Media Release – 20 June 2012
First National Real Estate today announced it has launched a new national alliance with human resources consultants, HR Advice OnLine. The partnership provides access to vital HR advice, up to date legislation, sample job descriptions, ready drafted processes, online guides, and checklists for everything to do with people management.
First National’s administration has also retained HR Advice OnLine for its own human resources purposes.
‘Our most important task is to provide our members with everything they need to deliver the best real estate services in the profession’ said First National CEO, Ray Ellis. “Just as for our members, our people are the key to our success and it is important that we invest in them. HR Advice OnLine will help First National Real Estate members to navigate and meet their obligations under the complex and changing Australian industrial relations framework,.
‘There are so many differences between state legislations that the average small business owner can find it difficult to be sure they’re doing the right thing’ said Mr Ellis.
‘Transitioning to the new national employment standards is an example of where small business just cannot afford to make a mistake’.
Employing people is now more complex than ever and staying up to date can be challenging, which is where HR Advice OnLine can help.
Business partners Cheryl Disher and Kerrie Canning both run their own HR consulting businesses and understand the challenges faced by real estate business owners. The pair combined their resources and expertise to create HR Advice OnLine to help business owners manage these issues.
‘The cost of replacing an unsuitable employee or rectifying a recruitment mistake can be between 75% and 150% of the employee’s salary’ says partner, Cheryl Disher.
‘Plus, with industrial relations in transition across the country, there are plenty of potential traps for estate agents. First National Real Estate and HR Advice OnLine want agents to be able to focus on what they do best, selling and managing property, not becoming IR reform experts’.
Ray Ellis agrees.
‘It would be unrealistic to think we could have the level of expertise within our management team, that professionals like Cheryl and Kerrie bring to the table. We’d rather they keep up to date on HR issues so we can keep working on the initiatives that make First National the leading real estate brand in Australia’.
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Issued by: First National Real Estate:
For further information Stewart Bunn, National Communications Manager, First National Real Estate on 1800 032 332