HR Advice

Your obligations around the effects of the Coronavirus within your workforce


At Lucent, we’re receiving an unprecedented, but unsurprising, number of questions from clients about their responsibilities regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and their staff.

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Your obligations around the effects of the Coronavirus within your workforce2021-07-09T17:17:11+08:00

Responsible drinking at work over the Christmas period


Just what is an acceptable amount to drink at work? With all the festivities coming up it is perhaps an ideal time to review your policies around consuming alcohol at work or a work-related event. Ensure it sets out clear expectations and obligations for employees and clearly states the consequences of non-compliance. It can be challenging for employers to

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Responsible drinking at work over the Christmas period2019-07-12T00:20:28+08:00

Closing your office during the 2017/18 holiday period


While the run up to Christmas can be just as intense, Christmas Eve marks the beginning of the summer shutdown. Many offices traditionally close for the week between Christmas and New Year, with others running on just a skeleton staff for the first few weeks of January. Closing in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day provides the perfect

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Closing your office during the 2017/18 holiday period2019-07-12T00:20:52+08:00

Casual Employee Termination Notice


Generally, a Casual Employee is defined as: The employment of a casual employee may be terminated by either party without notice, unless notice is required by a registered agreement, award or employment contract. Before you give your casual employee termination notice, consider managing his/her poor performance first. Enter your email below to instantly download our FREE ebook: “Step by Step

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Casual Employee Termination Notice2019-10-16T16:41:35+08:00

Abandonment Of Employment


Abandonment of employment occurs in cases where there is a clear act by the employee (other than a deliberate and intended resignation) that indicates the employment relationship is at an end. Failure by the employee to advise the reason for any absence more than three (3) sequential working days, without being excused or giving proper notification, will be abandonment of.

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Abandonment Of Employment2019-09-04T14:10:44+08:00

Performance Review Tips


Here are a few Do’s and Don’t performance review tips to keep in mind when conducting your next performance discussion with an employee. Performance Review Tips – The Do’s Do get to the cause of the problem Do have all discussions face to face Do keep it formal Do have examples ready. Dates, results, quotes of conversations, witness statements, your observations.

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Performance Review Tips2019-09-04T09:52:49+08:00

Probationary Employee Termination


So, what can you do if a Probationary Employee is underperforming? All new employees are placed on 6 months’ probation and will require a Performance Plan that sets out realistic and achievable goals to be met by the probationer during their probationary period. The probationer must be closely monitored and given ongoing and frequent support throughout this period. Should the

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Probationary Employee Termination2019-09-04T09:53:04+08:00


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