Monday 19 September 2011

The Value of Carrying Out A Human Resources Audit (Assessment)

Employment law is an ever-changing field. Companies policies and procedures must change with the laws if they hope to avoid litigation. Employers are aware that one of the best ways to avoid employee lawsuits is to have a comprehensive policy manual, and that rules and procedures are effectively communicated to all staff. That’s good advice, but it’s not enough.

Companies must regularly conduct an employment law / human resources audit to make sure that their policies and procedures reflect changes in employment laws.

Carrying out a Human Resources Audit (Assessment) would assist in determining whether appropriate policies and procedures (P&P)are in place.It is essential to note that all policies and procedures should be effectively communicated to all employees and that the practice, and enforcement, of the company’s policies and procedures is consistent.

It is important that the individuals who are responsible for both communication and enforcement  of these P&P’s  are kept up to date with legislation and receive the appropriate training for the enforcement of these.
Most labour related lawsuits can be traced to four distinct stages of the employment relationship: hiring, employee evaluation, employee discipline or termination, and post-employment. Therefore, a Human Resources Audit Checklist should target these areas. 

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Rowing, a Unique & Fun Way to 'Build Team'

Have you ever thought of rowing as way to build a more cohesive team. It is unique, fun and great way to burn some calories and learn a new skill.
Go to and see how this unique experience can used to communicate your business strategy as well as build relationships with managers and their staff.
I attended the launch of this 'oarsome' experience and had an amazing morning, meeting people who I have never met before and developing a team spirit with another 7 unique individuals through learning to row a 'skull'.
The facilitator of this great experience, Hilary Abraham, is an amazing person as she started the organisation in the hope of developing enough business to contribute to the funding of the coaching she offers to disabled individuals through the rowing club, based at Albert Falls Dam. Most of her weekends are spent coaching blind people, children included, in learning to row!! Amazing! Worthy of support!