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Get the 12 facets of HR right with our HR Health Check

By CCIWA Editor 

Human resources (HR) issues can affect businesses of all sizes — no company, no matter how big or small, is immune.

In recent years, multiple major Australian companies have been hit with multimillion-dollar back-payment bills after discovering they’d been systematically — albeit inadvertently — underpaying their workers.

Then there’s the issue of ‘compliance gaps’, where organisations are unaware of their legislated obligations, thus placing them at risk they'll breach a requirement of the federal Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

It’s not just payroll and compliance duties you need to think about either; there’s ensuring proper workforce planning is occurring, developing policies and procedures, and managing internal change, among numerous others.

Now you can find out in just 10 minutes the overall health of the People function of your organisation by using CCIWA's new HR Health Check resource.

HR Health Check is a free online tool for all business, from corner-store businesses through to the largest of corporations.

CCIWA Senior Human Resources Consultant Marcia Lawrence said the new service can provide your business with a check-up of your People function — regardless of whether you have a dedicated HR resource.

“HR Health Check allows you to identify the strengths and gaps in how you’re managing your staff and helps you to develop an action plan on areas to improve,” Lawrence said.

“It provides you with an instant score in each of the 12 areas of the health check, and when you get your results, it provides you with a link to relevant HR resources.

“The check-up only takes about 10 minutes to complete, although you can save it to complete at a later time, and you also receive an email copy of your overall results and responses across the 12 areas measured.”

Lawrence said the best time to give your business an HR Health Check was right now.

“It’s a simple fact that if you start looking at your HR systems, you have a high chance of finding something awry, so the sooner you can assess and fix any problems the better off you’ll be,” she said.

“It’s also a key step in developing your competitive advantage as you can understand your starting point and improve your awareness of trends influencing the people side of the business.

“Businesses have so many rules and regulations governing their activities these days; and given the complexities of complying, there are countless opportunities for well-meaning, well-intentioned employers to trip up or not realise where they could be performing better.”

Take CCIWA’s HR Health Check now.

Human resources (HR) issues can affect businesses of all sizes — no company, no matter how big or small, is immune.

In recent years, multiple major Australian companies have been hit with multimillion-dollar back-payment bills after discovering they’d been systematically — albeit inadvertently — underpaying their workers. Then there’s the issue of ‘compliance gaps’, where organisations are unaware of their legislated obligations, thus placing them at risk they'll breach a requirement of the federal Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
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