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Three things I learnt from the movie “The Intern”

The 2015 Nancy Meyers film “The Intern” has been added to Netflix recently and despite cringing at a couple of clichés whilst watching it last night, I noticed a few things we could all learn from it about the modern workplace.

1. Blended teams are more…


Added by Sara Kaplan on December 19, 2018 at 10:51 — No Comments

Putting the 'Reasonable Person' to the Test

When determining what led to a certain set of events or making an important decision, it is essential for investigators and decision makers to have regard to an objective standard. 

In trying to get to the bottom of a situation or establishing an appropriate course of action, relying on the 'reasonable person' ensures that a broader perspective is taken. 

We look at exactly what this involves and how…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on December 19, 2018 at 9:03 — No Comments

Like it or not, technology is changing your job

As we begin 2019, our careers look very different to how they did a decade ago and the pace of change is accelerating rapidly.

Our routine work activities are increasingly being automated, allowing us to focus on the non-routine and more complex activities that have human impact. Australian organisations are increasingly embracing agile working, structuring themselves into multi-discipline squads or teams and looking at taking advantage of the gig economy. This enables them to…


Added by Nathan Boddam-Whetham on December 17, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Free fallin’: Worker injured whilst visiting the workplace suffers work-related injury

The NSW Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) has made an interesting decision relating to workers who sustain an injury whilst at the workplace volunteering to perform work.

Under workers compensation legislation, an employer will only be liable for an injury if that injury arises out of or in the course of the worker’s employment.

In a major decision last year, the NSW Court of Appeal found that an injury sustained by a worker who had visited the workplace on…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on December 14, 2018 at 15:16 — No Comments

Pistol Pete: Employee who brought firearms and explosives to workplace not unfairly dismissed

We all have different hobbies, activities or interests we want to share with our friends and colleagues. However, not all interests are appropriate for the workplace.

In Rodger v ACT Government – Transport Canberra and City Services T/A ACTION [2018] FWC 6970, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) held that an employee’s conduct in bringing ornamental duelling pistols and inert booster charges in to work to show his colleagues created a risk to safety and…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on December 14, 2018 at 15:06 — No Comments

In conTEXT – FWC finds employee not dismissed by text message

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), an employee is only protected from unfair dismissal if the employee is actually dismissed. Section 386 of the FW Act sets out the meaning of “dismissed” for this purpose and states that a person has been dismissed if their employment has been terminated on the employer’s initiative or if the person was forced to resign because of the conduct of the employer.

In most cases, it is clear when an employee is dismissed or has resigned.…


Added by Shane Koelmeyer on December 14, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

The Big Problem with Workplace Germs and How to Fix it

In a busy workplace, germs are present on every surface. We spend so much time at work, and around our co-workers that it just makes good sense for us to protect ourselves from germs and bacteria, especially those causing colds and flu.

Read on for a few hints and tips for protecting yourself and others while at work.

Antibacterial Surface Wipes – the growing popularity of hot desking in recent years should put these at the top of your workplace “must-haves”…


Added by Belinda Lyone on December 14, 2018 at 14:17 — No Comments

NDIS coverage explained

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way for all Australians to fund through their disabilities. It provides funds based on the individual’s goals and needs. What is considered ‘reasonable and necessary’ is covered in this program. The necessary support to help you reach your desired goals and aspirations is there, as well as increasing social and economic participation. To put it bluntly, the NDIS will not pay for our groceries, but will for a person to take us…


Added by Daniel Brown on December 13, 2018 at 21:33 — No Comments

Disrupting the ‘HR-Business’ Model: Redrawing the boundaries of where HR fits in the business

A few years ago, I attended a workshop exploring how HR could become more relevant and ‘get a seat at the table’.

Typically, we explored what the problem was with HR and how we could ‘fix’ it. In the final plenary session, sitting in a wide circle of 50 executives, we were sharing insights and learnings from the day. The head of a retail division of a company (a non-HR Exec) said,

“I get this, because I used to work in HR, then a few years ago, I got out of HR and went into…


Added by Joan Lurie on December 13, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Dealing with Absconding Staff over Christmas

The Christmas period tends to bring out the best- and worst - in people. It is a time of year filled with parties, merriment, laughter, great weather and a lot of socialising. 

