DOES THE HR DEPARTMENT DO?
The HR Department manages the employees in
an organisation. HR work includes managing:
salaries, staff leave, superannuation*,
overtime, appeals* and
so on. HR is responsible for the paperwork when a
new employee is hired or when someone is fired. HR
needs to know the laws relevant to hiring and firing,
workplace health and safety and workplace discrimination.
is responsible for staff orientation, preparing budgets
and forecasts for the personnel needs of the organisation.
HR prepares manuals on recruitment policies, avoiding
discrimination, managing staff and so on. They often
suggest policy changes. The HR Department is vital
to the success of an organisation.
money that an employer must put in a fund for each
worker. Workers cannot access it until they retire.
So it is a compulsory retirement fund. In Australia
it is around 7 percent of a worker's salary.
an appeal =
a formal request for a decision to be reviewed. If
an employer dismisses a worker and the worker thinks
that it is an unfair dismissal, they can appeal. If
someone is promoted, but you think you should have
been promoted first, you can appeal.