Mathew Paine
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Australia

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Mathew is a HR practitioner with over 18 years of senior Human Resource Management experience within the private and not for profit sectors in both Australia and the U.K.Mathew holds a Master of Strategic Human Resource Management degree from East London University and a Master’s Degree in Labour Law & Relations from Sydney University Law School. Mathew is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD, U.K), a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI, Australia) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Industrial relations, employee relations, union negotiations, performance management, generalist human resource management.
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Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche

Mathew Paine's Blog

Responding to requests for flexible working arrangements under the new modern award provisions

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 10:30 0 Comments

On December 1 2018, the Fair Work Commission finalised the model term for requesting flexible working arrangements which has been inserted into all modern awards as part of the 4-yearly review.      

The term applies when an employee has made a request for a change in working arrangements under the National Employment Standards (NES).…


Australian Businesses Need Better Onboarding Practices

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 14:04 0 Comments

Businesses in Australia have an onboarding problem. A survey of 460 hiring managers by Robert Half found that over 60 percent have had new hires resign during their probationary period. Worse, nearly half indicated that they’d lost new employees specifically because of inadequate onboarding practices. This…


How to Avoid Christmas Party HR Headaches!

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 11:48 0 Comments

A kiss, a punch up, a groping, and a black eye: a good night out, or a post-Christmas party human resources nightmare?

For the HR professional, there is nothing worse than commencing the performance and disciplinary management of staff at the festive season.

Top tips to avoid a Christmas party headache

  • Don’t expect the worst, but…

A World-Class Welcome: How to Make All New Employees Feel Welcome in 3 Easy Steps

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 16:52 0 Comments

New employee onboarding is the process of getting new hires adjusted to the social, cultural and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly. It is the process through which new hires learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviours required to function effectively within an organisation.

The first day on the new job can be nerve racking, a…


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