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Employee management is the cornerstone of any company.

This includes things like having effective policies and procedures in place regarding recruitment and induction, employment contracts, independent contractors, leave provisions, and managing social media use in your workplace.

Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a specific job.

Employment contracts manage the relationships between an employer and its employees.

An independent contractor is a person who conducts their own trade or business by providing services under terms set out in a contract.

Leave provisions refers to any leave an employee is entitled to under their particular industry’s instrument.

Social media management involves using a social media policy to prohibit employee behaviour on social media that identifies the business or other employees in a disparaging or unacceptable way.

Without strong employee management to oversee these processes, employers open themselves up to legal and cultural ramifications.


Top stories for Employee Management


Does job insecurity make people work harder?

Employment Contracts

While some may believe job insecurity increases productivity by motivating employees to work harder, recent research has revealed the opposite. Employees exposed to job insecurity for more than four years can become less emotionally stable, less agreeable, and less conscientious, […]

By Portner Press on March 16th, 2020

Your questions answered: Does carer’s leave have to be taken in Australia?

Leave Provisions

Q   An employee has put in a request to take carer’s leave to look after his sick mother. However, his mother lives in India and he will be travelling there to care for her. Does the carer’s leave entitlement […]

By Portner Press on March 16th, 2020

Your questions answered: Do we have to pay superannuation on ‘cashed out’ personal leave?

Leave Provisions

Q   Under the Timber Industry Award 2010, employees can request payment of personal leave in excess of 15 days. Does this payment attract the super guarantee?   A   When ‘cashing out’ personal leave, you are required to pay […]

By Portner Press on March 2nd, 2020

Your questions answered: Can part-time employees be paid long service leave at a full-time rate?

Leave Provisions

Q Can a part-time employee working a minimum of 20 hours a week take LSL for 38 hours a week? This means that instead of finishing the entitlement in 8 weeks, the employee will be able to finish in 4 […]

By Portner Press on January 22nd, 2020

Your questions answered: Can we deduct personal leave from a suspended employee?

Leave Provisions

Q We have recently suspended an employee on full pay whilst we investigate allegations raised from a formal complaint. A subsequent disciplinary meeting was scheduled, but we have now received a doctor’s certificate from the employee. As they are suspended […]

By Portner Press on January 14th, 2020

Your questions answered: Do employees need to provide evidence for carer’s leave?

Leave Provisions

Q Our employee took a day off to be with her mother after her mother’s sister died. It is not compassionate leave as the aunt was outside the “immediate” family, but we’re not sure whether it is carer’s leave – […]

By Portner Press on December 17th, 2019

How to draft an effective labour hire agreement in 8 steps

Recruitment & Induction

Labour hire enables you to source labour to meet temporary needs without incurring the costs associated with direct employment. As a host employer, labour hire can benefit you by: allowing you to source employees quickly to meet temporary operational needs; […]

By Portner Press on December 4th, 2019

Your questions answered: Does carer’s leave cover time spent with a grandmother in palliative care?

Leave Provisions

Q We have an employee who believes he was entitled to use carer’s leave while spending time with his grandmother while she was in palliative care in hospital. He was granted two days of compassionate leave, but ended up taking […]

By Portner Press on November 25th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we arrange a disciplinary meeting for an employee on leave caring for a dying parent?

Leave Provisions

Q I have an employee on approved leave without pay to care for a dying parent. The employee was subject to a disciplinary issue prior to them commencing leave which has not been resolved to my satisfaction. Can I issue […]

By Portner Press on November 11th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we freeze an employee’s long service leave pay?

Leave Provisions

Q Is it legal for an employer to freeze an employee’s pay rate after the employee, with long service leave entitlement fails to take leave for more than 12 months? For example, if at the time of entitlement the employee’s […]

By Portner Press on October 30th, 2019