Catherine Gillespie
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  • Geelong, Victoria
  • Australia
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Investigations and procedural fairness

Understanding how to separate past investigated misconduct matters from a current situation is crucial in ensuring natural justice is applied.The FWC upheld an unfair dismissal claim when a childcare organisation dismissed two employees following an investigation (in 2019) into misconduct. The reasons for dismissal justified using the outcome of an investigation conducted…See More
May 13
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Investigations and procedural fairness

Understanding how to separate past investigated misconduct matters from a current situation is crucial in ensuring natural justice is applied.The FWC upheld an unfair dismissal claim when a childcare organisation dismissed two employees following an investigation (in 2019) into misconduct. The reasons for dismissal justified using the outcome of an investigation conducted…See More
May 12
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Managing employee relations in a remote working environment

Even though lockdown conditions are beginning to ease, it’s clear that many organisations won’t be returning to ‘business as usual’ any time soon and will be continuing with some aspects of remote work. There are many upsides to this but one area that organisations need to focus on is employee relations, and ensuring that they continue to meet their obligation to provide a safe workplace.I discussed this with Martin Reid, Managing Principal, Workplace Relations at Coulter Roache Solicitors in…See More
Apr 14
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Managing employee relations in a remote working environment

Even though lockdown conditions are beginning to ease, it’s clear that many organisations won’t be returning to ‘business as usual’ any time soon and will be continuing with some aspects of remote work. There are many upsides to this but one area that organisations need to focus on is employee relations, and ensuring that they continue to meet their obligation to provide a safe workplace.I discussed this with Martin Reid, Managing Principal, Workplace Relations at Coulter Roache Solicitors in…See More
Apr 14
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Women in the workplace: Improve your diversity, improve your business results

Would you consider yourself a responsible CEO, Executive or Board Member? Then you will be across this latest piece of research AND you won’t ignore it.Research[1] carried out by the federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) based on a six year study of Australian companies found that increasing the number of women in key leadership roles by as little as 10% increased an ASX200 company’s  market value by an average of $105 million. Appointing a female CEO is worth an extra, on average,…See More
Apr 8
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Women in the workplace: Improve your diversity, improve your business results

Would you consider yourself a responsible CEO, Executive or Board Member? Then you will be across this latest piece of research AND you won’t ignore it.Research[1] carried out by the federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) based on a six year study of Australian companies found that increasing the number of women in key leadership roles by as little as 10% increased an ASX200 company’s  market value by an average of $105 million. Appointing a female CEO is worth an extra, on average,…See More
Apr 7
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Are your employees fine? How to properly manage conflict in the workplace

“I’m fine.” You may be fine but how you're delivering that answer might give away more information than you think.Have you asked an employee how they are and you receive a blunt response? Have they responded, "Fine" (in a deeper tone with slight, downward intonation)? Engaging your emotional intelligence, you know they aren't fine at all.In the workplace this response can be:F - Fixed in one's negative assumptions about a colleague;I - Irritated by others behaviours or actions;N - Not prepared…See More
Feb 25
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Are your employees fine? How to properly manage conflict in the workplace

“I’m fine.” You may be fine but how you're delivering that answer might give away more information than you think.Have you asked an employee how they are and you receive a blunt response? Have they responded, "Fine" (in a deeper tone with slight, downward intonation)? Engaging your emotional intelligence, you know they aren't fine at all.In the workplace this response can be:F - Fixed in one's negative assumptions about a colleague;I - Irritated by others behaviours or actions;N - Not prepared…See More
Feb 22
Colin Imms commented on Catherine Gillespie's blog post The necessary conversation
"In my experience these  posts often provide some guidance, rather than  posing questions but not providing answers unless we engage your company's services. "
Jan 29
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

The necessary conversation

In the past, workplaces were heavily hierarchical and it was expected and accepted that managers were direct and overt in giving instructions and critical feedback.As we have moved to 'flatter' structures and a more empathetic and collaborative leadership style managers are now very hesitant to have these discussions. 'In the past' workplace roles were very clearly defined. A manager was respected because they were a manager. An employee followed their manager's instructions and accepted their…See More
Jan 28
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

