Responding to Crisis

When times change rapidly, you need to know and be confident of your HR direction. Harvest HR & People Solutions offering has been adapted for the HR needs of business to enable businesses to respond with confidence to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our HR & People offerings include

Human Resource Compliance – “Working from Home Essentials”

When the world of work changes your employees will be navigating the “work from home” terrain, some for the first time. The key for you is to keep your workers working and maintain staff health, safety and wellbeing with the home environment.

We can help you with a Working from Home Essentials pack including a Guide plus examples of templates including a Working from Home Policy, Safety Checklist and Safety Declaration. Our safety inspectors can assist inspect home environments or we can build a communication framework that keeps you informed and your employees engaged even when remote.

Agile Workforce Planning

We can help you respond to your landscape, play out scenarios and model your workforce accordingly. When you’re juggling so many balls this is one area to throw to the experts. The right workforce balance, numbers and capabilities will ensure you survive and thrive beyond your present situation.

Employer Obligations, Employment Relations & the Law

Under pressure, worker’s rights and employer obligations become a major focus. Our employment lawyers will help you in considering your strategy for releasing staff be it standing down, leave with or without pay or letting staff go. You need to be confident of your strategy and actions with the peace of mind that it won’t come back to bite you. We partner with you to ensure you meet your obligations, employees receive their entitlements with the least disruption to you and your business.

Remuneration and Benefits

In considering changed conditions, employers can take advantage of the current situation. It’s the opportune time to bring back leave and leave entitlements to manageable numbers. Our Remuneration and Benefits experts will help you structure the staff leave matrix and remuneration options that work best for you.

Resilience Workshops

If you’re keeping your staff but they are underutilised there may never be a better time to invest in their development than now. Our remote webinars can see your employees come out of this situation stronger and more resilient than when they went in. Undertaking a program in self-care, resilience, mindset, stress management or mindful movements may be a magic pill for employees whose anxiety is getting the better of them.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We will partner with you to put in place measures to address mental health and wellbeing. Stress, anxiety, loneliness and isolation are key triggers for mental health injuries. Our accredited mental health experts and counsellors can help you put in place strategies and structure for isolated workers and ensure work-life balance is achieved.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

When it becomes too much, your employees may need professional assistance. Harvest EAP is a regionally based confidential counselling service conducted by registered clinical psychologists. Sessions can be held in webinar or video link format or via the phone. Don’t have your workers go over the edge in this trying time when there is support at hand.

Outplacement and Career Transition

Falling under Harvest’s Careers umbrella, our outplacement is a comprehensive and local solution for businesses going through transition, transformation or smaller scale realignments.

See what we can offer

If you just need some support and guidance, the Harvest team is happy to help you out with any stage of your recruitment cycle. This includes everything from crafting Position Descriptions, advertisements and sourcing strategies, screening applications, identifying great candidates, telephone screening and shortlisting, interviewing and reference checking.

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