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  • Issue 3 - HBA News Series

    HBA Consulting takes a systematic approach to HR planning, structural, functional and performance reviews and continuous improvement opportunities. Our approach is underpinned by a proven and holistic HR Practice Area model, that is built around 9 elements....

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  • Performance Management – Why Not?

    The 2016 State of the Service report from the APS cites performance management as an ongoing issue for the APS. Performance management has continued to be an issue in the APS report for almost as long as the APS has been producing the State of the Service Report...

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  • The Evolution of HBA Consulting – 20 years of Human Resource Management Consulting advice

    HBA Consulting is entering its twentieth year of operations as a trusted provider of specialist Human Resource Management consulting advice and assistance. During this time, the company has evolved its services to now include a broad range of Human Resource consulting services, across areas such as...

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  • 3 Potential Pitfalls in HR Consulting

    HR Consulting can be a tough role for those new to it – especially in the early engagements with clients. Trying to balance the ‘wants’ of the client with the often very different ‘needs’ that they have can be hard to manage. A successful HR consultant is able to find a way through these types of tensions...

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  • From common guidelines to vital functions, here’s all you need to know about HR Policy Development

    Any organisation, no matter the industry, size or nature, is vulnerable to lawsuits, workplace grievances, employment claims and many other legal challenges that have the potential to impact on the operations of the organisation and its reputation.

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  • Essential Steps to Resolving Workplace Conflicts

    When individuals, who often come from diverse backgrounds and work experiences, are placed into to a work environment, sometimes conflicts and disputes can result in the workplace through a variety of reasons.

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  • Continuous Improvement – The Role of Organizational Reviews

    In order to achieve organizational goals, organizations structure their business activities and allocate their human resources at a point in time. Often, this fundamental link between structure and strategy is not revisited in a holistic way for a long time.

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  • 3 Key Areas of Focus for all Human Resource Departments

    With businesses rapidly transforming ways in which they operate, the challenges and solutions needing to be identified and addressed by human resource managers and executives continue to keep coming at quite a pace.

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  • Employment Frameworks: How to Deal with Workplace Grievances Effectively

    Employees are a crucial asset to any organization and the employer. At times, despite the very best efforts of the organisation, some employees can become disappointed or upset about the actions of others at work.

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  • Human Resource Management: 3 Effective Ways to Streamlining Business Workflow

    Today’s work environment means that companies and organisations must continually be looking to improve the way that they do their business and provide their services to not only survive the competition and also to meet changing client needs and expectations. Key to this is the planning and actions of the human resources functions.

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  • 3 Times When Only Hiring an HR Consultant Will Do For Your Organisation

    Its usual for businesses in the ‘start-up’ phase to begin by looking after everything themselves as during the early days costs need to be tightly managed, staff numbers are often small and the scale of operations is usually limited.

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  • Workplace Investigations: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Dealing with Employee Misconduct

    Are you running a business? Do you rely on your people to work with each other well and meet the behavioural and ethical expectations that you’ve established? While almost all of a work team meet these expectations almost all of the time, it’s also likely that some wont from time to time. Not only does employee misconduct impact on an individual’s performance but it takes a toll on the overall productivity and efficiency of the organisation across work teams and in client service delivery situations.

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  • Steps towards Better Corporate Governance

    Ever wondered how some organisations score above average return on their invested capital and assets or have a reputation that places them ahead of others in relation to how employees or clients see them? Well, a key ingredient of the recipe for improved strategic leadership and management to deliver these types of outcomes isn’t as complicated as it may seem. Central to great performance is good corporate governance.

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  • Improving Employee Relations through Human Resource Management

    The success or failure of your organisation depends largely on the relationship shared among the employees. If your employees do not share cordial professional relationship, constant fights and conflict of opinion would arise, leading to low output and poor performance. This is the reason why involving the human resource management department in improving employee relationships is crucial.

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  • Discussion piece - What to Think About and Ask When Starting A New Job

    Often, when starting a new job, the new employee can feel like they shouldn’t ask questions or seek out information from their new employer as it might seem like they are being a ‘bit pushy’ or that they might seem to be giving an impression that they are cautious about whether the new employer is treating them fairly and correctly.

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