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How to help your organisation succeed with change.

It’s no secret that change is one of the toughest tasks in the HR profession. To implement effective change requires “buy in” both emotionally and mentally across all levels within the organisation. 

One of the first elements to consider is cognitive, people need to understand why the change is needed. Begin with those who have the most influence and are not necessarily the highest ranking within the organisation. They are the ones who influence the majority…
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Added by alan clare on July 13, 2017 at 18:16 — No Comments

4 Simple Time Hacks To Improve Your Performance As A Manager

Though all of us have the same amount of time each day, it seems that some folks use that time more effectively than others. While we might like to think it’s because they don’t have as much on their plate as we do, that’s often not the case. Often they actually have more to do but they have just set themselves up to be extremely effective.

While this may take a little effort to set up, you don’t have to be superhuman to do…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on July 13, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Protecting Whistleblowers During Workplace Investigations

Feedback from employees is crucial to employers wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of a business. It is essential for management to be aware of risky behaviours occurring within a workplace, such as bullying, circumstances giving rise to easily preventable worker's compensation claims, failure to comply with regulations, corruption, or even criminal activities such as embezzlement, theft or fraud. In…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on July 12, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Achieving Your Leadership Goals: From Amateur to Pro

As we reach the half way point of 2017, it’s only natural to look back to the start of the year and reflect on the leadership goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. If upon reflection you find that like most people you're struggling with your goals you have two options:

  1. Shrink your (goal related) expectations - Setting audacious stretch goals is a great way for us to push ourselves to new levels of performance, but sometimes we can set the…
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Added by Alistair Kerr on July 12, 2017 at 9:01 — No Comments

7 Key Tips for an Effective Social Marketing Strategy in HR

Like most areas of business, HR has been transformed by the meteoric rise of social media. Were Human Resources Managers would once place an ad in a local paper or with a radio station and pick from a pool of candidates from the area, the search is now a lot more expansive, and candidates will no longer restrict…

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Added by Sharon Conwell on July 12, 2017 at 2:06 — No Comments

8 Marketing Tools Proven to Grow Your Business in 2017

There are over 2.8 billion social media users till 2017, reported by an analysis report from We Are Social and GWI. With a number like this, we can see an ever fast growing user group in the digital marketing.

Now, thanks to the social media marketing tools, enterprises are able to target these prospective customers much faster from so many social media users, and thus reducing the cost. Here, I will put a list of 8 top marketing tools to help you with your digital…

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Added by Nora Choi on July 11, 2017 at 13:09 — No Comments

Performance reviews – are they as dead as the dinosaurs?

Are we dinosaurs welcoming the annual performance appraisal meteor or do performance appraisals still have a useful purpose in workplaces today?

Many organisations are phasing out performance appraisals in favour of more regular feedback sessions. They say the former is backward-looking and a token obligatory process while the latter is more practical and future-oriented. After all, 12 months is a long time between reviews and a lot can change over the course of a…

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Added by Eliza Kirkby on July 11, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

“Let me make one thing perfectly clear …” FWC’s practical approach to notice of termination

Earlier this year, we discussed the importance of providing specific written notice of termination to an employee (see our blog: Two Weeks’ Notice: What are the requirements for notice of termination?) in accordance with section 117 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).

Section 117(1) of the FW Act states that, an employer must not terminate an employee’s employment unless,…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on July 10, 2017 at 14:42 — No Comments

Claiming a pizza the action – FWC lacks jurisdiction to deal with dispute about Delivery Driver of the Year

Reward and recognition programs are a great way to incentivise employees to work that little bit harder. Often these programs take the form of friendly, employer-sponsored competitions between employees where the winner takes home a prize.

These in-house competitions are generally run at the employer’s discretion and it maintains control over the…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on July 10, 2017 at 14:26 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Catherine Gillespie on July 10, 2017 at 13:26 — No Comments

7 steps to corporate wellness

We all know that you only get back what you put in.  This is especially true when it comes to investing in employee wellness. The wellbeing of your employees has a direct impact on the performance of your organisation from productivity levels through to unscheduled leave and consequently loss of revenue. 

Whilst HR are working towards achieving high-quality wellness initiatives, to achieve success, it is necessary that leaders as well as employees are together aligned towards the…
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Added by alan clare on July 10, 2017 at 13:17 — No Comments

The Thinking Trap of Expedience

Even President Trump has had to admit that things are more complicated than he initially thought!  While this is no surprise to most of us, many people don’t even notice that their brain is massively simplifying the complexities of the world they live in just to make some sense of it.  What…

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Added by David Klaasen on July 6, 2017 at 18:04 — No Comments

Is Your Complaints Procedure Effective?

Risk management is an important aspect of running a successful business: Whether this takes the form of ensuring compliance with corporate governance programs, reducing instances of workplace fraud or financial misconduct, or eliminating bullying or other forms of harassment. 

Having a strong and coherent whistleblower program in place can help protect your organisation's interests in all of these situations. 

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on July 6, 2017 at 14:50 — 1 Comment

How to create a more agile workforce

When you look at start-ups they are agile – they move fast, though as a company becomes larger, this agility often reduces. With a changing business environment, and the pressures of greater competition and higher customer demands your business can’t afford to slow down or put out anything less than your best.

So how do you create a more agile workforce? Here are four tips to help.

1. Inspire passion

Your team will always work harder, faster and better…

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Added by Mark Brand on July 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

It’s going viral: E-medical certificates

The colder weather marks the start of the cold and flu season where a cough or sneeze starting from one person quickly spreads throughout the whole office. The season also creates challenges for employers who may have to manage a dwindling workforce where employees (or their family members) may be struck down with an illness and need to take personal (sick) / carers leave.…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on July 5, 2017 at 15:56 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Catherine Gillespie on July 5, 2017 at 15:42 — No Comments

And the award goes to... FWC finds high income earner covered by modern award

Identifying correct Modern Award coverage and classification can be challenging at the best of times and getting it wrong can have serious consequences. It is well understood that misclassifying employees can impact on rates of pay and result in underpayment claims, but employers sometimes forget that employees who are paid well above modern award base rates of pay can still be covered by a modern award for other purposes,…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on July 5, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Cognitive Diversity

Workplace diversity has been a pretty hot topic in recent years. Most people think of diversity in terms such as gender, age, race or physical or intellectual ability. And rightly so, as diversity based on these characteristics adds tremendous value to a workplace.

However, there is a less talked about form of diversity that has a huge impact on how teams and businesses operate. Cognitive diversity refers to the differing…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on July 5, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Under new management: Reasonable management action and psychological injuries

Workers compensation legislation in each jurisdiction provides a “reasonable management action” defence or exception to claims of alleged psychological injury. The defence states that where an employee suffers a psychological injury as the result of management action, the employer will not be liable for that injury if the management action was reasonable and carried out in a reasonable manner.…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on July 5, 2017 at 15:26 — No Comments

Can an employer be liable for employee misbehaviour on social media?

A recent civil law suit filed in the US is set to examine how an employer might be liable for an employee’s conduct on social media. The suit alleges the employer is liable for the actions and damage caused by a managing director who used his LinkedIn account for official recruiting purposes but eventually began sending unsolicited and inappropriate (e.g. sexual) messages to a prospective employee.…

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Added by Shane Koelmeyer on July 5, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

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