Problems with Performance

Workplace issues such as underperforming employees affect your bottom line. Nexus HR are experts at implementing proven HR strategies to improve employee and leadership performance.

Employers do not need to suffer with failed deadlines or mediocre work. There is a way to improve individual employee and leadership performance issues with compliant performance management strategies which are proven to be successful time and time again.

It’s best to start managing problem employees as early as possible, as due to strict workplace laws these issues can take some time to resolve.

Poor Employee Conduct

Employers should never feel as though their hands are tied in relation to addressing workplace issues such as poor conduct in the workplace. Poor employee conduct affects workplace morale and can impact your business’ reputation.

Some common examples of poor conduct may include:

  • rudeness or shortness to customers;
  • inappropriate language;
  • bullying and harassment in any direction;
  • violence or threatening behaviour;
  • insubordination to superiors;
  • failing to follow reasonable directions from the employer;
  • theft;
  • dishonest behaviour.

Whether it’s new workplace issues or it’s an ongoing problem, with the right HR specialist these situations can be efficiently resolved.

Injuries and Return to Work

Where an employee has injured themselves, whether while at work or in their free time, it can often have a major impact on business operations. Sometimes, absence due to injury can also be for lengthy periods and may cause financial loss and frustration for the employer. Engaging a specialist who is experienced in the management of workplace injuries and return to work strategies will result in more positive outcomes.

It’s also helpful to know where you stand with the relevant legislation and how you can successfully get your employee working back in your business sooner than later. As WorkCover specialists, Nexus HR are able to assist you to understand your WorkCover and workplace health and safety obligations in this regard.

For busy employers, Nexus HR Consultants can also offer support with claim management. We can take on the entire process including any liaison with WorkCover and the employee’s medical practitioners, and also developing  suitable duties and return to work plans to safely return your employee to work.

WorkCover Stress Claims

WorkCover psychological (stress) claims, where employees have claimed bullying, harassment and/or that heavy work loads have affected them adversely, are quite common. Where such claims are made against the employer it can be frustrating and stressful for all involved. It is highly recommended that advice is sought immediately after receiving a claim so that you can be in the best position to defend your business. In many cases, it is possible to successfully defend psychological claims.

For information on how we can assist with physical workplace injuries, click here.

Workplace Investigations

Where an employee complaint has been received a workplace investigation into the matter may be warranted. It is important to manage complaints in a fair and consistent manner and in accordance with any workplace policies in place. Nexus HR Consultants can talk you through your obligations in this regard so that you can be assured the matter will be handled appropriately.

Nexus HR offers comprehensive independent workplace investigation services for workplace issues and service locations throughout Australia. We specialise in investigating workplace complaints about bullyiing and harassment, sexual harassment, and other conduct related issues.

We can work with employers and third parties such as law firms to provide independent findings for workplace matters.