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Barkly Regional Council annual report 2018-2019



Barkly Regional Council annual report 2018-2019

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Annual report 2018-2019


Barkly Regional Council


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Barkly Regional Council

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Tennant Creek


Barkly Regional Council annual report; Annual Report


2018 - 2019

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Barkly Shire Council annual report

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Barkly Regional Council



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Human Resources The Human Resources Department of Barkly Regional Council manages recruitment, payroll, staffing, performance management and training and development. The team is currently to become more service orientated and consultative while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality. Key Challenges Majority of our position descriptions are outdated; The staff appraisal process was ad hoc and not followed; The current EBA expired in 2011; Our HR procedures were outdated and not compliant with daily operations; Majority of the external HR forms were outdated; The new employee induction procedure was inefficient; The recruitment process timeframe was unacceptable; The organisational structure was not compatible with daily operations; and Identified breakdowns in procedures creating low staff morale and unnecessary disciplinary actions. Key Highlights A proposed EBA is at the bargaining stage with council employees; a significant improvement on previous years; At the voting stage Employee appraisal process is currently being reviewed to ensure that employee development is identified. New forms have been created to assist with the new procedure; process has now been implemented (bi-annual appraisals) Employee employment cycle is being developed; Review of position descriptions at 75% completion; Induction process is now a three-stage process, consisting of HR and a site & cultural induction. Our recruitment process is now under six weeks from start to completion, which is a reduction in time frame of more than 50%; A workforce management plan is currently being created to identify present and future workforce requirements of the council; Human Resources procedures are being reviewed or created to ensure that HR provides excellent customer service within the council; The HR Department is utilising current programs to provide a more accurate reporting mechanism; and Reconciliation Action Plan finalised. 26 2018 - 2019 Annual Report