HR basics in simple manual

10 January, 2018

If you’re setting up a business or need to update your human resources systems, CCI’s HR Business Basics Manual will help you on your way.

Compiled by CCI’s HR experts in the Employee Relations Advice Centre (ERAC), this robust manual covers off the lifecycle of employment – from to recruitment through to termination and everything in between.

“It includes simple-to-follow guidance notes on how to implement the policies and forms included,” ERAC Manager Kendall Scott says.

“It has your core HR documents, including a suite of critical policies that businesses need, contracts of employment, performance management forms, written warning letters and termination letters.

“It’s geared to smaller businesses that have grown to a point where they’ve appointed a HR person for the first time. Or maybe there’s someone who is not a HR specialist but has been charged with the company’s HR responsibilities and needs some support putting HR systems in place.”

Scott says the manual, which can be purchased as an annual subscription for $199 (Members)/$299 (non-members), would primarily suit businesses with up to 200 people.

“The Word version of the forms are downloadable and can be customised to suit, so Members can put their branding on them,” she says.

“If Members (except Entry Level members) want to make any major changes to the content, they’ve got the support of the ERAC advice line. If they modify any of the forms, they can send it through to the ERAC advice email address at and we’ll review it and give feedback as part of membership.”

Non-members and Entry Level members can upgrade their memberships to access the free ERAC advice line by calling 1300 422 492 or visit

She says the manual offers exceptional value for money when compared to the cost of having such documents drafted by a solicitor. They can also help mitigate the risk of legal action being taken when implemented correctly.  

►Is your New Years’ resolution to set your business up for success? CCI’s HR Business Basics Manual is your complete guide to managing the employment life cycle. Start your 2018 off right and purchase your copy here now.