Catherine Gillespie
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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
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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
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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…"
Friday
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

What Is Acceptable Behaviour In The Workplace?

The idea of behaviour being acceptable or otherwise can, for some, be very subjective and often very personal. Sometimes it even depends on the environment and even ‘the times.’Induction and hazing rituals once believed to be necessary to develop resilience and teach respect are now viewed as demeaning and in some situations constitute unlawful, criminal assault.Violence for example, isn’t condoned on the streets yet, in the past it has often been encouraged and applauded on the sporting field.…See More
Jul 18
Catherine Gillespie liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post What Is Acceptable Behaviour In The Workplace?
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Jul 18
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

WIN/WIN - A collaborative approach for workplaces series PART 1: Assertive Communication

Now more than ever our workplaces seem to be a place that exposes us to stressors and depending on our psychological health at the time, our reactions to stress can be varied. While each of us are responsible for how we react in every situation, you can play a significant role in communicating effectively to minimise the risk of others adversely reacting to your comments and instructions.One strategy which will have a major positive effect on others in the workplace is for you to be continually…See More
Jul 17
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Are you ready to deal with your employee’s emotional storm?

Dr Anil Behal (@BehalDr) describes an emotional storm as “an incredibly powerful constellation of emotions and feelings that must be sorted and worked through”.As HR Manager, you don’t need a psycho-therapeutic or psychoanalytic background to know that emotional employees can be quite destructive in the workplace – like a storm or cyclone raging over those around them without much, or…See More
Jul 11
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Are you ready to deal with your employee’s emotional storm?

Dr Anil Behal (@BehalDr) describes an emotional storm as “an incredibly powerful constellation of emotions and feelings that must be sorted and worked through”.As HR Manager, you don’t need a psycho-therapeutic or psychoanalytic background to know that emotional employees can be quite destructive in the workplace – like a storm or cyclone raging over those around them without much, or…See More
Jul 10
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Mediation – a Restorative and Transformative Approach

Mediation is a well-known alternative dispute resolution method. However it is extremely under-utilised in the Australian workforce.Many managers and employers dismiss disputes between employees as ‘trivial’ believing that their staff should ‘get over it’ and ‘grow up’. However if staff don’t have the skills to resolve such disputes – many cannot just ‘get over it’.Instead of the problem ‘going away’, Workplace Conflict Resolution finds that it is people who ‘go away’. Staff might stay at the…See More
Jul 6
Catherine Gillespie liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post Mediation – a Restorative and Transformative Approach
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Catherine Gillespie liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post 6 Tips To Establish Assertive Management
Jul 5
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Mediation – a Restorative and Transformative Approach

Mediation is a well-known alternative dispute resolution method. However it is extremely under-utilised in the Australian workforce.Many managers and employers dismiss disputes between employees as ‘trivial’ believing that their staff should ‘get over it’ and ‘grow up’. However if staff don’t have the skills to resolve such disputes – many cannot just ‘get over it’.Instead of the problem ‘going away’, Workplace Conflict Resolution finds that it is people who ‘go away’. Staff might stay at the…See More
Jul 5
Benjamin Hume Walker commented on Catherine Gillespie's blog post Smartphones, Meeting Etiquette and Workplace Conflict
"At the very least, if you genuinely have to use a smartphone during a mtg, have a bona fide, strong reason, advise participants at meeting's start and keep the usage very brief."
Jul 2
Benjamin Hume Walker liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post Smartphones, Meeting Etiquette and Workplace Conflict
Jul 2
2 blog posts by Catherine Gillespie were featured
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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
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Catherine Gillespie's Blog

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

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 12:36 0 Comments

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…

Continue

What Is Acceptable Behaviour In The Workplace?

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 10:32 1 Comment

The idea of behaviour being acceptable or otherwise can, for some, be very subjective and often very personal. Sometimes it even depends on the environment and even ‘the times.’

Induction and hazing rituals once believed to be necessary to develop resilience and teach respect are now viewed as demeaning and in some situations constitute unlawful, criminal assault.

Violence for example, isn’t condoned on the streets yet, in the past it has often been encouraged and applauded on…

Continue

WIN/WIN - A collaborative approach for workplaces series PART 1: Assertive Communication

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:30 0 Comments

Now more than ever our workplaces seem to be a place that exposes us to stressors and depending on our psychological health at the time, our reactions to stress can be varied. While each of us are responsible for how we react in every situation, you can play a significant role in communicating effectively to minimise the risk of others adversely reacting to your comments and instructions.

One strategy which will have a major positive effect on others in the workplace is for you to be…

Continue

Are you ready to deal with your employee’s emotional storm?

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 13:26 0 Comments

Dr Anil Behal (@BehalDr) describes an emotional storm as “an incredibly powerful constellation of emotions and feelings that must be sorted and worked through”.

As HR Manager, you don’t need a psycho-therapeutic or psychoanalytic background to know that emotional employees can be quite destructive in the workplace – like a storm or cyclone raging over those around them…

Continue
 
 
 

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