Good employees can be your greatest asset, and possibly your greatest cost. There are many things to consider when you employ people. Attracting and selecting the right people is crucial for your business. However, as an employer there are also legal requirements you must comply with.
Minimum terms and conditions
The national workplace relations system provides a safety net of minimum terms and conditions of employment and establishes a range of workplace rights and responsibilities. Abiding by your legal obligations as an employer is the first place to start.
More information the National Employment Standards is available here.
Hiring a new employee for your business is a big decision, so it's important to do it right. To make sure you find the best person for your business, it's a good idea to invest some time into recruitment planning.
More information on recruitment is available here .
Invest time in a thorough introduction because this will help you get the most from your new employee. You should also meet with your new employee to set goals, expectations and training needs during the first few weeks. Then schedule regular catch-ups to talk about how they’re going.
More information on induction and training is available here .
Good recruitment and induction practices will help your new employee start off on the right foot and contribute to the productivity of your business sooner.
Pay and employment conditions
You can avoid costly mistakes by understanding the required pay and employment conditions.
In addition to annual or sick leave you also need to understand your obligations regarding long service leave and parental leave.
More information on leave entitlements is available here.
As a manager, supervisor or leader, one of your primary managerial responsibilities involves informing employees about their work responsibilities, setting and interpreting work performance standards, and giving appropriate feedback by providing examples of work performance and behaviour.
More information on managing performance is available here.