This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.  

Glasses and a performance appraisal report on a deskWhy is it important to have best practice perfomance management processes in place?

It is essential that any Performance Counselling & Discipline Policy remains current, is well understood and adhered to at all times.   Performance counselling & discipline processes need to be consistent, legally defensible and avoid procedural and substantive unfairness.  This will protect your company from incurring significant time and financial burdens when, for example, responding to a claim of unfair dismissal and in the payment of penalties ordered by the Fair Work Commission.


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BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We understand the need for an effective performance management process and all Managers are competent in this area. Our termination processes meet legislative requirements. #HR #Risk

Here’s a checklist to help you determine the effectiveness of your performance management processes

  • We have a counselling, discipline and performance management policy in place.
  • We have guidelines and template letters in place for Managers to assist them with performance management
  • We provide training to our Managers in respect to performance management to minimise any risk of unfair dismissal and/or adverse action

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About the SMART-Connect best practice HR Advisor

Amanda Evans

Amanda Evans

HR Specialist

Amanda Evans is the founder and director or Evans Faull a specialist team of HR advisors who provide small and medium sized businesses with practical and uncomplicated HR solutions to support & protect them today, while building & nurturing their capability so they can grow tomorrow. We work with clients to ensure they are both meeting compliance requirements while exploring opportunities for best practice.

Amanda has over 20 years experience in operational and strategic HR across a diverse range of industries, including professional services, sports, events, retail, wholesale, education, manufacturing and hospitality.

Amanda is accessible and approachable, providing hands-on support, advice and expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for every client.

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