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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic and family violence does not happen just behind closed doors in homes. It can follow the person to work and affect not only the individual but the team members around them. This is especially true when a person leaves a violent home situation, as the...

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2015 Edition of Instant HR Policies & Procedures Released

2015 Edition of Instant HR Policies & Procedures Released

The 2015 Edition of Instant HR Policies and Procedures for Australian small to medium businesses has just been released. This year clients using our Australian HR Policies and Procedures Manual have been grappling with somewhat more challenging HR issues, and the...

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Is it Time to Rethink Your Tattoo Policy?

Is it Time to Rethink Your Tattoo Policy?

One of the hottest HR topics around the world at the moment is the issue of corporate dress code, and in particular – body art. Most workplaces have a no visible tattoo policy – accompanied by a no visible piercings, brandings, stretchers, tongue splitting, dermal...

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What Should a Social Media Policy Contain?

What Should a Social Media Policy Contain?

If you have employees, one of the key employee policies you need is a Social Media Policy to help guide them on what is acceptable behaviour online (and to help protect your company’s reputation). If you don’t provide guidance, then employees will follow their own...

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Tips on Implementing Your Employee Manual

Tips on Implementing Your Employee Manual

How should a company that has never had an employee in manual go about implementing their new Employee Handbook with their team? If you have never had an employee handbook before, it will be a cultural shift for your team. Start with training your managers first on...

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Why Do You Need An Employee Handbook in Australia?

Why Do You Need An Employee Handbook in Australia?

When businesses hire their first team members, they often start without having considered all of the implications, which means they don’t have an employee manual in place. But, your new employee is going to be representing you and your company to your customers and...

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How to Write Employee Policies

How to Write Employee Policies

Whether you have them written down or not, every business has operating procedures and guiding principles. These are “the way we do things around here” and are designed to: Guide decisions and actions. Get consistency of approach. Clarify expectations. Save time. But...

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