Tips for staying ahead of problems and making decisions fast in the workplace

Tips for staying ahead of problems and making decisions fast in the workplace

Staying organised and ensuring that you have good systems in place will assist you to stay ahead of most problems.  .

When you have good systems, it helps you to make decisions faster because you are more organised and you can easily access the information you need easily to make them.

Here are some suggestions for systems that may help you in your business:


enableHR is a great HR system for SMEs.  It is easy to use even if you don’t have a HR background as there are templates and checklists to guide you through your day to day HR processes.

  • 24 x 7 access & protection – access from anywhere
  • HR & WHS Modules
  • Payroll integration
  • Day to day HR tasks are simplified with checklists, best practice templates, tools & guides (including employment contracts)
  • Employee Self Service & Online Performance Review

Hillen Staff Solutions is an enableHR partner and can help you with set up and support.


TSheets’ mobile time tracking will keep track of employees who work remotely or switch jobs or locations regularly.

Using the devices they already have, your employees can track time quickly and easily in real time. Employees clock in and out on their desktop, laptop or mobile phone. Even when they’re offline or don’t have reception, TSheets accurately tracks time and automatically syncs when they have reception again.

Cloud Payroll

CloudPayroll’s most popular service for small and medium-sized businesses is their Standard Plan.

Cloud Payroll has a simple 4 step payroll process

  • Manages leave and nett payments
  • Unique Employee Payslip Kiosk with on-line leave requests
  • Free ongoing use of help desk & has a great suite of reports

Teamwork PM

Your team will know what they have to do, who needs to do it and when it needs to be done.

You can create tasks, timelines, due dates & attach files and updates.

Your clients can keep up-to-date with what’s going on by logging in using any device.

Your team can do their work wherever they are; it doesn’t matter if that’s in a workshop, a meeting room or sitting at their desk.

Google Apps

You can create all of your processes and then store them in one place in Google Sites – this is great for creating training documents for new and existing staff which will save you time when someone needs to be trained.

You can manage your email through Gmail and collaborate on documents in real time and from anywhere with Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides.


  • Share files and folders with staff and clients
  • Access files from anywhere
  • Manage employee accounts
  • Limit folder access


A Trello board is a list of lists, filled with cards that you and your team can use to manage tasks and projects.

You can organise projects of any size and see where everyone is up to with the tasks they have been allocated.

These are just some of the great systems that can help make life easier, there are many others out there, they are just a few of our favourites.



Karen Hillen

HR support and advice services to all other areas across Australia Mailing Address PO Box 458, HELENSBURGH NSW 2508 Phone 1 300 662 3991 / 0423 201 321 Email


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