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Sole Business owner ready to expand

You are at an exciting stage in your business growth and are ready to take the leap into outsourcing or employing staff!

However, you don’t know where to start!

Well guess what? You just took the first step – finding a professional to walk with you through the process and reduce the overwhelm that comes with expansion.

You’re in good hands!

I love working with passionate business owners who want to grow.

I believe, hand on heart, that effective management of your human resources is key to building a successful business. And until now, PERSONALISED human resources services were not so readily available to sole business owners at a price that is within their reach!

People who succeeded on their own but rushed into employing staff too quickly found there’s a lot more to it than giving orders.

Good Human Resource practices are about:

  • Aligning your positions and employees with the big picture
  • Understanding the skills, knowledge and type of person needed
  • Developing accurate position descriptions
  • Recruiting, selecting and retaining talent
  • Monitoring, recognising, rewarding
  • Remunerating your staff appropriately
  • Delegating responsibility
  • Implementing appropriate systems to support your team
  • Future planning
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You can choose how to work with me:

Coaching and Advice

1:1 personalised sessions with Beverley Russell to get specific and work out what your business really needs NOW and in the future. There is no point spending thousands of your hard earned $$’s where it’s not needed. We will work through your business goals and ensure you are undertaking the necessary steps to get you there.

By working 1:1 with Beverley, you can be assured that you will be provided with professional advice and support to ensure you are implementing the best practices into your business that will support your growth whilst ensuring you are complying with workplace laws.

Beverley offers short or long term business advisory services – whatever you need right now to get you moving forward and within your budget. You will never be charged for what you don’t need!

(simply fill out the form below and Beverley will be in touch to schedule a discovery call)

In the mean time, join our Facebook community for the latest news, tips and tricks in the world of HR (FB page link).

Project Work

You know what you need done right now but need some help executing your plan.  

Customised solutions are suitable to small businesses that do not have the resources to research, develop and implement or are beyond their capability.

  • Workforce planning
  • End to end Recruitment 
  • Performance management
  • Dealing with a difficult situation
  • Policy development and implementation 
  • Employee handbooks
  • Staff training 
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Bev has always been an enormous asset for our business. She has fantastic knowledge of HR practices and is a valuable resource to tap in to. Her prompt responses at times when the HR world has become difficult to navigate, or we are just too busy to do the correct processes that will protect our business and staff, Bev will solve everything off or onsite and make it look easy!

Bev is a valuable asset to our extended team and we highly recommend her.

Leigh Kendall
Kendall and Co

Scope Business Solutions have worked closely with Beverley Russell Consulting in many aspects of our business. Bev’s years of experience and HR knowledge has enabled us to engage Bev to look after our valued clients from recruitment to employment contracts and extensive HR advice. Bev’s ability to work with a team and to make the entire HR experience a “breeze” is one of her many strengths. To have someone that is up to date with Awards, legislation and all things HR has been a valuable asset.  We have also worked with Bev in the marketing space where she has a wealth of knowledge on social media marketing, target market audiences and her organisational skills made this a quick and easy process for our team.

Sue Pocock
Business Manager
Scope Business Solutions

HR Documents and Templates

If you are not already aware, there are many businesses out there selling (or giving away for free) downloadable business templates. And for a lot of circumstances, generic templates will suffice. 

By now you know that Beverley Russell Consulting is passionate about keeping things affordable for small businesses!  

If you are new to becoming an employer and you would like to do some research and reading, I we highly recommend that you visit the Fair Work Ombudsmen website.  Actually, you NEED to visit this website and bookmark it for future reference as it outlines the basics when it comes to employment law in Australia. 

The Fair Work Ombudsmen also have a library of templates and guides which is a great introduction on what you need when starting out as an employer. 

So have a troll through and see if you can find what you need. You may also want to visit our useful links page for other HR and small business recommendations.

Beverley’s Tips

Only download and use the documents you need for your stage of business.  Workplace laws are complex however, as a small business owner you a required to understand how you need to comply with the law and best practice principles when it comes to Human Resources. So if you have any questions, drop Beverley a line and she will guide you in the right direction. (full disclosure: Beverley Russell is not a workplace lawyer therefore, not equipped to provide such advice but can certainly provide you with insight and guidance into what your business needs).

Tailor made documents

If you don’t have the time or resources to create your own HR documents to add to your library, and/or would like tailor made templates specific to your business, please get in touch. We would love to help you out. 

Other websites and documents you may want to bookmark or make yourself familiar with are: 

Fair Work Ombudsman Small Business Showcase
Resources for small businesses to help find their way in the workplace.

Australian Taxation Office

Business.gov
Connecting you to information, grants, registrations and support to help your business succeed in Australia.

National Employment Standards (NES)
NES are 10 minimum employment entitlements that have to be provided to all employees. 

Fair Work Information Statement (the Statement)
Employers are obliged to give new employees a copy of the Statement prior to commencement! 

Generic readymade documents

A do-it yourself approach where we supply you with generic templates and you brand them to create your own human resources library.

Templates available include but are not limited to:

  • Position description
  • Telephone screening
  • Interview questions
  • Reference check
  • Letter of offer – Casual, part time, full time
  • Employment agreement 
  • Notice to unsuccessful applicants
  • Employee details form
  • Induction checklist (generic)
  • Policy template
  • Procedure template
  • Successful probation letter
  • Unsuccessful probation letter
  • Performance review flowchart
  • Performance review letter to employee
  • Performance review discussion plan
  • Performance agreement template
  • Written warning letter
  • Termination letter
  • Termination checklist
  • Exit interview

Disclaimer: 

Whilst Beverley Russell Consulting provide expert advice and consultation, these materials and suggestions do not constitute legal opinion. The facts of each situation require their own individual analysis. Therefore, if you use this information to formulate a policy or to resolve an employee issue, we suggest you consult with your regular legal counsel before implementation. 

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