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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.

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Your questions answered: What stress leave entitlements do employees have?

Leave Provisions

Q How much stress leave can employees take? Do we pay this leave at normal rates? Is the pay reduced the longer the employee is off work? I have an employee who has told me he is off for the […]

By Portner Press on May 20th, 2019

Your questions answered: Is travel to and from home in a work vehicle counted as business use?

Workplace Policies

Q Is it business or personal use when an employee uses a work vehicle to get to and from work each day, and so takes the vehicle home? A If the vehicle is being used to travel between home and […]

By Portner Press on May 17th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we discipline an employee for failing to provide a medical certificate?

Leave Provisions

Q We have a new employee who has only been with us for a month, but has so far spent half of that time off on personal/carer’s leave. We have been given various reasons for the absences, ranging from caring […]

By Portner Press on May 15th, 2019

Your questions answered: Are we able to transfer leave balances between businesses?

Leave Provisions

Q A staff member is transferring from one business to another within our group of companies. She will keep her original commencement of service date. We want her to transfer across with her current annual, sick and long service leave […]

By Portner Press on May 8th, 2019

9 important steps to take when hiring staff

Recruitment & Induction

The recruitment process usually takes between 45 and 50 hours for an average position and up to 70 hours or more for management positions. This is not accounting for any delays which can be caused by a limited availability of […]

By Portner Press on May 6th, 2019

Your questions answered: Do we have to pay employees who are on jury duty?

Leave Provisions

Q I understand that an employer has to pay for the first 10 days of jury duty. Is this correct? If so, will part-time employees be paid 10 days on a pro-rata basis? A Yes, an employer is required to […]

By Portner Press on May 6th, 2019

You may be obligated to pay superannuation on annual leave loading

Leave Provisions

On 12 March 2019, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued a note regarding its view as to whether annual leave loading attracts Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions. This depends on whether leave loading is ordinary time earnings (OTE). There is a […]

By Charles Power on May 1st, 2019

6 steps to reduce absenteeism in your organisation

Leave Provisions

Serial absenteeism can be very frustrating for employers, especially if it comes with short notice and has an adverse effect on the flow of your business operations. The most common reason for absenteeism is illness or injury, but there are […]

By Portner Press on April 24th, 2019

Your questions answered: What pay entitlements do employees on jury duty have?

Leave Provisions

Q I understand that an employer has to pay for the first 10 days of jury duty. Is this correct? If so, will part-time employees be paid 10 days on a pro-rata basis? A Yes, an employer is required to […]

By Portner Press on April 10th, 2019

Job applicant’s humiliating interview goes viral on Twitter

Recruitment & Induction

Ms Bland said the experience was “like being sat in a room with my abusive ex”.

By Portner Press on April 3rd, 2019