Take control of workplace behaviour

Managing employees can take a lot of time and resources, and HR obligations be complex and difficult to navigate.

“2020 has been a challenging year so far, which means that dealing effectively with unsatisfactory performance and attitude, employee grievances, managing leave requests and other issues in the workplace has never been more important,” said Henrik Wallgren, Business Services Manager at SAWIA.

“Thankfully, employers have power to direct employees to work and behave via the use of effective employment policies.”

The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) is running Employment Policy Briefings later this month to assist wine industry employers by providing them with tools to take control of workplace behaviour.

Policy content shared at the sessions will include:

  • Application, evidence requirements in relation to leave and the purposes of different leave entitlements
  • Code of Conduct – Bullying and Harassment
  • Use of mobile phones in the workplace
  • Social media usage inside and outside work hours
  • Resolving employee complaints and grievances
  • Addressing poor performance or conduct.

Key briefing topics will include:

  • How to implement Employment Policies in your workplace
  • Benefits, limitations and pitfalls of setting expectations
  • Core expectations that employers should consider setting
  • Interaction with an employer’s WHS system/documentation
  • Impact of the JobKeeper scheme on an employer’s ability to set and enforce its expectations

Each participant will receive a USB with the Policy Pack content included.

The cost to attend is:

  • SAWIA/WGCSA member: $200 ($220 inc GST)
  • SAWIA/WGCSA non-member: $300 ($330 inc GST)

Sessions will be run at the following locations and times. Click the links to book:

  • McLaren Vale: Tuesday 27 October, 9am to 10.30am – McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale.
  • Barossa Valley: Thursday 29 October, 9am to 10.30am – Vine Inn, 14-22 Murray St, Nuriootpa.
  • Online: Wednesday 4 November 2020, 9am to 10.30am