Human Resources Consultancy for Employers

Unsure if you are paying your staff correctly, concerned about recent media articles highlighting underpayment in certain industries; again, we are here to help.

For most businesses, big and small they often dread the human resource component due in no small part to the myriad of legislation which needs to be navigated, the processes involved to complete even the simplest of tasks but also the fact it can often bring about a confrontation between the employer and employee.

GnM are experienced in all facets of human resource management. They offer a no-nonsense approach to many workplace issues and guide you through many of the compulsory legal processes which emanate from the Fair Work act and award system.

GnM offer an obligation and fee free HR consultancy service for your business to better understand your problem and identify potential solutions. If you decide to then engage with GnM an action plan will be devised to solve any issues you may have.

The Human Resources related matters of which we provide consultation for are as follows:

Contracts and Paperwork

Contracts

The dreaded paperwork can often swamp a business and leave them exposed if and when a HR issues arises. Our contracts and legally compliant and will touch upon your EBA or the relevant Modern Award.

Policies and Procedures

We have a body of Human Resource Policies and Procedures which will be tailored to your business needs.

Employee Performance

This can often form the most difficulty for an organisation to contend with, how to contend with ongoing employee performance issues. We believe in implementing a system at the commencement of employment so as all staff are aware of their obligations and they can be assessed at certain intervals.

Such measures are considered best practice; staff feel empowered that their voice is being heard, businesses are measuring their staffs’ progresses and hopefully the goal setting ensure you are getting the most from your staff.

We can simply set this up for you or we can return to assist during set intervals.

We will also assist with an Employee misconduct and associated investigations; if you feel this matter is too close to home than as a fully insured independent contractor we can assist with this difficult process.

Covid 19

The pandemic has left many businesses exposed are unsure of what they are legally able to do in regards to thjeir employee management. Our approach is based on the atedt information provided by the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work act 2009. We can provide an obligation and fee free fact sheet to assist businesses during this stressful time.

Industrial Relations

Award, EBA and Flat rates

We also specialise in calculation of the minimum payments for staff and will align directly with the modern award or relevant EBA. We have assisted a number of businesses who have been overpaying their staff needlessly. Award interpretation can be very tricky thus should be handled with some care.

We offer the service of calculating a flat rate for staff which usually means an inflated day rate to encompass lower penalty rates. The calculation of such rates aligns with the recommendations of Fair Work and are allowed under many circumstances.

Enterprising Bargaining Agreements

Our Industrial Relations assistance is confined to the creation of Single-enterprise Agreements which are made between a single employer (or two or more single interest employers) and employees employed at the time the agreement is made, and who will be covered by the agreement.

GnM will draft the Agreement in line with the relevant modern award to ensure fairness to the employer and employee. Terms from the modern award can be deleted or amended if they do reflect your business and you can also meld a number of awards together so as to cover all employee classifications.

We will then arrange the bargaining component of the process which involves notification to all affected (employees and their representatives).

We will then arrange the voting for the agreement before its ultimate presentation to the Fair Work Commission.

Individual Flexibility Arrangement (IFA)

Separate to the contracts of employment we also offer the IFA, which is an agreement which varies the terms and conditions of an enterprise agreement in order to meet the genuine needs of the employee and employer.

In reality if you have small numbers of employees and wish to vary your existing award this can be a worthwhile mechanism to use. It is often used by businesses of all sized for one off or small site based projects however they can also be implemented simply to meet the needs of your business.

An IFA must be agreed upon by employer and employee and pass the better off overall test (BOOTS).

Generally, an IFA may be terminated by agreement or by either party giving the required written notice. Modern awards require 13 weeks’ notice but this may be different in an enterprise agreement (but no more than 28 days).