The necessary conversation

In the past, workplaces were heavily hierarchical and it was expected and accepted that managers were direct and overt in giving instructions and critical feedback.As we have moved to 'flatter' structures and a more empathetic and collaborative leadership style managers are now very hesitant to have these discussions. 'In the past' workplace roles were very clearly defined. A manager was respected because they were a manager. An employee followed their manager's instructions and accepted their…See More
Jan 27
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

The Importance Of Managing Change For Each Individual Team Member

We all have a bias towards certainty, some more than others. For many, certainty means security and comfort. It means not having to acknowledge the fear we find in the prospect of change. It might mean we have to let go of how hard we’ve worked to reach this point of comfort and to keep the status quo. It might appear too complex and taxing to plan for and adapt to the change. Or, we may enjoy what we are doing at work and the way we are doing it.Managing change one step at a timeAs a…See More
Dec 9, 2020
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

The Importance Of Managing Change For Each Individual Team Member

We all have a bias towards certainty, some more than others. For many, certainty means security and comfort. It means not having to acknowledge the fear we find in the prospect of change. It might mean we have to let go of how hard we’ve worked to reach this point of comfort and to keep the status quo. It might appear too complex and taxing to plan for and adapt to the change. Or, we may enjoy what we are doing at work and the way we are doing it.Managing change one step at a timeAs a…See More
Dec 3, 2020
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Taking Responsibility For Your Workplace Culture

A comment from a workplace manager: "I can say for sure that quite often my day starts fine, but I am regularly pushed below that line because of other people's behaviour, and it's fine to say don't engage in it, but it's what most of my job is; dealing with people!"Heard this before?Then it's time for your workplace to engage Workplace Harmony Solutions to carry out a positive workplace culture training…See More
Oct 23, 2020
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Taking Responsibility For Your Workplace Culture

A comment from a workplace manager: "I can say for sure that quite often my day starts fine, but I am regularly pushed below that line because of other people's behaviour, and it's fine to say don't engage in it, but it's what most of my job is; dealing with people!"Heard this before?Then it's time for your workplace to engage Workplace Harmony Solutions to carry out a positive workplace culture training…See More
Oct 23, 2020
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Conflict In The Workplace And The Key To Setting It Right

A mediator is a ‘Conflict Engagement Practitioner’, a skilled, experienced and accredited mediator. They are external to the organisation and independent to the issues and understand how to constructively engage with conflict in any business.Their role is ‘not about making nice – it is about coming to grips with what is wrong and ‘setting it right.’[1]Facing the resolution head onHow often do your managers believe they are helping to resolve conflict but are actually avoiding real engagement…See More
Sep 23, 2020

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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

Investigations and procedural fairness

Posted on May 12, 2021 at 13:00 0 Comments

Understanding how to separate past investigated misconduct matters from a current situation is crucial in ensuring natural justice is applied.

The FWC upheld an unfair dismissal claim when a childcare organisation dismissed two employees following an investigation (in 2019) into misconduct. The…

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Managing employee relations in a remote working environment

Posted on April 14, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

Even though lockdown conditions are beginning to ease, it’s clear that many organisations won’t be returning to ‘business as usual’ any time soon and will be continuing with some aspects of remote work. There are many upsides to this but one area that organisations need to focus on is employee relations, and ensuring that they continue to meet their obligation to provide a safe workplace.

I discussed this with Martin Reid, Managing Principal, Workplace Relations at…

Continue

Women in the workplace: Improve your diversity, improve your business results

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 16:00 0 Comments

Would you consider yourself a responsible CEO, Executive or Board Member? Then you will be across this latest piece of research AND you won’t ignore it.

Research[1] carried out by the federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) based on a six year study of Australian companies found that increasing the number of women in key leadership roles by as little as 10% increased an ASX200 company’s  market value by an average of $105 million. Appointing a female CEO is…

Continue

Are your employees fine? How to properly manage conflict in the workplace

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 12:00 0 Comments

Are Your Employees Fine

“I’m fine.” You may be fine but how you're delivering that answer might give away more information than you think.

Have you asked an employee how they are and you receive a blunt response? Have they responded, "Fine" (in a deeper tone with slight, downward intonation)? …

Continue
 
 
 

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