Catherine Gillespie
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  • Geelong, Victoria
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Leadership And The Trickle Down Effect Of Culture On Your Organisation

What if the Board and Senior Management/Executives really knew what the culture of the organisation was like – not just globally but at individual team levels?What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level and were acutely aware of exactly how the culture was impacting on the ability of staff to deliver on or fulfill their individual role in the business?What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level were acutely aware of how ultimately the total sum of each employee’s…See More
Nov 6
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Leadership And The Trickle Down Effect Of Culture On Your Organisation

What if the Board and Senior Management/Executives really knew what the culture of the organisation was like – not just globally but at individual team levels?What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level and were acutely aware of exactly how the culture was impacting on the ability of staff to deliver on or fulfill their individual role in the business?What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level were acutely aware of how ultimately the total sum of each employee’s…See More
Nov 6
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

When To Raise Your Voice

Why does someone raise their voice at other person/s in the workplace?Some staff will raise their voice in the workplace to express or release frustration or anger. The release of wrath onto another person/s would be a breach of the organisation’s Code of Conduct and should not be tolerated or condoned.There is a time to raise your voice in the workplace….only when the distance between the speaker and the receiver or the volume of background noise is such that one or more others, cannot…See More
Oct 17
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

When To Raise Your Voice

Why does someone raise their voice at other person/s in the workplace?Some staff will raise their voice in the workplace to express or release frustration or anger. The release of wrath onto another person/s would be a breach of the organisation’s Code of Conduct and should not be tolerated or condoned.There is a time to raise your voice in the workplace….only when the distance between the speaker and the receiver or the volume of background noise is such that one or more others, cannot…See More
Oct 16
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

FWC Findings And The Importance Of The Investigation

Minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal claim arising out of termination for serious misconduct.If a poorly conducted investigation leads to dismissal, the business could find itself in front of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) with an unfair dismissal claim to argue.The Fair Work Commission (FWC) will uphold an unfair dismissal claim (that meets jurisdictional qualifications) if the employment termination has been harsh, unjust or unreasonable.  A lack of natural justice, procedural fairness…See More
Oct 12
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

FWC Findings And The Importance Of The Investigation

Minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal claim arising out of termination for serious misconduct.If a poorly conducted investigation leads to dismissal, the business could find itself in front of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) with an unfair dismissal claim to argue.The Fair Work Commission (FWC) will uphold an unfair dismissal claim (that meets jurisdictional qualifications) if the employment termination has been harsh, unjust or unreasonable.  A lack of natural justice, procedural fairness…See More
Oct 12
2 blog posts by Catherine Gillespie were featured
Oct 3
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

The Gift of Gratitude

In a recent LinkedIn post, we celebrated World Gratitude Day by offering ‘The Gift of 5 Minutes’ gratitude ‘sticky pad’ notes for our valued clients and LinkedIn connections. You can view the post here. I would like to expand on the thoughts shared in this post and hope you come to experience (or are already experiencing) the many rewards that flow from a daily practice of expressing gratitude.There has been…See More
Oct 1
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

When Is A Fixed Term Contract Of Employment Not A Fixed Term Contract?

A recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) determination (Nesci v The Playford Hotel - [2018] FWC 5777) should have many employers scurrying to review the contracts of all fixed term employees.On 5 July 2017 Ms Nesci accepted a 12 month fixed term contract of employment which gave the start and end date of the contract as 3 July 2017 and 5 July 2018 respectively. This contract included an automatic unprotected “minimum employment period” of six months (which included a three month probationary period)…See More
Sep 28
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

If a complainant has a workplace investigation held against them what support can they call upon?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question...If a complainant has a workplace investigation held against them what support can they call upon?​A complainant can be supported during a workplace investigation with a support person. In fact,…See More
Sep 6
Catherine Palmer liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post If a complainant has a workplace investigation held against them what support can they call upon?
Sep 6
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

If a complainant has a workplace investigation held against them what support can they call upon?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question...If a complainant has a workplace investigation held against them what support can they call upon?​A complainant can be supported during a workplace investigation with a support person. In fact,…See More
Sep 5
Jack White liked Catherine Gillespie's blog post The Importance of Claiming Ownership For Our Decisions and Actions
Aug 31
2 blog posts by Catherine Gillespie were featured
Aug 31
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

The Importance of Claiming Ownership For Our Decisions and Actions

Scenario:A Supervisor is attempting to manage a sensitive Return to Work (RTW) situation with a direct report. The direct report is keen to return to active fieldwork duties. The Supervisor is concerned such activities would exacerbate the worker’s injury. The Supervisor seeks HR’s review of the email to be sent to the worker communicating the delayed RTW process. The HR Manager approves the email content and the email is sent by the Supervisor to the worker.The worker is dissatisfied with the…See More
Aug 31
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

The True Value of a Mission Statement for Your Business

I was fortunate to recently employ an additional staff member.  I appreciate how new employees can bring diverse perspectives, new knowledge and an opportunity to assess what we do, why we do it and the culture we have created around us in the workplace. As part of the induction process, I explained the organisation's mission statement and values to demonstrate the important elements of the business. It’s been a little while since we have reviewed our mission statement and values.  Positively…See More
Aug 29

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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
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

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Catherine Gillespie's Blog

Leadership And The Trickle Down Effect Of Culture On Your Organisation

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

What if the Board and Senior Management/Executives really knew what the culture of the organisation was like – not just globally but at individual team levels?

What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level and were acutely aware of exactly how the culture was impacting on the ability of staff to deliver on or fulfill their individual role in the business?

What if the Board and Senior Management at Executive level were acutely aware of how ultimately the total sum…

Continue

When To Raise Your Voice

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 14:00 0 Comments

Why does someone raise their voice at other person/s in the workplace?

Some staff will raise their voice in the workplace to express or release frustration or anger. The release of wrath onto another person/s would be a breach of the organisation’s Code of Conduct and should not be tolerated or condoned.

There is a time to raise your voice in the workplace….only when the distance between the speaker and the receiver or the volume of background noise is such that one or more…

Continue

FWC Findings And The Importance Of The Investigation

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 13:06 0 Comments

Minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal claim arising out of termination for serious misconduct.

If a poorly conducted investigation leads to dismissal, the business could find itself in front of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) with an unfair dismissal claim to argue.

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) will uphold an unfair dismissal claim (that meets jurisdictional qualifications) if the employment termination has been harsh, unjust or unreasonable.  A lack of natural justice,…

Continue

The Gift of Gratitude

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 7:00 0 Comments

In a recent LinkedIn post, we celebrated World Gratitude Day by offering ‘The Gift of 5 Minutes’ gratitude ‘sticky pad’ notes for our valued clients and LinkedIn connections. You can view the post here. I would like to expand on the thoughts shared in this post and hope you come to experience (or are already experiencing) the many rewards that flow from a daily practice of expressing…

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