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Collectively, people’ are the most important asset in any organisation.

Effective management of that asset — Human Resource Management — is a critical function that contributes significantly to the overall success of an organisation.

Human Resource Management incorporates a host of activities throughout the employment lifecycle, including workforce planning; recruitment and talent acquisition; performance management; professional learning and development; career progression and promotion; staff retention, and — unfortunate as it is — the termination of non-performing staff.

This is a complex space for organisations with many mandatory rules and regulations that need to be adhered to.

Human Resource Management, and the multitude of challenges that it brings, can be a high-risk area for organisations, particularly in a society that is becoming increasingly litigious.

Business SA can help with your HR and people challenges

To help you navigate this complex world, Business SA offers a range of HR consulting and Workplace Relations advisory services for organisations.

Business SA is well-placed to provide this support: We are South Australia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and peak employer body; we are SA’s largest membership-based employer organisation; and we represent employers and business owners across 19 different industry sectors. Founded in 1839, we have been providing HR consulting support to organisations for over 180 years.

With a team of qualified, highly-experienced HR and Workplace Relations practitioners, Business SA can provide your organisation with tailored HR support, whether it’s an urgent, short-notice requirement or a longer-term solution. Our consultants are experts in their field and are fully abreast of legislative changes, modern award updates and best practice’ HR support.

Our intent is to partner closely with your business, and to develop and implement tailored HR solutions. Through the provision of advice, strategy, representation, investigations and training, we will ensure that you achieve your organisational objectives, as well as meeting your obligations to your employees.

Interested in learning more?

Complete our online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you to discuss our services.

Comprehensive advice and practical HR support

Business SA consultants are ready now to provide comprehensive advice and practical HR support for any employer navigating a complex Human Resource Management, Workplace Relations or Industrial Relations issue. We can provide support in the following areas:

Employment conditions

  • National Employment Standards (NES)
  • Employee leave entitlements — Annual leave; parental leave; personal/carer’s leave; long service leave; compassionate leave; community service leave

Employment documents

  • Modern awards — advice, interpretations, calculations and coverage
  • Development of enterprise agreements
  • Review of enterprise agreements
  • Representation in enterprise agreement negotiations
  • Bargaining assistance
  • Representation to Fair Work Commission
  • Planning and strategy advice
  • Training about employment documents

Employment policies, procedures and contracts

  • Development, implementation and review of HR policies and procedures
  • Development, implementation and review of employment contracts,
  • Development, implementation and review of individual flexibility agreements
  • Development, implementation and review of human resources templates

Employee performance management

  • Facilitation and employer support
  • Employer representation
  • Counselling advice
  • Documentation
  • Disciplinary processes
  • Performance appraisals
  • Job descriptions

Employee termination and separation

  • Unfair dismissals
  • Redundancies
  • Termination and separation entitlements
  • Drafting legally binding agreements (e.g. deeds of release)
  • Abandonment of employment
  • Exit interviews
  • Documentation

Employer rights and responsibilities

  • HR and IR compliance audits — assess health of your HR systems and identify gaps
  • Union rights of entry
  • Union negotiations
  • Record keeping
  • Training about employer rights and responsibilities

Employee grievances, claims and disputes

  • Complaints handling
  • Representation at industrial tribunals
  • Underpayment of wages – assistance and representation
  • Bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment investigations and reports
  • General protection claims
  • Dispute resolution, mediation and training

Interested in learning more?

Complete our online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you to discuss our services.

Our lead contact person

Elisa Pecorelli

General Manager, Programs and Consulting

Ask our HR experts

Kathryn Rees

Senior Consultant Workplace Relations And Injury Management

Lisa Casella

Senior Consultant, Workplace Relations

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