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Melissa Behrend

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I am a Human Resources professional with over 20 years HR experience, and specialise in assisting small and medium size businesses. Specifically aimed at SME's without in-house HR departments. I have worked across many industries from manufacturing, mining, call centres, marketing and advertising businesses. HR On Call's Services can be tailored to any business, industry or not for profit organisation.

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Industrial and Employee Relations
Recruitment
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Recruitment

How to Navigate the Hiring Evolution

Almost all businesses undergo the process of hiring and experience the cycle that comes with it. The first stage is as a start-up. The second stage occurs once the business experiences growth, which brings up different hiring needs. The final stage is expansion, where the business will begin hiring specialist workers to maintain productivity and growth. There are many different models of busin...

Business Management

5 Small Business Myths About Hiring External HR Consultants Busted!

If you’re the owner or manager of a small to medium business, you may have considered hiring a human resources consultant to help with your HR obligations and challenges. There are a lot of areas where SMBs get into trouble with their HR, such as: Managing grievances e.g. bullying, sexual harassment Unfair dismissals Managing under performance of employees Parental leave and the requirements...

Human Resources

Financial Incentives

Overall, incentives for business fit into the rewards and recognition classification, and employers use these to improve productivity, teamwork, profitability, attraction and retention, reward high performers, motivation etc. When we talk about incentives, the first thing which springs to mind is the financial incentive, one which is in a form of a bonus or profit share.  After speaking with a ...

Human Resources

Contractors vs Employees - in simple terms

We come across a number of businesses in our travels which still grapple with whether the people who work for them are employees or subcontractors.  Just because a person states they are a contractor, they have their own ABN (or ACN), or a registered business name, and sends an invoice, does not always mean they are a contractor.  As a business employing the person you need to look at the whol...

Human Resources

Just two reasons why do small to medium business need HR!

Firstly, when I speak to SME business owners one of the biggest issues they face, is they feel that they are spending too much time managing their staff rather than focusing on managing other elements within their business.  Usually when business idea is put into practice it is because the director or owner has specific skills in an area and they have identified a gap in the market.  As the bus...

Recruitment

How to Navigate the Hiring Evolution

Almost all businesses undergo the process of hiring and experience the cycle that comes with it. The first stage is as a start-up. The second stage occurs once the business experiences growth, which brings up different hiring needs. The final stage is expansion, where the business will begin hiring specialist workers to maintain productivity and growth. There are many different models of busin...

Business Management

5 Small Business Myths About Hiring External HR Consultants Busted!

If you’re the owner or manager of a small to medium business, you may have considered hiring a human resources consultant to help with your HR obligations and challenges. There are a lot of areas where SMBs get into trouble with their HR, such as: Managing grievances e.g. bullying, sexual harassment Unfair dismissals Managing under performance of employees Parental leave and the requirements...

Human Resources

Financial Incentives

Overall, incentives for business fit into the rewards and recognition classification, and employers use these to improve productivity, teamwork, profitability, attraction and retention, reward high performers, motivation etc. When we talk about incentives, the first thing which springs to mind is the financial incentive, one which is in a form of a bonus or profit share.  After speaking with a ...

Human Resources

Contractors vs Employees - in simple terms

We come across a number of businesses in our travels which still grapple with whether the people who work for them are employees or subcontractors.  Just because a person states they are a contractor, they have their own ABN (or ACN), or a registered business name, and sends an invoice, does not always mean they are a contractor.  As a business employing the person you need to look at the whol...

Human Resources

Just two reasons why do small to medium business need HR!

Firstly, when I speak to SME business owners one of the biggest issues they face, is they feel that they are spending too much time managing their staff rather than focusing on managing other elements within their business.  Usually when business idea is put into practice it is because the director or owner has specific skills in an area and they have identified a gap in the market.  As the bus...

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