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Attention employers: Add these three things to your company's New Year's resolutions list

by , 09 January 2014
We all know that sticking to New Year's resolutions can be difficult. It's easy to fall off and, before you know it, it's the end of the year and you haven't achieved half of the things on your list. If you're an employer, make sure this isn't the case this year. Add these three things to your company's New Year's resolutions list to help ensure your business runs smoothly in 2014.

Think having New Year's resolutions is a waste of time?

If so, you may want to rethink that. The truth is, planning early on can save your company a lot of trouble in the long run. So set goals for your company and strive to achieve them.

Here are the top three company New Year's Resolutions for employers

Labour experts at the Labour Guide suggest three things you must add to your resolutions list.

#1: Recruit the right talent

The most successful tool in managing the legal risk associated with unfair labour practice and unfair dismissal claims is to ensure you hire staff aligned to the culture of your business who can to meet the demands of the job.

Don't take this for granted. A poor fit between the candidate and the organisation inevitably ends up in conflict.

You can avoid this risk or minimise it if you see recruitment as a key value-adding business process that warrants the time and attention of senior management.

#2: Revise your old contracts

If your employment contracts are older than five years, there's a strong likelihood that 'it doesn't not maximise the operational flexibility that can be extracted from such an agreement,' says the site.

Law and interpretation change constantly, as do the needs of business and employees.

So make sure your contracts are up to date. This way you won't caught with outdated provisions you can't rely on when faced with a dispute.

#3: Manage your corporate culture

Corporate culture isn't established by pinning a list of values or ethics, designed by a consultant, behind the office door.

You must acquire your own unique corporate culture based on the way you do things in your company.

Remember, 'businesses who manage to live their values have a competitive advantage.'

Well there you have it. Adding these three things to your company's New Year's resolutions list and achieving them will help ensure your company runs smoothly this year.


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