Category Archives: Human Resources

23
Mar

Your rights and obligations as an employee

Your rights and obligations as an employee

You are entitled to:

  • be paid the right wage for the job you do
  • protection from unfair dismissal (subject to statutory exclusion periods)
  • general protections of your ‘workplace rights’
  • protection from unlawful discrimination
  • sick leave, annual leave, public holidays, family leave and long service leave
  • freedom to belong to or not belong to a union.
  • receive your wages without unlawful deduction (lawful deductions include tax or any deduction you authorise in writing).

You are expected to:

  • arrive at work on time
  • dress suitably for the job (including wearing appropriate safety equipment if required)
  • work to the best of your ability
  • respect your employer, colleagues and customers
  • take care of your employer’s property
  • follow your employer’s ‘reasonable and lawful’ instructions (that is, instructions that are not illegal, don’t threaten your health and safety and you are capable of doing)
  • obey safety rules
  • ask for help if you need it
  • know what the employer expects you to do if you can’t be at work for any reason (for example, your employer’s policy on what to do if you need to advise you are sick)
  • not discriminate or harass others in the workplace
  • not act in a way that puts you – or others – at risk of injury in the workplace

If you fail to meet your obligations as an employee, your employer might manage your performance (possibly including disciplinary measures such as warnings) or in some cases terminate your employment.

20
Mar

30 Things you need to Stop for making a Beautiful LIFE…!!

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

1.           Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short

to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.

2.           Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on.  No, it

won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.

3.           Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the

world, but you can’t lie to yourself.  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

4.           Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most

painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  Yes, help others; but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.

8
Feb

Life Mantra – Ants Philosophy

Greetings !!

All of us tend to look up to big people for lessons on how to get better. We are keen to learn the secrets of their success. But we forget that sometimes the biggest lessons in life come from the smallest folks around us.

Take ants for instance. Would you believe those small creatures can teach us how to live a better life? Jim Rohn – the great motivational guru – developed what he called the ‘Ants Philosophy’.

He identified four key lessons from the behavior of ants that can help us lead better lives. Jim Rohn is no more – but his messages continue to inspire. Here then, are the four lessons from Rohn’s ‘Ants Philosophy’.

1. Ants never quit. Have you noticed how ants always look for a way around an obstacle? Put your finger in an ant’s path and it will try and go around it, or over it. It will keep looking for a way out. It won’t just stand there and stare. It won’t give up and go back.

We should all learn to be like that. There will always be obstacles in our lives. The challenge is to keep trying, keep looking for alternative routes to get to our goals. Winston Churchill probably paraphrased the ant’s mindset when he offered this priceless advice: “Never give up. Never, never give up!”

2. Ants think winter all summer. Remember the old story of the ant and the grasshopper? In the middle of summer, the ant was busy gathering food for the winter ahead – while the grasshopper was out having a good time. Ants know that summer – the good times – won’t last forever. Winters will come. That’s a good lesson to remember. When the going is good, don’t be so arrogant as to believe that a crisis or a setback cannot happen to you. Be good to other people. Save for a rainy day. Look ahead. And remember, good times may not last, but good people do.

1
Feb

Always Leave Office on Time

Always Leave Office on Time
25
Jan

Republic Day :26th Jan

Republic Day :26th Jan
11
Jan

Six Reasons Why You Should Give Employees a 4-Day Week

 – Jay Love

After living within the confines of a four-day work week during the past four months at Slingshot SEO, my first reaction to questions about this unbelievable perk is “Why not?” Small business owners, CEO’s and executives from all over the country ask me on a weekly basis if it really works. My answer is a resounding YES!

Obviously, if you have a large customer service component to your business or if you must be open for retail hours, it takes a bit of ingenuity and some scheduling prowess to adjust to this type of schedule. Perhaps after reading this blog post you will want to try a pilot version of the famous Slingshot SEO four-day work week in your business. If you do, I would love to hear how it goes or answer a question or two.

First, let me explain the “why” behind this concept by beginning with a very important aspect of the “people” portion of any business – the “company culture.” Believe it or not, many aspects of our culture are directly related to this special perk. Here are a few of the reasons for that statement and perhaps a few questions you should ask yourself as a business owner:

14
Nov

Is an Office Vampire Draining Your Productivity?

You don’t need to go trick-or-treating to see vampires. Odds are good that they’re in your office, and they’re ruining your business life.

As a consultant on workplace morale issues, I often find that bad morale stems from one or two workers in the office who have a poor attitude about the place. Office vampires drain valuable time and energy you could be using to run your business, or simply enjoy your life.

