Resources

Our goal is to empower businesses to assess, build, and improve their HR function. Our resources are designed to provide you with DIY options that you can use at your own pace and convenience.

Checklists
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Guides
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CheckLists

HR Health Check

We know that as an employer, you want to attract and retain the best talent out there. But sometimes, it’s hard to know if your HR practices are up to par.

That’s where our HR Health Check comes in. This tool helps you identify any gaps in your current HR compliance and provides an opportunity to improve your practices. With our help, you can create a HR function that works for you, ensuring you attract and retain the right people for your team.

Remember, an engaged workforce is a productive one, and a strong HR function can make all the difference in driving your business performance.

So why not give yourself the best foot forward and take advantage of our HR Health Check today?

Entitlement to Work Checklist

As an employer, it is crucial to ensure that your staff members have the legal right to work within Australia and that these rights are maintained throughout their employment.

To assist you in this endeavour, we invite you to download our checklist on the entitlements to work within Australia and your obligations as an employer.

This guide will provide you with valuable insights and practical tips to ensure that your company is in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations.

Casual Employee Checklist

Are you unsure if your casual employees are considered true casuals or if there’s a risk they’ll be classified as permanent employees? We know it can be confusing, but don’t worry – we’re here to help!

Our handy checklist is designed to make it easy for you to determine if your casual employees are at risk of being classified as permanent. We want to make sure you have a clear understanding of your employment obligations and are taking the necessary steps to protect your business.

So why not take a few minutes to run through our checklist? It’s a quick and easy way to ensure you’re on top of your employment game and keeping your business running smoothly. Let’s work together to keep your casual employees casual and your business thriving!

Business Acquisition - People Checklist

Are you in the process of acquiring a new business? If so, you know there are a lot of moving parts to consider. But one thing you can’t afford to overlook is the human resources aspect of the target company.

That’s why we’ve created a handy checklist of key HR items that should be reviewed during the due diligence process. It’s crucial to make sure you’re aware of any potential HR-related risks and have a plan in place to address them.

Don’t leave your business acquisition to chance – download our checklist now and ensure you’re on top of your game. With our help, you can approach the due diligence process with confidence and make sure your business is set up for success.

Annualised Salary Checklist

We understand the importance of adhering to regulatory requirements and ensuring accuracy in compliance. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive Annualised Salary Checklist that can help your organisation stay compliant.

Our checklist provides a step-by-step guide to accurately calculate and record annualised salaries, ensuring that your organisation meets all relevant legal obligations. It covers key areas such as determining eligible employees, calculating salary components, addressing overtime and allowances, and maintaining proper records.

By following our checklist, you can minimise errors, mitigate risks, and save time by implementing a standardised process for annualised salaries. This valuable resource equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate complex regulations effectively.

Respect@Work Action Plan

In light of the recent Respect@Work legislation changes, it’s more crucial than ever to ensure that your workplace remains a haven of safety, inclusivity, and respect.

To assist you in this endeavour, we’ve crafted a comprehensive action plan. This plan meticulously outlines the steps you need to undertake to not only address these pivotal changes but also to cultivate a thriving workplace culture.

In the dynamic landscape of today’s business world, mere reactivity falls short. Our Respect@Work Action Plan empowers you to take a proactive stance, solidifying your business’s reputation as a beacon of respect, inclusivity, and excellence.

Employment Contract Checklist

Employment contracts are a crucial component of employer-employee relations. Our guide provides a detailed and comprehensive checklist ensuring clarity and legal compliance. It covers essential components from compensation to dispute resolution, offering practical insights for fair and transparent agreements.

Download Now! and empower your business with the knowledge to create a productive and respectful workplace environment, reinforcing trust and mitigating risks.

Fact Sheets

National Employment Standards Summary

Are you aware of the 10 minimum standards of employment that apply to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system? If not, you could be putting your business at risk.

That’s why we’ve created a summary highlighting the National Employment Standards (NES), which cover everything from minimum wages to leave entitlements. By familiarising yourself with these standards, you can ensure that your employees are treated fairly and your business is in compliance with the law.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – download our summary now and make sure you’re up-to-date with the minimum standards of employment. We’re here to help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of workplace relations and make sure your business is running smoothly.

Employee vs Contractor - What is the difference

We know how tempting it can be to hire a ‘subby’ to avoid the complexities of employment legislation. But did you know that this might not always be the best choice for your business?

To make sure you’re engaging your resources in the right way, we’ve created an Employee vs Contractor checklist that you can download for free. This checklist will help you determine whether your workers should be classified as employees or contractors, and what obligations you have as an employer.

Don’t take any chances with your business – download our checklist now and make sure you’re doing everything by the book. And if you need any further guidance or support, we’re here to help.

Long Service Leave

Here’s a little-known fact – each state and territory in Australia has different rules when it comes to long service leave (LSL). And to make things even more complicated, you need to follow the LSL rules for where your employee is based, not where your head office is located.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our free fact sheet on LSL entitlements for each state and territory. This resource will help you understand the LSL rules and entitlements for your employees, no matter where they are located.

Don’t get caught out by confusing LSL regulations – download our fact sheet now and ensure that your business is compliant with all the relevant rules and regulations. And if you have any further questions or concerns about LSL, our HR consulting agency is always here to help.

