Guides

Your own Community Management Solutions Guidance - Anywhere, Anytime!

Community Management Solutions have developed a series of online and hard copy guides aimed at giving you the comprehensive advice you need when you need it.

The Guides are updated regularly to make sure the information you access is always current and each comes with a suite of templates and draft policies to make managing your business, staff, governance obligations and workplace safety easy.

Our Guides have been specifically developed to assist our members to effectively manage their organisations and the businesses they run.

All Guides can be accessed online through the CMSolutions website or provided in hard copy format.

Each Guide is regulalrly updated to ensure the information at your fingertips is always current.

CMSolutions Guides are available by annual subscription and offered to members at a significant discount.

 

Guide to Managing Staff

The management of staff doesn't have to be difficult and making sure you have all the necessary policies and procedures in place, means less trouble later if problems ever arise.

The Guide to Managing Staff provides advice on:

  • The recruitment and selection of new employees;
  • Conditions of employment, pay and other benefits;
  • Leave entitlements;
  • Counselling and termination of employees;
  • Code of Ethics; and
  • Personal and professional development.

The Guide also includes 20 policy templates that can be easily edited allowing customisation to your specific needs. These policies include social media, dress code, employee leave, code of conduct, plus more.

 

Guide to Good Governance - being updated, please contact CMSolutions for more information.

As a committee member you have an obligation to meet and understand your legal obligations under the legislation by which your organisation operates.

The Guide to Good Governance covers:

  • Key obligation under the legislation;
  • Committee member responsibilities;
  • Accounting, finance and tax;
  • Risk management and insurance;
  • Managing employees;
  • Meeting management;
  • Work health and safety;
  • Asset management; and
  • Fund raising.

Included in the Guide are 18 example documents and templates to assist you to manage all apsects related to the good governance of your organisation.

 

Guide to Work, Health and Safety

Knowing that your workplace meets all the relevant legislative safety standards and best practice is the first step in ensuring the well-being of yourself and your staff.

Our Guide to Work Health and Safety outlines processes for proper systems, duties and obligations of staff and reporting and investigations.

The Guide also assists you to identify and manage hazards and risk with template policies, forms and checklists covering issues such as:

  • First aid;
  • Fire;
  • Intruders;
  • Asbestos;
  • Infectious diseases;
  • Hazardous chemicals;
  • Safe working;
  • Food safety;
  • Bullying and Harassment.

This Guide has proven to be an invaluable tool for hundreds for CMSolutions members.

 

Guide to Canteen & Tuckshop Management

The canteen or tuckshop is usually your most signficant business operation. Making it a profitable, viable concern can be difficult at best.

The Guide to Canteen and Tuckshop Management has been put together by canteen expert Jocelyn Ashcroft, combining her experience of 15 plus years working with all types of canteens into this comprehensive tool.

Covering topics such as healthy eating plans and line manager duties, this Guide helps get everything you need in place to successfully manage and run your canteen.

The Guide has over 70 templates including:

  • Menu tips;
  • Parent information sheets;
  • Food wastage logs;
  • Roster examples;
  • Food storage guidelines.

Whether you are running a small operation staffed by volunteers or a high turnover operation, this guide is a MUST have for your business.