As harvest season is fast approaching, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has reminded growers that they need to be familiar with their obligations under the Horticulture Award 2010 (Horticulture Award). The reminder has been issued in response to claims that labour hire contractors are approaching growers and offering workers at very low rates of pay.…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 24, 2017 at 14:39 — No Comments
The requirements around when notice of termination is required and how to provide that notice can be difficult for employers. An employer’s obligations with respect to notice and notice periods are specified in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act)
Except in circumstances of serious misconduct, employers are required to provide notice…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 24, 2017 at 14:36 — No Comments
Gone are the days where the measure of a professional’s success was how late they stayed at the office or how much they sacrificed in the name of work. Business leaders have worked out the price of such a culture was way too high, resulting in poor performance and poor health for their workers.
This is why renewal, the eighth and final dimension of a high performing team is so vital, as we discuss on our latest podcast episode. People leaders need to not only…Continue
Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 23, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments
It’s been one of those weeks. Running around like the proverbial fly, continuously aware of a ticking clock… get to the meeting … tick; send that proposal… tick; make those calls…tick; fill up the car … tick; pick up X from Y … tick…
We’re all juggling time. There are still only 24 hours in a day, yet, by…
Added by Mark Hodgson on March 22, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments
The change we need to make is to redefine engagement beyond an annual HR measure to a…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on March 21, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has painfully revealed, our most trusted institutions have at times mishandled some of the worst cases of child abuse imaginable.
It is becoming clear to us as a nation that the trust given by children and other vulnerable people to individuals in positions of power is boundless. And…Continue
Added by Harriet Stacey on March 21, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments
Let’s face it – life can be challenging, especially when you’re a leader.
Yes, you have the status, the salary and the company car. But with that comes all the hard stuff, too.
Being in charge is not all beers and skittles (most workplaces have banned alcohol now anyway). Every leader has…Continue
HR leaders dream about implementing programs that solve all workplace and workforce issues. While this silver bullet or program-cure-all doesn’t exist, there is one approach that gets closer to that dream scenario than any other - a good mentoring program.
Mentoring is a business practice that almost every HR executive would agree is ‘good’, and yet it is a…Continue
Added by Lance Hodgson on March 16, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments
How do you start your day? Do you get up a 5am for a comprehensive workout followed by a healthy breakfast, or do you hit the snooze button to get in 10 more minutes and end up rushing out the door with barely enough time to make an instant coffee? At work do you dive right into emails, or do you actively avoid looking at your inbox before the “serious” work is done? These are just a few (polar opposite) examples of the morning routines of highly successful leaders. On the face of it, the…Continue
Added by Alistair Kerr on March 15, 2017 at 15:47 — No Comments
Human resources management is experiencing a digital revolution as online platforms and data collection solutions flood the market.
If the make-up of a workforce can be understood and managed through data alone, will future HR departments be the domain of data analysts?
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 15, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
I was inspired by the candid, relatable stories in …Continue
Added by Emily Wilson on March 15, 2017 at 15:03 — No Comments
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released its Unfair Dismissals Quarterly Report for the period October 2016 to December 2016 (the Report). The Report revealed that there has been a decrease in the number of applications lodged with the FWC compared to the same period in previous years.
Resolutions have also occurred more quickly,…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 15, 2017 at 14:50 — No Comments
We know people can say or do things that we do not mean when we are under pressure, feeling stress or are angry.
In rare incidences (often in the context of disciplinary meetings), an employee may indicate that they wish to resign only to later try to withdraw their resignation or claim that they did not really resign. Can a resignation given “in…Continue
Added by Shane Koelmeyer on March 15, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments
We’ve all observed the person who dampens enthusiasm or spoils our enjoyment of work. These folk, whilst few in number, erode workplace culture and they are something of curse for HR professionals given the distractions they engender and the work they create.
In recent days Fairfax media ran an article in their Executive Style column – How to spot a toxic employee before you hire them. All well and good but somehow they keep popping up and are generally well ensconced…Continue
Added by wayne faulkner on March 15, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments
In today’s competitive environment, standing out can actually be the thing that gives you an edge. For instance, if you’re positioning yourself for a leadership role or promotion, It’s important to develop a strategy to consistently demonstrate your personal leadership…Continue
Added by Nina Mostafa on March 15, 2017 at 10:12 — No Comments
There’s a ton of content out there about it, but much of it isn’t based on research. My team and I…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on March 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
It is a great tragedy that the most vulnerable people in society – children, the elderly and the disabled – often fall victim to the most heinous types of abuse in care settings.
In some cases, the abuse can be obvious, such as when…
Added by Harriet Stacey on March 15, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments
Good communication is an obvious and critical requirement for teams to work together yet it’s one of the first areas to look at when the team is not in ‘flow.’ the seventh ‘face’ of a high performing team.
Good communication starts at the top of a team and works its way down as team members always take their cues from how the leadership team interacts with each other and the team in general. If leadership communication is unclear and inconsistent, confusion…Continue
Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments
Employers have the legal right to give lawful and reasonable directions to their staff. No question.
An employee who wilfully disobeys a lawful and reasonable direction by their employer breaches their contract of employment, pure and simple.
Depending upon the circumstances, such a breach by an employee can justify disciplinary action or even termination.
An efficient way for employers to direct staff is to embed them in written policies, that are communicated to all…Continue
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