Workplace Culture and Leadership Help

Workplace Culture and Leadership Help

What is the workplace culture and leadership of a Worker Ready Business like?

Buddy/mentor/workplace supervisor

What does this mean?
  • Provision of support to new employee beyond the first day
  • Provide information to support the transition to the workplace including constructive feedback as required
  • Provides existing employees with a way to share their skills and knowledge
Why is this important?
  • These activties both aim to ensure expectations are clear and provide an avenue for the new employee to seek and obtain information after the formal induction is over
  • Increased job satisfaction for employees performing the workplace coach or buddy role as this role demonstrates that skills and knowledge are valued
  • Ensures vital information is shared with the new employee to give them the best chance of success in the role
  • Recognises that most employees do not walk in the door fully productive and ready to go

Tools, templates and resources

Performance expectations

What does this mean?
  • Use of new employee plan to monitor progress towards optimum performance
  • Identify and support any training needs with on the job training or formal training as required
  • Seeks feedback from new employee to ensure adequate support, information and resources
  • Undertaking regular performance reviews to identify areas for improvement or development
  • Enabling employees to access training or professional development that will enhance their capability as an employee
Why is this important?
  • Ongoing communication of performance to assist the new employee to understand how effectively they are meeting expectations
  • Facilitates greater retention of staff as they can access development opportunities related to their and the organisations goals
  • Creates an opportunity for the business to continually improve products, services and processes to ensure optimum productivity and profitability

Tools, templates and resources

Monitor, Review and Update

What does this mean?
  • Continuously updating policy and procedure as required to ensure relevance and accuracy
  • Maintain employee relations and performance management documentation
Why is this important?
  • To ensure employees are kept up to date and informed of the business/team/manager's expectations
  • To ensure appropriate records are maintained should the need arrise for you to refer to them e.g. in the case of dismissal 

Tools, templates and resources

  • Document control/review dates for key policy and procedure
  • Review staff performance - keep employees focused, fix problems and take opportunities (Business Victoria)