Employment Relations, HR management

Our experts have helped boards and councils, chief executives and HR managers, confidently and fairly address the challenges and manage the risks associated with employment relations and human resources management. We can capably explain and advise our clients on their legal responsibilities and rights, and options to deal confidently with even the most complex of issues.

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EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

  • Advising on options for enterprise agreements
  • Negotiating and managing the process of achieving enterprise agreements
  • Liaison with Fair Work Australia, Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Dealing with unions and union officials
  • Interpretation of Awards and employment law
  • Designing and applying employment contracts

HR STRATEGY

  • Developing HR strategy and policy frameworks
  • Drafting tailored policies and procedures
  • Strategies for workplace change and redundancy
  • Workplace culture, staff views surveys and reports

DEALING WITH GRIEVANCES, INVESTIGATIONS AND DISCIPLINE

  • Underpayment of wages – advice and representation
  • Investigation of misconduct (discrimination, bullying, harassment, threats)
  • Handling Official Misconduct, and Public Interest Disclosures
  • Managing complex discipline and terminations
  • Unfair dismissal advice and representation
  • Mediation and resolution of workplace grievances

JOBS DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE

  • Job analysis, skills assessment, award levels, and position descriptions
  • Designing and guiding the implementation of CEO, and manager KPIs, and systems of performance review
  • Recruitment, selection, and pre-employment screening
  • Managing under-performance and developing improvement plans

CAPACITY BUILDING, TRAINING

  • Training needs analysis, and corporate training strategies
  • Expert training tailored for HR staff, managers and supervisors, e.g.:
    • Supervision, Performance Management, Complaints Management, Investigation Management, Investigative Interviewing, Dealing with Grievances
    • Procurement systems, calling for quotes and tenders, and ethical contract administration
  • In-house training tailored for staff, supervisors, managers, board members, politicians, e.g.:
    • Public Sector Ethics and  Codes of Conduct, Managing Conflicts of Interests, Managing Personal Legal Responsibilities