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Professional Advice on common topics around Human Resource can be found on these blogs – written in accordance with legal and compliance requirements at the time of writing. If you would like personalised advice on any Human Resource related issue, please contact us.

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HR Advice on probationary period v trial period

HR Advice on employee trial v probation period. Changes to the Employment Relations Act on May 6 2019 mean employers with 20 or more employees can no longer include a trial period in Individual Employment Agreements. Firstly, it’s important to note that the trial...

Minimum wage increase 1 April 2019

Labour Government has put in place the promised minimum wage increase. The revised minimum wage is $17.70 per hour – a further increase of $1.20 per hour following the April 2018 increase. This is an increase for employers of just under $50 per week per full-time...

Changes to Employment Relations Act – May 2019

Changes to Employment Relations Act - May 2019Employers are required to be fully compliant with all employment law changes – these new additions and amendments to the Employment Relations Act are more significant than previous ones, as the Unions are now given the...

Human Resource Gap Analysis

Human Resource Gap Analysis and why it is critical to business growth.Most, if not all business owners commit to an annual business plan – which usually encompasses a Sales & Marketing Plan, Operational & Resource Management Plan, and a Finance Plan.Planning...

HR Skills – How to provide feedback

Providing Performance Review Feedback Performance reviews should be part of your standard quarterly HR calendar. Performance reviews should not yield surprises for employees – the review should be a brief, positive meeting with a focus on successes and a discussion...

HR Advice on understanding work-life balance.

What does work-life balance mean to your team members? The term ‘work-life balance’ can mean different things when it comes to individual employees. The challenge for the business owner is in comprehending how the employee views this balance and in monitoring...

Planning for growth in 2018/19 financial year

The ConsultingHQ Business Planning Guide For Busy Business Owners Are you planning to succeed in the upcoming financial year – or failing to plan your business growth? It’s easy to be continually busy being busy – especially when you are up to your armpits in business...

Rewarding and Recognising Employee Performance

Inspiring Employee Performance with Annual Performance Reviews. This quarter we are focusing on performance reviews for employees.  Each person in your team should be very clear about his or her individual performance goals. Regular communication during the year...

Team Building with Personality Types

You need all personality types in your team, but how do you get them working together? Teamwork is essential for business success. Different people contribute in different ways. To create an environment of team driven success, you are wise to explore personality...

Employment Law changes

Are you finding it hard to keep up with all the HR paperwork required to keep your processes legally compliant and optimised? Legislation around  the following areas changed in 2016 and must be in place by 1 April 2017: Every employee MUST have a detailed position...

Position Descriptions and Employee Induction

Why you should invest time in position descriptions and induction The true value of a well written position description is often misunderstood HR documentation and HR processes are both critical to the quality of people you bring to your team, and the early months of...