But Christmas can also be a challenging time in the workplace, as employees may engage in inappropriate conduct at work related social events, may suffer the after-effects of excessive partying or may be generally less…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on December 13, 2018 at 8:21 — No Comments

3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Personal Brand by Career Coach, Thai Ngo

Thai Ngo is a recruiter, coach and speaker. The founder of Melbourne based career coaching company The Careerists, Thai is passionate about helping people succeed and uses his 11 years expertise in the workplace to help people succeed in getting that dream job.…


Added by Sara Kaplan on December 12, 2018 at 9:19 — No Comments

All I want for Christmas is … HR Compliance!

Part 1 – The Holidays Are Upon Us!

Welcome to Part 1 of our 2-Part End of Year Blog Series. If you’re anything like us, Christmas has certainly snuck up on you this year… who can believe 2018 is almost over?! We’ve written this blog series to support…


Added by Julia Fiore on December 11, 2018 at 9:19 — No Comments

Tips For An Eco-Friendly Facility

Tips For An Eco-Friendly Facility from Litetronics

Added by Dan Dulik on December 8, 2018 at 0:51 — No Comments

Protecting Whistleblowers: Are You Ready for the Changes?

With new whistleblower protections to take effect in early 2019, it is essential that organisations understand the broad legislative changes to the Corporations Act 2001 due to be debated in Parliament. In addition to the requirement for formal mechanisms and strategies to protect and assist whistleblowers, both public and large private corporations will need to be…


Added by Vince Scopelliti on December 5, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Why are people so interested in future proofing their careers?

What happened?

I recently posted an article on LinkedIn called  “How to future proof your career” that clearly hit a nerve with many people around the world. My focus was on the threat posed by technology impacting a range of careers and how to use a 5 step pivot…


Added by Karen Schmidt on December 5, 2018 at 12:11 — No Comments

How to avoid a work Christmas function disaster

Just like the rest of us, you are probably wondering ‘where has the year gone’? It’s that time of the year where workers are looking forward to a well-deserved break and to spend quality time with family/friends. No doubt, it is also that time of the year where most employers are biting their nails hoping for Christmas parties to not turn into a disaster. This article will cover some of the basic tips for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations.…


Added by Emir Montazer (CAHRI) on December 3, 2018 at 10:02 — No Comments

Perfectionism vs People Leading: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Career?

For some, being a perfectionist is seen as a good thing. For others, it’s a bad trait to have. We all have some understanding of what it means to be a perfectionist, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. So today we’re chatting about what perfectionism actually means, based on the research of Human Synergistics, which has been going on for around 40 years.

Perfectionism is on our radar because we’re seeing a lot of it…


Added by Jan Terkelsen on December 3, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Navigating The Hidden Job Market

The current job market is full of opportunities, but as with everything in this modern world, it’s constantly changing and evolving. Because of this, the way recruiters carry out their candidate search is also changing, which means the way you carry out your job search should change too.

Whether you’re looking for the same job in the same industry, or looking to branch out to a new challenge in a new sector, or somewhere in between, you need to take a different…


Added by Richard Triggs on December 3, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

7 tips to help boost office productivity

Staying productive can be a challenge. Every time the work day ends odds are you feel unsatisfied with what you’ve accomplished.

In your quest for improved productivity it is inevitable you’ll encounter factors that may weaken or extinguish your motivation and dampen productivity. We can help combat these problems with a combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts.

Here are seven tips to help you improve your productivity in the office.

1. Streamline…


Added by Belinda Lyone on November 29, 2018 at 15:26 — No Comments

“We Want Training!”: When Client Expectations Stop L&D From Modernising

One of the most common phrases I hear from L&D professionals is:

“We want to modernise and use more digital but our clients expect, and just ask for, training.”

So, how do you change their minds to be able do something else – something more effective – instead?

The short answer…


Added by Kiren Kahlon on November 28, 2018 at 19:34 — No Comments

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