HR, staff focus at Victor Harbor dinner

Employment contracts and other HR matters were a focus for the Women in Business Regional Network’s dinner in Victor Harbor on February 11.

The network welcomed Mary-Lou Griffiths from MLG Consulting at Murray Bridge who spoke on the topic of HR basics.

Mary-Lou has more than 20 years’ experience in business management as well as a background in human resources.

She briefed the women on the latest legislation with regards to employment, as well as the recommended minimums for employment contracts, inductions, policies and procedures and performance management.

There was particular interest in a recent decision about the legal status of casual employees and implications for those who currently employ casuals on an ongoing basis.

Discussion also took place on the issue of sub-contractors vs employees and the need to ensure contracts were also signed by sub-contractors before being engaged.

Bullying and harassment issues, along with the mental health and privacy of staff, were also discussed.

Mary-Lou has agreed to provide a similar presentation for the Strathalbyn network meeting in on April 9.

The next Victor Harbor luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at the Grosvenor Hotel.  The guest speaker will be Steve Shotton, the regional development manager of Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island.  Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.com.au. 

At the Women in Business Regional Network dinner at Victor Harbor were, at front, Kathy Roberts, Annie Somerford-Williams, Lynda Pugliese, Leanne Farr, Gloria Parkin, guest speaker Mary-Lou Griffiths, Anne Evans with, at back, Taryn Richardson, Helen Sampson, Meredith Abbott, Karen Shields, Julie Iwin, founder Carolyn Jeffrey and Karen Preston.
At the Women in Business Regional Network dinner at Victor Harbor were, at front, Kathy Roberts, Annie Somerford-Williams, Lynda Pugliese, Leanne Farr, Gloria Parkin, guest speaker Mary-Lou Griffiths, Anne Evans with, at back, Taryn Richardson, Helen Sampson, Meredith Abbott, Karen Shields, Julie Iwin, founder Carolyn Jeffrey and Karen Preston.