HR policies & procedures for small businesses

Protect your business with essential HR policies and procedures to streamline your operations and minimise legal risks in Australia.

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Workplace foundations with HR policies

Australian businesses of all sizes need a robust set of HR policies and procedures. Without them, businesses risk serious legal and financial consequences. But creating and implementing these essential HR policies can be complex and time-consuming.

We specialise in tailoring core HR policies and procedures to the needs of Australian small businesses. Our workplace relations specialists ensure your HR policies comply with the Fair Work Act.

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"..they provided us with core HR policies that actually work for our business."

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We’ve used Employment Compass for the last four years, and they’ve been absolutely essential as we’ve grown. We couldn't recommend them highly enough for businesses who need help developing their HR policies and procedures.

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Get immediate, tailored HR advice by phone or email – 24/7. Our Australian HR consultants help you navigate employment laws, ensuring your business is compliant. We provide guidance on all your HR policy questions and solve any workplace issue.

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Compliant HR Policies

Gain peace of mind with our HR Health Check. We review your workplace practices, identify risk areas, and create a detailed action plan to ensure your HR policies and procedures align with the Fair Work Act and other Australian employment legislation.

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Build a stronger, more productive workplace with our tailored HR services. We help you implement best HR practices, create positive employee relations strategies, and develop a culture aligned with your business goals.

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Simplify your HR administration with our comprehensive toolkit. Access a library of legally sound, Australian-specific HR policies, procedures, contracts, forms, and templates – all regularly updated to reflect current laws.

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Protect your business from costly legal issues. We offer proactive guidance on HR policies and procedures, helping you navigate employment law and mitigate risks associated with unfair dismissal claims, employee disputes, and more.

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Get hands-on support for implementing and managing your HR policies and procedures. We can facilitate training sessions, conduct workplace reviews, and provide ongoing support to ensure your policies are effectively implemented.

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1. Library of HR policies and procedures

Gain instant access to our extensive library of expertly crafted HR policies, procedures, contracts, and guides. All documents are meticulously tailored to meet Australian employment laws and regularly updated to reflect any changes.

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2. Stay informed with proactive updates

We keep you informed about evolving legislation, ensuring your HR policies and procedures remain current and compliant. Receive proactive alerts and recommendations to address potential compliance risks before they become problems.

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3. HR policy services when you need it

Our team of employment law experts are available to answer your questions, provide guidance, and help you manage HR issues. Get tailored HR advice specific to your industry, company size, and unique circumstances.

Essential HR policies & procedures for Australian businesses

Core HR Policies & Procedures

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Employment Standards

  • Leave Entitlements
  • Pay and Entitlements
  • Code of Conduct
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
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Workplace Safety

  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Anti-Discrimination and Harassment
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Data Protection

  • Privacy Policy
  • Confidential Information
  • Intellectual Property
  • Document Control

Employee Relations & Conduct

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Performance & Discipline

  • Performance Management
  • Disciplinary Policy
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  • Bullying Policy
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Employee Behaviour

  • Social Media Policy
  • IT Usage Policy
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Gift and Benefits Policy
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Development & Support

  • Training and Development
  • Professional Development Policy
  • Mentorship Program Policy
  • Whistleblower Policy

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Your HR policy and procedure questions answered.

Find the answers you need about essential HR policies and procedures, staying compliant with Australian employment law, and best practices for managing your workplace.

What are essential HR policies for Australian businesses?

Essential policies cover areas like employee conduct, equal employment opportunity, leave entitlements, performance management, and workplace health and safety. Our HR policy subscription provides a comprehensive library of Australian tailored policies for these key areas.

How do I create effective HR policies and procedures?

Effective policies and procedures require understanding legal requirements, tailoring to your business, clear language, effective communication, and regular updates. Our HR experts offer guidance and templates to streamline this process.

How can I ensure my HR policies and procedures are compliant with Australian law?

Regular review, updates, and reference to Fair Work Ombudsman resources are key to compliance. Seek professional HR advice for complex matters. Our subscription service includes updates and expert support to maintain compliance.

Do I need separate HR policies and procedures?

Yes. Policies outline general principles, while procedures provide step-by-step instructions on implementing them. Our subscription offers both comprehensive policies and detailed procedures.

Where can I find HR policy templates for my small business in Australia?

The Fair Work Ombudsman offers basic templates. For tailored options, consider HR policy services like ours. Our subscription includes a comprehensive library of Australian compliant templates.

How often should I review and update my HR policies?

It's best practice to review your HR policies and procedures annually to ensure they stay aligned with changes in legislation, industry standards, and your own business needs. Additionally, consider reviewing policies whenever there are significant changes in employment laws and your business.

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Don't let HR questions hold your business back. Our team is here to provide support tailored to your business. Contact us today for a free consultation and let's find the right solutions for your workplace.

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