Tools to get your HR house in order

Tools to get your HR house in order

Whether it’s ensuring you’re keeping up with Australia’s complex HR and workplace laws, or that you’re giving your team the guidance and mentor-ship they need to grow themselves, and your business – working with people presents a myriad of challenges, and opportunities.

We’re sharing a number of resources to help you to get your ‘HR house’ in order.

  • HR health check

A great place to start is taking a look at Workforce Guardian’s FREE 5 MINUTE HR HEALTH CHECK to help you determine whether you and your business are compliant with Australian employment laws. If you answer no/unsure to any of the questions, Work Force Guardian are an available resource for advice. Simply enter your email address below to access the Health Check:


  • Career Planning

Research shows that professional training and development is rated as one of the top reasons why staff stick around.

That’s why – with the beginning of the financial year underway it’s important to give your employees a chance to take a step back, reflect and focus on what career goals they want to hit in the next financial year. A focus on performance review and career planning helps set the tone for the coming year. But it’s more than just a yearly touch base – it needs constant monthly mentoring updates to keep things in check, it’s not a set and forget.

We’ve created a simple, yet effective goal setting framework your team can use – enter your email below to access it.

If you’re looking for an interactive tool to include in your career planning activities, we’ve also found this useful free tool at – it takes about 5 minutes, and gives you an accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do – quite helpful when you’re looking at developing your career.


  • Mentoring Programs

Monthly mentoring offers the opportunity to check in with your staff regularly to provide (and receive) feedback on how things are going. These conversations should be focused on the team members development and progress – however if there is something causing issues, it’s best to discuss it sooner rather than later, so pull the meeting forward if you need to.

Below are some conversation-starter questions that form the base for our monthly mentoring program. If you’d like to explore further, we have a toolbox of resources we’re happy to share – please contact Melissa Voss.

Monthly Mentoring Touch Base

Typically you can expect the conversation to touch on these style of questions –

  • How’s it going?
  • What are you working on? (talking through your development plan points)
  • Is there anything we can do to help support you / more training?
  • Have you identified any special interest areas?
  • Are there any issues we need to consider eg interlock, communication, clients, etc?
  • Have you identified any systems that can be improved / streamlined?
  • What’s your goal this month?
  • What does that mean to you?
  • How bridge the gap / approach?
  • How are you going to reward yourself?

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