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Your HR Questions Answered

Welcome to another episode of the Work Wonders Podcast, brought to you by Aster HR. In this episode, we dive in to your most pressing HR questions. From policy manuals to recruitment challenges, we’ve covered a wide range of topics to help streamline your HR processes and enhance workplace efficiency. Listen

Here’s a summary of what we discussed:

1. Importance of Having a Policy and Procedure Manual

  • Why it’s essential to compile all policies, standards, and procedures in one accessible place.
  • How an employee handbook can provide clarity and consistency across your business.
  • The advantages of online systems for updating and accessing policies.

2. Navigating the Recruitment Process

  • Understanding what questions are appropriate during interviews.
  • Addressing the complexities of differing opinions between interviewers.
  • The significance of aligning expectations before interviewing candidates.

3. Handling HR Challenges

  • Strategies for managing changes in legislation and workplace diversity.
  • The benefits of conducting an HR audit to ensure compliance and best practices.
  • Utilizing tools and resources like checklists from Astor HR to stay informed about HR updates.

4. Payroll and Employee Benefits

  • Insights into managing payroll complexities, including awards, allowances, and overtime.
  • The importance of understanding superannuation and tax withholdings.
  • Addressing the new requirements for domestic and family violence leave and the challenges in tracking it.

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Additional Resources

Visit our resources page for more detailed information and resources. For more comprehensive insights, you can also find earlier episodes that delve into topics mentioned in today’s discussion.

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About Susan Rochester

Susan is Senior Consultant and Coach at Aster HR. She also co-hosts the Work Wonders podcast with Angela Gauci. With over 20 years experience in consulting and coaching, Susan provides clarity and insights for our clients based on past experience and the latest research.

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