About Us

Girardi HR

Girardi Human Resources assists businesses that are going through growing pains, and businesses that, because of their growth, are now faced with a number of HR challenges and opportunities. By assisting businesses to navigate through these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, we help businesses move to another level of productivity, profitability and professionalism.

How do we do this?
We provide advice on how to avoid the high-risk HR areas, including:

  • getting your employment contracts and pay-rates right, so that you avoid becoming a target of the Fair Work Ombudsman and avoid the massive fines that are currently being dished out;
  • helping you introduce HR Policies to avoid the common risk areas that can result in massive legal pay-outs, such as workplace bullying and sexual harassment;
  • developing HR Policies to deal with the common issues a growing business is faced with, such as use of mobile phones at work, punctuality, absenteeism, break times, uniform and appearance;
  • advising on management structures that work, reporting relationships, and position clarification (including development of position descriptions);
  • developing the people management skills of your managers, through coaching and training programs, based on behavioural science principles that demonstrate what works with motivating people, so that your managers have the skills to get the best out of the people that work for you; and
  • tailoring solutions to meet the needs of your business.

How do we know this?
John Girardi has had more than 25 years’ experience in HR and has helped many businesses to get the best out of their people and with setting up HR systems that ensure legal compliance.

John has had experience working with a wide variety of industries and businesses of all sizes, including manufacturing, supply chain, pharmacy, medical centres, restaurants, and government.

What makes us unique?
More than 20 years ago, John Girardi developed an interest in the invisible side of organisations. It was the subject of his Master’s thesis. This is the side of a business that you can’t value by looking at financial statements, but research, and our experience with organisations, shows that these aspects of a business have an impact on profits.

We’re interested in things like employee motivation and how to build it, the skill-level of a workforce, why some employees go above and beyond (and how to develop that work ethic), morale, energy, and communication (particularly management communication, such as providing direction and feedback). And we’re mostly interested in how to develop managers so that they can grow this side of a business. We believe there is no organisation in Australia that understands how to develop the invisible side of a business (and how to build it and profit from it) better than us.

John draws on more than 25 years’ experience in the HR discipline, but also a Masters of Business (by research, where he investigated the value of the invisible aspects of organisations), and a Post-Graduate diploma in Psychology. He also lectured in Organisational Behaviour at Queensland University of Technology.