If you have a worker who is so frustrating to deal with that you find yourself thinking of the situation while you’re spending time with your family, or hanging out with a friend, you may have a vampire in your office.

Luckily, there are tools you can use to deal with these vampires. Think of it as a vampire-slayer utility belt. Here’s what you can bring to bear on them:

  • Pull out the garlic. Redirect the office vampire when he or she expresses something negative by changing the flavor of the subject right away. “So how about those Atlanta Braves?” OK, maybe don’t talk about the Braves right now, but you get my point. Change the subject abruptly.
  • Hold up a mirror. In the same way that vampires can’t see themselves in mirrors, most of the problems expressed by the office vampires don’t turn out to be there when a mirror is held up to them. Whatever they thought was negative doesn’t actually exist. The mirror actually involves recasting or reframing the conversation, acknowledging what was said, but then challenging the opinion with a more positive point of view. They might complain the weather is getting cold, but you can respond that you’re looking forward to hunting season, or the holidays.
  • Pull out a UV flashlight. I know it can be tough, but sometimes you need to get rid of the vampire. I actually find this is hard for many business owners because they try to empathize with the vampire in their midst. But you’re running a business, not a self-help group. Don’t let the vampire waste your time, energy, or attention. Instead let him or her go in the quickest and most humane way possible.

 

Remove negativity (office vampire) & enjoy your Work life….!!

–       BY JOEY FAUCETTE

20
Oct

Six Thinking Hats

(Looking at a Decision from All Points of View)

‘Six Thinking Hats’ is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives.  This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation.

This tool was created by Edward de Bono.

Many successful people think from a very rational, positive viewpoint. This is part of the reason that they are successful. Often, though, they may fail to look at a problem from an emotional, intuitive, creative or negative viewpoint.  This can mean that they underestimate resistance to plans, fail to make creative leaps and do not make essential contingency plans. Similarly, pessimists may be excessively defensive. Emotional people may fail to look at decisions calmly and rationally.

If you look at a problem with the ‘Six Thinking Hats’ technique, then you will solve it using all approaches. Your decisions and plans will mix ambition, skill in execution, public sensitivity, creativity and good contingency planning. You can use Six Thinking Hats in generating new ideas or while resolving complicated issues.

In meetings it has the benefit of blocking the confrontations that happen when people with different thinking styles discuss the same problem.

18
Oct

Together Everyone Achieves More

–          An article on Teamwork

 If we look at companies, some companies are flourishing with excellent profits; and some are struggling to survive. Immediately we can name one or two leaders who no doubt are behind the successful organizations. But it is not the struggle of the leader alone; in addition to the leader we can always find a good, hardworking and dedicated team behind all the success. The advantages of team building events are so many that almost all corporations have incorporated team building strategies and schedules to their standard training curriculum.

 Win – Win Situation

Once there was a competition going on and the event was to eat food without folding their elbows and after some deliberations among the participants they started feeding each other. Win – win situation for everyone, without helping each other every one would have lost (or they would have to lick food like dogs – which will be below their dignity).

15
Oct

Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

Steve Jobs’ impact on your life cannot be underestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect — computers, movies, music and mobile. As a communications coach, I learned from Jobs that a presentation can, indeed, inspire. For entrepreneurs, Jobs’ greatest legacy is the set of principles that drove his success.

Over the years, I’ve become a student of sorts of Jobs’ career and life. Here’s my take on the rules and values underpinning his success. Any of us can adopt them to unleash our “inner Steve Jobs.”

1. Do what you love. Jobs once said, “People with passion can change the world for the better.” Asked about the advice he would offer would-be entrepreneurs, he said, “I’d get a job as a busboy or something until I figured out what I was really passionate about.” That’s how much it meant to him. Passion is everything.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Jobs believed in the power of vision. He once asked then-Pepsi President, John Sculley, “Do you want to spend your life selling sugar water or do you want to change the world?” Don’t lose sight of the big vision.

About me
Creative-Enthusiastic-Positive and People oriented HR Professional. My 10 years in HR as an assistant, then generalist, and now manager, have allowed me to grow and develop professionally and as a leader. Currently I am working as a Sr. Human Resource Consultant with few Start-ups. I am helping them Strategically in building best HR Practices. I have experience in below areas of Human Resource – Talent Acquisition (Recruitment & Selection), HR Policies & Procedures, Talent Management (HR Generalist), Performance Management System and Training & Development.
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