Are you inducting your employees

Written by Philip Lye

In today's fast paced marketplace it is easy to neglectrepparttar small important things!

Recently we assisted an organisation prove they had complied with their obligations in inducting their employee. The employee tried to bring a claim for severe stress againstrepparttar 150627 business. If substantiated this may have resulted inrepparttar 150628 business having been found to be breaching proven human resource management guidelines and face a large payout.

The business was able to demonstrate a clear process of induction and was exonerated!

We are all busy today. The temptation is that you hire someone and put them straight to work; after all there are bills to pay, customers to service, paperwork, sales, marketing and on goesrepparttar 150629 list. You can protect your business from risk and claims!

What is Induction?

Induction is where you (manager or business) introduce your new employee torepparttar 150630 workplace environment, work colleagues, employment conditions, policies and procedures and customs and practices of your business.

What shouldrepparttar 150631 Induction process include?

We recommend that you have an Induction Checklist! This assists in facilitatingrepparttar 150632 process and atrepparttar 150633 conclusion of Induction both you and your employee sign off.

Induction Checklist

We recommend your Induction Checklist should contain key employee and employer responsibilities as;

• hours of work

• payroll

• employee responsibilities

• pilfering policies

• private use of email andrepparttar 150634 Internet

• occupational health and safety

• personal safety

• client / employee relationships

• grievance procedures

• performance systems

• organisational chart

• anti-discrimination and harassment prevention policy

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

Written by Paul Buisson

Trade Shows are lots of work, but they can generate lots of new business for their participants. In addition torepparttar expense of staffing your booth, food, lodging, display, travel, etc. you need to consider how will you transport your equipment to and fromrepparttar 150622 event. This sounds like a simple task, but few freight carriers deliver to trade shows. Why don’t many carriers ship to trade shows? Anytime you have lots of businesses shipping torepparttar 150623 same destination onrepparttar 150624 same day there will be problems. Every hourrepparttar 150625 driver must wait in line to unload their delivery will costrepparttar 150626 shipper extra money and delayrepparttar 150627 remaining deliveries inrepparttar 150628 trailer. This “waiting charge” is in addition torepparttar 150629 freight quote given byrepparttar 150630 freight forwarder or carrier.

As a general rule shippers should only be charged waiting fees 30% - 40% ofrepparttar 150631 time. Some ofrepparttar 150632 larger conventions and trade shows incur wait times of four to six hours. The hourly charge, depending onrepparttar 150633 location, could be $30.00 - $100.00 an hour. Remember that you will need to transport your shipment torepparttar 150634 convention center and returnrepparttar 150635 shipment also. Waiting charges can occur on bothrepparttar 150636 delivery andrepparttar 150637 return trip.

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