warm and fuzzy factors related to employee wellness has never been more important, writes Mark Cassidy.

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