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HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.

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  • A timely reminder – correctly engage your sales staff (235KB) This item/page is locked

    Important considerations when engaging independent contractors to consider the practical realities of the relationship in order to prevent any potential liabilities

  • Company Equipment Policy (122KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy (123KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Drug and Alcohol Policies (133KB) This item/page is locked

    Employers have a duty and obligation to provide a workplace that is safe and without risks to health. Employers can address their safety concerns to minimise the risks in the workplace and potential claims resulting from employees impaired by drugs or alcohol by developing clear occupational health and safety policies.

  • Flexible work arrangement requests (331KB)

    This information sheet will provide a summary of responding to flexible work arrangement requests by award based employees.

  • How to use Individual Flexibility Agreements (204KB) This item/page is locked

    Federal system employers covered by modern awards or enterprise agreements now have access to Individual Flexibility Agreements (IFAs) that allow for variations to the instrument to meet the individual needs of employers and employees provided the employee covered by the IFA is “better off overall”.

  • How to write a job description (152KB) This item/page is locked

    Some guidance on writing a job description.

  • Mobile Phone Policy (122KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Record-Keeping Checklist for Employer Contributions (343KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines an employer’s superannuation record-keeping requirements.

  • Recruiting the Right Person for the Job (147KB)

    Are you thinking about putting on another employee? Are you intending to simply place an ad, see what’s out there and choose the best candidate from the applicants? There is nothing wrong with that approach, but how you go about it may make all the difference to the outcome. It is a good idea to think about the following issues before you start your recruitment drive.