Are you inducting your employees

Written by Philip Lye

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• Other relevant human resource policies and procedures.

The Induction Process

The induction process can be conducted in such a manner as to maximize each persons time. A suggested method we use with our clients includes

• Introducingrepparttar employee to other colleagues

• Sittingrepparttar 150627 employee in an office by themselves

• The employee reads your policies and procedures

• The employee reads other necessary documentation

During this time you can be about your normal work. The employee normally would take an hour to readrepparttar 150628 material.

Oncerepparttar 150629 employee is finished bring them into your office and go throughrepparttar 150630 induction form point by point askingrepparttar 150631 employee if they understoodrepparttar 150632 process and ticking off each section as you go.


Atrepparttar 150633 end of your Induction get your employee to signrepparttar 150634 Induction Form and include a statement such as ‘I confirm that these policy and procedures have been discussed with me and I understand and agree to comply with my obligations under these policies and procedures. I acknowledge that I have been inducted into my position'.

Final Comment

In our experience failing to induct an employee by taking an hour or so out of your day is like hitting your head with a hammer when trouble comes – a real headache!

The onus is on you to prove you provided an induction process. You can protect your business.

This process goes a long way towards minimising misunderstanding and if your employee becomes forgetful show themrepparttar 150635 induction sign-off.

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Philip Lye is Director of Biz Momentum Pty Ltd and provides professional management services for business

• Strategic Human Resource Management • Employee Relations Advice • Workplace Health & Safety Compliance Strategies • Management Skills Training

Philip holds qualifications in Accounting, Leadership, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and is a qualified accountant. Vistit

How to Protect Yourself Against the Hidden Cost of Shipping to Trade Shows

Written by Paul Buisson

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When countingrepparttar cost to participate as a vendor in a trade show remember to budget forrepparttar 150622 waiting time. There is only one trade show Logistics Company I know of that doesn’t charge any wait times. They charge a little more onrepparttar 150623 front end, but they accept all ofrepparttar 150624 risk ofrepparttar 150625 wait time charges. All ofrepparttar 150626 other trade show logistics services do pass onrepparttar 150627 waiting fees ofrepparttar 150628 carriers.

There are some carriers that inflaterepparttar 150629 waiting time charges consistently. Let’s say a driver had four shipments to a convention center in New York and had to wait four hours to unload his truck. The ethical thing to do would be to charge each shipment a one hour waiting fee. Since none ofrepparttar 150630 four shippers knows how longrepparttar 150631 driver must wait or how many shipments are being delivered there is no recourse forrepparttar 150632 shippers to challengerepparttar 150633 wait time fees. Ifrepparttar 150634 driver is charging $100.00 an hour they just made an extra $1,200.00 in profits. Ifrepparttar 150635 wait time is inflatedrepparttar 150636 profits are increased even more. If you are consistently getting charged high waiting time fees I suggest you find another carrier.


Paul Buisson has been helping small businesses save on their shipping expense for over three years. He specializes in helping start-up businesses and businesses that don’t know anything about shipping. He can be contacted at 985-727-2992.

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