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HR For Small Business For Dummies - Australia, Australian Edition



HR For Small Business For Dummies - Australia, Australian Edition

Paul Maguire

ISBN: 978-1-118-64040-1 January 2014 384 Pages


The Australian small business owner's guide to making human resources easy

More than 87 percent of Australian workplaces are small businesses employing fewer than 20 people. These small business owners know their markets, know their customers, and know how to make their small business run. What they may not know is the "people stuff." HR for Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition, explains the simple ins and outs of human resources for businesses too small to have a dedicated HR staff. When it comes to the daunting task of complying with employment regulations, small businesses are treated no differently than big businesses, so it's imperative for small business owners to understand the regulatory framework that governs every phase of the employee/employer relationship in Australia.

  • Presents practical guidance on every major aspect of human resources for Australian small businesses
  • Covers key topics including recruitment, paperwork, workplace conflict, non-discrimination policies, wages, superannuation, workers compensation, unfair dismissal, redundancy, and more
  • Includes links to downloadable online resources, including checklists, sample forms, model policies, and guides
  • Ideal for small business owners and entrepreneurs, students of human resources, and independent contractors looking to grow their business

When it comes to hiring and managing employees in your small business, failing to understand human resources and employment regulations can cost you a bundle. HR for Small Business For Dummies makes human resources easy—so you can focus on business.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started: So, You Need to Staff Your Small Business 5

Chapter 1: Looking at the Big Picture — Before You Employ 7

Chapter 2: Building a Recruitment Strategy for Finding the Right Person 21

Chapter 3: Sorting the Good from the Not So Good 41

Part II: Getting the Ground Rules and Paperwork for Hiring Right 59

Chapter 4: The National Employment Standards 61

Chapter 5: Modern Awards and Pay 87

Chapter 6: Calculating the Real Cost of Employment 111

Chapter 7: Hiring: The Importance of the Employment Contract 137

Part III: Putting the Employment Relationship to Work 153

Chapter 8: Making a Good Impression: Orientation Programs 155

Chapter 9: Performance Expectations: the Wage–Work Bargain 171

Chapter 10: Pay Increase? You Must Be Joking! 185

Part IV: The Non-Discriminating Employer 199

Chapter 11: Managing Workplace Conflict 201

Chapter 12: A Journey through Australian Workplace Rights and EEO 219

Chapter 13: Harassment and Bullying — Gee, Can’t You Take a Joke? 237

Part V: A Healthy Workplace Is a Happy Workplace 247

Chapter 14: Safety at Work Is Everyone’s Responsibility 249

Chapter 15: Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation 265

Part VI: The End of the Employment Relationship 283

Chapter 16: Resignation of Employment 285

Chapter 17: Employee Dismissal: A Matter of Fairness 299

Chapter 18: Termination, Change and Redundancy 319

Part VII: The Part of Tens 337

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Build a Successful Employment Relationship 339

Chapter 20: Ten Things You Should Never Do At Work 349

Index 355

Exit Interview Questionnaire Template
Job Description Template & Glossary
Model Employment Policy Access Equity & Anti-Discrimination
Model Employment Policy Internet Use
Model Employment Policy Return To Work
Model Employment Policy Social Media Use
Model Employment Policy Workplace Bullying Harassment
Model Employment Policy Workplace Health & Safety
Performance Plan Worksheet
Risk Assessment Workbook (.docx)
Risk Assessment Workbook (.pdf)
Risk Management Flow Chart
Sample Acknowledgement Letter Template
Sample Employment Contract Casual Award
Sample Employment Contract Casual Non-Award
Sample Employment Contract Full Or Part-Time Award
Sample Employment Contract Full Or Part-Time Non-Award
Total Employment Cost Calculator Spreadsheet
All Online Resources above (.zip)