Managing employees

It’s important to have an effective performance management process in place to promote employees, improve their performance and achieve maximum productivity in your workplace. The performance management process involves working with an employee to plan, monitor and review their performance in meeting agreed goals and objectives.

Managing employees also means you need to have a clear understanding of the following:

Workplace bullying

Know your responsibilities for providing a safe working environment for your employees.

Termination and redundancy

Understand the difference between terminations and redundancies.

Unfair dismissal

Follow the right dismissal processes so you don't run into trouble down the track.

HR Toolkit

Master Builders HR Toolkit helps payroll staff, supervisors and managers through the Human Resources and employment lifecycle.

Disciplinary action

When reviewing an employee’s performance, clearly highlight any areas of concern. If an employee continually fails to improve, you should take appropriate disciplinary action, such as issuing a warning letter. While there is no minimum or maximum number of warning letters that need to be issued to an employee before terminating their employment, you should act fair and reasonable.

It’s reasonable to allocate work and to give fair and constructive feedback on a worker’s performance, under the Fair Work Act 2009. This isn’t considered bullying as long as you carry it out in a reasonable manner, taking into account the specific circumstances.

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