7 Key Employee Retention Strategies for Your Business

Retaining top talent is the secret to business success, but it’s often easier said than done. How do you create an environment that makes your employees want to stick around?

Our guide dives into the key strategies for employee retention, from fostering a positive work environment to offering competitive compensation and benefits tailored to the Australian market. We also explore the power of professional development opportunities, regular feedback, work-life balance, and clear career pathways.

Unlock the potential of your team and ensure the longevity of your business with our practical, easy-to-understand guide. Don’t let your stars fade away – learn how to keep them shining with DreamStoneHR.

Workplace Health and Safety: Your Factsheet to a Safer Workplace

Workplace health and safety is more than just a legal obligation – it’s a cornerstone of a successful business. But how do you navigate the complexities of creating a safe and healthy work environment?

Our guide provides practical insights into understanding your WHS obligations, creating a safe workplace environment, preparing for emergencies, and managing workplace injuries. We delve into the importance of mental health, the role of training, the necessity of accurate record keeping, and the value of regular safety audits.

Don’t leave safety to chance – arm yourself with the knowledge to protect your most valuable asset: your employees. Discover how DreamStoneHR can guide you in creating a safer, healthier, and more productive workplace.

Guides & ToolKits

Workplace Culture Toolkit

Workplace culture is the environment that you create for your employees. It plays a powerful role in determining their work satisfaction, relationships and progression.

Understanding your workplace culture and taking an active role in managing it will prove to be a truly untapped tool for growth and increased productivity in your business.

New Hire Onboarding Guide

An effective onboarding program will help your new hires feel more valued, better understand their role, and increase their productivity and performance, resulting in increased engagement

This download has a combination of plans, checklists and templates for you to build your own onboarding program.

Recruitment Toolkit

Hiring the right person can be a challenging and nerve-wracking process, but with the right tools, you can set yourself up for success.

Our toolkit provides everything you need to get started, including a job description template, effective advertising strategies, and a list of interview questions to help you identify the best candidates. With these resources and some expert tips and tricks, you can feel confident in your hiring decisions and build a strong team for your business.

High Performing Teams Guide

Performance management is crucial for organisational success, and traditional approaches are outdated. Ongoing feedback and development are powerful tools for boosting team performance and engagement.

Our guide offers practical solutions to improve your current approach, identify and address biases, establish a culture of ongoing feedback, and design a custom approach that best suits your organisation.

Guide to Managing Team Performance

Unlock the potential of your team with our new Performance Management Guide. This comprehensive resource provides practical strategies to align resources, systems, and employees with strategic objectives. Learn how to enhance communication, set effective goals, manage poor performance, and optimise remote work environments.

Download today to drive your team towards success and foster a culture of continuous improvement. This download also includes a link to a performance appraisal template so you have everything you need to manage your teams performance.

Managing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that can undermine the integrity of your organisation and the well-being of your employees. It’s crucial for employers to understand their responsibilities and take proactive measures to prevent such incidents.

Our comprehensive guide provides employers with essential knowledge and practical strategies to manage and mitigate the risk of sexual harassment in the workplace. It includes a link to a Sexual Harassment Risk Assessment, a valuable tool for employers to evaluate their current practices and identify areas for improvement.

Take a step towards creating a safer, more respectful workplace environment today by downloading our guide. Together, we can make a difference.

Training Needs Analysis Tool (Template)

Empowering your team begins with understanding their training needs. A well-rounded Training Needs Analysis is pivotal in identifying the skills and knowledge gaps within your organisation, enabling you to implement targeted learning & development initiatives. Our template is designed to be intuitive and adaptable, providing a structured approach to uncover the specific needs of your staff.

Dive into our resources to optimise learning pathways, enhance employee proficiency, and drive organisational success.

Discover the untapped potential in your team and foster a culture of continuous professional development with our comprehensive guide.

Videos

Effective Performance Management

19mins

This webinar is a short look at a few key areas around why performance management is important, what SMART goals are as well as some of the pit falls employers are facing today.

Top tips on managing personal leave

3min

Personal Leave, sick Leave and Carer’s leave are an increasing challenge for businesses, but what can you do when we are in an environment of hyper vigilance of illness and the spread of viruses?

Check out our top tips to support managing personal leave.

Annual Leave Liability

3mins

With no one taking annual leave over the past few years businesses are seeing a higher-than-normal annual leave liability on their balance sheet – Do you know how to manage this??

Why you need workplace policies

2min

Ever wonder why you actually need workplace policies in place?

Find out why they are important and what they can do for your business.

Building resilience as leaders

3mins

As the challenges continue, as leaders we are told to be resilient but how do we actually build resilience?

Effective probation management

3min

Probation periods are a great way to make sure a person is right for your team.

Check out our key messages on how to make the best of your probation and avoid some common pitfalls. 

Helpful Calculators

Fair Work Leave Calculator

You can use the Leave Calculator to find out how much leave has accumulated under your award or under the National Employment Standards (NES) for your employees.

Fair Work Pay Calculator

The Pay Calculator calculates base pay rates, allowances and penalty rates (including overtime).  This calculator is suitable for both Employees and Employers. 

Tax withholding calculator

If you’re an employer or another withholding payer, the ATO tax withheld calculators can help you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

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