Catherine Gillespie
  • Female
  • Geelong, Victoria
  • Australia
Share
 

Catherine Gillespie's Page

Latest Activity

Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Catherine Gillespie's blog post Conflict Resolution via Self Management
"Good advice Catherine. From a practical point of view, when I was a Harassment Referral Officer, I found that explaining the 'handle it yourself' option the most difficult to explain to the satisfaction of the target.  The majority of…"
Friday
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Conflict Resolution via Self Management

Self-management is an informal process that seeks to restore workplace relationships without looking for the alleged perpetrator to be disciplined in some way. It is only appropriate to try this method of conflict resolution if you feel safe to do so.It is important that you, the complainant, remain calm and polite. This process should be seen as an assertive and objective exercise and not an opportunity to become angry and aggressive. Think about an appropriate time and place to approach the…See More
Thursday
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Conflict Resolution via Self Management

Self-management is an informal process that seeks to restore workplace relationships without looking for the alleged perpetrator to be disciplined in some way. It is only appropriate to try this method of conflict resolution if you feel safe to do so.It is important that you, the complainant, remain calm and polite. This process should be seen as an assertive and objective exercise and not an opportunity to become angry and aggressive. Think about an appropriate time and place to approach the…See More
Wednesday
Jan Terkelsen liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post Insights on Managing Change – Interview with Charles Caldwell
Wednesday
Catherine Gillespie liked Emma Lawson's blog post How to Help People Lay Career Foundations
Aug 14
Catherine Gillespie liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Better safe than sorry – Best practice for dealing with poor performance issues
Aug 14
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Insights on Managing Change – Interview with Charles Caldwell

After seeing Charles present at the HR Summit in Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of sitting with him to discuss ‘the illusion of permanence’ and why change is often a stumbling block for organisations and individuals. As the Director of Human Resources for the Hong Kong English Schools Foundation, Charles has worked with teaching and non teaching staff, of different nationalities, to ensure they have felt supported and successfully been able to manage and implement change in a relation to a vast…See More
Aug 11
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Insights on Managing Change – Interview with Charles Caldwell

After seeing Charles present at the HR Summit in Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of sitting with him to discuss ‘the illusion of permanence’ and why change is often a stumbling block for organisations and individuals. As the Director of Human Resources for the Hong Kong English Schools Foundation, Charles has worked with teaching and non teaching staff, of different nationalities, to ensure they have felt supported and successfully been able to manage and implement change in a relation to a vast…See More
Aug 11
Jan Terkelsen liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post Coping With A Fast-Paced Workplace: Tackling Difficult Situations And Dealing With Stressed People
Aug 10
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Coping With A Fast-Paced Workplace: Tackling Difficult Situations And Dealing With Stressed People

Dealing with stressed people takes a lot of skill including not becoming stressed ourselves!In this article, we briefly outline some strategies for minimising stress in a fast paced workplace.1. Building resilienceResilience is the ability to make disciplined decisions about our behaviour, actions and wellbeing (physical and psychological). We can build resilience by:practicing mindfulness;taking responsibility for our decisions and actions (including choosing to respond and not react to…See More
Aug 8
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Coping With A Fast-Paced Workplace: Tackling Difficult Situations And Dealing With Stressed People

Dealing with stressed people takes a lot of skill including not becoming stressed ourselves!In this article, we briefly outline some strategies for minimising stress in a fast paced workplace.1. Building resilienceResilience is the ability to make disciplined decisions about our behaviour, actions and wellbeing (physical and psychological). We can build resilience by:practicing mindfulness;taking responsibility for our decisions and actions (including choosing to respond and not react to…See More
Aug 8
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Rights and Obligations at Work Related Events

When is a work related event not a work related event and when do the rules of the workplace apply? The rights and obligations of employers and employees can be blurred at times.A function held on work premises, for example, can at times be a private event and outside the scope of an employer’s obligations. And a private off site event can also at times be considered work related if an employer has directed an employee to be at that event.This has implications both in terms of worker’s…See More
Jul 26
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Rights and Obligations at Work Related Events

When is a work related event not a work related event and when do the rules of the workplace apply? The rights and obligations of employers and employees can be blurred at times.A function held on work premises, for example, can at times be a private event and outside the scope of an employer’s obligations. And a private off site event can also at times be considered work related if an employer has directed an employee to be at that event.This has implications both in terms of worker’s…See More
Jul 26
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Carer’s Leave and The Fair Work Act in the Workplace

Carer’s leave was introduced as an employee entitlement in the Australian workplace as part of the Fair Work Act. Under Section 97 of the Act:An employee may take paid personal/carer's leave if the leave is taken:(a) because the employee is not fit for work because of a personal illness, or personal injury, affecting the employee; or(b) to provide care or support to a member of the employee's immediate family,…See More
Jul 24
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Carer’s Leave and The Fair Work Act in the Workplace

Carer’s leave was introduced as an employee entitlement in the Australian workplace as part of the Fair Work Act. Under Section 97 of the Act:An employee may take paid personal/carer's leave if the leave is taken:(a) because the employee is not fit for work because of a personal illness, or personal injury, affecting the employee; or(b) to provide care or support to a member of the employee's immediate family,…See More
Jul 21
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Catherine Gillespie's blog post What Is Acceptable Behaviour In The Workplace?
"Great article Catherine. We live in a complex and adaptive world where variious forms of violence are 'celebrated' sometimes apparently innocently if one listens to the words of various songs. As individuals struggle to separate reality of…"
Jul 21

Profile Information

Company website/blog
http://www.WorkplaceConflictResolution.com.au
Personal blog
http://www.workplaceconflictresolution.com.au/blog/
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
conflict resolution
mediation
grievance investigation
communication
leadership
bullying
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Comment Wall

  • No comments yet!

You need to be a member of HR Daily Community to add comments!

Join HR Daily Community

Catherine Gillespie's Blog

Conflict Resolution via Self Management

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 18:30 1 Comment

Self-management is an informal process that seeks to restore workplace relationships without looking for the alleged perpetrator to be disciplined in some way. It is only appropriate to try this method of conflict resolution if you feel safe to do so.

It is important that you, the complainant, remain calm and polite. This process should be seen as an assertive and objective exercise and not an opportunity to become angry and aggressive. Think about an appropriate time and…

Continue

Insights on Managing Change – Interview with Charles Caldwell

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 10:50 0 Comments

After seeing Charles present at the HR Summit in Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of sitting with him to discuss ‘the illusion of permanence’ and why change is often a stumbling block for organisations and individuals. As the Director of Human Resources for the Hong Kong English Schools Foundation, Charles has worked with teaching and non teaching staff, of different nationalities, to ensure they have felt supported and successfully been able to manage and implement…

Continue

Coping With A Fast-Paced Workplace: Tackling Difficult Situations And Dealing With Stressed People

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 1:45 0 Comments

Dealing with stressed people takes a lot of skill including not becoming stressed ourselves!

In this article, we briefly outline some strategies for minimising stress in a fast paced workplace.

1. Building resilience

Resilience is the ability to make disciplined decisions about our behaviour, actions and wellbeing (physical and psychological). We can build resilience by:

  • practicing…
Continue

Rights and Obligations at Work Related Events

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 10:19 0 Comments

When is a work related event not a work related event and when do the rules of the workplace apply? The rights and obligations of employers and employees can be blurred at times.

A function held on work premises, for example, can at times be a private event and outside the scope of an employer’s obligations. And a private off site event can also at times be considered work related if an employer has directed an employee to be…

Continue
 
 
 

© 2017   Created by Jo Knox.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service