When should you use redundancy versus performance management? Too often we hear from an employer or manager when they’ve reached their limit with a poor performer. Our initial advice is often to begin a performance management process, but we’re met with resistance because the problem has gotten out of hand and the employer now feels like they don’t have the time nor wherewithal to begin to manage the employee’s performance. Often, they turn the conversation to whether or not they can use redundancy as an alternative option. Is that a viable option? Let’s explore it.
Jason Burns has joined the team as the Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding.
The most common types of questions we get on the topic of maternity/parental leave are around whether an employee can be made redundant whilst on maternity leave, and what the employer’s rights are when it comes to an employee returning from maternity leave and requesting flexibility to their working arrangements.
Your new starters have already formed a view of your business through the application and interview process – do you think it’s a good one? Yes or no, the induction process is your chance to either turn a mediocre perception into a good one or turn a good one into a great one!
Heightening scrutiny of the ‘genuineness’ of a particular role being sponsored by a business for a 457 visa has seen many employers seek professional support for the application processes.
Case study: Acceptance of swearing at work may make a summary dismissal unfair.
Where do you get your HR advice from? What HR questions do you have? In small business, it’s often hard to wear all the different business hats at all times… the business developer, the doer, the accounts, the marketing, human resources… Unfortunately, regardless of difficulty, the buck stops with you, both in making the business […]
How solid are your employment contracts? The importance of having employment contracts in place is generally understood. However, time constraints, multiple priorities or a lack of support or knowledge in this legislative space can sometimes lead to incomplete, inaccurate, non-compliant or insufficient contracts that can expose a business to multiple disputes or claims. Our team […]
We’re in the midst of recruitment for a number of roles, and the process has highlighted a few things that we wish applicants knew or would take into consideration to avoid taking themselves out of the running before the race begins. That may seem harsh, and perhaps it is. Finding the right person for the […]
Did you know that the Fair Work Commission (Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal) has made changes to award conditions relating to minimum wage and annual leave? Changes to awards Did you know that the Fair Work Commission (Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal) has made changes to award conditions relating to minimum wage and annual leave? […]