January 2019 Blog Posts (12)

6 ways HR can increase office productivity

Increasing office productivity is probably one of the main goals for all managers. Regardless of the type of business, in order for a company to stay competitive and continue growing, it is essential for the teams within it to be efficient and productive. Stress, prolonged hard work, and poor interpersonal relationships can impact the productivity of employees and lead to a significant drop in efficiency. In order to avoid this, HR teams are constantly looking for ways to mitigate the…

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Added by Daniel Brown on January 21, 2019 at 17:19 — No Comments

Before butting heads, try these strategies!

There is a game I love playing with my family. It’s called …

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Added by Zandy Fell on January 18, 2019 at 6:00 — No Comments

Importance of legal knowledge in the HR department

Human resource department has gotten more and more important as time progresses. It used to be a simple “hire and fire” type of a deal. But today, it also focuses on various other aspects of employee engagement. Often at times, the human resource department is misunderstood by most companies. It is the lifeblood of any organization as it ensures that we get the most out of an employee. Investing in people is serious business and as with any investment, we…

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Added by Emily Wilson on January 17, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

Whistleblower Changes - Getting Your Policies Right

With the new changes to whistleblower legislation soon to be debated and enacted, it's essential to assess whether or not your business is compliant. An important part of ensuring compliance with the changes lies in the development of robust policies to protect whistleblowers. The Human Resources function has a central role in preparing staff for the new approach to whistleblowing in the workplace. 

We examine best-practice…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on January 16, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

A band-aid on Workpac v Skene? - Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018

On 18 December 2018 the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (Cth) (Amendment) to vary the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Cth) (Regulations) in light of the decision in Workpac v Skene, a case we have reviewed previously (…

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Added by Jonathan Mamaril on January 14, 2019 at 7:30 — No Comments

Delegate Your Way To Better Leadership

Today’s topic of choice is one we have found people leaders really struggle with, and can really open up so many opportunities for them: delegation.

In coaching or workshops, we often hear managers say, "Yes, but I'm so busy, surely I can't push any more work down on to the people that report to me." Our answer is simply, “Ask, you might be surprised by the response”.

If it's the right kind of work and is something your team is…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on January 9, 2019 at 12:57 — No Comments

How to Transform a Toxic Workplace for a Productive 2019

A toxic workplace culture can place significant barriers in the way of achieving business objectives. If toxicity has invaded your office, it is likely that you are dealing with staff who are unproductive, resentful, unmotivated and perhaps difficult to discipline - and it can affect senior managers to junior employees. 

This can have significant effects on all areas of the business, and can even impact your bottom line. We…

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Added by Vince Scopelliti on January 9, 2019 at 10:28 — No Comments

Councils beware of General Protections claims – “slow the process down”

General Protections claims have become a convenient tool for employees working in local councils to avoid or even unnecessarily prolong legitimate performance management issues, action regarding illness and injury and misconduct concerns. Executives and managers in Councils need to be aware of how to protect their organisation against such claims and reduce the risk and liability that may arise from general protections claims.

A case which has highlighted the steps Councils should…

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Added by Jonathan Mamaril on January 9, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

All we need is love and understanding (also in the workplace)

Hi there,

Since mediating hundreds of workplace conflicts - between 2 or more than 100 people - I have come to the conclusion that all we need is love and understanding, in life but also in the workplace.

I hear you say: hallo Thilan, that's no rocket science!

Yes, I know it's cliche and it is not original, but if we all know this to be true than why do I still see such a a lack of love between colleagues in some…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on January 7, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Foodora Driver was an “Employee” says the Fair Work Commission

The constant issue of not having a clear definition of what is an “independent contractor” in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) has reared its ugly face again as a landmark decision against Foodora was handed down. Commissioner Cambridge found that a Foodora driver should be considered an employee whilst applying the multifactorial test. 

The Commission found that in the case of Klooger v Foodora (…

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Added by Jonathan Mamaril on January 7, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

Insights From 2018: The 5 Top Strategies Of Effective People Leaders

As the year draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the strategies and habits of the most effective managers and people leaders we have come across.

We’ve worked with hundreds of people over the last year, so we’ve gathered a lot of insights into the most effective management and leadership skills in action. Today we’re going to share these  with you so you can be the best people leader.…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on January 4, 2019 at 16:19 — No Comments

We Need to Talk About... Mental Health

The State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia report reveals that one in five Australian workers is currently experiencing a mental health condition and…

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Added by Sara Kaplan on January 4, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

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