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Absence & Performance Management

Employ people?

Then you’ll understand how important is it to have them in work, and working hard. A business is the sum of it’s people, to be successful you’ll need to make sure all in your employment are adding value to your organisation. Our absence and performance management services there to help you do just that.

Management Performance<br /> Management

Every employer aspires to have a workforce that performs well, turns up to work on time and puts in effort to go the extra mile. By putting in place effective management of your employee’s performance there is no reason this cannot be achieved. While you’re busy growing your business, outsourcing performance management to The HR Dept’s specialists can ensure staff appraisals and reviews are carried out regularly (and to the highest standards) for you to ensure continued business success.

Probationary Periods for New Employees

Always give new recruits to your business a thorough induction so they start off as you mean them to go on and to make sure you’re meeting all your legal obligations as an employer. This ensures that the new employee is given the best chance possible to succeed and the company maximises the investment it has made during the recruitment process. Probationary Periods should be detailed within your contracts of employment. The length of the employee’s Probationary Period will be dependent on the job and role.

The HR Dept can help you design an induction training plan and provide you with appropriate probationary review forms.

Staff Appraisals & Training Programmes for Managers

Employee appraisals are a major tool that companies use to measure their peoples performance. This is a two-way process that formally records an employee’s performance over a set period, usually 6 months or a year. This is an ideal time to look at development needs and future potential as well as current strengths and allowable weaknesses.

The HR Dept can tailor make appraisal and performance procedures for your company. We also run training programmes for managers and staff to ensure both parties get the maximum benefit from the appraisal system.

The HR Dept can also advise on 360-degree staff appraisals for companies that want a more in-depth approach.

Get in touch now to find out how a good performance management procedure can help you to drive your business forward.

Management Absence<br /> Management

A major concern for all employers is how to handle long and short term absences. Short term absence (sick leave), particularly increased absence on either Mondays and/or Fridays is extremely disruptive for a business. It’s also unfair on other staff who must pick up the extra workload. By introducing return to work sickness interviews and measuring tools, as well as training managers on how to use them, significant improvements can be made.

Long term employee absences may well be caused by an underlying issue, such as a disability. Therefore consideration of the individual is essential to avoid any form of discrimination in the workplace. By working with occupational health professionals, we can help you find:

  • Reasonable workplace adjustments
  • Plan phased-in returns to work
  • Or where this is not possible within a reasonable timeframe, terminate the employment,allowing the business to recruit


Ring now for immediate help with Absence Management on 1800 HRDept (1800 473 378).

Health Occupational<br /> Health

Good health is good for business. Research from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) suggests that on average sickness absence costs Australian employers $578 per employee per absent day. On average 8.8 working days are lost per employee per year. Counting direct costs alone, the annual cost to the Australian economy is more than $44 billion.

Alongside the financial cost of sickness absence, employee health matters can be sensitive and difficult to manage. An independent assessment from a specialist Occupational Health Physician can provide invaluable advice and guidance for appropriate management of sickness absence.

The HR Dept can take all of this off your hands. Get in touch with us to remove this task from your to-do list with the knowledge it’s being managed by the experts.