The HR Advisor

Amanda Evans

Amanda Evans

Amanda has over 20 years experience in operational and strategic HR across a diverse range of industries, including sports, events, retail, wholesale, manufacturing and hospitality. Amanda is accessible and approachable, providing hands-on support, advice and expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for every client.

Recent Posts by Amanda Evans:

7 Key HR Challenges in Navigating the New Normal

In the coming weeks and months, businesses will experience what The New Normal will look like. In the early stages, it will be like waking up the morning after a marathon. It will take a while to get moving and rehab your aching muscles.

The methods you use to engage with your team, and your clients won't be foreign concepts, but there will be unique differences.

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How to Effectively Manage a Remote Workforce

As a return to the office is seemingly on the horizon, you may be wondering whether you need to be making any changes to your current work practices. You may also be considering whether you remove remote working structures once you are allowed to have your whole team return to the office.

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JobKeeper Payment - Important Details For Your Business

Due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Government have a wide range of economic responses to support you and your business. Arguably one of the most beneficial is the $130 billion JobKeeper Payment which was passed in parliament yesterday.

This legislation also introduced some temporary amendments to the Fair Work Act to support the practical operation of JobKeeper and to keep Australians employed.

In this article, we explore what is included in JobKeeper.

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Coronavirus: Action for Employers

Many business owners and managers are becoming increasingly concerned and unsure of what to do in relation to Coronavirus to minimise the risk of infection and transmission amongst their teams, while ensuring business continuity.

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The Value of Company Values

Remember that great TV commercial by BUPA in which people met the healthier version of themselves. Fitter, healthier and happier. Who wouldn’t want to be that version?

As we start 2020, it’s time to ask ourselves if our business is living it's best life? Is it the best version of itself? Or is it straying from best behaviours and as a result suffering?

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Avoiding HR Risks With Your Work Christmas Party

Christmas is only nine weeks, which means your work Christmas party is probably only a month away, maybe sooner. Aside from dealing with the fact that I only have two months left of the year and still so much to do, the thought of summer and Christmas gets me excited.

The responsibility of organising our office Christmas Party is often mine. It's a job I love to do - but being an HR Practitioner gives me an advantage. Many of my friends and clients who don't have an HR background are more than happy to plan for the fun, but dread the thought of being responsible for any HR issues.

So, to help you (and them) avoid an HR disaster, here are our top HR tips for the festive season.

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Are You Underpaying Your Employees?

One of the most common mistakes employers make is not paying their employees correctly. And, while often unintentional, the smallest errors add up over time, and can lead to large consequences for underpaying employees.

Recent cases before industrial tribunals have resulted in companies having to repay significant sums of money, causing major cash flow issues for the individual businesses. These cases have also been reported in the media, creating damage to individual brands and businesses.

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Creating a Zero Tolerance Culture For Your Business

17 months ago, in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the #metoo campaign exploded across social media. Highlighting the prevalence of sexual abuse against women has frankly been an uncomfortable truth for society - yet a truth which needed to be accepted before we could move forward.

If we look back across this last year and a half, despite some friction that was expressed as a result of such a social awakening, one would have to recognise that the #metoo movement has transformed the way we deal with harassment in organisations and in the wider community.

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5 Myths of Employee Warnings – What Employers Can & Can’t Do

In business, there will almost certainly be cases where you have an employee who is underperforming or acting inappropriately. Issuing written warnings is a mandatory part of the performance management process; either driving performance corrections or supporting the decision to terminate.

A warning needs to communicate the performance deficit of the employee, reiterate the expectations of the organisation and communicate the consequences if improvement is not achieved.

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Best Practices For Managing Poor Performers

The chances are that you have an employee right now that is not meeting the required standards of performance or behaviour. Such employees have a direct impact on the productivity and the profitability of the organisation and depending on their role, may have consequences ranging from lost clients to safety risks and workplace accidents, to the resignations of fellow staff members.

Prevention is better than cure in the case of poor performance. So, while you may be in a position where you need to be able to take corrective action, keep in mind that developing strategies to minimise performance management matters is the goal. Employee engagement is one such practice which should be a top priority for your business.   

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